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U3.LP4: Polling and Demographics U3.LP4: Polling and Demographics Presentation Transcript

  • Warm-UpRead the text on your notes and answer the multiple choice questions at the end.
  • Warm-Up1.Why is it important for people to have their own opinions in a democratic society?2.What are some influences of a populations’ opinions?3.Why would it be important for a candidate to know the opinions of different population groups?
  • ObjectiveSW examine polling and demographics inorder to analyze the voting patterns that characterize different demographics by interpreting data.
  • Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Polling and Demographics• GP:• IP:• Exit Slip
  • Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Polling and Demographics• GP:• IP:• Exit Slip
  • What is Polling?• Polling is to take a record of people’s background information and opinions.• It is done by surveying people in the U.S. Census, opinion polling and exit polls on election day.• The U.S. Census is an official count of the population of the United States that records Polling: Gather various information about information about individuals. people.
  • Who uses polling information?• Polling is used by candidates and incumbents to know what the voters want from their do om government. at fr h t W an w ur t? ou yo en• An incumbent is an elected y nm official who is running in a er gov campaign to keep his/her position.• Elected Officials and Candidates constantly need to know what the people want so they can represent them well in government and win votes.
  • What is Demographics?
  • What is Demographics?• Demographics are the characteristics of a human population.
  • What is Demographics?• Demographics are the characteristics of a human population.• Demographics are used in campaigns and by government to make sure people’s needs are being addressed.
  • Demographic Populations • Urban v. Rural• Race populations• Gender • Religion• Age • Disabilities• Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 60% of the population of Howard County is over 55 years old
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 60% of the population of Howard County is over 55 years old • THEN government will make sure they address retirement issues such as medicare and social security.
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 30% of the population is low income
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 30% of the population is low income • THEN government will make sure they address welfare and unemployment benefits.
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 80% of registered voters are Democrats
  • Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 80% of registered voters are Democrats • THEN candidates will make sure to support issues that Democrats generally support in their campaign.
  • Differences in Political Opinions A 2010 poll in Prince George’s County asked: “What is the biggest problem in PG County?” Taxes Employment Crime Education Traffic 7%1% 1% 8% 5%2% 22% 13%22% 34% 43% 47% 10% 36% 49% Women Teenagers Caucasians
  • Check for Understanding
  • Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPT
  • Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. Census
  • Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking Friends
  • Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking FriendsC.Exit Polls
  • Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking FriendsC.Exit PollsD.Opinion Surveys
  • Check for Understanding
  • Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to support
  • Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to supportA. “We have to raise taxes to support the war”
  • Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to supportA. “We have to raise taxes to support the war”B. “We have to increase trade with China”
  • Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to supportA. “We have to raise taxes to support the war”B. “We have to increase trade with China”C. “We must reduced spending, we should lower health care and education funding”
  • Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to supportA. “We have to raise taxes to support the war”B. “We have to increase trade with China”C. “We must reduced spending, we should lower health care and education funding”D. “We have to increase welfare services and unemployment benefits during this recession
  • Check for Understanding
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votes
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican Candidate
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican CandidateB. Democratic Candidate
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican CandidateB. Democratic CandidateC. Third Party Candidate
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votes
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican Candidate
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican CandidateB. Democratic Candidate
  • Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican CandidateB. Democratic CandidateC. Third Party Candidate
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided PracticeYour task today is to use data polling information from our school.You will either respond to the data as a citizen or a candidate.
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper to your neighbor.
  • Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper to your neighbor.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers
  • Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper to your neighbor.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers3. If you are a citizen, you will express your concern about the data. Answer in your designated spot.
  • Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper to your neighbor.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers3. If you are a citizen, you will express your concern about the data. Answer in your designated spot.4. If you are a candidate, you will respond to citizens concerns by writing HOW you will solve the problems.
  • Guided Practice This bar graph shows the median1100 income / week by education level 825 550 $1,025 $626 $1,026 275 $454 $454 $626 0 High School Dropout High school Diploma Bachelor’s Degree This pie chart shows the 2009-2010 graduation rate at Fairmont. 19% Students with Diploma Students who dropped out 81%
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.CitizenCandidate
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.Citizen More education = more money. 454 X 52 = 23,608 and 1,026 X 53352 / 53,352 - 23,608 = $29,744 (difference in yearly wages)Candidate
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.Citizen 19% of students drop out of Fairmont EVERY YEAR. This is about 171 students. More education = more money. 454 X 52 = 23,608 and 1,026 X 53352 / 53,352 - 23,608 = $29,744 (difference in yearly wages)Candidate
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.Citizen This is a concern because this means they may NOT make much money, maybe not enough to support themselves and a family. 19% of students drop out of Fairmont EVERY YEAR. This is about 171 students. More education = more money. 454 X 52 = 23,608 and 1,026 X 53352 / 53,352 - 23,608 = $29,744 (difference in yearly wages)Candidate
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.Citizen This is a concern because this means they may NOT make much money, maybe not enough to support themselves and a family. 19% of students drop out of Fairmont EVERY YEAR. This is about 171 students. More education = more money. 454 X 52 = 23,608 and 1,026 X 53352 / 53,352 - 23,608 = $29,744 (difference in yearly wages)Candidate I am concerned by this data too.
  • Guided Practice Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a Candidate how will you address the concerns brought up by the citizens? Be sure to BE specific in answers.Citizen This is a concern because this means they may NOT make much money, maybe not enough to support themselves and a family. 19% of students drop out of Fairmont EVERY YEAR. This is about 171 students. More education = more money. 454 X 52 = 23,608 and 1,026 X 53352 / 53,352 - 23,608 = $29,744 (difference in yearly wages)Candidate I am concerned by this data too. In order to address this problem, I plan to engage all students at school so they will want to keep coming and target at risk students. We can do this by...
  • Independent Practice
  • Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper.
  • Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers
  • Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers3. If you are a citizen, you will express your concern about the data. Answer in your designated spot.
  • Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper.2. You have a role.You must use your role and your own opinions to guide your answers3. If you are a citizen, you will express your concern about the data. Answer in your designated spot.4. If you are a candidate, you will respond to citizens concerns by writing HOW you will solve the problems.
  • Exit Slip:1. You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip.2. Please only write the letter of your answer in the appropriate blank.3. Complete it in silence.4. When you are done, carefully check over your answers.5. After checking your answers, please begin your homework.
  • 3, 2, 1, See Ya!What are 3 things that you learned today?What are 2 things that confused you?What is 1 thing you want to know moreabout?