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Gov Ch. 4+7


Political Culture a coherent way of thinking about how politics and government ought to be carried out.
Civic Duty A belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs
Civic Competence A belief that one can affect government policies.
Class Consciousness A belief that you are a member of an economic group whose interests are opposed to people in other such groups.
Orthodox A belief that morality and religion ought to be of decisive importance
Progressive A belief that personal freedom and solving social problems are more importan than religion
Political Efficacy A belief that you can take part in politics (internal efficacy) or that he government will respond to the citizenry (external efficacy)
Internal efficacy the abilit to understand and take part in politics
External efficacy The willingness of the state to respond to the citizenry.
Public opinion how people think or feel about particular things.
poll a survey of public opinion
Random sample method of selecting from a population in which each person has an equal probabiliy of being selected.
Sampling Error The difference between the results of random samples taken at the same time
Exit Polls Polls based on interviews conducted on Election Day with randomly selected voters.
Political Socialization Process by which background traits influence one's political views.
Elite People who have a disproportionate amount of some valued resource.
Gender Gap Difference in political views between men and women
Political Ideology A more of less consistent set of beliefs about what policies government ought to pursue.
Political elites Persons with a disproportionate shar of politcal power
Created by: CarishaKK