Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 I. Political Culture 1. Political...

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Chapter 7 I. Political Culture 1. Political culture is the psychology of the nation in regard to politics. A. What is Political Culture? 1. The beliefs, symbols, and values about a political system are the political cultures of a nation. B. Political Culture and Public Opinion 1. Political culture looks for basic, general values on politics and government. 2. Public opinion looks for views about specific leaders and policies, seeks responses to current questions. 3. Cynical is being untrusting and suspicious, especially of government. C. Participation in America 1. Democratic leaders try to keep public unaroused by them. 2. Try to stay away from scandals, inflation, unemployment, and unpopular wars. 3. Rule of anticipated reactions is that politicians form policies based on how they think the public will react. 4. Turnout is the percent of eligible voters who vote in a given election. 5. Less than half of all potential voters vote in America. 6. 64 percent of Americans satisfied with the way the government works.
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Drakulach during the Spring '08 term at Passaic County Community College.

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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 I. Political Culture 1. Political...

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