n 30. Which of the following best describes the impression most Americans have of interest groups? - Generally negative 29. Today, political parties are accessible to - Virtually everyone 28. What is arguably the most important role of political parties in the American political system? - They promote responsibility among elected officials and provide a check on their powers 27. Which factor influences and decides an interest group’s political effectiveness? - All these factors influence and decide an interest group’s political effectiveness 26. One of the key means by which individuals now communicate with government leaders is through - Facebook and other social media 25. Which organizations do political scientists identify as assuming the roles formerly performed by political parties? - Interest groups, the media, and candidate-based organizations 24. The interaction of mutual interest groups, government officials, and members of Congress is known as a(n) - Iron triangle 23. Most Americans see the internet as a vehicle and an example of the principle of - Free speech 22. Lobbying includes all of the following EXCEPT - Mounting advertising campaign to alert the public about an issue 21. The modern media revolution began with the birth of - The Internet 60. Public officials often leak ____ to reporters to see what the political reaction will be - Trial balloons 58. Differences in press coverage between President Reagan and President Obama show ________. - A diminishing audience…messages. 59. Which of the following is a consequence of the rise of narrowcasting? - Young adults are LESS likely… information sources. 56. Which of the following is an accurate statement about private control of the media in the U.S. - Increasing profit orientation has driven American….. bureaus abroad. 55. What is the phenomenon that people’s beliefs often guide what they pay attention to and how they interpret events? - Selective perception
53. Political activists who employ media strategies to get their ideas placed high on the governmental agenda are also called _________.
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