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The rational public [electronic resource] : fifty years of trends in Americans' policy preferences / Benjamin I. Page and Robert Y. Shapiro.

By: Page, Benjamin I.
Contributor(s): Shapiro, Robert Y, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American politics and political economy: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1992Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 489 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226644806 (electronic bk.); 0226644804 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | Publieke opinie | Kiesgedrag | Politik | Öffentliche Meinung | Trend | USA | Geschichte 1939-1990Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rational public.DDC classification: 303.3/8/0973 LOC classification: HN90.P8 | P34 1991ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Rational public opinion -- The myth of capricious change -- Opinions about social issues -- Economic welfare -- Foreign policy: World War II and the Cold War / coauthored by John M. Gillroy -- Vietnam, Detente, and the New Cold War / coauthored by John M. Gillroy -- Parallel publics -- The causes of collective opinion change -- Education and manipulation of public opinion -- Democracy, information, and the rational public.
Summary: This monumental study is a comprehensive critical survey of the policy preferences of the American public, and will be the definitive work on American public opinion for some time to come. Drawing on an enormous body of public opinion data, Benjamin I. Page and Robert Y. Shapiro provide the richest available portrait of the political views of Americans, from the 1930's to 1990. They not only cover all types of domestic and foreign policy issues, but also consider how opinions vary by age, gender, race, region, and the like. The authors unequivocally demonstrate that, notwithstanding fluctuatio.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-466) and index.

Rational public opinion -- The myth of capricious change -- Opinions about social issues -- Economic welfare -- Foreign policy: World War II and the Cold War / coauthored by John M. Gillroy -- Vietnam, Detente, and the New Cold War / coauthored by John M. Gillroy -- Parallel publics -- The causes of collective opinion change -- Education and manipulation of public opinion -- Democracy, information, and the rational public.

This monumental study is a comprehensive critical survey of the policy preferences of the American public, and will be the definitive work on American public opinion for some time to come. Drawing on an enormous body of public opinion data, Benjamin I. Page and Robert Y. Shapiro provide the richest available portrait of the political views of Americans, from the 1930's to 1990. They not only cover all types of domestic and foreign policy issues, but also consider how opinions vary by age, gender, race, region, and the like. The authors unequivocally demonstrate that, notwithstanding fluctuatio.

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