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 care 25
5.1 Sample lists for generating generalized and individual responses 149
5.2 Individual and social functions of stereotyping 155
6.1 Perceived support for racial segregation 189
6.2 Perceptions of majority opinion 191
6.3 Perceived ideological differences 193
6.4 Some examples of false consensus effects among college students 194
6.5 Unrealistic optimism for future life events 200
7.1 Class position and class identification in Britain and the United States 228
7.2 Racial difference in opinion about policies to promote equality 233
7.3 Racial difference in opinion about due process 234
7.4 Issue concerns motivating participation 238
8.1 Political information among American adults 252
8.2 Change over time in public knowledge: The Nicaraguan conflict, 1983-1987 253
8.3 Levels of conceptualization, 1956 261
8.4 McClosky and Zaller's ideological framework 275
8.5 Wittkopf's "internationalism" framework 275
9.1 Public preference and policy outcome for all nonspending cases 307
9.2 Congruence between opinion and policy, 1935-1979 309

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