Assignment, Political Science
Public Opinion and Political Participation

Project description
Answer all the questions from chapter 6 and 7 and use the textbook that mention in the document attached.
Chapter 6.1 = Answer the multiple choices question.
Chapter 6.2 = place the agents in order of their general impact on people, beginning with the strongest.
Chapter 6.3 = identify whether each statement is true or false.
Chapter 6.6 = Read the text on the given link and answer the multiple-choice questions.
Chapter 6.7 = Read the text on the given link and answer the multiple-choice questions.
Chapter 6.9 = identify whether the beliefs is liberal or conservative.
Chapter 6.10 = answer and choose libertarian ideology or not a libertarian ideology.
Chapter 7.1-4 = Answer the multiple choices questions.
Chapter 7.7 = Answer and choose all that apply.
Chapter 7.8 = identify whether each is indirect or direct mobilization.
Chapter 7.9 = Answer and choose more or less likely.
Chapter 7.10 = Study the graph and answer the multiple choices questions.
Chapter 7.11 = identify the item and place them in the chart (table).
Chapter 7.12 = ordering the following from most to least common method of participation.

Chapter 6
1. What two institutions have historically had the greatest impact on an individual’s political values and practices?

a. family and school

b. family and religious organization

c. family and workplace

d. the media and workplace

2. Different agents of political socialization have different impacts on individuals. Demonstrate your understanding of this by placing the agents in the order of their general impact on people, beginning with the strongest.

a. Family
b School
c. College
d. Political events
e. Peer groups
f. Media

3. Since the early 1980s, election scholars in the United States have spoken of a gender gap present in American politics. Analyze the graph and demonstrate your understanding of this phenomenon by identifying whether each statement below is true or false.

a. Men and women do not appear to differ much on what are traditionally viewed as “feminist issues.”
b. Fewer men support abortion than they do federal health insurance.
c. More women favor establishing equal roles for women than they favor permitting abortions.
d. Men are more inclined to worry about the danger of war than they are about increased defense spending.
e. The difference between how men and women feel about government-provided jobs is less than the difference between how they feel about establishing equal roles for women.

6. Click below to read a Pew Research Poll report, which will open in a new window. Then answer the questions that follow.

Note: The link to the report will open in a new window. After reading the report, close that new window to return to Connect.

Pew Research Poll(http://www.pewhispanic.org/2010/10/05/latinos-and-the-2010-elections-strong-support-for-democrats-weak-voter-motivation/)

a. What kind of sampling did the poll use?

a. deliberately non-representative sampling

b. random sampling

c. quota sampling

d. stratified sampling

b. What was the poll’s full sample size?

a. 300-999

b. 1000-1999

c. 2000-2999

d. 3000+

c. What was the poll’s margin of error for the full sample size?

a. +/- 1.9%

b. +/- 2.6%

c. +/- 3.3%

d. +/- 4.9%

d. Which is the strongest indicator that registered Latino voters will likely have voted in the 2010 election?

a. They have relatives from Mexico. b. They highly approve of President Obama. c. They are Democrats. d. They have talked about the Arizona immigration law with someone they know.
7. Review a Pew Trust in Government poll. Roll over the yellow dots at the bottom of the graph to learn more about the poll. Then answer the questions below.

Note that the link will open in a new window. To return to Connect, simply close that new window.

Review the Pew Trust in Government Poll (http://www.people-press.org/2013/10/18/trust-in-government-interactive/)

a, According to the poll report, which of the following most contributed to the fall in government trust in 2008 to 2009?

a. Hurricane Katrina

b. financial crisis and bank bailout

c. Iraq War

d. war in Afghanistan

b. Which party is at a historic low in trust in 2010?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

c. both parties

d. neither party
9. Liberals and Conservatives in the U.S.

Two ideologies dominate the American political landscape—liberal and conservative. Demonstrate your understanding of them by dragging each of the following beliefs to the proper ideology.

a. Support the right to bear arms
b. Want less economic regulation
c. Support stem cell research
d. Literal interpretation of the Constitution
e. Want government to spend more
f. Want services to be provided by government
g. Tax rate should not be higher for those with high incomes
h. Prefer small government
i. Believe in higher taxes
j. Opposed to gay marriage
k. Prefer some means of gun control

10. Which of the following issues are part of an American libertarian ideology?

No use of taxes to make people more equal
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Gun control
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Legalization of recreational drugs
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Freedom of choice concerning abortion
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Government intervention on religious issues
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology
Chapter 7

1. Which of the following instances best exemplifies the “free rider” problem?

a. unqualified candidates who are elected primarily because they share a ticket with a more prominent and popular candidate

b. incumbent political officials who exploit the privileges of their office to give them an advantage over their rivals

c. citizens who enjoy the benefits of a democratic system without actively participating in the democratic process

d. prominent citizens who use their political connections to lobby for legislation that benefits them personally

e. advocacy groups that pursue political goals through traditionally nonpolitical means

2. In today’s political climate, women are more likely than men to

a. run a political campaign.

b. vote.

c. contact political leaders.

d. contribute to political causes.

e. hold political office.

3. In 2008, the Obama campaign demonstrated that large amounts of money could be raised through

a. public financing.

b. campaign fundraising events.

c. the use of the Internet.

d. campaign mailings.

e. None of these answers is correct.

4. Some states are finding ways to make voting easier; other states are turning to even more stringent requirements, such as

a. the requirement to show a photo ID.

b. longer residency requirements, in excess of six months.

c. longer registration requirements, in excess of three months.

d. proof of citizenship.

e. All these answers are correct

7. For each political activity listed, determine the resources that are needed for each type.

Click all that apply.
Voting

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Campaign Work

a. time

b. money

c. skills
Campaign Contributions

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Contact an Official

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Protest

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Informal Community Work

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Member of Local Board

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Affiliation with Political Organization

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Contribute to a Political Cause

a. time

b. money

c. skills

8. Determine whether each means of contact is an example of indirect or direct mobilization. Drag to the correct column.
a. Circulation of Petitions
b. Churches
c. Business Groups
d. Labor Unions
e. Chamber of Commerce
f. Direct Mail Solicitation

9. Indicate whether each of the following people is more or less likely to vote.

a. A Latino
More Likely
Less Likely
b. A 70-year-old retiree
More Likely
Less Likely
c. A 22-year-old student
More Likely
Less Likely
d. A dockworker earning $30,000 a year
More Likely
Less Likely
e. An African American
More Likely
Less Likely
f. A laborer with only a high-school education
More Likely
Less Likely
g. A social scientist with a PhD
More Likely
Less Likely
h. A lawyer earning $180,000 a year
More Likely
Less Likely
10. The following graph shows voter turnout in each of the federal elections, midterm and presidential,
from 1974 until 2008. Study the graph and then answer the questions below.

a. All of the following are reasonable explanations
for the discrepancy between presidential and
midterm election turnout EXCEPT
a. The media focus far more attention on federal
elections when there is a presidential race.

b. Voters feel there is more at stake in presidential
elections than in midterm elections.

c. African-American turnout is far higher for
presidential races.

d. Parties spend more on presidential races than
on any individual congressional race.
b. Which of the following is the most reasonable explanation for the discrepancy between turnouts in the 1996 and 2008 elections?
a. Party competitiveness increased in the 2008
presidential race.

b. The 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform
Act alleviated Americans’ cynicism about politics.

c. Undercard local races were more competitive in
2008 than in 1996.

d. Television advertising by both parties increased
in the 2000s.
11. Voting in 2008

In 2008, America watched as Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election. Each candidate received support from different groups within society. Place the items above the chart into their proper location, demonstrating the top supporters for each candidate.

a. African Americans
b. People over the age of sixty
c. Whites
d. Republicans
e. People between the ages of thirty and forty-nine
f. People with incomes greater than $50,000
g. Hispanics
h. Democrats

Obama McCain
Most Supportive
Second Most Supportive
Third Most Supportive
Fourth Most Supportive

12. Common Methods of Conventional Participation

Americans choose to participate in politics in different ways. Using the 2008 election as your guide, demonstrate your understanding of the various means of conventional participation by ordering the following from most to least common method of participation.

a. Attended a meeting, rally, or speech.
b. Contributed money
c. Displayed a button, sticker or sign
d. Worked for a party or candidate
e. Voted in the election
f. Tried to influence vote of others by talking to them.

