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17 Cards in this Set

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pluralist democracy
government responds to the views of an intense minority
elitist democracy
the policy opinions of an elite group of business and policy leaders ordinarily prevail
public opinion
the politically relevant opinions held by ordinary citizens that they express openly through words or actions
public opinion poll
a small group pf people are interviewed in order to estimate the opinions of a whole population
a small group of individuals
citizens of a country or students at a college
sampling error
indicates the likelihood that the responses of the sample accurately represent the view of the population
probability sample
a sample in which each individual in the populations has a known probability of being selected at random for inclusion
political socialization
the process through which people acquire their political opinions , beliefs and values
age-cohort tendency
holds that a significant change in the pattern of political socialization is almost always concentrated among younger citizens
agents of scialization
the socialization process takes place through a variety of agents, including family, schools, mass media, peers, and political leaders and events.
a consistent pattern of political attitudes the stem from a core belief
are those who say that government should do more to solve the country's problems and the the government ought not to support traditional values at the expense of the less conventional ones
those who think government should be sparing in its programs and who feel should use its power to uphold traditional values
are those who are reluctant to use government either as means of economic redistribution or as means of favoring particular social values
are those who would use government for both the purpose of economic redistribution and the purpose of guarding traditional values
party identification
refers to a persons ingrained sense of loyalty to a particular political party