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
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