The Process through which an individual aquires his or her particular political orientations.
Significance of Family
Parents have a time and emotional commitment.
Significance of Mass Media
Some kids spend more time watching TV. TV/ Internet. "Chief" source of information.
Significance of Schools
Public Schools are the governments way of trying to politically socialize the kids. Promotes loyalty and basic values.
Two ways the aging affects voters
Aging increases political participation and strength of party attachment.
Every person has the same chance of being selected
The level of confidence, which depends on the size if the sample.
Random Digit dialing
Numbers are call randomly so listed and unlisted numbers are called.
paradox of mass politics
The American political system works as well as it does given the discomforting lack of public knowledge.
Conventional Political Participation
Voting, trying to persuade others, ringing door bells for a petition, running for office.
Unconventional Political Participation
Protesting, Civil Disobedience, and Violence
As a form of protest, consciously breaking a law they thought was unjust.
Minority Group Votes
They tend to vote together/ in a similar way.
What is the Public's General attitude?
Americans are ideological conservatives but operational liberals.