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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

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