Recently, I have been studying public opinion concerning foreign policy. In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2009. Click on the cover to the left to be taken to the book's Amazon page. Click here to download a pre-copy version of the introduction and table of contents. If you are interested in the full manuscript, please contact me.
Routledge published my edited volume New Directions in Public Opinion in 2012. This book is intended for use as a textbook in American politics or public opinion classes. Each chapter provides a general overview of topics that are at the cutting edge of study as well as well-established cornerstones of the field. Click on the cover to the left to be taken to Amazon, where the book is now available for purchase.
Reprints of Published Papers
Click here to see a list of reprints of my published papers, including links and abstracts.
Click here to see a list of my working papers, including links and abstracts.
I have some materials relating to my new project on public opinion during the 1930s and 1940s. (See the top of this page for information about the book, In Time of War .) Some examples of the trend data from this era can be found in "Revisiting Public Opinion in the 1930s and 1940s", published in PS: Political Science & Politics. “Public Opinion in the 1930s and 1940s: The Analysis of Quota Controlled Sample Survey Data” is a methodological piece. In the paper, I describe the manner in which the polling data from the 1930s and 1940s was collected and advance a set of methods to analyze the data from this time. This paper has been published in Public Opinion Quarterly. “Assuming The Costs of War: Events, Elites, and The American Public” presents evidence from World War II and the War in Iraq to demonstrate that elite-driven theories of public support for war are more persuasive then unmediated event-driven explanations. This paper has been published in The Journal of Politics. Additionally, Eric Shickler (Berkeley) and I have received an NSF grant for the larger data reclamation project we are undertaking. The recodes and codebooks are available through the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. In the meantime, please contact me if you are interested in the data.
Statement of Research
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