My Inquiry- What effects Canadian views of the United States of America?
Ever since moving to Canada from the U.S., I have been curious as to why America gets so much backlash, especially from Canada. It seemed like, all of the sudden, I was lesser just because I was born in the United States, and felt as if my side story weren't being given any thought. Starting off, I wanted to look into what effects societies' views on multiple things. I already knew that media is a huge factor in how societies see different events happening, both in their own area, as well as areas around the world. When looking into some articles, I found a Harvard study that, in fact, proved that media coverage affects viewers' perceptions on elections. The study also relayed that news content drives the perceptions of favorability. What this basically means is that the content put into each news station, and actually put out for viewers, is intended to drive their viewers into the direction of wanting one person, or having one opinion, rather than another. In another article, it said humans are conscious of what they do, but not that society actually contribute to how one behaves, which I found really interesting, but true. I knew that we were conscious of what we do, because that's just how we work. However, I didn't ever think about how our subconscious plays into it, and how much society can play into our subconscious.