How Protests Shape Public Opinion

Television screens of late have been filled with images of peaceful protests – and of violence. What the media choose to cover helps to form public opinion. Omar Wasow, assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton and co-founder of, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about protest tactics that work and why. His paper, published in American Political Science Review, is called “Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting.”