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Political Science 2320- Arnold Exam 1: Review Exam Review Study Guide for Exam I – 2320. This study guide is not exhaustive; however, it should be a very good beginning point for you in studying for the exam. Also, this study guide does not cover questions that may come from the reading material. What is ideology? Ideology:      an individual’s coherent set of values and beliefs about  the purpose and scope of government. There are two types of  ideology, liberals and conservatives.  What do conservatives tend to believe?  Liberals?  Conservatives (republicans): a government is best that governs the  least and big government can only infringe on individual, person,  and economic rights. Believed that government is best that governs the least and tends to  stand in the way of freedom and liberty.  Would tend to trust government closer to you… (local, state, federal)  Liberals (democrats): favor extensive governmental involvement in  the economy and the provision of social services; they also want  government to take an active role in the protection of minority rights.  Greater government, government is the core for society; necessary  to help relieve discrimination.  What are some of the demographic variables that are related to voting  participation? Education Those that have a greater education are more likely to vote.  Age The older you are, the more likely you are to vote.  Income  Gender (former Quality)  Race (spurious with education)  1
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Political Science 2320- Arnold Exam 1: Review What are some of the explanations for low voter turnout?  Cognitive limitations  We are not smart/ do not understand democracy and how it works.  Indirect measure of satisfaction  We are satisfied with the system the way it is. (things could be  worse)  Cynicism  Our vote doesn’t matter. We can’t change things.  Time Time is not a priority  Artificially contrived result which serves someone else’s interest.  Screwed up and hard to understand for certain reasons.  Which demographic variables are correlated with how one casts his or her  vote? Democrat Variable Republican Lower incomes Income Higher Incomes Lower Education, PhDs Education Higher Education,  except PhDs Female Gender Male African Americans, Jews,  Hispanics Ethnicity Whites, Cuban- Americans Northeast, Far West Region South, Midwest 2
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Political Science 2320- Arnold Exam 1: Review What are some of the proposals for increasing voter turnout?  For instance,  what is HAVA? National Election Day 
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