Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics

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How are numbers generated by public opinion surveys used to describe the national mood? Why have they gained such widespread respect and power in American life? Do polls enhance democracy, or simply accelerate the erosion of public discourse? Quantifying the American mood through opinion polls has come to seem an unbiased means for assessing what people want. But in Numbered Voices Susan Herbst demonstrates that how public opinion is measured affects the ways that voters, legislators, and journalists conceive of it. ...

Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226327433

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Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226327426

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