Contemporary Public Opinion: Issues and the News

Synopsis

This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion. Although heavily influenced by the agenda-setting perspective -- the view that the news media define the important issues of the day and determine how these issues are presented -- the authors neither support nor refute this claim. They present instead a variety of contemporary scholarship integrated into a coherent picture of public opinion for a general audience.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1991