Political Science revision Exam 2

Political Science revision Exam 2 - Political Science...

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Political Science revision Political Opinion Define public opinion Who is public? whose public opinion really matters? pluralism Power elite others Measuring public opinion Straw poll Define sample Representative sample Quota sample Random sample Margin of error Reliability in terms of sampling Importance of public opinion polls How are opinions formed? Political socialization Primary principle
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Structuring principle Agents of socialization tracking polls exit polls polling era Social/demographic factors influence public opinion Relation between public opinion and political culture Generational effect what does the public know? Perceptual screening Cognitive dissonance Party identification party realignment How stable is public opinion? How does public opinion change, if it all? Does public opinion matter? Latency Intensity Saliency Public knowledge Foreign policy
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Frame of reference Unifying frame of reference Divisive frames of reference Political Participation Relation between political participation and public opinion
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POL 261h taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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