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Chapter 6: Political Socialization     and Public Opinion      A More Perfect Union 1/e
Political Socialization and Public                 Opinion• Political Socialization and Civic  Participation  – The Proces...
Political Socialization and Public                 Opinion• Agents of Socialization  – Family Influences on Activism and A...
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Political Socialization and Public                 Opinion• Agents of Socialization (continued)  – Demographic Characteris...
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Political Socialization and Public                Opinion• Measuring Public Opinion  – The Origins of Public Opinion Polls...
Political Socialization and Public                 Opinion• What Americans Think About Politics  – The Most Important Prob...
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  1. 1. Chapter 6: Political Socialization and Public Opinion A More Perfect Union 1/e
  2. 2. Political Socialization and Public Opinion• Political Socialization and Civic Participation – The Process of Political Socialization – Participating in Civic Life ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. Political Socialization and Public Opinion• Agents of Socialization – Family Influences on Activism and Attitudes – The Media’s Ever-Increasing Role in Socialization – Schools, Patriotism, and Civic Participation – Churches: The Role of Religion – Peers and Group Norms – Political and Community Leaders: Opinion Shapers ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3
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  5. 5. Political Socialization and Public Opinion• Agents of Socialization (continued) – Demographic Characteristics: Our Politics Are a Reflection of Ourselves • Race and Ethnicity • Gender • Age and Events • Geographic Region ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5
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  10. 10. Political Socialization and Public Opinion• Measuring Public Opinion – The Origins of Public Opinion Polls – How Public Opinion Polls Are Conducted • Sampling • Sampling Error – Types of Opinion Polls • Tracking • Push • Exit ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. Political Socialization and Public Opinion• What Americans Think About Politics – The Most Important Problem – The Mood of the Nation – Public Opinion About Government ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 11
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