How U.S. policy makers do and don’t factor in public opinion
This hour, we investigate the relationship between public opinion and policy.
We explore to what extent public opinion impacts policy in the United States and discuss public opinion and Supreme Court decisions.
Plus, a look at polling and how we understand public opinion.
- Jennifer Dineen: Associate professor in residence in the School of Public Policy and associate director of the Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship in Gun Injury Prevention at the University of Connecticut
- Scott Keeter: Senior survey advisor at Pew Research Center
- Maya Sen: Professor of public policy at Harvard University and the author of The Judicial Tug of War: How Lawyers, Politicians, and Ideological Incentives Shape the American Judiciary
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Colin McEnroe, Taylor Doyle, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show.