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Unformatted text preview: the supreme court in 1966 Turnout- the percentage of eligible individuals who actually vote American political community- citizens who are eligible to vote and who participate in American political life Gender gap- a distinctive pattern of voting behavior reflecting the differences in views between women and men Socioeconomic status- status in society based on level of education, income, and occupational prestige Civic engagement- a sense of concern among members of the political community about public, social, and political life, expressed through participation in social and political organizations Mobilization- the process by which large numbers of people are organized for a political activity Political institution- an organization that connects people to politics, such as a political party, or a governmental organization, such as the Congress or the courts...
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- Fall '07