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chapter 11 & stuff

public opinion a term that refers to the ideas and attitudes that most people hold about a particular issue or person
mass media television, radio, newspaper, magazines, recordings, movies, internet webs, and books
interest individuals who share a point of view about an issue sometimes unite to promote their beliefs
public opinion roll when individuals are requested to answer a survey
pollster conducts polls regularly
print media newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and books
electronic media radio, television, and the internet
public agenda government issues that receive the most time, money. and effort from the government leaders
leak secretly passing on information to friendly reporters about proposed actions
prior restraint government censorship of material before its published
libel no one is free to publish false information that will harm someone's reputation
malice evil intent
public interest groups groups that benefit all, or most of society
nonpartisan impartial group that educates voters about candidates and issues
P.A.C a group that collects money from the member of their groups and use it to support some candidates and oppose others
lobbyist representatives of interest groups who contact lawmakers or other government officials directly
Created by: roberthowell