Chapter 6 Review . 1. What are crosscutting cleavages . 1. What are crosscutting cleavages . They tend to moderate our political views our opinions and political views. 2. What do conservatives think?. 2. What do conservatives think?.
They tend to moderate our political views our opinions and political views
They are in favor of prayer in schools, control Japanese imports, and free-market solutions rather than government intervention
When they use random sampling and have a sampling error of within 4 points or so.
Military response to issues…sending our young men into harm’s way, and the fact that they’re a bit more likely to be Democrats
Because polls are valid when they are select people randomly, either through a dialing system or some other method.
Other groups (which are growing more and more) seem to have more and more access to decision-making, people think helping won’t make a difference.
They tend to rely more and more on them, like the French radical, seeing a mob go by, says, “There are my people, I must see where they’re going so I can lead them.”
Very often, for example the farmers who are conservative and don’t like handouts to people who won’t work, like the farm subsidies dolled out by the federal government
How confident the pollster is in the final results of the poll, say a 3% plus or minus difference
When the media puts people outside certain election places and asks them who they voted for, in an effort to help predict the election before the polls close
People’s opinion’s of the two major parties, we’ve become more distrustful of leadership and more likely to disagree with leadership
Our political culture and political socialization, those that have affected us over the years (It’s what this whole chapter is about)
Because the sample is not random, people choose to be part of the sample, which is questionable in it’s accuracy.
Old people, by a lot, and they’re more likely to support increases (or at least the status quo) for Social Security
No tax breaks for big companies, unrestricted freedom of speech and all that encompasses, legalizing pot, fewer laws restricting guns
No, not really, considering about 85 to 90 percent of African American’s vote the Democratic party
Believe it or not, your parents.
Differing levels of education have more of an effect on your political ideals. Once, most college educated people were liberal, but as more and more people get degrees like business, engineering, and the like, they tend to become more conservative
Wait until they get voted out of office??? NO! Public opinion polls
In America, more than in other part of the world, religion is a bigger part of our culture and a larger part of our political socialization (Think how significant the Religious Right is in American politics today)