Values, Media Framing, and Political Tolerance for Extremist Groups
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 7, pages 1583–1602, July 2011
How to Cite
RAMÍREZ, C. Z. and VERKUYTEN, M. (2011), Values, Media Framing, and Political Tolerance for Extremist Groups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 1583–1602. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00775.x
- Issue published online: 12 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 12 JUL 2011
Political tolerance for extremist groups often involves a conflict between the competing values of freedom of speech and public order and safety. In 2 experiments, we investigated the role of these values in tolerance for a political rally by right-wing extremists and Islamic fundamentalists. The combination of individual differences in value priorities and written media framing was examined. Participants who valued order and safety expressed higher tolerance when the rally was framed as a free-speech issue. Participants who valued freedom of speech showed higher tolerance when this value was either reinforced or contradicted by the media framing. In addition, concerns about a safe and secure society only predicted tolerance for Islamic fundamentalists.