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Comparative Politics: Public Opinion

Why Public Opinion?

Researching public opinion in other nations will provide you with rich context about that nation's social climate. Through this lens you may more broadly understand political systems in different nations. While there are many sources of data, either offered by governments or social surveys, reading news materials produced by local media will also help you understand a nation's social climate and context.

Social Surveys

Google News Search

Use this customized Google search box to find news.

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International News & Newspapers

Reading international news and newspapers is a great way to get a feel for a country's social climate and public opinion. Below are some library databases and free international news sites to get you started.