American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content And Impact by Robert S EriksonAmerican Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content And Impact by Robert S Erikson

American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content And Impact

byRobert S Erikson, Kent L. Tedin

Paperback | July 16, 2014

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Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, beginning with its origins in political socialization, the impact of the media, the extent and breadth of democratic values, and the role of public opinion in the electoral process, American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public opinion in American democracy.

Robert S. Erikson is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He has written widely on American politics and is the coauthor of the following books: Statehouse Democracy (1994); The Macro Polity (2002); and The Timeline of Presidential Elections (2012). He has written articles on US politics for major political science j...
Title:American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content And ImpactFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 7.4 × 0.75 inPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133862674

ISBN - 13:9780133862676

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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. Public Opinion and the Performance of Democracy Appendix: The National Election Study and the General Social Survey Questions