Understanding Public Opinion / Edition 1

Understanding Public Opinion / Edition 1

by Barbara Norrander
     
 

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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

Tables and Figures ix

Contributors xiii

Preface xix

Introduction: The Diverse Paths to Understanding Public Opinion Barbara Norrander Clyde Wilcox xxi

Part 1 The Causes of Public Attitudes 1

1 The Gender Basis of Public Opinion Virginia Sapiro Shauna L. Shames 5

2 Latino Public Opinion: Identity Politics and Policy Preferences John A. Garcia 25

3 The Ultimate Source of Political Opinions: Genes and the Environment John R. Alford John R. Hibbing 43

Part 2 Issue Attitudes 57

4 Public Opinion and the Iraq War Adam J. Berinsky 59

5 Public Opinion, Civil Liberties, and Security in the Post-9/11 Context Darren W. Davis 83

6 Race and the Formation of Attitudes: Responses to Hurricane Katrina Lonna Rae Atkeson Cherie D. Maestas 105

7 The Puzzling Case of the Abortion Attitudes of the Millennial Generation Clyde Wilcox Patrick Carr 123

Part 3 Organization Of Attitudes 143

8 Is a Liberal-Conservative Identification an Ideology? William G. Jacoby 145

9 Party Identification, Party Polarization, and "Conflict Extension" in the American Electorate Thomas M. Carsey Geoffrey C. Layman 167

Part 4 Governmental Connections 193

10 Trust but Verify Three Lenses on Americans' Trust in Government Paul Gronke James Hicks Timothy E. Cook 197

11 The Rise and Fall of George W. Bush: Popular Support for the President Tiffany Harper Barbara Norrander 215

12 In the Court of Public Opinion: Prejudging Defendants in Terrorism Trials Kenneth D. Wald Adam L. Silverman Michael J. Scicchitano Tracy L. Johns 239

Appendix A Primer on Statistics and Public Opinion 257

References 269

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