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Chp 8 gov vocab

Public opinion, participation, and voting

TermDefinition
Political socialization most notably in families and schools – by which we develop our political attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Public opinion The distribution of individual preferences or evaluations of a given issue, candidate, or institution within a specific population.
Random sample this type of sample, every individual has unknown and random chance of being selected.
Margin of error Range of percentage points in which the sample accurately reflects the population
Intensity How strongly an individual holds an opinion
Latency Political opinions that are held but not yet expressed
Salience Individuals belief that an issue is important to him or her
Voter registration System designed to reduce voter fraud by limiting voting to those who have established eligibility to vote by submitting the proper documents.
Party identification An informal and subjective affiliation with a political party that most people acquire in childhood.
Created by: janiskc