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The Resource Silent voices : public opinion and political participation in America, Adam J. Berinsky

Silent voices : public opinion and political participation in America, Adam J. Berinsky

Label
Silent voices : public opinion and political participation in America
Title
Silent voices
Title remainder
public opinion and political participation in America
Statement of responsibility
Adam J. Berinsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past century, opinion polls have come to pervade American politics. Despite their shortcomings, the notion prevails that polls broadly represent public sentiment. But do they? In Silent Voices, Adam Berinsky presents a provocative argument that the very process of collecting information on public preferences through surveys may bias our picture of those preferences. In particular, he focuses on the many respondents who say they "don't know" when asked for their views on the political issues of the day. Using opinion poll data collected over the past forty years, Berinsky takes an increasingly technical area of research--public opinion--and synthesizes recent findings in a coherent and accessible manner while building on this with his own findings. He moves from an in-depth treatment of how citizens approach the survey interview, to a discussion of how individuals come to form and then to express opinions on political matters in the context of such an interview, to an examination of public opinion in three broad policy areas--race, social welfare, and war. He concludes that "don't know" responses are often the result of a systematic process that serves to exclude particular interests from the realm of recognized public opinion. Thus surveys may then echo the inegalitarian shortcomings of other forms of political participation and even introduce new problems altogether
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berinsky, Adam J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion polls
  • Political participation
  • Representative government and representation
  • Public welfare
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political participation
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion polls
  • Public welfare
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
Label
Silent voices : public opinion and political participation in America, Adam J. Berinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three. The Dynamics of Racial Policy Opinion, 1972-1994
  • Four. Social Welfare Policy and Public Opinion, 1972-1996
  • Five. The Changing Context of Public Opinion Concerning the Vietnam War, 1964-1972
  • Conclusion. Public Opinion and Political Voice
  • Appendix to Chapter 3
  • Appendix to Chapter 4
  • Appendix to Chapter 5
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Representation, Public Opinion, and the Voice of the People
  • One. Opinion Polling and the Silencing of Political Voice
  • Two. The Search for the Voice of the People: Considering the Unspoken
Control code
ocn863157201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850747
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850747
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jm799
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863157201
Label
Silent voices : public opinion and political participation in America, Adam J. Berinsky
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Three. The Dynamics of Racial Policy Opinion, 1972-1994
  • Four. Social Welfare Policy and Public Opinion, 1972-1996
  • Five. The Changing Context of Public Opinion Concerning the Vietnam War, 1964-1972
  • Conclusion. Public Opinion and Political Voice
  • Appendix to Chapter 3
  • Appendix to Chapter 4
  • Appendix to Chapter 5
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Representation, Public Opinion, and the Voice of the People
  • One. Opinion Polling and the Silencing of Political Voice
  • Two. The Search for the Voice of the People: Considering the Unspoken
Control code
ocn863157201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850747
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400850747
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jm799
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863157201

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