Prediction of Political Action by Means of Propaganda Analysis

Published In: The Public Opinion Quarterly, v. 20, no. 1, Spring 1956, p. 334-345

Posted on on May 27, 2015

by Alexander L. George

Read More

Access further information on this document at

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

A study to determine an opponent's initiatives through analysis of his propaganda. This problem which confronted the content analysts of the Federal Communications Commission during World War II, is investigated because of (1) the development of its methodological approach during World War II and (2) its theoretical interest in connection with the relationship of communication and action in the dealings between nations.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.