Module Three Notes

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Printable Module Three Notes Purpose: To provide students with an "easy to print" version of the content covered in this module. Students should use the notes to study for the module test and the final. The notes should be kept for AP Exam review- prior to the national test. Students should ask for clarification about any content that they do not understand. Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting Political Socialization- the Agents of Socialization Family/ Parents = #1 agent Schools - pledge to the flag, patriotic song, stories, etc. Job - Union, stocks Education level and type (prep, religious school) Race Ethnicity Religion Crisscrossing Interests- Do your religion and ethnicity (or any other agents) support each other or cancel each other? Public Opinion Beneath the surface many "publics" exist with different opinion sets Question--Which portion of the population is on differing sides of the issue? Characteristics of Public opinion Intensity - fervor about a specific issue Latency - Potential opinion - sets rough boundaries for leaders Salience - How important is the issue to people's lives- does it directly affect people? (This can
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