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UNIT 3 EXAM (Ch 5 & 6)
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Which of the following is an example of the "gender gap"?
Men are more supportive of Donald Trump's presidency than women.
A political ideology is best defined as
a cohesive set of beliefs that form a general philosophy about government
Declining levels of trust in government are important because declining trust has been linked to
declines in political participation and voting.
The term "public opinion" is used to describe
attitudes about political issues, leaders, institutions, and events.
The average American
exhibits little knowledge of political institutions, processes, leaders, or policy debates.
Which statement about the distribution of fake news on Facebook in the 2016 election is most accurate?
The top 10 fake news stories circulated on Facebook were shared more widely than the top 10 authentic news stores about the election
Liberalism and conservatism are examples of
have consistently identified as conservatives than as liberals since the 1990s.
The practice of push polling involves
the procedure of asking loaded questions in order to subtly shape the respondent's opinion.
The fact that Americans strongly support minimal governmental interference with individuals' lives and property illustrates their commitment to
Which statement best describes the relationship between public opinion and government policy?
The relationship between government policy and public opinion is dynamic, wherein government policy responds to public opinion but public opinion also shifts based on new government policies.
The fact that Americans today are likely to follow the news by briefly reading multiple headlines online rather than by reading longer news articles is referred to as
"skimming and scanning"
The concept of a marketplace of ideas refers to
the competition between varying opinions and ideas that are aired in public forums.
Priming refers to the
process of preparing the public to bring specific criteria to mind when evaluating a politician or issue
Broadcast media is regulated by the Department of Commerce
In recent years, _________________ has released thousands of secret government documents exposing government corruption, torture, and war crimes.
"Public broadcasting" refers to any television, radio, and digital media that
receive funding from the public through license fees, subsidies, or tax dollars.
Reporting in which the media adopt a skeptical or even hostile posture toward the government and public officials is referred to as
Which of the following requires an FCC license in order to legally broadcast in the United States?
over-the-air television stations
The fairness doctrine requires that
broadcasters who aired controversial issues provide time for opposing viewpoints
Individuals with home high-speed internet access and the technology and literacy skills to use it are called
It is estimated that over ________________ percent of Americans have a television.
Journalists exhibit selection biases in favor of news stories they view as
having a great deal of dramatic or entertainment value.
Low-level officials who hope to publicize what they view as their bosses' or the government's improper activities are usually called
The Communications Decency Act was struck down by the Supreme Court because it violated the
First Amendment right to freedom of speech
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