Chapter 5 Flashcards
A recent survey found out that a plurality of the public says they follow government and public affairs
some of the time
In recent years, American public opinion has
shifted to the right
Research indicates that the transmission of political attitudes from parents to their offspring is substantial only when
attitudes relate to topics that regularly come up in family discussions
Which of the following is true of public opinion surveys that rate how well the president is handling the job
they can vary significantly over time
have positive images about their countr's political, social, and economic insitutions
What is the theory suggesting tat there are some things that can be learned only early in life and other things that can be learned only later in life called
cognitive development theory
The first political thoughts acquired by a small child is a
psychological attachment to America.
primitive sense of identification.
sense of external authority above parental authority.
What is the largest substantially different subculture in the United States?
On what basis have acts of civil disobedience been justified
The principal explicit teacher of information about politics is
Major political and social events seem to have the most powerful and lasting effect on those who experience them in their
teens and early twenties
All of the following are factors that motivate people to participate in politics except a
low sense of political efficacy
According to Verba and Nie, what category of citizen participation comprises about 4% of the population that consists of mainly lower status-groups, Catholics, and urban dwellers, and shows little partisan or ideological involvment
According to the rational actor model, which of the following activities would be considered the most rational and effective form of political participation?
True or False, Americans tend to support equality of opportunity over equality of result?
True or False, The public's high degree of interest in politics is substantiated by people's high level of knowledge of politics
According to Verba and Nie, what is the most common form of participation in all democracies
What is the percentage of Americans who say that they have themselves broken the law in a protest for political or social cause is?
True or False, Most studies have shown a strong relationship between public opinion and public policy
True or False, The highest rates of political activity are among people with a strong commitment to a political party
True or False, Once in school, children tend to become less partisan
True or False, One of the most common methods of political participation in the United States is the direct contact of public officials
True or False, Political socialization differs widely between distinctive political subcultures in the United States
True or False, The effect of school as an agent of political socialization is sudden and dynamic as the children enters grade school