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Chapter 6: Vocab

Vocabulary for Chapter 6

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Public Opinion The aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the population.
Demography The study of the human population. The study can include information containing the beliefs, and general ideas of the population.
Census The procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.
Melting Pot A metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous.
Minority Majority A term used to describe a U.S. state or other jurisdiction whose racial composition is less than fifty-percent of a racial category.
Political Culture The traditional orientation of the citizens of a nation toward politics, affecting their perceptions of political legitimacy.
Reapportionment The process of allocating political power among a set of principles.
Political Socialization A concept concerning the study of the developmental processes by which children and adolescents acquire political cognition, attitudes and behaviors.
Sample A part of statistical practice concerned with the selection of political information.
Random Sampling A part of statistical practice concerned with the selection of an unbiased or random subset of individual observations within a population of individuals intended to yield some knowledge about the population of concern.
Sampling Error The error caused by observing a sample instead of the whole population.
Random-digit Dialing A method for selecting people for involvement in telephone statistical surveys by generating telephone numbers at random.
Exit Poll A poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations.
Political Ideology A certain ethical set of ideals, or principles, for a polotical party.
Gender Gap A gap between the male and female gender, in politics.
Political Participation Participation of individuals in a government's decision making.
Protest Expresses a strong reaction of events or situations, by rally.
Civil Disobedience Is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government.
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