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Section 1

TermDefinition
Public Opinion the aggregation of views shared by a segment of society on issues of interest or concern to people
Public Policy the choices the government makes and the actions it takes in response to a particular issue or problem
Political Socializtion the process by which people acquire political beliefs
Mass Media any means of communication that provides information to a large audience
Propaganda information designed to influence public opinion
Poll a survey of people scientifically selected to provide opinions about something
Sample the group of people who take part in a poll
Sampling Error the margin of error that indicates a poll's accuracy
Bias errors introduced by polling methods that lead to one outcome over others
Objectivity freedom from bias and outside factors that may influence the results of a poll
Exit Poll a poll that surveys a randomly selected fraction of voters after they have voted
Created by: bethanytindol