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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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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course POL SCI 215 taught by Professor Stefanschmidt during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '08