Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion

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Picketers protest A-76 process on Building 1's lawn. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: National Institutes of Health.)


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Spring 2004



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This course provides an introduction to the vast literature devoted to public opinion. In the next 12 weeks, we will survey the major theoretical approaches and empirical research in the field of political behavior (though we will only tangentially discuss political  participation and voting). For the most part we will focus on American public opinion, though some of the work we will read is comparative in nature.

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Adam Berinsky. 17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion. Spring 2004. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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