People and Their Opinions: Thinking Critically about Public Opinion / Edition 1

People and Their Opinions: Thinking Critically about Public Opinion / Edition 1

by Richard Sobel, Eric B. Shiraev
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321078985

ISBN-13: 9780321078988

Pub. Date: 12/20/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Utilizing both a critical thinking approach and a comparative perspective throughout the text, Sobel and Shiraev provide comprehensive coverage of public opinion while also teaching students the basic skills necessary for measurement, understanding, and interpreting. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this text provides a unique and practical

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Utilizing both a critical thinking approach and a comparative perspective throughout the text, Sobel and Shiraev provide comprehensive coverage of public opinion while also teaching students the basic skills necessary for measurement, understanding, and interpreting. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this text provides a unique and practical introduction to the field of public opinion. The book begins by “schooling” the reader in how to think critically and then helps students apply those techniques as they encounter the concepts of public opinion. The text also employs a comparative perspective, demonstrating the effect and nature of public opinion in other countries while also placing American public opinion in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321078988
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/20/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Nature of Public Opinion.

2. Measurement of Opinions.

3. Thinking Critically About People's Opinions.

4. Attitudes.

5. Political Socialization.

6. Media and Opinions.

7. Gender and Opinions.

8. Social Class and Opinions.

9. Culture and Opinions.

10. Voting.

11. Opinions about Domestic Issues.

12. Opinions about Foreign Policy.

Appendices.

References.

Author and Subject Indexes.

Abbreviations.

Web Guide.

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