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Unformatted text preview: • We have lowest voter turnout of any industrialized nation. 55% of eligible voters vote. • College educated and elderly vote more • High income equals more voters • Oregon used mail in ballots in ‘02 • Party column ballot: encourages straight ticket voting. • General agreement is consensus • Military is most trusted gov. institute. • 2003 2 most important problems: terrorism and economy • Gov. responds ot public opinion 40% of the time • Interest groups: groups of people who advocate a certain issue • Collective action allows individual groups of people to influence gov. • Solidary is belonging to an interest group to feel a sense of belonging • AARP is largest interest group •...
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- Spring '08