The stability of political attitudes

Authored by: Robert S. Erikson

The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behaviorand Public Opinion

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138890404
eBook ISBN: 9781315712390
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315712390.ch28

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Abstract

How swayable is public opinion? Can people be easily influenced by the latest political argument they hear? Or do they usually hold firm? In the political science literature, one can trace two very different lines of argument.

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