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What's ideology

A coherent set of beliefs and values concerning public policy

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Conservatives tend to structure government in favor of the

"Haves"

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Liberals tend to structure government in favor of the

"Have nots"

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Group consciousness

Idea that some disadvantage groups participate at a higher rate than their socioeconomic factors generally predict because of a perceived benefit for their group

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Who has the strongest group consciousness?

African Americans

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Religiosity

Degree religion is impt to a person

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Most conservative demographic group in US

Evangelicals (Christian Fundamentalists)

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Fastest growing minority group in America based on rate of growth

Asian Americans

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Poll taken on Election Day as people leave polls

Exit poll

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Who pays for exit polls? Why?

Media
-predict election winners
-examine issues and voter turnout to explain elections

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Constitution calls for enumeration of the population (a census) every - years

10

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Faster growing age group in America

Over 65

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Most accurate poll

Random sample

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Least accurate poll

Straw poll

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Region of the country that seems to be gaining largest proportion of population

South west

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Accurate sample representation of nation for a poll

1000-1500

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Larger representation of a poll-accurate the poll tends to be

More

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Poll question "do you believe voting is an important duty?" Attempting to measure - efficacy

Internal efficacy

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US census is - requirement
(Formal or informal)

Formal

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Largest minority group in US today?

Hispanics

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Margin of error of - is usually accepted as standard of accuracy for a random sample poll

(+,-) 3

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A poll which you choose to take on a website is an example of

Straw poll

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Which demographic trend will impact reapportionment?

Growth of sunbelt

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Which agent of socialization has most impact on policy agenda

Media

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Which agent of socialization has most impact on person's political values

Family

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Which agent of socialization has most effect on installing values of civic duty and political tolerance

Schools

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Exit polls can only take place

On election days

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A push poll is

Not a poll at all

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One of the most important constitutions of polling to democracy is

Linkage

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What's political culture

A set of widely shared beliefs, values, and norms concerning the ways that political culture and economic life ought to be carried out in society