Ginsberg Chapter 5

Ginsberg Chapter 5 - GinsbergChapter5 PublicOpinion

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Ginsberg Chapter 5 Public Opinion Why do we believe what we do?   Political socialization: the process of learning political  attitudes and behaviors Public Opinion-The values, attitudes and beliefs that are shared by groups across the country Political Attitude-ideas about what balance of liberty and equality a country should have, and  how, and how fast, it should accomplish change Values Americans share: LIBERTY, EQUALITY of OPPORTUNITY, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, DEMOCRACY Political Ideologies  are beliefs about the goals of politics-often based on the underlying beliefs  and ideas each person has about government. These may be  related to the balance between  freedom and equality, but also often have to do with the proper role of government amount of  government regarding safety, security, the economy, and our relationships with other nations How does an individual form his or her political ideology? Agents of socialization:
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