government Ch 6 notes - Chapter Six- Public opinion and...

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Chapter Six- Public opinion and political action Carbon Based Entities Key Terms: Public opinion- the distributions of the population’s belief about politics and policy issue Demography- the science of human population changes Census-a valuable tool for understanding demographic changes. An alleged list of the population Melting pot-the mixing of cultures, ideas, and peoples that has changed the American nation. The USA, with its history of immigration, has often been called the melting pot Minority majority-the emergence of the non-Caucasian majority, compared with a white, generally Anglo-Saxon majority. It is predicted that by 2060 Hispanic Americans, African Americans and Asian Americans will outnumber white Americans. Political culture- an overall set of values widely shared within a society Reapportionment-the proves of reallocating sears in the house of representatives every 10 years on the basis of the results of the census Political socialization-according to Richard Dawson, “the process through which and individual acquires his particular political orientations Sample-a relatively small proportion of people who are chosen in a survey so as so be representative of the whole Random sampling-the key technique employed by sophisticated survey researchers which operates n the principle that everyone should have an equal probability of being selected for the sample Sampling error-the level of confidence in the findings of a public opinion poll. The more people interviewed, the more confident one can be of the results. Random digit dialing-a technique used by pollsters to place telephone calls randomly to
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