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American Government

Political Science

Quiz 9 :

Public Opinion and the Media

Quiz 9 :

Public Opinion and the Media

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People who live in segregated neighborhoods may vote differently when racial matters are at issue because they:
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Public assessments of elected officials, attitudes toward political organizations and social groups, and preferences about whether and how government ought to address important problems can all be classified under the heading of __________.
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The 2016 election saw pronounced differences between rural and urban voters, with the latter strongly favoring Clinton, and the former overwhelmingly favoring Trump.Well into 2018, polls showed rural voters favoring Trump by 10 points more on average than urban and suburban voters.Some analysts, in response, pointed to cultural differences between these voters as a reason for the split, while others pointed to economic decline in rural America as a more pointed explanation.Does this fit with past explanations for a rural-urban split in public opinion?
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In American politics, persons who seek to expand liberty above all other principles, as well as to minimize government intervention in the economy and society, are called:
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An all-encompassing means of understanding the world or society, one through which an individual can filter all new political information and situations, is best described as:
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The chief vehicle through which liberals have advanced their policy ideas in recent times has been:
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The process through which underlying beliefs and values are formed is collectively called political:
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What appears to be behind differences in the way women and men vote in the United States?
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Individuals' preferences about politics and public policy are usually most rooted in:
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Conservative policy ideas have, in recent years, been developed with the notable backing and assistance of:
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Amy, an international relations professor at a small state college in the western United States, now reaches a small, but well-educated and influential group of Internet users with a blog focused on the importance of human rights, education, and economic growth worldwide.By contrast, an individual known only by the pseudonym of JFK Ultra produces conspiracy theory videos that have won a huge, global audience.The videos have a populist bent, with their attacks on a "New World Order" and the global economy. What might the creators of this content have in common, despite what would appear to be wildly different political views?
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The term for the sum of many citizens' views and interests is:
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That lawmakers often end up passing what the public seems to support, at least as shown through surveys, does not necessarily mean that the will of the people consistently influences what Congress does.This is because:
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A common refrain of American politicians in recent times-most notably among them former President George W.Bush-is that the only polls that matter are elections.Much like Bush, however, elected officials-especially ones working at the national level-nonetheless relied on public opinion surveys in carrying out their work.Why might this be the case?
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Over the past decade, the newspaper business has been dramatically hurt by the popularity of the Internet because:
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In response to Americans' heavy and increasing use of the Internet, traditional media such as newspapers, television, and radio have:
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More so than people with other ideologies, liberals have relied on public interest groups to advance their policy ideas, at least in the past few decades.What makes these organizations distinctive is:
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During the 2016 election, national media gave Donald Trump extensive attention for a press conference in which he promoted his own branded steaks and bottled water, as well as one of his golf courses.This is an example of how:
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Typically, political ideas are best marketed by organizations that have:
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Radio talk shows, some with huge audiences, have become important sources of commentary and opinion, while helping:
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