Ambivalence and the Structure of Political Opinion

  • Stephen C. Craig
  • Michael D. Martinez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael D. Martinez, Stephen C. Craig, James G. Kane
    Pages 1-13
  3. Bethany Albertson, John Brehm, R. Michael Alvarez
    Pages 15-32
  4. Ian R. Newby-Clark, Ian McGregor, Mark P. Zanna
    Pages 33-53
  5. Stephen C. Craig, Michael D. Martinez, James G. Kane
    Pages 55-71
  6. Allyson L. Holbrook, Jon A. Krosnick
    Pages 73-103
  7. Kathleen M. McGraw, Brandon Bartels
    Pages 105-126
  8. Jack Citrin, Samantha Luks
    Pages 127-147
  9. William G. Jacoby
    Pages 149-172
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-196

About this book


This book represents an important step in bringing together various strands of research about attitudinal ambivalence and public opinion. Essays by a distinguished group of political scientists and social psychologists provide a conceptual framework for understanding how ambivalence is currently understood and measured, as well as its relevance to the mass public's beliefs about our political institutions and national identity. The theoretical insights, methodological innovations, and empirical analyses will add substantially to our knowledge about the nature of ambivalence in particular, and the structure and evolution of political attitudes in general.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen C. Craig
    • 1
  • Michael D. Martinez
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA

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