xviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780804753005 cloth alkaline paper
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: studying public opinion in the American states / by Jeffrey E. Cohen Does familiarity breed contempt? examining the correlates of state-level confidence in the federal government / by Paul Brace and Martin Johnson State residency, state laws, and public opinion / by Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox Mexican-American and Cuban-American public opinion: differences at the state level? / by David L. Leal Public opinion in the states: determinants of legislative job performance / by John A. Hamman The state economy, the national economy, and gubernatorial popularity / by Jeffrey E. Cohen and James D. King Ideological cleavage, political competition, and policy making in the American states / by Charles J. Barrilleaux The civil state: trust, polarization, and the quality of state government / by Eric M. Uslaner Public opinion and policymaking in the culture wars: is there a connection between opinion and state policy on gay and lesbian issues? / by Donald Haider-Markel and Matthew S. Kaufman Citizen influences on state policy priorities: the interplay of public opinion and interest groups / by Saundra K. Schneider and William G. Jacoby State level opinions from national surveys: post-stratification using multilevel logistic regression / David K. Park, Andrew Gelman, and Joseph Bafumi Public opinion in the states: a quarter century of change and stability / by Robert Erikson, Gerald Wright, and John McIver Conclusions: where we have been, where should we go / by Jeffrey E. Cohen.