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American Public Opinion : Its Origin, Contents, and Impact

American Public Opinion : Its Origin, Contents, and Impact - 7th edition

American Public Opinion : Its Origin, Contents, and Impact - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780321107534

ISBN10: 0321107535

American Public Opinion : Its Origin, Contents, and Impact by Robert S. Erikson and Kent L. Tedin - ISBN 9780321107534
Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
American Public Opinion : Its Origin, Contents, and Impact by Robert S. Erikson and Kent L. Tedin - ISBN 9780321107534

ISBN13: 9780321107534

ISBN10: 0321107535

Edition: 7TH 05

Summary

The new edition of this highly respected text continues to go beyond a simple presentation of data to critically analyze the integral role public opinion plays in American democracy.

An in-depth analysis, American Public Opinion explores the origins of public opinion in political socialization, the impact of the media on public opinion, the relevance of public opinion to democratic values, political trust and social capital, and the role of public opinion for elections, political parties and interest groups. As in previous editions, the Seventh Edition examines the relationship between public opinion and policy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Public Opinion in Democratic Societies.
2. Polling: The Scientific Assessment of Public Opinion.
3. Microlevel Opinion: The Psychology of Opinion-Holding.
4. Macrolevel Opinion: The Flow of Political Sentiment.
5. Political Socialization and Political Learning.
6. Public Opinion and Democratic Stability.
7. Group Differences in Political Opinions.
8. The News Media and Political Opinions.
9. Elections as Instruments of Popular Control.
10. The Public and its Elected Representatives.
11. Parties and Interest Groups: Mediating Institutions and Representation.
12. Public Opinion and the Performance of Democracy.

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