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From the Publisher"New Directions in Public Opinion is an amazing collection that will inform students of the history, evolution, and state of the art in public opinion research. It will undoubtedly become a classic text educating the next generation of students."
—Jamie Druckman, Northwestern University
"Berinsky and his contributors have done an amazing job! New Directions in Public Opinion has no peer when it comes to combining cutting-edge research with a broad overview of public opinion scholarship. Students will like the book for its fresh approach for examining the role of citizenship; their professors will love it even more for its analytical approach to the study of politics."
—Scott McClurg, Southern Illinois University
"Berinsky’s new edited volume on public opinion hits all the right notes. He has enlisted many of the top scholars in the field to write accessibly about enduring controversies and emerging issues. This book will be a remarkable resource for students and public opinion experts for many years to come. I know I will assign it for my classes."
—Vincent L. Hutchings, University of Michigan
"This is a much needed resource for professors seeking to expose their students to cutting-edge research covering the diversity of the field of public opinion in a clear and insightful way that does not short-change recent innovation. The well crafted pairing of topical overviews with discussions of recent research and ongoing debates is both accessible and engaging."
—Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University
"New Directions in Public Opinion promises to be required reading for students and analysts of public opinion alike. Berinsky has assembled a first-rate team of scholars, who provide intellectual coherence to a field which has become chaotic and fragmented in recent years. This work is likely to become a standard source in the area of mass politics in the United States."
—Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book presents an excellent overview of the most important topics in public opinion. Bridging the gap between textbook and reader, Berinsky’s book will help students efficiently navigate the vast world of public opinion research."
—Dana Wittmer, Ohio State University
"New Directions in Public Opinion represents an innovative approach for an undergraduate text. Specifically, it will help students understand public opinion by introducing them to cutting-edge research by leading scholars in an accessible manner."
—Heather Ondercin, Louisiana State University