Public Opinion and Polling around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia

Public Opinion and Polling around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia

by John G. Geer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576079112

ISBN-13: 9781576079119

Pub. Date: 07/21/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Public Opinion and Polling around the World presents a thorough review of public opinion from its roots in colonial America to its role in today's emerging democracies. More than 100 entries prepared by top scholars examine the 200-year history of public opinion, measurement methodologies with an emphasis on telephone interviews and Internet polls, and key

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Public Opinion and Polling around the World presents a thorough review of public opinion from its roots in colonial America to its role in today's emerging democracies. More than 100 entries prepared by top scholars examine the 200-year history of public opinion, measurement methodologies with an emphasis on telephone interviews and Internet polls, and key figures like George Gallup and Elmo Roper, who created their own polling systems.

An analysis of theories compares schools of thought from the fields of psychology, sociology, and economics and explores how people form opinions. A fascinating snapshot of the public's current views on economic issues, foreign policy, gender, gay rights, and other hot-button topics observes patterns across genders, race, ethnic origins, class, and religion in regions all over the world. Students, academicians, and political observers will discover answers to such questions as, "does public opinion shape the behavior of government?"

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ISBN-13:
9781576079119
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Pages:
914
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.88(d)

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