Public Opinion

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.

Public Opinion

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions. It changed the nature of political science as a scholarly discipline and introduced concepts that continue to influence political theory.

Crystallizing Public Opinion

Aimed at governments and corporations in the wake of World War I, this classic work combines crowd psychology with the pillars of psychoanalysis to argue the importance of public relations in democratic society.

Crystallizing Public Opinion

A revolutionary work on public relations and marketing by the provocative thinker who was dubbed the father of public relations Few books have been as quietly powerful as Edward L. Bernays’s Crystallizing Public Opinion. First published in 1923, it is a groundbreaking and, as history has shown, influential guide to the most crucial principles of mass persuasion. Aimed at governments and corporations in the wake of World War I, this classic work combines crowd psychology with the pillars of psychoanalysis to argue the importance of public relations in democratic society. Citing far-reaching case studies from the resuscitation of a beleaguered magazine in New York to Lithuania’s campaign for global recognition, Bernays illustrates the burgeoning significance of his field in shaping public opinion while also laying out the crucial techniques for mobilizing broad-based support in an increasingly fragmented world. Celebrated by PBS in its Books That Shook the World feature, Crystallizing Public Opinion occupies a fascinating place in history, defining both a concept and a system that were taken up by progressive social movements, corporate barons, and national governments alike.

Public Opinion the Press and Public Policy

Examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Draws together theory and original research concerning the role of the press in shaping public policy.

Public Opinion  the Press  and Public Policy

Examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Draws together theory and original research concerning the role of the press in shaping public policy.

Public Opinion

Summary: Juxtaposes the work of historians, philosophers, psychologists, political scientists and sociologists in an effort to ponder the knotty conceptual problems that continue to occupy the best minds in the field.--cf. Foreword.

Public Opinion

Summary: Juxtaposes the work of historians, philosophers, psychologists, political scientists and sociologists in an effort to ponder the knotty conceptual problems that continue to occupy the best minds in the field.--cf. Foreword.

Public Opinion

This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of how public opinion is formed and charged, as well as how it affects democratic society.

Public Opinion

This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of how public opinion is formed and charged, as well as how it affects democratic society."

Contemporary Public Opinion

This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion.

Contemporary Public Opinion

This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion. Although heavily influenced by the agenda-setting perspective -- the view that the news media define the important issues of the day and determine how these issues are presented -- the authors neither support nor refute this claim. They present instead a variety of contemporary scholarship integrated into a coherent picture of public opinion for a general audience.

Public opinion and social change

D. J. Devine, The Political Culture of the United States, Little-Brown, Boston, 1971 and Gabriel A. Almond, Sidney Verba, The Civic Culture, Princeton University Press, Prin­ ceton, 1961. 5 Ebenda, S. 160. 6 Ebenda, S. 315. 7 Ebenda 8 ...

Public opinion and social change

1 Paul F. Lazarsfeld, "The Obligations of the 1950 Pollster to the 1984 Historian" in Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 14, 1950, S. 617-638. 2 Ebenda, S. 634. 3 Ebenda, S. 630. 4 Vgl. D. J. Devine, The Political Culture of the United States, Little-Brown, Boston, 1971 and Gabriel A. Almond, Sidney Verba, The Civic Culture, Princeton University Press, Prin­ ceton, 1961. 5 Ebenda, S. 160. 6 Ebenda, S. 315. 7 Ebenda 8 Ebenda 9 Ebenda 10 Hans-Dieter Klingemann, "Dimensions of Ideological Cognition and Ideological Orientation ", Zentrum fUr Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen, Universitat Mannheim, 1976, S. 7. 11 Judith V. Tomey, A. N. Oppenheim, Russel F. Famen, Civic Education in Ten Countries, John Wiley, New York, 1975. 12 Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Erich Peter Neumann (Hrsg.),Jahrbuch der affentlichen Meinung, Band V (1968-73), Verlag fUr Demoskopie, Allensbach, 1974, S. 223. 13 Institut fUr Wahlanalysen und Gesellschaftsbeobachtung, "Wahlstudie 1976", S. 168. 14 David P. Conradt, "West Germany: A Remade Political Culture?", in Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 7, 1974, S. 230-236. Vgl. auch G. R. Boynton, Gerhard Loewenberg, "Der Bundestag im BewuBtsein der Offentlichkeit 1951-59", in Politische Vierteljahresscbrift, Vol. 14, 1973, S. 3-25. 15 Erwin K. Scheuch, "The Cross-Cultural Use of Sample Surveys: Problems of Comparability", in Stein Rokkan (Hrsg.), Comparative Research Across Cultures and Nations, Mouton, Pa­ ris und Den Haag, 1968, S. 198, und Monica Charlot, "The Ideological Distance Between the Two Major Parties in Britain", in European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 3, 1976, S.177-188.

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.

