TAMIU Government 2305 Chapter 5

TAMIU Government - Stable dist4rbution – A distribution of opinions that shows little change over time Political socialization – The complex

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Government Chapter 5 Public opinion – The collected attitudes of citizens concerning a given issue or question Skewed distribution – A asymmetrical but generally bell shaped distribution of opinions; its mode, or most frequent response, lies off to one side Bimodal distribution – A distribution of opinions that shows two responses being chosen about as frequently as each other Normal distribution – A asymmetrical bell shaped distribution of opinions centered on a single mode or most frequent response
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Unformatted text preview: Stable dist4rbution – A distribution of opinions that shows little change over time Political socialization – The complex process by which people acquire their political views Socioeconomic status – Position in society, based on a combination of education, occupational status, and income Self-interest principle – The implication that people chose what benefits them personally Issue framing – The way that politicians or interest group leaders define an issue when presenting it to others...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course GOVT 2305 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Intl..

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