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S. ”32 When a range of other alternatives (including energy conservation) were emphasized instead, the margin swung like a pendulum in the opposite direction. Not surprisingly, such dualities offered advocates on both sides ample opportunity to shape their discursive arguments. Experiments in question wording have demonstrated time and again how minor alterations in survey design can produce dramatically 44 Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso different results (Schuman and Presser 1981).
Congress, federal executive agencies, federal courts, and state and local governments—as well as opportunities to affect public opinion and shape the policy agenda through use of the media and electoral processes. We are interested in whether, when, where, how, and why business groups choose to intervene in the policymaking process and with what degree of success. That is, we seek to learn whether these groups try to get involved in particular decisions or not, at what point they become active, in what venues they choose to act, what strategies and tactics they employ, why they make these choices, and what the consequences are—that is, whether they get their way or not.
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