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PLS Test 2 –study guide Political socialization, ideology, and public opinion Agents of socialization - the individuals, organizations, and institutions that facilitate that acquisition of political views. Exit polls - polls conducted at polling places on Election Day to determine the winner of an election before voting officially ends. Gender gap - the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues. Political ideology - an integrated system of ideas or beliefs about political values in general and the role of government in particular. Political socialization - the process by which we develop our political values and opinions Public opinion poll- a survey of a given population’s opinion on an issue or a candidate at a particular point in time. Push polls- a special type of poll that both provides information to campaigns about candidate strengths and weaknesses and attempts to skew public opinion about a candidate Tracking polls - polls that measure changes in public opinion over the course of days, weeks, or months by repeatedly asking respondents the same questions and measuring changes in their responses. Short Answer Questions: What is political socialization, what purpose does it serve, and how are small children influenced by it in their families ad schools? o Political socialization is the process by which we develop our political values and opinions. W are influenced by are families and schools at a early age. The different beliefs and opinions are heard and shape the view of those around them. Also the media has a big influence in today’s society. Explain what knowledge of a person’s income, education and level of religious participation can tell us about their expected political leanings. o Someone’s knowledge of these things tells us that they
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are more likely to vote. The more educated someone is the more likely to have a higher income and status within a community making them more likely to vote and influence others. How responsive should our leaders be to public opinion? Identify how the
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