chapter 5- - 1. What is public opinion? Public opinion is a...

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1. What is public opinion? Public opinion is a combination of the views, attitudes, and ideas held by individuals of a community. 2. What does your government text mean when it says “there is no single public opinion”? This means that there is a wide variety of viewpoints since there are different groups that think about different things. 3. Read paragraphs 2 and 3 on page 134. Briefly explain why public opinion is difficult to measure exactly. Opinions are dynamic and fluctuate considerably depending on the social, economic, or political event. 4. What are some beliefs that Americans hold in common? Americans have many things in common, including pride for our country, positivity about our political, social, and economic institutions, and the belief that all men (and women) are created equally. 5. Why are Americans generally so proud of, and positive about, their county? We have been taught all our lives to think that America is the best, but also because we were raised to hold basic values and America was based on and dedicated to these values. 6. What are three of the most important values of democracy that are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? The three most important values of the democracy are equality, freedom, and consent of
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