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Unformatted text preview: norms. Liberal -- In the U.S., a proponent of a political ideology that favors extensive government action to redress social and economic inequalities. However, liberals are willing tolerate social behaviors that may be viewed as deviant and are resistant to government efforts to regulate social values and norms. Ambivalence -- A state of mind produced when particular issues evoke attitudes and core values that pull in opposite directions. Americans tend to not be very ideological. The spectrum of acceptable political debate is very narrow. Measuring Public Opinion Public Opinion Poll Interviews or surveys with a sample of citizens that are used to estimate the opinion of the entire population. Surveys based on probability Sampling: Random, Stratified Framing Measurement Error Cognitive Shortcuts Aggregate Partisanship Issue Publics Opinion Leaders...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Fall '07