The Dynamics of Public Opinion

Mary Layton Atkinson, K. Elizabeth Coggins, James A. Stimson, and Frank R. Baumgartner

Cambridge University Press, Elements Series, September 2021.

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Click here to read an abstract of the book.

All of the data associated wtih the analysis presented in the book are available here. Additional data are distributed through the Comparative Agendas Project website. (Select Policy Moods on the Datasets page.) Note that in the book we focus on a set of 27 issue-specific opinion series that are available for a minimum of 40 years. Additional data that do not meet the 40-year requirement we imposed for inclusion in the book are available on the Comparative Agendas website.

Click here to see our Appendix with all the question wordings for the hundreds of survey items integrated into our analysis as well as documentation about how we constructed our 27 topic-specific mood measures.

Click here to download spreadsheets containing the data associated with Figures 1-3; Figures 4-9; Figures 10-17; Figures 18-19 as well as copies of the figures themselves.

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Author bios:

Mary Layton Atkinson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
K. Elizabeth Coggins is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado College.
James A. Stimson is Raymond Dawson Bicentennial Distinguished Professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Frank R. Baumgartner is the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

(Last updated, August 6, 2021 )