Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Vote

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Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Vote
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  1. the politically relevant opinions held by ordinary citizens that they express openly
    Public Opinion
  2. the learning process by which people acquire their political opinions, beliefs, and values.
    Political Socialization
  3. the characteristic and deep seated beliefs of a particular people about government and politics.
    Political Culture
  4. those agents, such as the family and the media, that have a significant impact on citizems' political socialization.
    Agents of Socialization
  5. the personal sense of loyalty that an individual may feel toward a particular political party.
    Party Identification
  6. a consistent pattern of opinion on particular issues that stems from a core belief or set of beliefs.
    Ideology
  7. those who believe government should do more to assist people who have difficulty meeting their economic needs on their own.
    Economic Liberals
  8. those who believe government tries to do too many things that should be left to private interests and economic markets.
    Economic Conservatives
  9. those who believe it is not government's role to buttress traditional values at the expense of unconventional or new values.
    Cultural (Social) Liberals
  10. those who believe government power should be used to uphold traditional values.
    Cultural (Social) Conservatives
  11. those who believe government tries to do too many things that should be left to firms and makets, and who oppose government as an instrument for upholding traditional values.
    Livertarians
  12. those who believe government should do more to assist people who have difficulty meeting their economic needs and who look to government to uphold traditional values.
    Populists
  13. a device for measuring public opinion where by a relatively small number of individuals (the sample) are interviewed for the purpose of estimating the opinions of a whole community (the population).
    Public Opinion Poll
  14. in a public opinion poll, the relatively small number of individuals who are interviewed for the purpose of estimating the opinions of an entire population.
    Sample
  15. in a public opinion poll, the people (for example, the citizens of a nation) whose opinions are being estimated through interviews with a sample of these people.
    Population
  16. a measure of the accuracy of a public opinion poll. The sampling error is mainly a function of sample size and is usually expressed in percentage terms.
    Sampling Error

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