53 terms

gov multiple choice

political socialization
-acquire public opinion
Friedrich engels
american workers lacked sufficient class consciousness
political culture
the characteristic and deep-seated beliefs of a particular people about government and politics
accuracy of opinion poll
size of sample and whether selected by population instead of random
-only a minority of americans
party identification
emotional attachment to political party
bradley effect
sample error
expressed by accuracy of poll
2/3 adults
call themselves republicans or democrats
not in U.S
liberals and populists
favor gov activism in economic realm
major upheaval
dramatic change in party identification
walter lippmann suggested
gov cannot be run by politicians based on public opinions
religious right
The most powerful religious force in contemporary American society
in a test of "civic literacy" conducted in 2007, the average college senior scored a grade of this
A properly drawn sample of one thousand individuals has a sampling error of roughly plus or minus 3 percent
lack of interest in politics
war in iraq
caused most young americans to go vote
political protests
planned events
55 %
Since the 1960s, the level of turnout in presidential elections has averaged 55 percent
one's parents
Civic duty and apathy are attitudes that are usually acquired from
social movement
A sustained action by citizens disenchanted with government to express their opposition and work to bring about the change they seek
The frequency of elections in the United States reduces voter turnout by
increasing the person effort needed to participate in elections
larry bartels Unequal democracy
elected officials are substantially more responsive to the concerns of their more affluent constituents than to those of their poorer constituents
working class voters
Most European parties on the political left tend to appeal mainly to them
Ticket splitting was most prominent during which decade?
bull moose
n 1912, a candidate for which minor party managed to earn more votes than one of his major party opponents
state chairperson
Regarding state party organizations, the day-to-day operation is usually the responsibility of the
direct primary
greatest blow to the organizational strengths of U.S parties
issue of slavery
gave birth to the REPUBLICAN party as a major political party
closed primaries
most state conduct these
prospective voting
national party organizations
dictate the day-to-day decisions of neither local or state party organizations
single member election districts
The major reason for the persistence of the American two-party system
george washington
warned americans of the baneful effects of factions(political parties) in his 1797 farewell address
watergate scandal
power of media as watchdog
news media's common carrier role
press should provide channel
american press
political to journalistic orientation
the process of selecting certain aspects of reality and making them the most salient part of the communication, thereby conveying a particular interpretation of a situation.
rose garden strategy
controlling communications
sept 11th attack
internet affected watchdog capacity
(expanded it )
gov dictates what is reported
One of the reasons the reporting of national news is relatively uniform among news sources is that
on both radio and tv, most successful partisan talk shows are this
high speed rotary press
The technological change that brought about the decline of the partisan press
yellow journalism
sensationalism as a way of selling newspapers
license of broadcasting
based on scarcity of broadcasting frequencies
receives most news coverage from national press
more than 20%
of state legislators are women
legislative work of congress
performed by the standing committees and their subcommittees with jurisdiction over particular policy areas
closed rule
rules committee applies this then no amendment will be permitted
professional politicans who want to stay in congress
The modern Congress is different from the nineteenth century Congress in that most members
of PAC contributions go to incumbents