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Ch 6 Public Opinion and Political Socialization Part 1 B

Quiz by Mark Stegall

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  • Q1
    The following is an example of a(n) __________ opinion: To reduce the threat of terrorism, would you be willing or not willing to allow government agencies to monitor the telephone calls and email of ordinary Americans on a regular basis? (Willing: 41%; Not willing: 52%; Don’t know/No answer: 7%)
  • Q2
    The systematic questioning of a small, selected sample of respondents who are representative of the total population is known as a(n) __________.
    secret ballot
    quota sample
    opinion poll
    random sample
  • Q3
    Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times reporter and author, identified the empowerment of __________ as a moral imperative for the twenty-first century.
    the homeless
    young voters
    women and girls
  • Q4
    In __________ polls, respondents are given misleading information in the questions they are asked in order to persuade them to vote against a candidate.
  • Q5
    Which statement about political preferences and voting behavior is true?
    The largest factor contributing to people’s political preferences is the geographic area in which they live.
    Factors that contribute to political preferences and to voting behavior are independent of each other.
    The most accurate way to ascertain political attitudes is to divide the population into Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish blocs.
    People who share similar characteristics are able to influence each other and may also share common political concerns because of their common background.

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