POLS 206 22211

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POLS 206 2/22/11 What Americans Value: Political Ideologies -Political Ideology: -A coherent set of beliefs about politics, public policy, and public purpose -Who Are the Liberals and Conservatives? -Predominance of conservative over liberal thinking -Currently about 38% conservative, 24% liberal, 38% moderate -Gender gap: women tend to be less conservative than men -Ideological variation by religion too -Do People Think in Ideological Terms? -Ideologues: think in ideological terms -Group Benefits voters: view politics through party or group label -Nature of the Times: view of politics based on whether times are good or bad -No issue content: vote routinely for party or personality How Americans Participate in Politics -Political Participation: all the activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue -Conventional Participation -Voting in elections -Working in campaigns or running for office -Contacting elected officials -Protest as Participation -Protest: a form of political participation designed to achieve policy changes
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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