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american society - Policy Preference: publics preferred...

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2/19 Ideas 1. Political Culture: refers to the fundamental beliefs that are widely held by the population a. Beliefs, knowledge, values, behaviors b. Competitive individualism c. Limited government d. Democracy e. Capitalism f. Freedom/ Liberty 2. Political Socialization: the process through which we learn or acquire political ideas or knowledge a. Family b. Religion c. Peers d. Education e. Media 3. Political Ideology: a coherent system of political beliefs that prescribe meaning and action a. Liberalism i. Strong government role in economy and social welfare ii. Limited government control in social morality b. Conservatism i. Limited government role in economy and social welfare ii. Strong government control in social morality 4. Political Attitude: an individuals feeling 5. Public Opinion: aggregated attitudes of ordinary citizens a. Party affiliation b. Age c. Income d. Region e. Race f. Gender g. religion 6.
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Unformatted text preview: Policy Preference: publics preferred policy based on public opinion on the issue Media 1. Roles a. Watchdog of the government b. Clarify electoral choices c. Provide policy information d. Political link for citizens to communicate with government and visa versa 2. Characteristics a. Structure of ownership 1 i. Privately owned profit motivation ii. Concentrated ownership: very few companies that own media outlets 3. Types a. Print media: newspapers, magazines, articles b. Radio c. Television i. Visual representation d. Internet 4. Critiques a. Criticisms of the structure i. Profit motivation: obstacle; maximum audience ii. Deters coverage of controversial topics iii. Lean towards entertainment iv. Deters in-depth coverage b. Concentrated ownership i. Limited perspectives ii. No competition 2...
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