Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Public Opinion in Florida Assess...

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Chapter 3 Public Opinion in Florida Assess public opinion: Problem: lack of knowledge, no opinion, if you ask- forced to choose Halo effect- inclined to say what is more socially acceptable Wording is important Surveys can ask leading questions Technique- random digit dialing Sampling error: +/- 3% Confidence interval- 95% confident falls in +/- 3% Response rate is declining, women are more likely to answer survey than men Florida Annual Policy Survey Changes in age, culture Declining trust in government 20-30 years long decline in trust in state government uptick after 9/11 difference in groups: blacks less trustful, independents and moderates less than liberals and conservatives, elderly and poor are more trusting trust in state is slightly higher than federal explanations: events (scandals), leadership, economy, dirty politics, cultural erosion Ideology 40% conservative, 40% moderate, 20% liberal moderates on I-4 corridor
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course POS 3182 taught by Professor Jewett during the Spring '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Public Opinion in Florida Assess...

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