Ch. 8 Kahoot & Vocab (Rosonow)
Terms in this set (48)
a word that refers to the entire population that is being polled
another word for a means of communication is
a ____ is a short sharply focused news item
a website posting that is devoted to a specific topic is a
the instructions a constituency gives its elected officials is a
means of communication reaching large audiences is called the
a representative slice of the entire population is a
a private organization shaping public policy is called an
people with whom a person regularly associates
events and issues that concern the public at large are
a party has approval to carry out its campaign promises with _____ from voters
one problem with the sample of a straw poll is that is isn't
attitudes of many people regarding government and politics is called
the media helps to shape the public agenda by focusing attention on certain
radio has remained popular despite the invention of TV because it can be used
public opinion polls cant be used to govern the U.S. since our system ___ public opinion
type of poll that asks question of a large number of people who weren't gathered scientifically
after obtaining a sample, a pollster will _____ questions to ask the sample
one concern of polls conducted by in-person interviews is that the answers may not be
the main source of news that is replacing the newspaper is
some aspects of public opinion that are hard to measure include
intensity and stability
____ are most likely to reinforce already established political opinions
public opinion does not always reflect the views and interests of
the medium that is most widely used for political news and information is
the first step in the polling process is to
define the universe
when evaluating poll results, the strength of a person's opinion is called
any person who has an unusually strong influence on the view of others
societal problems a nation's leaders and the public agree need attention
schools influence a child's political development by teaching
when a poll accurately reflected the universe it is considered to be
the media's influence is not all powerful because few people closely follow
critics of polls argue that pollsters ____ the opinions they are supposed to measure
most news consumers tend to seek sources that ____ with them
many local news sources across the country have the same _____ content
The instructions a constituency gives its elected officials.
A private group that works to shape the making of public policy.
Public Opinion Poll
A tool used to collect information by asking people questions.
A non scientific poll that asks many people the same question.
The whole population that a poll aims to measure.
A representative slice of the total universe.
A polling group of randomly selected people.
A polling group constructed to reflect the major characteristics of a given universe.
The societal problems that the nation's political leaders and the general public agree need government attention
Short, focused reports that can be aired in about 30-45 seconds.
Events and issues that concern the people at large, such as politics and the making of public policies.
Those attitudes held by a significant number of people on matters of government and politics.
Those means of communication that reach large, widely dispersed audiences simultaneously.
Any person who has an unusually strong influence on the views of others.
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