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 ...
ObjectiveSW examine polling and demographics inorder to analyze the voting patterns that characterize different demographi...
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 ...
Who uses polling information?• Polling is used by candidates and  incumbents to know what the  voters want from their     ...
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 ...
Demographic Populations                   • Urban v. Rural•   Race             populations•   Gender         • Religion•  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic  information are                          • Urban v. Rural   •  ...
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 ...
Examples of how Polling and Demographic     information is used in government.• IF 60% of the population of Howard County ...
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    ...
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...
Differences in Political Opinions       A 2010 poll in Prince George’s County asked:       “What is the biggest problem in...
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 F...
Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of   collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking F...
Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of   collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking F...
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. “...
Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are   low income citizens likely to supportA. “...
Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are   low income citizens likely to supportA. “...
Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are   low income citizens likely to supportA. “...
Check for Understanding
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county   are Republican, what candidate is likely   to get the ...
Guided Practice
Guided PracticeYour task today is to use data polling information from our school.You will either respond to the         d...
Guided Practice
Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper to you...
Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper to you...
Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper to you...
Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper to you...
Guided Practice                This bar graph shows the median1100               income / week by education level 825 550 ...
Guided Practice            Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a            Candidate how will ...
Guided Practice            Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a            Candidate how will ...
Guided Practice            Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a            Candidate how will ...
Guided Practice             Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a             Candidate how wil...
Guided Practice             Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a             Candidate how wil...
Guided Practice             Response: As a citizen what is your concern with this data? As a             Candidate how wil...
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...
Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper.2...
Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will   respond and then pass the paper.2...
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...
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 k...
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  • U3.LP4: Polling and Demographics

    1. 1. Warm-UpRead the text on your notes and answer the multiple choice questions at the end.
    2. 2. 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?
    3. 3. ObjectiveSW examine polling and demographics inorder to analyze the voting patterns that characterize different demographics by interpreting data.
    4. 4. Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Polling and Demographics• GP:• IP:• Exit Slip
    5. 5. Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: Polling and Demographics• GP:• IP:• Exit Slip
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. 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.
    8. 8. What is Demographics?
    9. 9. What is Demographics?• Demographics are the characteristics of a human population.
    10. 10. 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.
    11. 11. Demographic Populations • Urban v. Rural• Race populations• Gender • Religion• Age • Disabilities• Income • Political Party affiliation
    12. 12. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    13. 13. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    14. 14. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    15. 15. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    16. 16. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    17. 17. Demographic Populations• Common categories of demographic information are • Urban v. Rural • Race populations • Gender • Religion • Age • Disabilities • Income • Political Party affiliation
    18. 18. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
    19. 19. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 60% of the population of Howard County is over 55 years old
    20. 20. 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.
    21. 21. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
    22. 22. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 30% of the population is low income
    23. 23. 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.
    24. 24. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.
    25. 25. Examples of how Polling and Demographic information is used in government.• IF 80% of registered voters are Democrats
    26. 26. 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.
    27. 27. 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
    28. 28. Check for Understanding
    29. 29. Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPT
    30. 30. Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. Census
    31. 31. Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking Friends
    32. 32. Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking FriendsC.Exit Polls
    33. 33. Check for Understanding1. All of these are common ways of collecting polling information EXCEPTA. U.S. CensusB. Asking FriendsC.Exit PollsD.Opinion Surveys
    34. 34. Check for Understanding
    35. 35. Check for Understanding2. Which of the following party platform statements are low income citizens likely to support
    36. 36. 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”
    37. 37. 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”
    38. 38. 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”
    39. 39. 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
    40. 40. Check for Understanding
    41. 41. Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votes
    42. 42. Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican Candidate
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. 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
    45. 45. Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votes
    46. 46. Check for Understanding3. When the majority of voters in a county are Republican, what candidate is likely to get the most votesA. Republican Candidate
    47. 47. 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
    48. 48. 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
    49. 49. Guided Practice
    50. 50. 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.
    51. 51. Guided Practice
    52. 52. Guided Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper to your neighbor.
    53. 53. 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
    54. 54. 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.
    55. 55. 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.
    56. 56. 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%
    57. 57. 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
    58. 58. 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
    59. 59. 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
    60. 60. 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
    61. 61. 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.
    62. 62. 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...
    63. 63. Independent Practice
    64. 64. Independent Practice1. You will be given a sheet that describes polling data. You will respond and then pass the paper.
    65. 65. 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
    66. 66. 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.
    67. 67. 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.
    68. 68. 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.
    69. 69. 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?

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