FDR vs Edward Bernays

Wording of questions on quizzes comes first though. VERY hard to write unbiased questions. Very hard. General Semantics is good for research on that. There’s some early research on the psychology of proper polling science from the 1930s and 1940s when their usage blossomed and they started to see the problem. It was in FDRs administration that believed that an educated public could vote with reason when presented unbiased choices scientifically. You’re thinking along those same lines.
In contrast to that is, Edward Bernays, who believed in appeal to emotion for “the masses”. and influenced ALL of 20th and 21st century public relations campaigns, news media, entertainment, commercials… etc. The two forces dominated back and forth through the 20th century and even today.

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