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Disdaining the Media: The American Public's Changing Attitudes Toward the News
After spending two decades studying the news media as an institution, Tim Cook turned his attention to public attitudes about the press, a topic that lurked behind much of his work, most prominently
U.S. Public Opinion on Torture, 2001–2009
Many journalists and politicians believe that during the Bush administration, a majority of Americans supported torture if they were assured that it would prevent a terrorist attack. As Mark Danner
Early Voting and Turnout
Early or convenience voting—understood in this context to be relaxed administrative rules and procedures by which citizens can cast a ballot at a time and place other than the precinct on Election
Election administration and perceptions of fair elections
Scholars of democracy proposes an important relationship between the quality of elections and democratic legitimacy, but there are few studies of how the conduct of elections affects perceptions of
FDR to Clinton, Mueller to?: A Field Essay on Presidential Approval
Since the 1930s, polling organizations have asked Americans whether they “approve or disapprove of the job [the incumbent] is doing as president.” In the early 1970s, John Mueller started an academic
The Skeptical American: Revisiting the Meanings of Trust in Government and Confidence in Institutions
This paper critically analyzes the survey literature on trust in government and confidence in institutions. It highlights the gap between theoretical understandings of trust which encompass trust,
History, heterogeneity, and presidential approval: a modified ARCH approach
Abstract Since Mueller, 1973 ( War, Presidents, and Public Opinion , John Wiley, New York), the study of Presidential popularity routinely designates certain historical events as “rallying” events,
Economics and Politics in the 1984 American Presidential Election
Citizens are attentive to economic conditions and reach political evaluations partly on that basis-but how do they do so? Treating the 1984 presidential election as a convenient case and being