Am Gov Notes (9/28-10/2)
Am Gov Notes (9/28-10/2) POLI 1090 - 006
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CHAPTER 6 PUBLIC OPINION Compiled by Crystal Boutwell Definition of Public Opinion How people view policies the values and attitudes that people have about issues events and personalities 3 Values or beliefs a person s basic orientation to politics 3 Political ideology a cohesive set of beliefs that form a general philosophy about government gt Conservatism and Liberalism 0 v Attitude or opinion specific view about a particular issue personality or event Basic American Values v Liberty The freedom from excessive control of the government v Equality of opportunity the freedom to use your abilities and resources to reach your fullest potential v Democracy the ability for citizens to play a large role in the governmental process Political ideology v Definition a set of underlying orientations ideas beliefs gt Liberalism and conservatism v Associated with but not synonymous with partisanship gt Party label and definition might change but your ideology doesn t gt Ex After the civil war democratic and republican ideologies changed v Partisanship what party you associate with v Liberalism support government intervention in the economy and economic equality expansion of federal social services Have a greater concern for consumers and the environment gt Domestic issues I Government involvement to protect workers and expand social services I Advocate for poor minorities women consumers and environment gt Foreign affairs I Oppose sending American troops to influence the domestic affairs in other countries is shifting now I Support for international organizations v Conservatism support social and economic status quo and believe that a large powerful government poses a threat to citizens freedoms Factors that shape public opinion 0 v Place There is a political culture associated with every state v Family influences family influences political ideology v Occupation social class socioeconomic status determines what your relate to v Race 3 Media v Religion 3 Gender The current trend is that women vote more Democratic while men vote more Republican v Civic and social affiliations A democratic government should reflect the will of the people But how do we know what the people want 3 Polls