CHAPTER 6 10 doc - CLASS SELF QUIZ CHAPTER 6(Points 1.0 Which of the following is true about public opinion a People's opinions can be

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CLASS SELF QUIZ CHAPTER 6 (Points: 1.0) Which of the following is true about public opinion? a. People's opinions can be contradictory. b. Most Americans know very little about public affairs. c. Over 80 percent of adult Americans can identify the chief justice of the Supreme Court. d. The public's extensive knowledge about public affairs allows the people to play an active role in policy formation. e. Both a and b. 2. (Points: 1.0) A ________ would likely oppose major increases in health care spending by government and support government-required prayer in the public schools. a. liberal b. authoritarian c. libertarian d. conservative e. none of the above 3. (Points: 1.0) Union workers a. tend to vote Republican. b. tend to vote Democratic. c. tend to vote similarly to business-people. d. tend to be very conservative on economic issues. e. none of the above. 4. (Points: 1.0) A conservative is committed to individual freedom in the ________ sphere.
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a. a. social b. b. economic c. c. both a and b d. d. neither a nor b e. e. national security 5. (Points: 1.0) A consistent pattern of opinion on particular issues that stems from a basic underlying belief is called a. conservatism. b. an ideology. c. socialization. d. politicization. e. none of the above.
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6. (Points: 1.0) A member of Congress who wants to act on what the majority of his or her constituency thinks on a particular issue would be advised to respond to which of the following indicators? a. letters from constituents b. the editorial positions of newspapers in the constituency c. public demonstrations by constituents d. a poll based on a random sample of constituents e. the number of yard signs on major streets 7. (Points: 1.0) A sample of 1075 respondents would have a sampling error (at a 95 percent confidence level) of a. a. plus or minus 1 percent. b. b. plus or minus 2 percent. c. c.
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plus or minus 3 percent. d. d. plus or minus 10 percent. e. e. plus or minus 20 percent. 8. (Points: 1.0) Libertarians are opposed to governmental intervention in a. a. both the economic and social spheres. b. b. the economic but not the social sphere. c. c. the social sphere, but not the economic sphere. d. d. neither the social nor the economic spheres. e. e. only affirmative action. 9. (Points: 1.0) Public opinion is ordinarily used in reference to the whole society. This perspective is
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a. a. accurate, since Americans are one people and indivisible. b. b. less accurate than a view of public opinion based on the majority, since the political system operates on the principle of majority rule. c. c. less accurate than the idea that Americans form many publics, which differ greatly in such things as the level of attention they pay to politics. d.
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2009 for the course POLITICAL 123455 taught by Professor Balma during the Spring '09 term at Fullerton College.

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