This Field Frame Analysis maps the competing narratives used by influential organizations to frame the debate on immigration and immigration reform. It finds that narratives that support restrictive immigration policies are more coherent and complete — and therefore more likely to “stick” in the public’s mind — than those that support comprehensive immigration reform. The report concludes with recommendations as to how organizations working towards comprehensive reform can communicate more effectively.
Getting to “We”: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Immigration and Immigration Reform
This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to reframe the public debate on immigration and immigration reform.
Culture Change Project: understanding culture and how to shift it
Since May 2020, FrameWorks has been tracking a set of deep and dominant American cultural mindsets. We are finding that mindsets have in fact changed since the beginning of the pandemic and, in...
Culture Change Project understanding culture and how to shift it
The Culture Change Project provides advocates a way to track changes in deep mindsets over time. The project can help inform strategy, pilot emerging framing strategies, and evaluate the impact of...