17.265 Public Opinion and American Democracy

As taught in: Spring 2007

Black and white photo of U.S. Capitol at night.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Image courtesy of Shawn.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Adam Berinsky

Course Description

This course will examine public opinion and assess its place in the American political system. The course will emphasize both how citizens' thinking about politics is shaped and the role of public opinion in political campaigns, elections, and government.