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PoliticallinkageGreenberg5-7 - 5/11/10 Greenberg Political...

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5/11/10 1 Greenberg Political Linkage Factors (5-10) Ch 5, 6, 7 Political linkages (p.19) Chapter 5 Public Opinion Core beliefs and political attitudes expressed by ordinary citizens (measured by polls and surveys) Importance in democracy (rule by the people), voice must be heard, government True Democracy (Close match between public opinion and government policies
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5/11/10 2 Core beliefs = nature of human beings, society, and the political order. American political culture Individualism and individual freedoms Capitalism or free enterprise Equality and democracy How and Why People’s Political Attitudes differ Biggest differences between white and black Americans, between Hispanics and Asian Americans in partisanship, economic issues involving government programs, affirmative action Political socializations occur through family, neighborhood, schools, popular culture Difference: family, religion, region, urban or rural residence, education level, gender, and age, social class Measuring Public Opinion Sample survey Random sampling
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5/11/10 3 Political ideology: a system of interrelated and coherently patterned beliefs and attitudes Liberals and Conservatives Economic liberals and Economic
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