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Most Americans learn about government and politics through an informal learning process high school civics courses. direct explanation from their parents. mass media
Answer an informal learning process Return
Public opinion is defined as widely held beliefs about the public’s role in politics and policy. beliefs about government held by a majority of people. opinions solicited from a random sample of the public. the distribution of the population’s beliefs about politics and policy.
Answer the distribution of the population’s beliefs about politics and policy. Return
The process through which an individual acquires his or her particular political orientations, including his or her knowledge, feelings, and evaluations regarding his or her political world, is known as political orientation. political socialization. political ideology. political indoctrination.
Answer political socialization. Return
As one becomes more socialized with age, one’s political orientations fluctuate more. lack commitment. change as one’s position in the aging order changes their life conditions. grow firmer.
Answer grow firmer. Return
The family’s role in political socialization is central because of children’s tendencies to rebel against parents and their beliefs. parents tend to purposively guide their children’s political orientations. of its monopoly on time and emotional commitment. the family puts emphasis on formal political education.
Answer of its monopoly on time and emotional commitment. Return
A political ideology is the process through which an individual acquires his or her political skills. the distribution of the population’s beliefs about politics and policy issues. a coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy. the set of courses that a political science student must complete to attain a degree.
Answer a coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy. Return
Recent presidential elections have shown a sharp turn in public thinking to more conservative positions on issues. that voters are less interested in ideology or issue positions than in candidate traits such as competence and integrity. a sharp turn in public thinking to more liberal positions on issues. that voters are more interested in issue positions than in candidate ideology.
Answer that voters are less interested in ideology or issue positions than in candidate traits such as competence and integrity. Return
There is evidence that when incomes and educational levels are equal the political participation of members of minority groups and the majority are also equal. Hispanics participate more than whites and African Americans participate less than whites. members of minority groups tend to participate more than members of the majority. members of the majority tend to be more politically active than minorities.
Answer members of minority groups tend to participate more than members of the majority. Return
To say that Americans identify as ideological conservatives, but are actually operational liberals is to say that Americans oppose big government in principle, but want it to do more in practice. favor big government in principle, but want it to do less in practice. favor divided government. oppose divided government.
Answer oppose big government in principle, but want it to do more in practice. Return
Compared to men, women are more likely to support higher levels of military spending. support spending on social services. be indifferent to issues of government spending. support military intervention around the world.
Answer support spending on social services. Return
A disadvantage of telephone public opinion surveys is that they cost more than face-to-face surveys. that they have a higher response rate than face-to-face interviews. that some individuals do not own phones. that they have a lower response rate than mail interviews.
Answer that some individuals do not own phones. Return
Public opinion analysts agree that the level of public knowledge about politics is dismally low. pretty good. constantly fluctuating. surprisingly sharp and sophisticated.
Answer dismally low. Return
Because it would be prohibitively expensive to ask every citizen his or her opinion on a whole range of issues, polls rely on what is called a(n) ________ of the population. example sample census slice
Answer sample Return
The key to the accuracy of public opinion polls is political ideology. sampling error. the larger the size of the sample, the better. random sampling.
Answer random sampling. Return
Sampling error describes how many samples a survey estimate is based on. what percentage of the sample provided answers to the questions. how close a sample estimate is to the real population value. how often a sample statistic is correct.
Answer how close a sample estimate is to the real population value. Return
Which of the following is TRUE in regard to the voting habits of African Americans and Hispanic Americans? They have always voted about as much as whites despite legal barriers. The gap between their voter turnout and that of whites has widened considerably over the past thirty years. Members of these groups are less likely to vote the higher their income. Members of these groups are more likely to vote than whites of the same income level.
Answer Members of these groups are more likely to vote than whites of the same income level. Return
Which of the following is typical of most adult Americans when it comes to political participation? A majority of Americans will participate in a protest such as a demonstration, strike, or sit-in at least once in their lives. Most will participate in all twelve major kinds of political activities at some point in their lives. Most will vote in an election, but only a minority of people do more than that politically. Most will vote in an election and do one or two other political activities, usually contacting local officials, joining a political club, or donating money to a candidate.
Answer Most will vote in an election, but only a minority of people do more than that politically. Return
Which of the following groups would be LEAST likely to vote in a typical election? middle-class minority voters poor white voters rich white voters poor minority voters
Answer poor white voters Return
Civil disobedience necessarily involves non-violent protests to achieve desired results. consciously breaking a law thought to be unjust. working within the laws to achieve objectives. rioting and violence to achieve desired results.
Answer consciously breaking a law thought to be unjust. Return
The most common form of political participation in the United States is voting in presidential elections. voting in local elections. belonging to a political party. writing letters to public officials.
Answer voting in presidential elections. Return