Public Opinion and American National Gov\u2019t - Public Opinion and American National Gov\u2019t Why it is important Public Opinion Consists of the

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Public Opinion and American National Gov’t Why it is important: Public Opinion Consists of the collective attitudes, vies, & expectations about what the people say. Based on majority rule (it is a majoritarian democracy) We are testing political efficacy (use it as a measure to determine if the people care of not) Characteristics: Public Opinion Changes If public opinion changes, & if constitution is making policies based on the public opinion, then will they constantly change policies? o Ex. 9/11 Americans supported opinion to get Osama Bin Laden o After 1,000’s of American blood has been spilled, Americans want troops back home Public Opinion changes! Gov’t conclusion lacks behind Public Opinion (gov’t is slow) How do people form opinions? 1. Family 2. Religion/ Church

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