Poli 100 Book Quiz 2 1/2

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The Book Quiz For Chapters 6-10 In AM GOV Losco Baker. Poli 100. This Is For Chapters 6 And 7.


 
  
Created Oct 11, 2011
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focus groups
 
small gatherings of individuals used to test ideas before marketing
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elites
 
individuals in a position of authority, often those with a higher level of education than the...
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public opinion
 
opinions held by private individuals that governments find it prudent to heed
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political culture
 
the dominant values and beliefs of a political community
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straw poll
 
an unscientific survey of popular views
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political socialization
 
the process by which individuals adopt the attitudes, values, beliefs, and opinions of their...
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life cycle effects
 
the impact of age-related factors in the formation of political attitudes, opinions, and beliefs 
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generational effects
 
the impact of events experienced by a generational cohort on the formation of common political...
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cohort
 
the members of one's own generation
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gender gap
 
systematic variation in political opinions that exists between males and females
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direction
 
the attribute of an individual's opinion that indicates a preference for or against a particular...
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salience
 
the attribute of an individual's opinion that indicates how central it is to her or his daily...
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stability
 
the attribute of an individual's opinion that measures how consistently it is held
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informational support
 
the attribute of an individual's opinion that measures his or her amount of knowledge concerning...
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benchmark survey
 
a campaign poll that measures a candidate's strength at the time of entrance into the electoral...
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trial heat survey
 
a campaign poll that measures the popularity of competing candidates in a particular electoral...
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tracking polls
 
campaign pols that measure candidates' relative strength on a daily basis
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push poll
 
campaign tactic that attacks an opponent while pretending to be a poll
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exit poll
 
interviews of voters as they leave the polling place
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scientific polls
 
any poll using proper sampling designs
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sample
 
the individuals whose opinions are actually measured
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population
 
the people whose opinions are being estimated through interviews with samples of group members
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probability sampling
 
a sample design showing that each individual in the population has a known probability of being...
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simple random sampling
 
technique of drawing a sample for interview in which all members of the targeted population...
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systematic sampling
 
a sample design to ensure that each individual in the population has an equal chance of being...
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the measures of the degree of accuracy of a poll based on the size of the sample
 
sampling error
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leading question
 
a question worded to suggest a particular answer desired by the pollster
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nonattitudes
 
opinions generated by a poll that do not exist in reality
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political cynicism
 
the view that government officials look out mostly for themselves
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political efficacy
 
the belief that an individual's actions can have an impact on the political process
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political ideology
 
a cohesive set of beliefs that form a general philosophy about the role of government
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liberalism
 
political philosophy that combines a belief in personal freedoms with the belief that the government...
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conservatism
 
political philosophy that rests on belief in traditional instituions and a minimal role for...
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populist
 
political philosophy expressing support for greater economic equality and for traditional social...
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libertarianism
 
political philosophy that espouses strong support for individual liberty in both social and...
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ideologue
 
one who thinks about politics almost exclusively through the prism of his or her ideological...
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BUYcotting
 
using purchasing decisions to support the products and policies of businesses
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rational actor theory
 
the theory that choices are based on our individual assessment of costs and benefits
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free riders
 
those who enjoy the benefits from activities without paying the costs of participation
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political engagement
 
psychological predisposition toward or interest in politics
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political interest
 
an attribute of political participants that measures one's concern for an election outcome...
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internal political efficacy
 
an individual's self-confidence in his or her ability to understand and participate in politics
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external political efficacy 
 
an individual's belief that his or her activities will influence what the govt will do or who...
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political information
 
a measure of the amount of political knowledge an individual possesses concerning political...
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strength of party identification
 
the degree of loyalty that an individual feels toward a particular political party
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political mobilization
 
process whereby citizens are alerted to participatory opportunities and encouraged to become...
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direct mobilization
 
process by which citizens are contacted personally by candidate and party organizations to...
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indirect mobilization
 
process by which political leaders use networks of friends and acquaintances to activate political...
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voter fatigue
 
a tendency to tire of the process of voting as a result of frequent elections
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checkbook democracy
 
a term that expresses the notion that little is required of citizens beyond their cash
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consumer activism
 
the practice of making a political or social statement with one's buying power


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