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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. A nation's set of fundamental beliefs about how government and politics should be conducted.
  2. Polls taken as people leave voting place. In the past, television networks sometimes used these polls to predict election outcomes before the polls close. In 1992, the television networks agreed not to project the winner in a state until the majority of the polls had closed in the state.
  3. The possible tendency of some voters or convention delegates to support the candidate who is leading in the polls and seems likely to win.
  4. A group of people, chosen by poll-takers, that is representative of the universe that is being polled.

4 True/False questions

  1. Reference GroupsOrganizations or groups, such as labor unions or fraternal, professional, or religious groups, that may influence an individual's opinion.


  2. Secondary GroupsGroups that a person comes into face-to-face contact with in everyday life, for example, friends, office associates, or a local social club.


  3. UniverseThe total group from which poll-takers may select a random sample in order to measure public opinion.


  4. Quota SampleA method of polling, considered less reliable than a random sample, in which interviewers are instructed to question members of a particular group in proportion to their percentage in the population as a whole.