IMPORTANT!!
Use the textbook to help and find the answers. (Chapter 4 and 5)

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Assignment, Political Science
Public Opinion and Political Participation

Project description
Answer all the questions from chapter 6 and 7 and use the textbook that mention in the document attached.
Chapter 6.1 = Answer the multiple choices question.
Chapter 6.2 = place the agents in order of their general impact on people, beginning with the strongest.
Chapter 6.3 = identify whether each statement is true or false.
Chapter 6.6 = Read the text on the given link and answer the multiple-choice questions.
Chapter 6.7 = Read the text on the given link and answer the multiple-choice questions.
Chapter 6.9 = identify whether the beliefs is liberal or conservative.
Chapter 6.10 = answer and choose libertarian ideology or not a libertarian ideology.
Chapter 7.1-4 = Answer the multiple choices questions.
Chapter 7.7 = Answer and choose all that apply.
Chapter 7.8 = identify whether each is indirect or direct mobilization.
Chapter 7.9 = Answer and choose more or less likely.
Chapter 7.10 = Study the graph and answer the multiple choices questions.
Chapter 7.11 = identify the item and place them in the chart (table).
Chapter 7.12 = ordering the following from most to least common method of participation.

Chapter 6
1. What two institutions have historically had the greatest impact on an individual’s political values and practices?

a. family and school

b. family and religious organization

c. family and workplace

d. the media and workplace

2. Different agents of political socialization have different impacts on individuals. Demonstrate your understanding of this by placing the agents in the order of their general impact on people, beginning with the strongest.

a. Family
b School
c. College
d. Political events
e. Peer groups
f. Media

3. Since the early 1980s, election scholars in the United States have spoken of a gender gap present in American politics. Analyze the graph and demonstrate your understanding of this phenomenon by identifying whether each statement below is true or false.

a. Men and women do not appear to differ much on what are traditionally viewed as “feminist issues.”
b. Fewer men support abortion than they do federal health insurance.
c. More women favor establishing equal roles for women than they favor permitting abortions.
d. Men are more inclined to worry about the danger of war than they are about increased defense spending.
e. The difference between how men and women feel about government-provided jobs is less than the difference between how they feel about establishing equal roles for women.

6. Click below to read a Pew Research Poll report, which will open in a new window. Then answer the questions that follow.

Note: The link to the report will open in a new window. After reading the report, close that new window to return to Connect.

Pew Research Poll(http://www.pewhispanic.org/2010/10/05/latinos-and-the-2010-elections-strong-support-for-democrats-weak-voter-motivation/)

a. What kind of sampling did the poll use?

a. deliberately non-representative sampling

b. random sampling

c. quota sampling

d. stratified sampling

b. What was the poll’s full sample size?

a. 300-999

b. 1000-1999

c. 2000-2999

d. 3000+

c. What was the poll’s margin of error for the full sample size?

a. +/- 1.9%

b. +/- 2.6%

c. +/- 3.3%

d. +/- 4.9%

d. Which is the strongest indicator that registered Latino voters will likely have voted in the 2010 election?

a. They have relatives from Mexico. b. They highly approve of President Obama. c. They are Democrats. d. They have talked about the Arizona immigration law with someone they know.
7. Review a Pew Trust in Government poll. Roll over the yellow dots at the bottom of the graph to learn more about the poll. Then answer the questions below.

Note that the link will open in a new window. To return to Connect, simply close that new window.

Review the Pew Trust in Government Poll (http://www.people-press.org/2013/10/18/trust-in-government-interactive/)

a, According to the poll report, which of the following most contributed to the fall in government trust in 2008 to 2009?

a. Hurricane Katrina

b. financial crisis and bank bailout

c. Iraq War

d. war in Afghanistan

b. Which party is at a historic low in trust in 2010?
a. Democratic Party
b. Republican Party

c. both parties

d. neither party
9. Liberals and Conservatives in the U.S.

