Public Opinion

By Carroll J. Glynn; Susan Herbst et al. | Go to book overview
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1.1 Thinking about and measuring public opinion: American health care25
5.1 Sample lists for generating generalized and individual responses149
5.2 Individual and social functions of stereotyping155
6.1 Perceived support for racial segregation189
6.2 Perceptions of majority opinion191
6.3 Perceived ideological differences193
6.4 Some examples of false consensus effects among college students194
6.5 Unrealistic optimism for future life events200
7.1 Class position and class identification in Britain and the United States228
7.2 Racial difference in opinion about policies to promote equality233
7.3 Racial difference in opinion about due process234
7.4 Issue concerns motivating participation238
8.1 Political information among American adults252
8.2 Change over time in public knowledge: The Nicaraguan conflict, 1983-1987253
8.3 Levels of conceptualization, 1956261
8.4 McClosky and Zaller's ideological framework275
8.5 Wittkopf's "internationalism" framework275
9.1 Public preference and policy outcome for all nonspending cases307
9.2 Congruence between opinion and policy, 1935-1979309

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