{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Page and Shapiro - Benjamin Page and Robert Shapiro 1992...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Benjamin Page and Robert Shapiro. 1992. The Rational Public. Collective public opinion has properties that are different than individual opinion – real, stable, sensible Measurement error makes it hard to assess validity of preferences: people may have real preferences that are difficult to get at in a survey Americans have limited knowledge of politics familiarity w/ political matters is strongly related to amount and duration of attention that issues and figures receive in the mass media They claim collective rationality of public opinion: stable, able to make decision, reasonable, organized, adaptive, based on best available information Individual longer term preferences – individuals have a true central tendency of opinion over time random deviations in preferences may cancel out over a large sample; collective public opinion will be stable as opposed to the fluctuating individual opinions that make it up
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern