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ERIC Number: ED117745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 292
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Public Opinion in America.
Monroe, Alan D.
The purposes of this book are to summarize and analyze the nature of public opinion in contemporary America and to examine the implications of that nature for the possibility of a functioning democracy. Material in the four sections covers the following topics: "The Study of Public Opinion: Political Theory and Methodology"--opinions and democratic theory, and the measurement of public opinion; "Opinion Formation: Micro-Politics"--the psychology of opinions, political socialization, the sociology of public opinion, political culture, opinion manipulation, and individual opinion formation; "Public Opinion in Contemporary America: Macro-Politics"--belief systems of the American public, recent presidential elections and their implications, public opinion and Vietnam, ideology and the social issue, and the dynamics of public opinion; and "Public Opinion and Public Policy: Linkage Politics"--elections, political parties, and public officials. An index concludes the book. (JM)
Harper & Row Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 ($6.95 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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