Lecture Slides April 26

Lecture Slides April 26 - Culture War The Myth of a...

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4/26/2010 1 Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America POLS107 April 26, 2010 Professor Jackson ANNOUNCEMENTS SJSU Day of Service – Friday, April 30th Extra Credit for participation and response paper (10 pts.) Register online: www.sjsu.edu/dayofservice **Sign up with POLS107 Team** 8:45am Check-In, Breakfast and Opening Ceremony 9:45am Travel to project sites 10:15am Work Begins at Project Sites (check-in and check- out on site to verify hours worked) 12:30pm Lunch and Reflection at Project Site 2:30pm Return to Campus Research Paper Outlines Feedback z Make sure that main focus of paper is public opinion on your issue, not the policy debate z Need at least 2 scholarly sources, 5 total sources z May need to narrow your focus – don’t need to cover every aspect of your issue z Follow the outline given in paper assignment
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4/26/2010 2 Public Opinion on Controversial Issues z Crime and punishment z Death penalty z Abortion z Euthanasia z Gay rights z Gun control Proposition 8 The “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Initiative Constitutional Amendment” z Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California z Provides that only marriage between a man and a women is valid or recognized in California Pre-Election Polls: Proposition 8 Public Policy Institute of California 0 20 40 60 Jan 2000 Feb 2004 Aug 2005 Sep 2006 Jun 2007 Aug 2008 Oct 2008 Nov 2008 Percent Oppose Favor
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4/26/2010 3 Pre-Election Polls: Proposition 8 Yes No Undecided Late October 44% 49% 7% Field Poll September 38 55 7
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