Title

Viewing Public Opinion in Politics: A Common Sense Approach

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

Author

Standard Number

0033-362X

Journal Title

Public Opinion Quarterly

Volume

23

Issue

4

First Page

495

Last Page

504

Publication Date

1959

Abstract

What a public is and how it acts arc perennial questions confronting political philosophers, political leaders, and political scientist. Other social scientists have an interest in these questions too. This article considers the functioning of public opinion in a democracy.

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