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ISBN-13 9780205745449ISBN-10 020574544X
ISBN-10 0205745431ISBN-13 9780205745432
Author(s): Robert S. Erikson; Kent L. Tedin
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 416

The Eighth Edition of this highly respected text continues to go beyond a simple presentation of data to critically analyze the integral role public opinion plays in American democracy.

An in-depth analysis, American Public Opinion explores the following important topics:  the origins of public opinion in political socialization; the impact of the media on public opinion; the relevance of public opinion to democratic values; political trust and social capital; and the role of public opinion for elections, political parties and interest groups. As in previous editions, the Eighth Edition examines the relationship between public opinion and policy.

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