{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Public Opinion -Nov 4 - Chapter 9 Public Opinion Public...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 9 Public Opinion
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Public opinion is citizens’ attitudes about political issues, leaders, institutions and events– shapes and serves as a political basis of support for contemporary politicians. Public opinion is based in the fundamental core values or beliefs that American citizens have, and often organized as political ideologies , public opinion is a powerful if problematic force in American politics. Most Americans share a common set of political beliefs including equality of opportunity , individual freedom , and democracy .
Image of page 2
Individuals’ attitudes about politics tend to be shaped by underlying beliefs and values which are the product of various agents and processes known as political socialization . -Agents of socialization: 1. The family 2. Involuntary social groups (gender, religion) 3. Education 4. Changing political conditions
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Political Ideology Liberals support: -extensive governmental intervention in the economy -services for the poor, minorities, women, the environment, and
Image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern