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Which of the following generalizations about group voting tendencies is true?

) African American Democrats tend to support the more liberal candidates within their party

Political socialization is the process by which

political values are passed to the next generation

Which of the following is the most important influence on the choice made by voters in presidential elections?

Partisan identification

Diversity of public policy throughout the United States is primarily a consequence of


The largest amount of political coverage in newspapers during presidential campaigns is devoted to

day-to-day campaign activities

Which of the following best characterizes the influence of the news media on public opinion in the United States

they affect which issues the public thinks are important

The most common form of political activity undertaken by United States citizens is

voting in presidential elections

An important change in political culture since 1950 is that United States citizens have become

less trusting of governmental institutions and leaders

Of the following groups of eligible voters, which is least likely to vote?

the young with low education levels

Of the following, which best predicts the likelihood that citizens will vote

their educational level

Public opinion can have all of the following roles in the formation of a policy agenda EXCEPT

) providing experts to help develop policy

The least important agent in molding public opinion among the young would probably be

peer group members

Media influence on the formation of public opinion has been criticized for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

heightening general interest in public issues

Both the Republican and Democratic Parties

usually embrace a moderate approach to solving society's problems

All of the following are forms of political participation EXCEPT

serving in the military

All of the following statements about public opinion are true EXCEPT

legislators must consult public opinion before deciding how to vote on an issue

Political protests and demonstrations are

an unusual but legitimate form of political participation

Which of the following best describes the relationship between educational background and participation in politics?

the more schooling one has, the more likely one is to vote

The term "gender gap" refers to

differences in political opinions between men and women

Which of the following statements about public opinion polling is TRUE?

overly technical questions may cause sampling error

The most accurate way to measure public opinion is generally through

a stratified or quota sample

Which of the following persons would be most likely to vote

a white, middle-aged attorney from the West

Reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives occurs

every 10 years as a result of the census report

A journalist who regularly reports on predictions about the stock market would probably be on which of the following beats?

Federal Reserve Board

When a child's parents both identify strongly with the same political party, the child will most likely

identify with the parents' party

Which of the following demographic groups has voted most consistently for the Democratic Party in national elections over the last three decades?

African Americans

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold) did which of the following?

It banned soft money donations to national parties

Citizens who believe that their votes will have no effect on the outcome of an election have a

low level of political efficacy

When contributing to congressional campaigns, PACs are most likely to contribute to

incumbents of both major parties

Which the effects of income and education are eliminated, which of the following statements about voting rates is true?

Black citizens vote at a higher rate than White

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