POLS 112 Lecture Notes: Public Opinion and Political Culture
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Monday January 26 2015 POLS 112 Lecture M 126 Public Opinion and Political Culture Where do our political values come from Political Socialization What is public opinion Where does it come from opinion what percentage of Americans believe a particular fact not necessarily a right answer or the answer depends heavily on previous beliefs not simply about valuesjudgement often talk about things that are provable public often diverse many differingconflicting views collective entity aggregate collective opinion public opinion the aggregate assessment of facts what is right and wrong or often times what is the state of the world might be about values facts judgement of those facts The inheritance of political values gt Political socialization and political culture political socialization where do political opinions come from Three stages of socialization Ages 03 primary socialization Adolescence Young adulthood Aspects of socialization 1 Parents primary socialization modeling behavior gt effects early on parents imprint styles of learning where we go for information how we learn about politics not specifics such as support or opposition socioeconomic status race amp ethnicity genetic inheritance inherit genetic predisposition towards liberal or conservative Monday January 26 2015 brain chemistry is partially genetically inherited Twin Studies genetic traits emerge after people move out as young adults and live in different environments around age 21 2 Religion filtered through parents 3 Geography because of the different social networks grabs a lot of different factors that tend to hang together with geography ie religion peer groups matter at every stage of socialization see below 4 Experience 5 Media connects to primary socialization of parents Educa on National events ie 911 wars The Great Depression The Great Recession the Civil Rights movement Political cognition and knowledge Political cognition Naturally build coalitions Ted Talk Evolutionary Psychology of Political Morality openness to experience gt liberal closeness to experience gt conservative First draft of moral mind Harm Fakness lngroup Authority Monday January 26 2015 Purity Moral questions mainly ingroup authority purity Ideology and knowledge Harm Fairness lngroup Authority Purity ideology simplification of the world makes us less able to perceive the nature of things But crucial allows some certainty Political Knowledge like a river Bottom ideology core values don t change much consistency of supportopposition of abortion Differing levels of support show morality of womenfetus Doesn t change much over time shows is it one of the core more questions Middle Party identification some policy depends on the actions of the party Top current events Right DirectionWrong Track Job Approval most volatile things farthest away from core values most likely to be changed by new information Knowledge Pew Research From ISIS to Unemployments What do Americans Know Political judgement How partisanship shapes our perceptioninterpretation of the world Bush s approval ratings Shot up after 911 in terms of crisis turn to president for leadership Nationalism Combination of the war on terror and the economy support dropped dramatically lf democracy depends on collectively working together but we can t agree on the facts leads to a huge problem s
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