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Chapter Five. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. Pluralists would argue that government should not always follow public opinion due to a. increased knowledge of the elite. b. the potential harm to changing constitutional doctrine.

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chapter five

Chapter Five

Public Opinion and Political Socialization

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Pluralists would argue that government should not always follow public opinion due to
    • a. increased knowledge of the elite.
    • b. the potential harm to changing constitutional doctrine.
    • c. the apathy and lack of knowledge of the general public.
    • d. the majoritarian control of major institutions by the elite.
    • e. a tendency of the public to change its opinions dramatically on an issue in a short time frame.

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Pluralists would argue that government should not always follow public opinion due to
    • a. increased knowledge of the elite.
    • b. the potential harm to changing constitutional doctrine.
    • c. the apathy and lack of knowledge of the general public. (correct)
    • d. the majoritarian control of major institutions by the elite.
    • e. a tendency of the public to change its opinions dramatically on an issue in a short time frame.

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When sampled, public opinion on tax increases reveals that the distribution is heavily against the issue. Such a distribution would be characterized as
    • a. stable.
    • b. skewed.
    • c. expected.
    • d. extremist.
    • e. biased.

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When sampled, public opinion on tax increases reveals that the distribution is heavily against the issue. Such a distribution would be characterized as
    • a. stable.
    • b. skewed. (correct)
    • c. expected.
    • d. extremist.
    • e. biased.

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Which of the following periods of life is most important to political socialization?
    • a. The years from eighteen to twenty-five
    • b. The period around retirement
    • c. Adulthood
    • d. Childhood
    • e. Middle Age

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Which of the following periods of life is most important to political socialization?
    • a. The years from eighteen to twenty-five
    • b. The period around retirement
    • c. Adulthood
    • d. Childhood (correct)
    • e. Middle Age

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A majority of adults gain their political information from
    • a. direct experience.
    • b. church.
    • c. family and friends.
    • d. newspapers.
    • e. television.

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A majority of adults gain their political information from
    • a. direct experience.
    • b. church.
    • c. family and friends.
    • d. newspapers.
    • e. television. (correct)

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The set of values and beliefs that a person holds about the purpose and scope of government is called
    • a. political ideology.
    • b. party identification.
    • c. liberalism or conservatism.
    • d. political socialization.
    • e. communalism.

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The set of values and beliefs that a person holds about the purpose and scope of government is called
    • a. political ideology. (correct)
    • b. party identification.
    • c. liberalism or conservatism.
    • d. political socialization.
    • e. communalism.

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