Public Opinion and Democracy

Summarize the role of public opinion in a democracy

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Democracy and Public Opinion
  • Video: Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim
  • Video: Martin Gilens on Political Inequality
  • Reading: Someone Finally Polled the 1%
  • Reading: The Irrational Electorate

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.