Public Opinion Lecture Notes 10/13/15
Public Opinion Lecture Notes 10/13/15 POLI 110
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Public Opinion Poli 110 Lecture Notes Public Opinion 0 Public Opinion is the distribution of individual preferences within a population 0 Distribution percent of the public who have a certain view on a certain question 0 For every voter 4 nonvoters within population 0 All governments must consider public opinion but it is especially important in democracies 0 Public Opinion all individuals Measuring Public Opinion 0 Pseudo Polls call in your vote person on the street all star voting 0 Scientific polls 0 Random samples 0 Well worded questions 0 Trained interviewers o Thorough Analysis Forming Political Opinions and Values 0 Political Socialization 0 Family 0 School 0 Peers and Friends 0 Mass Media 0 Selective Exposure 0 Selective Attention Political Ideology and Attitudes Toward Government 0 Ideology stable attitude or beliefs about politics 0 It is difficult to have a consistent ideology 0 Liberalism 0 Conservatism Polarization 0 Congress has become more polarized 0 Elites have become more polarized Turnout Situational Variables Voting laws 0 Registration 0 Photo ID Kind of election 0 Primary vs General Elections 0 Primary Elections 39 Determines Who the candidates are Who get to run in the general election under the party 0 General Elections 39 Determines Who actually serves in office