Public Opinion and American Democracy

Black and white photo of U.S. Capitol at night.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Image courtesy of Shawn.)


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Spring 2007



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Course Description

This course will examine public opinion and assess its place in the American political system. The course will emphasize both how citizens' thinking about politics is shaped and the role of public opinion in political campaigns, elections, and government.

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Adam Berinsky. 17.265 Public Opinion and American Democracy. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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