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  1. The framers of the united states constitution understood that the opinions of factions and interest groups would be heard most clearly by the gov't
    False
  2. The fact that the federal budget is not balanced indicates that government does not always do what people want
    True
  3. public policy is invariably consistent with public opinion
    false
  4. the government attends more to the views of a political elite than to popular views
    True
  5. Public opinion teds to stay relatively stable over time
    False
  6. most americans say yes when asked if the government should spend more on education
    true
  7. most americans say yes when asked if the government should spending more on reducing crime
    true
  8. democracy works best when people are given clear cut choices
    true
  9. people's specific political attitudes are probably more important to society than their underlying political culture
    false
  10. children will take on their parents party identification more often than their other political values
    true
  11. as early as the fifth grade over one half of all school children identify with one political party or another
    true
  12. younger voters tend to have a stronger sense of partisanship than older voters
    false
  13. catholics are usually more liberal than protestants but less liberal than jews
    true
  14. the political conservatism of jews can be traced to their tradition of social justice
    false
  15. religious fundamentalists and nonfundamentalists seem to have about the same opinions on economic issues
    true
  16. the size of the gender gap in the us public opinion seems to have remained steady throughout the twentieth century
    false
  17. women tend to favor more federal spending for welfare programs and problems of the homeless more than men
    true
  18. college education has generally liberalizing influence on political attitudes
    true
  19. faculty attitudes seem to be the only cause of higher educations propensity to spread liberalism among its students
    false
  20. surveys in the late 1960's found business and professional people had views similar to those of manual workers on a wide variety of issues
    true
  21. class voting has declined sharply in the us, france and great britain since the 1940's
    true
  22. V.O. Key's classic research found that people holding managerial or professional jobs had more liberal views than did manual workers
    False
  23. College students have been growing increasingly conservative on most issues, including school busing since the 1970's
    false
  24. most people's opinions on political affairs reflect only one or two features of their lives, for example, religion
    false
  25. class consciousness is comparatively strong among the united states work force
    false
  26. occupation is becoming less important as an explanation of political attitudes in the US
    true
  27. schooling is one reason why social class has become a less important predictor of political attitudes
    true
  28. public opinion and voting have been more determined by class in the US than in europe
    false
  29. in recent years economic issues have become more important than noneconomic issues in shaping political attitudes
    false
  30. african americans are more likely to believe that the criminal justice system is biased against them
    true
  31. between 1974 and 1996 african americans became more convinced that the government should help them and less convinced that they should help themselves
    false
  32. there exists a significant cleavage in public opinion between the leaders of african american organizations and african americans in general
    true
  33. class cleavage appears among blacks than among whites
    false
  34. in a 2001 study latinos appear to be more closely identified with the republican party than are asian americans
    false
  35. southerners are generally more conservative than people from other parts of the nation
    true
  36. the political views of white southerners are less distinct from those whites living in other parts of the nation
    true
  37. mos americans have political opinions but their views are not well organized into a coherent political ideology
    true
  38. mos americans tend to think about politics in a ideological manner
    false
  39. americans are more likely to describe themselves as conservatives than as liberals
    true
  40. our current understanding of the meanings of the words liberal and conservative dates from the time of the french revolution
    false
  41. a liberal on economic issues is one who favors government efforts to increase tax rates for wealthy individuals
    true
  42. a conservative on matters of public conduct is one who favors protecting the rights of the accused over punishing criminals
    false
  43. pure liberals are so called because they take liberal positions on political and economic issues as well as on lifestyle choices
    true
  44. pure conservatives oppose government intrusion into the economy but support government backing for traditional moral values
    true
  45. libertarians are those who oppose government presence both in the economy and in people's lifestyle choices
    true
  46. populists are those who are in favor of a government role both in economic matters and in the protection of moral values
    true
  47. political activists ten to be more ideologically oriented than average americans
    true
  48. political activists are no more consistent in their political attitudes than are average citizens
    false
  49. a political elite is a group of individuals who have a disproportionate share of the resources that affect the exercise of political power
    true
  50. the new middle class and the traditional middle class are comparable in income levels
    true
  51. political elites in this country draw most of their support from business enterprise
    false
  52. the new middle class is more likely than the traditional middle class to be liberal on social issues
    true
  53. the main difference between the traditional middle class and the new class is that the later is more affluent
    false
  54. the text claims that the liberalism of well to do individuals stems from their early exposure to leftists ideas
    false
  55. advantages received from both government and education help explain why some affluent individuals are liberals
    true
  56. the movement from undergraduate to graduate education seems to have a significant influence on an individuals chances of becoming a liberal
    true
  57. members of the traditional middle class are more likely than members of the new middle class to vote democratic
    false
  58. the text argues that a single national elite can use its disproportionate resources to have a major influence on public policy
    false
  59. contrary to the myth of the pandering politician, recent evidence suggests that the rate at which government adopts policies supported by majorities in polls has been declining
    true
  60. economic issues do not get onto the national agenda unless political elites place them there
    false
  61. concern for the environment is and example of an issue raised and defined by political elites
    true

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