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POLSĀ 252 Public Opinion and Survey Research

Faculty: Political Science Faculty
Content: The role of public opinion in the American political process; the problem of identifying the public and the extent to which this public exercises political authority; techniques of researching public opinion. Political socialization, formation of attitudes, group differences, mass opinion, elite opinion, direct action. Research design, data collection, scaling, analysis, and interpretation of data in the context of research on polling.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.