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Public opinion
politically relevant opinions held by ordinary citizens that they express openly through words or actions
political socialization
process in which you develop your opinion
public opinion polls
random studies through phone calls
focus groups
groups lead by leader, inquire about chosen answers
probability sample
each individual in the pop has a known probability of being selected at random for inclusion
agents of socialization (6)
-family
-media
-churches
-school
-peers
-political leaders
ideology
consitent pattern of political attitudes that stem from a core belief
liberal
wants gov't involved, doesnt support traditional views
conservative
small gov't, not support trad. views
libertarian
small gov't, no values
populist
big gov't, trad. values
groups (6)
-religion
-age
-gender
-class
-region
-race/ethnicity
party identification
a person's ingrained sense of loyalty to a political party
crosscutting cleavages
when you blend and mold your group ideas together
platforms
set out what their stances are on certain issues