Chapter 10 – Part 1

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Chapter 10 – Part 1 Public opinion – those opinions held by private persons which the governments find it prudent to heed Scientific polling – tool developed in the 1900s for systematically investigating the opinions of ordinary people, based on random samples Attitude – an organized and consistent manner of thinking and feeling about people, groups, social issues, or more generally, any event in one’s environment Ideology – a comprehensive, integrated set of views about government and politics Liberals – favor extensive government action to redress social and economic inequalities and tolerate social behaviors that conservatives
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Unformatted text preview: view as deviant Conservatives favor small or limited government, an unfettered free market, self-reliance, and traditional social norms Core values moral beliefs held by citizens that underlie their attitudes toward political and other issues Political socialization the process by which citizens acquire their political beliefs and values Ambivalence a state of mind produced when particular issues evoke attitudes and beliefs that pull in opposite directions Framing providing a context that affects the criteria citizens use to evaluate candidates, campaigns, and political issues...
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course POLS 140 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at Bucknell.

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