Gabriel Miao Li's research while affiliated with University of Michigan and other places

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Researchers have long known that the terms used in questions posed to respondents shape the answers they give. Processes underlying these differences have generally been attributed to respondents’ interpretations of the questions (i.e., what do the terms lead them to focus on) and examined as a framing effect. Yet evidence that people often answer...
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It is a platitude of communication and public opinion research that responses to survey questions to a great extent depend on the words used in those questions. This idea, however, was not always well supported in empirical studies. We argue that the inconsistent findings from prior research might stem from the fact that different groups of individ...
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While research on flagging misinformation and disinformation has received much attention, we know very little about how the flagging of propaganda sources could affect news sharing on social media. Using a quasi-experimental design, we test the effect of source flagging on people’s actual sharing behaviors. By analyzing tweets (N = 49,126) posted b...
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How do people form their attitudes toward complex policy issues? Although there has long been an assumption that people consider the various components of those issues and come to an overall assessment, a growing body of recent work has instead suggested that people may reach summary judgments as a function of heuristic cues and goal-oriented ratio...
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Leveraging nationally representative survey data on 443,680 respondents from January to March 2021, this study examines the temporal, spatial, and sociodemographic variations in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. Findings reveal multidimensional determinants of vaccination intentions involving confidence, complacency, and circumspection factors...

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... Individual behaviors to reduce the spread of disease, such as washing one's hands, practicing social distancing, and getting vaccinated, have a large impact on controlling pandemics (Fong et al., 2020;Mitze et al., 2020;Moghadas et al., 2021). Previous research has started to explore socio-demographic factors (e.g., gender, income, political orientation; Callaghan et al., 2021;da Fonseca et al., 2021;Liu and Li, 2021;Savoia et al., 2021), cognitive and affective constructs (e.g., anticipated regret, working memory, executive function; Acar-Burkay and Cristian, 2022; Capasso, Caso & Conner, 2021;Xie et al., 2020) and personality traits (e. g., the Big 5; Schmiedeberg and Thönnissen, 2021) that shape people's willingness to follow protective measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We contribute to this research by identifying self-esteem as an important predictor of health-related behaviors. ...