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APGOV: Unit 4 - American Political Ideology and Beliefs
Terms in this set (30)
Politics that focuses directly on the candidates, their particular issues, and character, rather than on party affiliation.
A person who believes in government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom.
The scientific study of population characteristics.
Polls conducted as voters leave selected polling places on Election Day.
One who favors greater government intervention, particularly in economic affairs and in the provision of social services.
One who believes in limited government interference in both personal and economic liberties.
Margin of Error
Ameasure of the accuracy of a public opinion poll.
A person who takes a relatively centrist view on most political issues.
A citizen's self-proclaimed preference for one party or the other.
The presence of increasingly conflicting and divided viewpoints between the Democratic and Republican Parties
The belief that one's political participation really matters - that one's vote can actually make a difference.
A coherent set of beliefs about politics, public policy, and public purpose, which helps give meaning to political events.
Actions of private citizens by which they seek to influence or support government and politics.
An organization group with shared goals and ideals that join to run candidates for office and exercise political and electoral power.
The process through which individuals acquire their political beliefs and values.
The study of who gets what, when, and how or how policy decisions are made.
A sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons, as for analysis.
A collection of the individual views, attitudes, and beliefs about a topic, expressed by a significant proportion of a community.
Public Opinion Polls
Interviews or surveys with samples of citizens that are used to estimate the feelings and beliefs of the entire population.
Polls were taken for the purpose of providing information on an opponent that would lead respondents to vote against that candidate.
Random Digit Dialing
A technique used by pollsters to play telephone calls randomly to both listed and unlisted numbers when conducting a survey.
A method of poll selection that gives each person in a group the same chance of being selected.
Complete change NOW to a society of the past.
A subset of the whole population selected to be questioned for prediction or gauging opinion.
One who believes that the government should support and further traditional moral teachings.
Unscientific survey used to gauge public opinion on a variety of issues and policies.
A style of government characterized by submission to authority. It tends to opposed individualism and democracy. In its most extreme cases, it is one in which political power is concentrated in a leader or leaders, who possess exclusive, unaccountable, and arbitrary power.
The differences between women and men, especially as reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes.
Group of individuals of the same species that live in the same area.
A sample drawn in such a way that known subgroups within a population are represented in proportion to their numbers in the general population.
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