Accession Number : AD1050062

Title :   Implicit and Explicit Attitudes towards America in Socio Digital Influence: Trust and Social Identity in Cyberspace

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,18 Dec 2014,17 Dec 2017


Personal Author(s) : Liu,James

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Report Date : 16 Mar 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This project did not complete the 3rd and final year due to challenges meeting US Human Research Protection documentation requirements. However, the first two years were very productive and the attached report discusses the findings and publications that resulted. A massively cross-cultural and longitudinal 4 Wave dataset was collected in the first year and a half of a three year research plan. In Wave 1, a comprehensive survey of personality, values, institutional trust, mass media usage, and political attitudes and ideology(including a comprehensive measure of attitudes towards the USA) was collected from representative online samples of adults in 20countries plus two city samples (N=21,984 including China, Russia, and the USA, September 2015). A follow-up survey was administered to the same individuals 6 months later (N=9165), and a behavioral trust experiment was conducted 6 months after that on a smaller subset of the sample (N=3236); implicit and explicit attitudes towards America and Americans will be administered in 16 countries in Jan 2017, still following the initial sample longitudinally. An experienced team of more than 40 academics (primarily social psychologists, but also communications and computer simulations experts) around the world has been assembled and is now working on this data set. Two papers were submitted for publication (on the structure of global trust around the world, and journalists performance and civic participation) and 8 conference papers have been presented): 1) a new Global Trust Inventory was introduced as a proxy measure of Social Capital, and structural equivalence for its 7 sub-factors was demonstrated in 11 countries; and 2) evaluations of journalists performance was related to news consumption and civic participation in 22 countries.

Descriptors :   SURVEYS , mass computer social social , social sciences , social media , data set , social psychology , personality , digital data , computer simulations , mass media , simulations , inventory , identities , identification

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE