Public Opinion - Public Opinion Chapter 10 In this chapter...

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Public Opinion Chapter 10
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In this chapter we will learn about the role of public opinion in a democracy how public opinion can be measured where our opinions come from what our opinions are: do we think like the “ideal democratic citizen”? the relationship of citizenship to public opinion
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The role of public opinion in a democracy Why public opinion ought to matter: The government’s legitimacy rests on the idea that government exists to serve the interests of its citizens. Why public opinion does matter: Politicians act as though they believe the public is keeping tabs on them
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Two competing views of citizenship The ideal democratic citizen A virtuous citizen concerned with the common good Recognizes that democracy carries obligations as well as rights The apolitical, self-interested citizen Inattentive and ill informed Easily manipulated Politically intolerant Unlikely to participate
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Measuring and tracking public opinion Informal measures of public opinion
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2010 for the course POL SCI political taught by Professor Any during the Spring '10 term at Ohio State.

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