From a paragraph that I was reading about the inoculation theory had this sentence:
Those receiving a one-sided message showed almost no remaining attitude change after they were exposed to counterpropaganda.
What confuses me in this sentence is the word remaining. By reading the sentence without the word remaining, it reads as "showed almost no attitude change", which means the attitude of the people stays the same.
Now, with the word "remaining" added, I don't quite understand what extra meaning is added to the sentence.
Does the sentence mean there is "almost no attitude change" or "a great change in attitude"?
Similarly, in the paragraph's following sentence, probably talking about its converse, using the word "remaining" again:
In contrast, those receiving a two-sided message showed almost as much attitude change remaining after counter propaganda as they did when they were not exposed to counterpropaganda.
Again, the word "remaining" confuses me about the logical of the sentence. Does it mean that there is a change or not change?