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Constructing public opinion

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Alternate title:How politicians and the media misrepresent the public
Summary:Prof. Justin Lewis demonstrates the ways the mass media uses polling data, not to reflect what Americans think, but instead to construct public opinion itself. Addresses the role the media play in "manufacturing consent" for political elites, what polls really tell us about public opinion, and what Americans actually think about political and social issues.
Description:Based on: Constructing public opinion / by Justin Lewis.
Creator:Ericsson, Susan
Media Education Foundation
Contributor:Lewis, Justin, 1958-
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Public opinion
Public opinion -- United States
Mass media and public opinion -- United States
Political psychology
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
TV, Film
American Culture, History
Collection:Films@UM
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