AP Government Chapter 6

Mr. Fitz AP Gov
Public Opinion is
the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues
occurs after every census to reallocate seats in the House of Representatives
Random sampling in public opinions operates on the principle that
everyone should have an equal probability of being selected
The key to the accuracy of public opinion polls is
random sampling
Public opinion is defined as
the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy
One of the effects of growing older on political learning and political behavior is
that political participation increases with age
Demographic changes in the United States population could
translate to political consequences through the process of reapportionment
The science of population change is
Political culture refers to
an overall set of values widely shared within a society
Public opinion polls are only estimates because all surveys have
a sampling error
In general, liberal ideology supports
a strong central government that sets policies to promote equality
The process through which an individual acquires his or her particular political orientations, including his/her knowledge, feelings, and evaluations regarding his or her political world is known as
political socialization
By constitutional requirement, the government conducts the United States Census
every 10 years
According to many observers, "the new parent" in the socialization process has become
the mass media
The Simpson-Mazzoli Act required employers to
document the citizenship of their employees
The exit poll is taken on election day by
interviewing voters as the leave the polling place
Public opinion polling first began
in 1932 by George Gallup
The level of confidence about a public opinion poll is referred to as
sampling error
Public opinion polls are important because
policymakers can keep in touch with changing opinions on the issues.
A political ideology is
a coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy
The most common form of political participation in the United States is
voting in presidential elections