Piety and Public Opinion

In order to provide these answers, the authors of this book look to Indonesia--the world's largest Muslim country and one of the world's only consolidated Muslim democracies.

Piety and Public Opinion

Across the Muslim world, religion plays an increasingly prominent role in both the private and public lives of over a billion people. Observers of these changes struggle to understand the consequences of an Islamic resurgence in a democratizing world. Will democratic political participation by an increasingly religious population lead to victories by Islamists at the ballot box? Will more conspicuously pious Muslims participate in politics and markets in a fundamentally different way than they had previously? Will a renewed attention to Islam lead Muslim democracies to reevaluate their place in the global community of states, turning away from alignments with the West or the Global South and towards an Islamic civilizational identity? The answers to all of these questions depend, at least in part, on what ordinary Muslims think and do. In order to provide these answers, the authors of this book look to Indonesia--the world's largest Muslim country and one of the world's only consolidated Muslim democracies. They draw on original public opinion data to explore how religiosity and religious belief translate into political and economic behavior at the individual level. Across various issue areas--support for democracy or Islamic law, partisan politics, Islamic finance, views about foreign engagement--they find no evidence that the religious orientations of Indonesian Muslims have any systematic relationships with their political preferences or economic behavior. The broad conclusion is that scholars of Islam, in Indonesia and elsewhere, must understand religious life and individual piety as part of a larger and more complex set of social transformations. These transformations include modernization, economic development, and globalization, each of which has occurred in parallel with Islamic revivalism throughout the world. Against the common assumption that piety would naturally inhibit any tendencies towards modernity, democracy, or cosmopolitanism, Piety and Public Opinion reveals the complex and subtle links between religion and political beliefs in a critically important Muslim democracy.

Polls and the Awareness of Public Opinion

How well can polls measure public opinion? Should government policies follow majority opinion? Do polls influence elections? Can there be polls under a dictatorship?

Polls and the Awareness of Public Opinion

How well can polls measure public opinion? Should government policies follow majority opinion? Do polls influence elections? Can there be polls under a dictatorship? Recent elections throughout the world have made these issues ever more crucial. "Polls and the Awareness of Public Opinion, "initially published under the title "Silent Politics, "is the first book to look upon polls and the awareness of poll results as forces that influence public opinion. It is a penetrating assessment of the uses of polls, their misuses, and the absurdities carried out in their name. Bogart argues that predictions based on polls can be misleading since they reflect a transient stage in a public opinion that is constantly and often rapidly changing.

International Law Human Rights and Public Opinion

The book also discusses the role that education bears under international law in moulding favourable attitudes towards human rights. Finally, the book challenges States’ acceptance that public opinion cannot be confronted in this respect.

International Law  Human Rights and Public Opinion

This book explores situations in which public opinion presents itself as an obstacle to the protection and promotion of human rights. Taking an international law perspective, it primarily deals with two questions: first, whether international law requires States to take an independent stance on human rights issues; second, whether international law encourages States to inform and mobilise public opinion with regard to core human rights standards. The discussion is mainly organised within the framework of the UN system. The work is particularly relevant to situations in which public opinion appears as discriminatory attitudes based on race, gender, age, health, sexual orientation and other factors. It is also pertinent to circumstances in which public opinion is responsible for the existence of certain harmful customs and practices such as female genital mutilation and capital punishment. Noting that the death penalty is increasingly recognised as an infringement of human rights, this study further challenges States’ argument that capital punishment cannot be abolished because of public opinion. The book also discusses the role that education bears under international law in moulding favourable attitudes towards human rights. Finally, the book challenges States’ acceptance that public opinion cannot be confronted in this respect.

Silent Politics Polls and the Awareness of Public Opinion

point under discussion: American proposals for private talks were merely an attempt "aimed at deceiving and calming public opinion. . . . The progress or the deadlock of the Conference depends on the United States public opinion at ...

Silent Politics  Polls and the Awareness of Public Opinion


Public Opinion in European Socialist Systems

4 The paradox is more apparent than real if one takes into account the purposes for which public opinion was to be ascertained . Totalitarian regimes are interested in tapping public sentiment , and “ Popular opinion , in the sense of ...

Public Opinion in European Socialist Systems


Public Opinion

The work is divided into eight parts, covering such varied issues as stereotypes, image making, and organized intelligence.

Public Opinion

Walter Lippmann wrote his "Public Opinion" at a time when something like the 'mass media' was coming into existence. Prior to the age of electronic communication, the only mechanism for reaching large numbers of individuals was the newspapers. In World War I, he saw how opportunistic nations used the newspapers to serve their often nefarious aims. Lippmann, however, believed that in the hands of super-intelligent, disinterested, omni-benevelont 'experts, ' the 'mass media' could bring about world peace. The school system, the advent of radio, and of course, the television, were arriving or coming along shortly. Each allowed a small group of people the ability to manage a much larger group, inspiring optimism among liberals and progressives that with the right forumula, the horrors seen in World War I would never occur again. Lippmann wrote "Public Opinion" in 1922, shortly after World War I. In 1924, a certain Adolf Hitler would be spending time in jail. If this merited any mention in any newspaper, it is doubtful that no expert paid it any mind. 1939 was, after all, a long way off.

Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy Revised Edition

"Impressively comprehensive and current: an excellent revision of a book by the #1 authority on the topic. This new edition will remain at the forefront for consultation and textbook adoption on the topic for years to come.

Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy  Revised Edition

Thoroughly revised edition of an essential text, incorporating a wealth of new material on American foreign policy since 9/11. The second edition of this concise masterwork includes vast amounts of new material on American foreign policy in the post-9/11 era, including the war in Iraq. Holsti explores the poorly understood role of public opinion in international affairs, looking at Americans' capacity to make informed judgments about issues far removed from their personal experience. "Impressively comprehensive and current: an excellent revision of a book by the #1 authority on the topic. This new edition will remain at the forefront for consultation and textbook adoption on the topic for years to come." -Bruce Russett, Yale University "I thought the first edition was the best single treatment of the subject-so, apparently, did the student who 'borrowed' my copy-and this is a worthy successor. The new edition almost flawlessly accomplishes the goal Holsti sets for himself: an update of his landmark book in light of emerging research and the dramatically changed state of the world that confronts U.S. foreign policy." -Randy Siverson, University of California, Davis "For those who are curious about the impact of 9/11 on American public opinion, for serious students of the relationship between foreign policy and public opinion, for anyone who wants to understand contemporary American opinion about the United States' place in the world, and for citizens tired of conventional wisdom about a difficult and important subject, Holsti's study is not only interesting and topical, it is essential." -Maxine Isaacs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "In an age of almost weekly polling on foreign policy, Holsti's insights are indispensable. He delivers double tour de force in this new edition, providing his own current and historical research along with a comprehensive synthesis of the existing literature. His analysis of the relationships between public opinion and foreign policy since 9/11 will prove particularly valuable for students and scholars alike." -Richard Eichenberg, Tufts University "Holsti combines a vast knowledge of political history and a mastery of the relevant scholarship with up-to-date empirical data to address the question of what role the general public can play in shaping foreign policy. This revised edition is a remarkable achievement." -Shoon Murray, School of International Service, American University

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

See Government, trust in; Political alienation Aliens, belief in, 301-310 All Union Center for Public Opinion Research on Socio-Economic Issues (VCIOM), 710-713 Allende, Salvador, 544 Allport, Floyd, 491 Almeida, Alberto, 524 Almond, ...

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action. Public Opinion and Polling around the World presents a thorough review of public opinion from its roots in colonial America to its role in today's emerging democracies. More than 100 entries prepared by top scholars examine the 200-year history of public opinion, measurement methodologies with an emphasis on telephone interviews and Internet polls, and key figures like George Gallup and Elmo Roper, who created their own polling systems. An analysis of theories compares schools of thought from the fields of psychology, sociology, and economics and explores how people form opinions. A fascinating snapshot of the public's current views on economic issues, foreign policy, gender, gay rights, and other hot-button topics observes patterns across genders, race, ethnic origins, class, and religion in regions all over the world. Students, academicians, and political observers will discover answers to such questions as, does public opinion shape the behavior of government? 110 A-Z entries on how public opinion works, how it is measured, and public thinking on key issues More than 115 contributions from distinguished scholars of political science and sociology at top universities including Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford An appendix including original survey questionnaires 175 graphs show changes in public opinion and support key points in the entries Detailed, up-to-date, scholarly bibliography of recommended reading and websites for further research on public opinion and polling

Public Opinion

All of these means of expressing public opinion most prominently expose their common features , namely , praising people and respectfully addressing and ...

Public Opinion

A survey of the historical roots, theoretical foundations and normative claims of 20th-century conceptualizations of public opinion. It examines research strategies such as polling, the "spiral of silence" model, and the role of the media in the formation and expression of public opinion.

American Public Opinion toward Israel

This book examines trends in American public opinion about Israel in over 75 years, from 1944 to 2019.

American Public Opinion toward Israel

This book examines trends in American public opinion about Israel in over 75 years, from 1944 to 2019. Analyzing data from hundreds of surveys in jargon-free writing, the authors show that public support for Israel has seen a dramatic shift toward increased division between partisan and select demographic groups, elaborating on the implications that this important change may have for the countries’ special relationship. Scholars and students of American foreign policy, public opinion, Middle East politics and international relations, as well as policy analysts, policymakers, journalists and anyone interested in American policy toward Israel, will want to read this book. Special Features An Online Appendix including all surveys used throughout the book. A Roper Center-approved Data Tool that allows readers to create their own figures based on data used in the book: https://www.idc.ac.il/en/schools/government/research/apoi/pages/data-tool.aspx