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dc.contributor.authorBlinder, Alan S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKrueger, Alan B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:15:14Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:15:14Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20592-
dc.description.abstractPublic opinion influences politicians, and therefore influences public policy decisions. What are the roles of self-interest, knowledge, and ideology in public opinion formation? And how do people learn about economic issues? Using a new, specially-designed survey, we find that most respondents express a strong desire to be well informed on economic policy issues, and that television is their dominant source of information. On a variety of major policy issues (e.g., taxes, social security, health insurance), ideology is the most important determinant of public opinion, while measures of self-interest are the least important. Knowledge about the economy ranks somewhere in between.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1324en_US
dc.subject.jelE60en_US
dc.subject.jelD70en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordideologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic opinionen_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledgeen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Meinungen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwEigeninteresseen_US
dc.subject.stwIdeologieen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungen_US
dc.subject.stwInterviewen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleWhat Does the Public Know about Economic Policy, and How Does It Know It?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn472872117en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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