310_Note_Pages_Lecture_5_Socialization_Ideology_Public_Opinion

310_Note_Pages_Lecture_5_Socialization_Ideology_Public_Opinion

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Unformatted text preview: Political Socialization, Ideology, Public Opinion CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll GOV 310 Lecture 4 Keith and the question is... What influences cause different political theories to emerge? How does an individual's background influence his or her personal political beliefs? I. II. A. B. Definitions Political Socialization Ideology Lecture Outline Becoming socialized Effects of Political Socialization Why ideology? Types Distribution What It Is, What it Isn't Characteristics of Public Opinion Effects of Public Opinion III. A. B. C. IV. A. B. C. Public Opinion I. Definitions Political Socialization: The learning and teaching of political knowledge, beliefs, and values. I. Definitions Ideology: Complex set of beliefs, rationales, rationalizations through which we interpret the world and justify our actions I. Definitions Public Opinion: Those opinions that governments find it prudent to heed. I. Definitions A. B. Lecture Outline II. Political Socialization Ideology Becoming socialized Effects of Political Socialization Why ideology? Types Distribution What It Is, What it Isn't Characteristics of Public Opinion Effects of Public Opinion III. A. B. C. IV. A. B. C. Public Opinion Becoming socialized Agents of socialization Success of socialization Effects of Political Socialization Levels of support for the system (continuance) Levels of participation in the system (control) I. II. A. B. Definitions Political Socialization Lecture Outline III. A. B. C. Ideology Becoming socialized Effects of Political Socialization Why ideology? Types Distribution What It Is, What it Isn't Characteristics of Public Opinion Effects of Public Opinion IV. A. B. C. Public Opinion Why Ideology? Ideology as Political Thought http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/ptbase.htm http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/usbase.views.htm http://www.politicalthought.com/ Why ideology? Coping mechanism Rational Shapes reality Shapes policy and public opinion Types Historical dimension Modern: 2dimensional? 4? From textbook, p. 814 100 90 80 70 Percent of Respondents 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1972 1976 Distribution 1980 1984 1988 Year 1992 1996 2000 2002 Liberal Moderate Conservative Don't Know What is your Ideology?? Types How does your ideology match up with your policy preferences? With your rhetoric (labeling)? http://lhs.fuhsd.org/staff/pugh_david/notemplate/testyou http://www.selfgov.org/quiz.html How does your ideology match up with your party? http://www.3pc.net/matchmaker/quiz.html I. II. A. B. Definitions Political Socialization Ideology Lecture Outline Becoming socialized Effects of Political Socialization Why ideology? Types Distribution III. A. B. C. IV. A. B. C. Public Opinion What It Is, What it Isn't Characteristics of Public Opinion Effects of Public Opinion What Public Opinion Is, What it Isn't not what 250 million Americans think not poll results What Public Opinion Is, What it Isn't not what 250 million Americans think not poll results Related to, and flows from, political socialization, political culture, ideology What Public Opinion Is, What it Isn't http://www.rasmussenreports.com/ http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/ http://www.zogby.com/ http://www.gallup.com/ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144315,00.html http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/07/katrina.poll/index.html http://www.pollingreport.com/ Characteristics of Public Opinion Distribution (range of opinions) Range of intensity and relevance Ideological Dimensions 1. 2. 3. Effects of Public Opinion Can give direction to public policy Every government must take account of public opinion. Crosscutting pressures can blunt the effects of public opinion on one issue ...
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