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American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content, and Impact (Update Edition)

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780321430199

ISBN10:
0321430190
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The updated seventh edition of American Public Opinion continues to go beyond a simple presentation of data to critically analyze the integral role public opinion plays in American democracy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix
Credits for Figures and Tables xiii
Preface xvii
CHAPTER 1 Public Opinion in Democratic Societies 1(23)
1-1 Public Opinion and Government
1(6)
1-2 Public Opinion Defined
7(1)
1-3 The Evolution of the Public Opinion Poll
8(5)
1-4 The Modern Public Opinion Poll and Its Political Consequences
13(2)
1-5 Sources of Information on Public Opinion
15(3)
1-6 Linkage Models Between Public Opinion and Public Policies
18(3)
1-7 Plan of This Book
21(3)
CHAPTER 2 Polling: The Scientific Assessment of Public Opinion 24(34)
2-1 The Value of Polls
24(3)
2-2 Sampling
27(11)
2-3 Question Wording
38(5)
2-4 The Misuse of Surveys
43(3)
2-5 Polls and Predicting Elections
46(8)
2-6 Conclusion
54(4)
CHAPTER 3 Microlevel Opinion: The Psychology of Opinion-Holding 58(34)
3-1 Political Attention and Opinion-Holding
60(12)
3-2 Liberal-Conservative Ideology and the Organization of Opinions
72(11)
3-3 Party Identification and the Organization of Political Opinions
83(9)
CHAPTER 4 Macrolevel Opinion: The Flow of Political Sentiment 92(35)
4-1 The Micro Foundations of Macro Opinion
93(2)
4-2 Trends in Policy Opinions
95(19)
4-3 General Ideological Movement
114(3)
4-4 General Partisan Movement
117(2)
4-5 Presidential Approval
119(6)
4-6 Conclusion: What Moves Public Opinion?
125(2)
CHAPTER 5 Political Socialization and Political Learning 127(35)
5-1 The Preadult Years: Socialization to Citizenship
127(7)
5-2 The Agents of Preadult Socialization
134(15)
5-3 Socialization During Adulthood
149(7)
5-4 The Persistence of Political Orientations
156(2)
5-5 Conclusion
158(4)
CHAPTER 6 Public Opinion and Democratic Stability 162(29)
6-1 Support for Democratic Values
163(11)
6-2 Political Consensus
174(2)
6-3 Political Support: Trust and Efficacy
176(7)
6-4 Personality and Public Opinion
183(5)
6-5 Conclusion
188(3)
CHAPTER 7 Group Differences in Political Opinions 191(37)
7-1 Socioeconomic Class and Political Opinions
191(9)
7-2 Race and Political Opinions
200(6)
7-3 Age and Political Opinions
206(3)
7-4 Religion and Political Opinions
209(7)
7-5 Geography and Political Opinions
216(5)
7-6 Gender and Political Opinions
221(4)
7-7 Conclusion
225(3)
CHAPTER 8 The News Media and Political Opinions 228(37)
8-1 The Evolution of the American Media
228(8)
8-2 Bias and Negativity in the News
236(8)
8-3 Models of Media Effects
244(7)
8-4 Media Content and Political Opinions
251(4)
8-5 The News Source and Comprehension
255(2)
8-6 An Informed Electorate? Television News and Campaign Ads
257(4)
8-7 Conclusion
261(4)
CHAPTER 9 Elections as Instruments of Popular Control 265(31)
9-1 Political Campaigns and the Voter
266(6)
9-2 Policy Issues and Voters
272(12)
9-3 Explaining Election Outcomes
284(9)
9-4 Conclusion
293(3)
CHAPTER 10 The Public and Its Elected Leaders 296(29)
10-1 Opinion Sharing Between Policymakers and the Public
296(4)
10-2 Political Parties and Representation
300(9)
10-3 Leadership Responsiveness to Public Opinion
309(6)
10-4 Do Elected Officials Need to Follow Public Opinion?
315(4)
10-5 Interest Groups and Democratic Representation
319(3)
10-5 Conclusion
322(3)
CHAPTER 11 Public Opinion and the Performance of Democracy 325(14)
11-1 Assessing the Impact of Public Opinion on Policy
325(8)
11-2 Interpreting the Public's Role in Democracy
333(2)
11-3 The Expansion of Political Participation
335(4)
APPENDIX The National Election Study and the General Social Survey Questions 339(6)
A-1 Questions from the National Election Studies
339
A-2 Questions from the General Social Survey
334(11)
References 345(34)
Index 379


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