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AP Gov ch 6 vocab


Census count of American population every 10 yrs
Civic competence belief one can affect gov policies
Civil disobedience unconventional participation designed to consciously break law thought to be unjust
Class consciousness belief you are a member of an economics group whose interests are opposed to people in other such groups
Demography science of human population
Elite people with disproportionate amount of valued resource
Exit Poll poll taken at randomly selected polling places after citizens have places their votes
Gender Gap women more likely than men to express liberal attitudes to support democratic candidates
Melting pot mixture of cultures ideas and people in the united states
minority majority reference to status of white, Anglo-Saxon Americans, currently holding majority status
Norm standard right and proper conduct
Orthodox religion morality and religion ought to be of decisive importance
political culture overall set of values widely shared within a society
political efficacy belief you can participate in politics or the gov will respond to citizenry
political elites people with disproportionate share of political power
political ideology coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy
political participation activities used by citizens to influence political outcomes
political socialization process which citizens acquire knowledge feelings and evaluations of the political world
poll survey of public opinion
progressive religion belief that personal freedom and solving social problems are more important than religion
protest form of political participation designed to change policy through unconventional tactics
public opinion distribution of the populations beliefs about politics and issues
random digit dialing phone #s dialed at random around the country
random sampling polling technique based on principle that everyone has equal probability of being selected as part of the sample
reapportionment reallocation of 435 seats in House of Representatives based on changes in residency and population found in the census
sample small proportion of the population chosen to represent the whole population
sampling error level of confidence involved in a sample result- level is dependent on size of the sample
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