POLS 029. Polling, Public Opinion, and Public Policy (AP)

Public opinion polling has become an essential tool in election campaigning, public policy decision making, and media reporting of poll results. As such, this course focuses on helping students interested in these areas learn the fundamental skills required to design, empirically analyze, use, and critically interpret surveys measuring public opinion. Because the course emphasizes the application of polling data about public policy issues and the political process, we will examine the following topics: abortion, affirmative action, September 11th, the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and presidential leadership.
Prerequisite: POLS 002  or permission of the instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2022. Reeves.
Fall 2023. Reeves.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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