Public Opinion

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Index
Abortion
false consensus on, 197-198
and group identity, 164
public opinion regarding, 20, 121, 196, 286, 353-354
U.S. Catholic Bishops on, 293(n19)
Abrams, Dominic, 147, 157-158, 161, 170
Abramson, Paul, 167, 181
Accentuation principle, 151
Accessibility bias, 398
Active audience, and the media, 406-409
Adaptation level theory, 124-125
Adversary democracy, 239
African-American voters, 122
Agnew, Spiro, 403
Aid to Families with Dependent Children, 334
Ajzen, Icek, 130, 133-135
Allen, Steve, 157
Althaus, Scott, 286
American Association for Public Opinion Research, 79
American Association of Retired People, 25
American Dream, the, 224-225
American Nazi Party, 368-369
American public opinion on
abortion, 20, 121, 196, 353-354
capital punishment, 27, 279-280, 301
civil rights, 301
communism, 14, 278, 358
the conflict in Vietnam, 14, 300-301, 310-311
defense spending, 280, 282
the environment, 98, 353-357
foreign aid, 302
gender, 347-349
government, 370-376
gun control, 302
health care, 25-26, 301, 326-328, 425-526
the justice system, 232-235
the minimum wage, 301, 334
morality, 349-352
political tolerance. See Political tolerance and public opinion prayer in schools, 302
race, 343-347
sex, 352-353
the space program, 302
welfare, 8, 121, 287, 301, 334
See also Beliefs
American Voter, The, 255, 260, 267
Anderson, Barbara, 167
Anderson, John, 158
Ansolabehere, Steven, 438, 440, 441
Apathy, media contribution to public, 409
Aristotle, 35-39, 51
Arnold, R. Douglas, 220
Asch, Solomon, 168, 171, 203
Attitudes
accessibility of, 133

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Public Opinion
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xv
  • Part One - Introducing Public Opinion 1
  • Chapter One - The Meanings of Public Opinion 3
  • Notes 30
  • Chapter Two - The History of Public Opinion 62
  • Chapter Three - Methods for Studying Public Opinion 65
  • Conclusion 99
  • Notes 99
  • Part Two - Theories of Public Opinion 101
  • Chapter Four - Psychological Perspectives 103
  • Notes 139
  • Chapter Five - Sociological Perspectives 145
  • Conclusion 171
  • Notes 172
  • Chapter Six - Perception and Opinion Formation 207
  • Chapter Seven - Basic Beliefs, Democratic Theory, and Public Opinion 212
  • Conclusion 242
  • Notes 243
  • Part Three - Public Opinion in Context 247
  • Chapter Eight - Public Opinion and Democratic Competence 249
  • Conclusion 291
  • Notes 292
  • Chapter Nine - Public Opinion and Policymaking 299
  • Conclusion 335
  • Notes 336
  • Chapter Ten - The Content of Our Attitudes: Public Opinion in the Contemporary United States 341
  • Conclusion 376
  • Notes 377
  • Chapter Eleven - Communicating with the Public 412
  • Chapter Twelve - Campaigning and Opinion Change 445
  • Chapter Thirteen - Looking Ahead 451
  • Index 453
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