Item Details

Public Opinion [electronic resource]: Voice of the People

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Examines the power of public opinion to influence government policy, the increasing tendency of public officials to rely on polls, and the need to use many forms of feedback to get an accurate measure of public opinion. Examples include the ABC/Washington post poll on federalizing airport security screening post September 11th; the construction of polls to predict the outcome of presidential elections including Ross Perot's biased opinion poll, and the public outcry when civil unions for gay and lesbian couples were approved in Vermont.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
Bowing to public opinion.
Questioning the polls.
Who chooses the news.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 11
Contents
  • Bowing to public opinion (9 min.)
  • Questioning the polls (9 min.)
  • Take back Vermont (9 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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