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1

what is misleading to say

all people think... or the people

2

what is public opinion a collection of

opinions from many different people

3

what are the problems with public opinion in america

views of americans are diverse and plentiful; not every american acres about every issue; some issues attract strong points of view while others dont; the strength of a point of view can change quickly

4

what must people do to have a public opinion

people must outwardly express their opinions

5

where does the first lesson in politics come from

parents

6

how do elementary school teachers play a major role in political socialization

emphasize citizenship and becoming a positive. member of the community

7

what percent of houses have a tv
what about 2 tvs

98%
80%

8

how long is the average tv on

8hrs

9

what do peer groups do

often times they reinforce the ideas we already have

10

what is the best way to measure public opinions

elections

11

how do you know if you have a mandate

the margin of victory

12

some people think that the media creates what

public opinion

13

who gets feedback from the public on a regular basis

congress

14

how does congress get feedback from the public

receive emails and letters from people "back home"
many people hold town hall meetings when they return home

15

what did they use to vote in the 1930's

straw votes

16

how many polling companies are there

1,000+

17

what are the five steps to create a scientific poll

define who is supposed to be polled
create a sample
prepare valid question
select and control how the poll will be taken
analyze and report the findings to the public

18

how many people are usually polled in a sample

1,500

19

what are the margins for error in a poll

-/+3%

20

how are modern day polls analyzed

computers and other electronic hardware
pollsters will analyze the data, write a report to the public

21

is the media controlled by the government

no

22

why kind of business is the media

for profit

23

what's the most common way americans receive the news

tv

24

how many stations does PBS have

300

25

what was the first regular news paper

boston news letter

26

what news papers always covered politics

colonial era newspapers

27

newspapers now vs in 1920 (numbers)

2000
vs
1300

28

what news papers are viewed nationally

new york times, usa today, wall street journal

29

what was the first radio station

KDKA in pittsburg

30

who was the first president who used the radio

FDR