10 - Voluntary surveys Problems with polls Social...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1/25/10 POSC10 We the People Chp6 About public opinion Public Opinion - What we think about politics or political issues Common way to measure public opinion are public polls Population – entire group of people you are interested in studying Sample – A subset of the population, which shares the demographic characteristics of the population as the whole Unscientific sampling methods Haphazard – you ask random people on the street, not really random Push polling –
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Voluntary surveys Problems with polls Social desirability Ex. A female surveyor asks your opinions on women in the workplace Question order Ex. Asking questions about crime rate before questions about gun control Question wording Graph – personal freedom not affairs Crosscutting cleavages, in two different groups and challenged to pick an opinion Unequal Democracy Chp3 Low-income voters more likely to vote for Democratic Party...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online