American Political Culture
Political Ideology
Public Opinion
Political Participation
Randomly Random

100

American political trait that emphasizes individuals should be responsible for their own actions and well-being
Rugged Individualism

100

How would one describe someone who likes aspects of individual ideologies?
A moderate or independent

100

What makes a sample truly “random”?
Participants must have an equal chance of being chosen for the poll

100

This is the strongest factor that determines voter participation in the United States.
Age

100

This describes the level of confidence in the findings of a public opinion poll
Margin of Error (MoE)

200

(A) Describe how an orthodox person would view abortion. (B) Describe how a progressive person would view abortion.
A. Be against the use of abortion because it causes the death of an unborn child, thus would want the government to limit abortion in all/nearly all cases. B. Be for the use of abortion because of a woman's right to personal privacy.

200

How would a pure LIBERAL view the government’s role in each of the following topics? A. Economic Regulation B. Social Issues
A. Favor BROAD government involvement (economics) B. Favor LIMITED government involvement (social issues)

200

This concept describes characteristics that creates division between groups, that are studied in public opinion polls
Cleavages

200

How does VEP differ from VAP?
VEP: Actual ELIGIBLE voters of a given population VAP: Voting AGE population of a given population

200

The practice of interviewing voters on Election Day as they leave the building in which they have cast ballots
Exit Polling

300

This concept describes the conflict animated by deep differences in people’s beliefs about morality issues like abortion, gay rights, gun control
"Culture War"

300

How would a pure CONSERVATIVE view the government’s role in each of the following topics? A. Economic Regulation B. Social Issues
A. Favor LIMITED government involvement (economics) B. Favor BROAD government involvement (socially)

300

Based upon election data, list 3 demographic groups tend to vote DEMOCRATIC.
Many answers exist: - women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, younger people, urban, Jewish, poorer

300

This Constitutional provision inadvertently makes nearly all voting laws the responsibilities of individual states
10th Amendment

300

This is the name of the 1970s scandal that led to the resignation of the president and public mistrust of our government
Watergate

400

This concept describes the process by which personal and other background traits influence one’s views about politics and government
Political socialization

400

How would a POPULIST view the government’s role in each of the following topics? A. Economic Regulation B. Social Issues
A. Favor BROAD government involvement (economically) B. Favor BROAD government involvement (socially)

400

List 2 problems that exist in the accuracy of public opinion polls.
Many possible answers exist: - wording of questions - cell phone only homes often left out - method used to ask sample questions (how poll was taken) - randomness of sample

400

This Constitutional Amendment banned poll taxes.
24th Amendment

400

This amendment gave people 18 and older the right to vote
26th Amendment

500

Explain the difference between the phrases: A. “equality of opportunity” & B. “equality of results”
A. people have an equal CHANCE to succeed in education, politics, etc. B. a state in which people have approximately the same material wealth or receive the same amount of something

500

How would a LIBERTARIAN view the government’s role in each of the following topics? A. Economic Regulation B. Social Issues
A. Favor LIMITED government involvement (economically). B. Favor LIMITED government involvement (socially).

500

This concept describes a type of poll that attempts to spread negative statements about a candidate by posing as a polltaker.
Push Poll

500

List 3 reasons that HINDER voter participation in the United States.
Many reasons exist, here are some: - low levels of political efficacy (internal or external) - registration requirements can make it difficult to vote - apathy - weekday voting - transient electorate (need to register every time one moves) - sheer number of elections

500

List 3 types of political participation other than voting.
Many possible answers exist, thus here are a few acceptable responses: - donating money to a candidate, interest group, PAC, Super PAC - lobbying an elected official - protesting - sending an email/letter to an elected official