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Opinion5 - Monday, September 13 POLS4510 PUBLIC OPINION AND...

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Monday, September 13 http://emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4510.html POLS4510 – PUBLIC OPINION AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (20597) Party Identification Macrolevel Opinion Political Socialization
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Macrolevel Opinion Macropartisanship Stable but follows trends in presidential approval and economic conditions Changes in partisanship do not result in changes in macro-ideology Increase in independent leaners (who behave like partisans)
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Presidential Approval Measure of President’s “political capital” Macrolevel Opinion Ability to set agenda depends on approval Influences on Presidential Approval Honeymoon Approval high in first few months then erodes as President acts Rally Around the Flag Effect Approval spikes with onset of international crises Approval declines as conflicts persist The Economy Respondents reward / punish president based on national economic climate
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Chapter 5 – Political Socialization Political Socialization learning of attitudes, values, and acceptable forms of behavior necessary to fit into the political order. Direct Socialization Political values are explicitly taught ( ex – via civics class ). Indirect Socialization Subtle translation of non-political attitudes into political attitudes ( ex – portrayal of political figures in media ).
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Political Socialization Adolescence Understanding of rights and sense of community Early adulthood Late adulthood increased stability of opinions Early Childhood National identity Late Childhood Civic norms and trust in government
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Wednesday, September 15 http://emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4510.html POLS4510 – PUBLIC OPINION AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (20597) Party Identification Exam # 1 – Friday, September 24 Political Socialization
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Political Socialization Socialized behavior / attitudes General / party ID Political efficacy – The affective feeling that one is satisfied with the procedures and products of government and that one believes they have a say in how government operates Specific issues Agents of socialization Parents Peers School / college Timing Political knowledge Activity (voting)
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Opinion5 - Monday, September 13 POLS4510 PUBLIC OPINION AND...

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