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Chapter 6-8


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Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
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Pos 110 - Government and Politics

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POS 110 Chapter 6 1 Which political figure claimed that our government rests on public opinion Abraham Lincoln 2 Which of the following presidents was the only president to receive an approval rating higher than 90 percent George W Bush 3 Public opinion is the aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs about certain issues or officials and it is the foundation of any democracy 4 Which term refers to the extent to which people believe their actions affect the course of government efficacy 5 Which of the following best defines political trust the extent to which people believe the government acts in their best interests 6 During President McKinley s administration what was used to gauge public opinion newspaper articles 7 What was wrong with the 1936 Literary Digest poll conducted during the presidential campaign the poll was biased in sampling 8 George Gallup who founded the American Institute of Public Opinion in 1935 correctly predicted the outcome of the 1936 election by generating a random sample of people to participate in surveys 9 Which university founded the Survey Research Center and is now the academic center for all sorts of polling University of Michigan 10 Which of the following is a potential problem with Internet polling Internet polling may be biased against older and poor Americans who are less likely to have Internet access 11 Which type of poll is conducted as voters are leaving the voting booth exit 12 The process by which our attitudes are shaped is called socialization 13 If your parents are Democrats what is the likelihood that you will also identifies yourself as a Democrat about 67 percent 14 What have preliminary studies of twins suggested about the formation of political attitudes Genetics may play a role in the formation of political attitudes 15 The terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 were a defining event that caused Americans to change their views on national security and express a willingness to give up some personal freedom to reduce the threat of terrorism This is an example of generational effect 16 Mariella was a Democrat when she was young but as she got older and began making more money she became a Republican because Republicans have pursued tax policies that protect individual wealth In this case Mariella is choosing a political ideology based upon selfinterest 17 Which concept deals with the psychological attachment that individuals have towards Democrats or Republicans party identification 18 Liberals tend to be and conservatives tend to be Democrats Republicans 19 How did the Framers feel about the public s capacity to be politically informed and make good choices They were concerned about the public s ability to make good political decisions 20 How has party polarization in Congress changed from the 1970s to present It has increased steadily over this period 21 Working class people who support the Republican party because they believe in a conservative social agenda and a decreased role for



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