The Art Of Changing Public Opinion
Why do people change their mind about controversial subjects? Last week a federal appeals court in Boston ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. Polls have shown that — over time — the public has become more accepting about the idea of gay marriage. So how did it happen? What does it take to get people to change their opinions on topics like same sex marriage, abortion, desegregation, and more?
Will Friedman, Executive Director of Public Agenda
Thomas Whalen, Boston University professor of social sciences