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American Gov. public opinion
Terms in this set (11)
is the a complex collection of opinions held by many people on issues in the public arena
is the lifelong learning process through which people acquire political attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and knowledge
can recognize political terms, but don't know meaning; have positive feelings about government and authority figures
can separate individuals from institutions and understand basic political concepts; attitudes begin to diverge and become less positive
attitudes crystallize and stabilize
Agents of political socialization
Family, School, Peer groups, Religious institutions, Media, Events
Public Opinion has three major characteristics
Direction, Intensity, Stability
is the tendency for or against any phenomenon
more or less, approve or disapprove
refers to the strength of the direction of public opinion
Strongly agree, agree, somewhat agree, neutral, somewhat disagree, disagree, strongly disagree
is the likelihood that public opinion will change over time.
Party identification stable across time, gay rights not
How do we measure public opinion?
Sampling, Population vs. sample, Randomness, Margin of error / Sampling error
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