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Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, by Richard D. Alba

Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, by Richard D. Alba 754 I POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY Second, the commission contracted with Louis Harris and Associates to under ­ take two public opinion surveys in 1988—one in mid-September one , in lat e October—to examine attitudes toward voting, the media, and the candidates, and information and belie fs about issues. One goal of this aspect of the project was to measure citizen “learning ” during the campaign. Finally, togethe rwith the Roosevelt Cente rfor America n Public Policy Studies, the commission held sixteen focus groups to determine the extent of citizen preparation for and con­ cern about the presidenti election. al The data from these three sources are presented and analyze sepa d rately by Buchanan. Among the major findings are :news organizations focus more of their attention on “horse race ” stories than on stories involving discussions of issues; much of what voters recalled about the campaign came from the adver ­ tising (and politica rhet l oric) of the Bush campeiign; voters were poorly informed about issues and candidates, but most voters watched the presidentia debates l , were influenced by them, and claimed that the election was personally important to them. The Markle Commission was designed to be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Political Science Quarterly Oxford University Press

Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, by Richard D. Alba

Political Science Quarterly , Volume 106 (4): 3 – Dec 15, 1991

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1991 The Academy of Political Science
ISSN
0032-3195
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1538-165X
DOI
10.2307/2151831
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754 I POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY Second, the commission contracted with Louis Harris and Associates to under ­ take two public opinion surveys in 1988—one in mid-September one , in lat e October—to examine attitudes toward voting, the media, and the candidates, and information and belie fs about issues. One goal of this aspect of the project was to measure citizen “learning ” during the campaign. Finally, togethe rwith the Roosevelt Cente rfor America n Public Policy Studies, the commission held sixteen focus groups to determine the extent of citizen preparation for and con­ cern about the presidenti election. al The data from these three sources are presented and analyze sepa d rately by Buchanan. Among the major findings are :news organizations focus more of their attention on “horse race ” stories than on stories involving discussions of issues; much of what voters recalled about the campaign came from the adver ­ tising (and politica rhet l oric) of the Bush campeiign; voters were poorly informed about issues and candidates, but most voters watched the presidentia debates l , were influenced by them, and claimed that the election was personally important to them. The Markle Commission was designed to be

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Published: Dec 15, 1991

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