• Summary
  • Contents

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies. In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

Public Opinion and Voting
Public opinion and voting
  • Partisanship
  • Ideology
  • Voting by Groups
  • Presidential and Congressional Approval
  • Confidence in Government and the Economy
  • Most Important Problem
  • Specific Issues

Public opinion data are everywhere. For example, preelection polls give the pundits and the voters an idea of who is ahead and who is behind. Other polls give candidates and officeholders a glimpse into what the ...

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