11-30-11 Gov Chapter 6 Vocab

  1. The distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues is called:
    public opinion
  2. The science of human population changes is called:
  3. A valuable tool for understanding demographic changes that is used every ten years is:
  4. This term describes the mixing of cultures, ideas and peoples that has changed the American nation:
    Melting Pot
  5. This term describes the emergence of a non-caucasian majority, as compared with a white majority:
    Minority Majority
  6. An overall set of values widely shared within a society is called:
    Political Culture
  7. The process of reallocating seats in the house of representatives every 10 years on the basis of the results of the census is called:
  8. The process by which an individual recieves their knowledge, feelings, and evaluations regarding their political world:
    Political Socialization
  9. A relatively small proportion of people who are chosen in a survey so as to be representative of the whole:
  10. The key technique employed by sophisticated survey researches, which operates in the principle that everyone should have an equal probability of being selected for the sample
    Random Sampling
  11. The level of confidence in the findings of a public opinion poll.
    Sampling Error
  12. A techinique used by pollsters to place telephone calls randomly to both listed and unlisted numbers when conducting a survey.
    Random Digit Dialing
  13. Public opinion surveys used by major media pollsters to predict electoral winners with speed and precision.
    Exit Polls
  14. A term that revers to the regular pattern by which women are more likely to support democratic candidates.
    Gender Gap.
  15. A coherent set of beliefs about politics, public policy, and public purpose.
    Political Ideology
  16. All the activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue.
    Political Participation
  17. A form of political participation designed to achieve policy change through dramatic and unconventional tactics.
  18. A form of political participation that reflects a concious decision to break a law believed to be immoral and to suffer the consquences.
    Civil Disobediance
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