Understanding Public Opinion / Edition 1

Understanding Public Opinion / Edition 1

by Barbara Norrander
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568021569

ISBN-13: 9781568021560

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

In this highly anticipated revision, editors Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox expose readers to the substance and process of public opinion research in an accessible way. Capturing the diversity of this research with twelve essays-ten new to this edition and two fully updated-well-respected contributors highlight the many approaches social scientists use to

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In this highly anticipated revision, editors Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox expose readers to the substance and process of public opinion research in an accessible way. Capturing the diversity of this research with twelve essays-ten new to this edition and two fully updated-well-respected contributors highlight the many approaches social scientists use to explore public opinion while citing actual research and teasing out the political implications of their findings. Part introductions provide important thematic context, and a statistics primer in the appendix is a handy reference. More relevant and thought-provoking than ever, Understanding Public Opinion is the ideal supplement for any public opinion course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568021560
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Contributors
Preface
1The Diverse Paths of Understanding Public Opinion1
2Gender and Public Opinion19
3Race, Class, and Black-White Differences in Social Policy Views37
4Religion and Public Opinion in the 1990s: An Empirical Overview55
5Media as Opinion Resources: Are the 1990s a New Ball Game?69
6Ideology in the 1990s91
7Partisanship and Issues in the 1990s111
8Public Opinion and Abortion Law in the Post-Webster Era131
9Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: How Does the Public Think About America's Role in the World?150
10Public Opinion and Economic Policy in 1992170
11Public Opinion and Political Participation191
12The Cultural Divide in American Politics: Moral Issues and Presidential Voting211
13Disconnected Politics: Public Opinion and Presidents229
14Public Opinion and Congressional Power252
15Public Opinion and the Supreme Court: The Insulated Court?269
AppA Primer on Statistics and Public Opinion281
References291
Index317

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