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A book for every election,
This review is from: Silent Voices: Public Opinion and Political Participation in America (Hardcover)
Berinsky's book, a slender volume that is much weightier than its length suggests, is an important contribution to how we think about elections. Looking at the value of polls, their influence on our thinking, and the factors that influence them, the author has written a remarkable work to guide everyone involved with the democratic process. The book describes numerous, non-partisan studies to place public opinion in the broader context of social movements. Further, it challenges both the cynics and the adherents of polling to rethink the foundations of their positions. Admittedly, it's not the easiest read, but it is well worth the effort.
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