American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content and Impact

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Routledge, 2015年10月23日 - 400 頁

Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, beginning with its origins in political socialization, the impact of the media, the extent and breadth of democratic values, and the role of public opinion in the electoral process, American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public opinion in American democracy.

 

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1 Public Opinion in Democratic Societies
1
The Scientific Assessment of Public Opinion
24
The Psychology of OpinionHolding
55
The Flow of Political Sentiment
90
5 Political Socialization and Political Learning
123
6 Public Opinion and Democratic Stability
155
7 Group Differences in Political Opinions
184
8 The News Media and Political Opinions
219
9 Elections as Instruments of Popular Control
250
10 The Public and Its Elected Leaders
278
11 Public Opinion and the Performance of Democracy
307
The American National Election Study and the General Social Survey Questions
320
References
324
Index
356
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Robert S. Erikson is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He has written widely on American politics and is the coauthor of the following books: Statehouse Democracy (1994); The Macro Polity (2002); and The Timeline of Presidential Elections (2012). He has written articles on US politics for major political science journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly among others. He is the past editor of the American Journal of Political Science and of Political Analysis.

Kent L. Tedin is the Kenneth Lay Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He served as department chair from 1984 to 2002. He has written extensively on political socialization, notably the influence of families and peers on the filial generation. He has also written a number articles on schools and public opinion, including how charter schools affect the social capital of parents, as well as how race and academic quality attributed to character school affect parent choice. Recently he has written on the dffect on public opinion of president’s “going public.” He has published articles in every major political science journal including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Public Opinion Quarterly and others.

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