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equalityfreedom5.All minority groups are __more likely_________ than whites to support government action to improve economic opportunity.less likelymore likely6.Therefore, most members of minority groups tend to favor _______________.equality over freedom, and freedom over orderfreedom over equality, and order over freedom7.Women are ___________ than men to favor government action to promote equality.less likelymore likelyAnswer the following questions: Page 17 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution 1.List some examples of programs that women are likelyto support. Social and welfare issuesFamily , equality2.List some examples of programs that women are unlikelyto support. Law and order. Low taxes. Death penalty.3.Explain the gender gap. The discrepancy in public opinion between men and womenSection 5.5- From Values to IdeologyMentor Note: Ideology and one’s opinions on political issues are closely related, but not everyone fits neatly into categories such as “liberal” or “conservative.”Section 5.6- Forming Political Opinions Mentor Note: While surveys of political knowledge have shown that most people know basic facts about politics and government, the public is less knowledgeable about issues that can affect public policy (i.e., understanding crime rates or how much of the budget goes to foreign aid). If people are unsure about a policy, they can determine whether a policy will benefit them personally, or take cues from parties, government leaders, or interest groups to help them makepolitical judgments.Answer the following question: 1.Define the self-interest principle: people choose what benefits them personallyWhat does self-interest principle imply about public opinion and political socialization? Self-interest plays an obvious role in how people form opinions on government policies Supplemental Resource: Public Opinion VideoFor a closer look at the nature and importance of public opinion watch “Public Opinion.” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: Public OpinionTranscript. For additional practice, you can also complete the Public OpinionKnowledge Checkto assess your learning. Supplemental Resource: Socioeconomic Status, Demographics, and Patterns of Public Opinion VideoFor a closer look at the factors that influence public opinion watch “Socioeconomic Status, Demographics, and Patterns of Public Opinion.” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: Socioeconomic Status, Demographics, and Patterns of Public OpinionTranscript. For additional practice, you can also complete the Socioeconomic Status, Demographics, and Patterns of Public Opinion Knowledge Checkto assess your learning.
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