Connecting the Social and Biological Bases of Public Opinion

Carolyn L. Funk

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

 Connecting the Social and Biological Bases of Public Opinion

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This chapter reviews the current knowledge on the biological bases of public opinion, as well as the key antecedents of political and social attitudes, briefly describing the primary methodological approaches that are used. Next, it examines the possible genetic influences on public opinion, including attitude position and ideology.

Keywords: biological bases; political attitudes; social attitudes; methodological approaches; genetic influences

Article.  8643 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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