The dynamics of opinion expression
- Felix Gaisbauer (MPI MiS, Leipzig)
Most models of opinion dynamics assume that individuals constantly exchange opinions and adjust their opinion along the way according to some rule or mechanism. Such approaches neglect that people can also choose to not express their opinion. We introduce a model of public opinion expression in which the feedback agents receive influences whether they voice their opinion publicly or not. We carry out an analysis both from a game-theoretic and a dynamical systems perspective.