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People and Their Opinions - Richard Sobel

Paperback Published: 29th April 2005
ISBN: 9780321078988
Number Of Pages: 384

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Utilizing both a critical thinking approach and a comparative perspective throughout the text, Sobel and Shiraev provide comprehensive coverage of public opinion while also teaching students the basic skills necessary for measurement, understanding, and interpreting. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this text provides a unique and practical introduction to the field of public opinion. The book begins by "schooling" the reader in how to think critically and then helps students apply those techniques as they encounter the concepts of public opinion. The text also employs a comparative perspective, demonstrating the effect and nature of public opinion in other countries while also placing American public opinion in context.

Introduction: The Nature of Public Opinion
Measurement of Opinions
Thinking Critically About People's Opinions
Attitudes
Political Socialization
Media and Opinions
Gender and Opinions
Social Class and Opinions
Culture and Opinions
Voting
Opinions about Domestic Issues
Opinions about Foreign Policy
Appendices
References
Author and Subject Indexes
Abbreviations
Web Guide
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ISBN: 9780321078988
ISBN-10: 0321078985
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th April 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1