Two ideologies dominate the American political landscape—liberal and conservative. Demonstrate your understanding of them by dragging each of the following beliefs to the proper ideology.

a. Support the right to bear arms
b. Want less economic regulation
c. Support stem cell research
d. Literal interpretation of the Constitution
e. Want government to spend more
f. Want services to be provided by government
g. Tax rate should not be higher for those with high incomes
h. Prefer small government
i. Believe in higher taxes
j. Opposed to gay marriage
k. Prefer some means of gun control

10. Which of the following issues are part of an American libertarian ideology?

No use of taxes to make people more equal
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Gun control
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Legalization of recreational drugs
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Freedom of choice concerning abortion
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology

Government intervention on religious issues
Libertarian Ideology
Not a Libertarian Ideology
Chapter 7

1. Which of the following instances best exemplifies the “free rider” problem?

a. unqualified candidates who are elected primarily because they share a ticket with a more prominent and popular candidate

b. incumbent political officials who exploit the privileges of their office to give them an advantage over their rivals

c. citizens who enjoy the benefits of a democratic system without actively participating in the democratic process

d. prominent citizens who use their political connections to lobby for legislation that benefits them personally

e. advocacy groups that pursue political goals through traditionally nonpolitical means

2. In today’s political climate, women are more likely than men to

a. run a political campaign.

b. vote.

c. contact political leaders.

d. contribute to political causes.

e. hold political office.

3. In 2008, the Obama campaign demonstrated that large amounts of money could be raised through

a. public financing.

b. campaign fundraising events.

c. the use of the Internet.

d. campaign mailings.

e. None of these answers is correct.

4. Some states are finding ways to make voting easier; other states are turning to even more stringent requirements, such as

a. the requirement to show a photo ID.

b. longer residency requirements, in excess of six months.

c. longer registration requirements, in excess of three months.

d. proof of citizenship.

e. All these answers are correct

7. For each political activity listed, determine the resources that are needed for each type.

Click all that apply.
Voting

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Campaign Work

a. time

b. money

c. skills
Campaign Contributions

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Contact an Official

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Protest

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Informal Community Work

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Member of Local Board

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Affiliation with Political Organization

a. time

b. money

c. skills

Contribute to a Political Cause

a. time

b. money

c. skills

8. Determine whether each means of contact is an example of indirect or direct mobilization. Drag to the correct column.
a. Circulation of Petitions
b. Churches
c. Business Groups
d. Labor Unions
e. Chamber of Commerce
f. Direct Mail Solicitation

9. Indicate whether each of the following people is more or less likely to vote.

a. A Latino
More Likely
Less Likely
b. A 70-year-old retiree
More Likely
Less Likely
c. A 22-year-old student
More Likely
Less Likely
d. A dockworker earning $30,000 a year
More Likely
Less Likely
e. An African American
More Likely
Less Likely
f. A laborer with only a high-school education
More Likely
Less Likely
g. A social scientist with a PhD
More Likely
Less Likely
h. A lawyer earning $180,000 a year
More Likely
Less Likely
10. The following graph shows voter turnout in each of the federal elections, midterm and presidential,
from 1974 until 2008. Study the graph and then answer the questions below.

a. All of the following are reasonable explanations
for the discrepancy between presidential and
midterm election turnout EXCEPT
a. The media focus far more attention on federal
elections when there is a presidential race.

b. Voters feel there is more at stake in presidential
elections than in midterm elections.

c. African-American turnout is far higher for
presidential races.

d. Parties spend more on presidential races than
on any individual congressional race.
b. Which of the following is the most reasonable explanation for the discrepancy between turnouts in the 1996 and 2008 elections?
a. Party competitiveness increased in the 2008
presidential race.

b. The 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform
Act alleviated Americans’ cynicism about politics.

c. Undercard local races were more competitive in
2008 than in 1996.

d. Television advertising by both parties increased
in the 2000s.
11. Voting in 2008

In 2008, America watched as Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the presidential election. Each candidate received support from different groups within society. Place the items above the chart into their proper location, demonstrating the top supporters for each candidate.

a. African Americans
b. People over the age of sixty
c. Whites
d. Republicans
e. People between the ages of thirty and forty-nine
f. People with incomes greater than $50,000
g. Hispanics
h. Democrats

Obama McCain
Most Supportive
Second Most Supportive
Third Most Supportive
Fourth Most Supportive

12. Common Methods of Conventional Participation

Americans choose to participate in politics in different ways. Using the 2008 election as your guide, demonstrate your understanding of the various means of conventional participation by ordering the following from most to least common method of participation.

a. Attended a meeting, rally, or speech.
b. Contributed money
c. Displayed a button, sticker or sign
d. Worked for a party or candidate
e. Voted in the election
f. Tried to influence vote of others by talking to them.

IMPORTANT!!
Use the textbook to help and find the answers. (Chapter 4 and 5)

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