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pol.1101.exam2 - POL SCI 1101 Exam 2 Page 1 of 2 Chapter 6:...

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POL SCI 1101 Exam 2 Page 1 of 2 Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Action Public opinion     : the distribution of the population’s beliefs about politics and policy issues Demography     : science of human populations Census     : tool for understanding demographic changes; Constitution requires that govt  conduct “actual enumeration” of pop every 10 yrs o First census – 1790 o Minority groups disproportionately undercounted o Conservatives wish to not change system – don’t want minorities to be all  accounted for 3 great waves of immigration: o Northwestern Europeans (>19 th  century) o Southern and Eastern Europeans o Hispanics and Asians Minority majority     : emergence of a non-Caucasian majority, as compared w/White  generally Anglo-Saxon majority; predicted that by about 2060, Hispanic Americans,  African Americans, and Asian Americans together will outnumber White Americans Simpson-Mazzoli Act: requires that employers document the citizenship of their 
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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