Hard Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, and American Public Opinion

Hard Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, and American Public Opinion❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Hard Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, and American Public Opinion Author R. Michael Alvarez – Tbjewellers.co.uk Those who seek to accurately gauge public opinion must first ask themselves Why are certain opinions highly volatile while others are relatively fixed Why are some surveys affected by uestion wording Those who Easy Answers: ePUB ´ seek to accurately gauge public opinion must first ask themselves Why are certain opinions highly volatile while others are relatively fixed Why are some surveys affected by uestion wording or communicative medium eg telephone while others seem immune In Hard Choices Easy Answers R Michael Alvarez and John Brehm develop a new theory of response variability that by reconciling the strengths and weaknesses of the standard approaches will help pollsters and scholars alike better resolve such perennial problems Working within the context Hard Choices, Kindle - of US public opinion they contend that the answers Americans give rest on a variegated structure of political predispositions diverse but widely shared values beliefs expectations and evaluations Alvarez and Brehm argue Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, PDF \ that respondents deploy what they know about politics often little to think in terms of what they value and believe Working with sophisticated statistical models they offer a uniue analysis of not just what a respondent is likely to choose but also how variable those choices would be under differing circumstances American public Choices, Easy Answers: ePUB ✓ opinion can be characterized in one of three forms of variability conclude the authors ambivalence euivocation and uncertainty Respondents are sometimes ambivalent as in attitudes toward abortion or euthanasia They are often euivocal as in views about the scope of government But most often they are uncertain sure of what they value but unsure how to use those values in political choices.

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Hard Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, and
  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Hard Choices, Easy Answers: Values, Information, and American Public Opinion
  • R. Michael Alvarez
  • English
  • 11 December 2015
  • 9780691096353

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