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British public opinion a guide to the history and methodology of political opinion polling by Robert M. Worcester

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford, OX, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Public opinion polls.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [216]-219) and index.

StatementRobert M. Worcester.
SeriesMaking contemporary Britain
LC ClassificationsHN400.P8 W67 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 231 p. :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1879885M
ISBN 100631170588, 0631170596
LC Control Number90040347

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