“Oral report, yes or no?”need to start writing the paperPublic opinion poll…same sex marriage Essay..
.questions on topic:
should marriage be between heterosexual couples or any two couples?2.
3. Should adoption be legal for same sex married couples.
June 23, 1997
Public opinion: Feared by the founding fathers.
..today politics have tobe more friendly the people…”collection of similar attitudes and believesthat are shared by some portion of the population.
types of pulpit opinion
-intensity: How willing people are to express their opinion. More expressioncan lead the intensity of a subject to be passed by Gov. ecpl.gays, abortion,affirmative action…
-fluidity: “amount of change public opinion goes through in a period oftime”…exp. Bush administration..
-stability: “extent to which public opinion remains constant over a periodof time”exlp. 95% of public believe we should be more involved in Gov.decions…
-latent: “people are not expressing their opinion to interest andeducation”could be an argument for the elitist belief of Gov.
Forming Public Opinion: a concoction of family background, school, per’s,college, work place, exposure to society,
-Random Sample : every type of person should have a equal chance of beingsampled
-quota sample: targets a specific demographic group…
-sampling error: difference between what the sample show andtrue result ofall participating
Functions of the media:
shape public opinion
-profits: #1 priority; they are responsible tostco holders
-setting the Agenda: they set what the top story, they select which storieswe should be exposed to.
-expressing opinion: media provides editorials,
-spin doctors: Rush, and others, media nalysetes or talk show hosts thatinterpret news in away that supports the party that represent.
Hard Fluff: entertainment the can be descised as news; oj case; Tonga harding;
June 24, 1997
Interest groups: organized meters that share a common objective; attemptto influence Gov. polices
-separation of powers: checks and balance system allows the interest groups tohound a Brach of Gov. to adhere to the interest at hand.
Growth of Interest Groups: right to potion the goc; 1st.
..came about duringfarmers subsidies, and the new deal…
why people join: they are interested in reform, get benefits from certaingroups, just the belonging factor.
Types of Interest Groups:
-Business: owners of businesses were not happy worth the new deal so they formedin response “elite corporation ‘business roundtable’ “national associationof manufacturers”
-agriculture: formed to protect from economic and banks…
-labor: came in during new deal, unions…
AFL-CIO 1955 membership is around13 million-they were originally comprised o blue collar workers…
-public: have no economical benefit, they from for social reform,environmental issues, and ex.
-professions: groupsthat represents layers, teachers, doctors, and otherprofessions..
.American medical association, 240 thousand in the 1990 electionsthey spent 3.2 million dollars.
-Political action committees
-Regulation of Lobbying act 1946
-Ethics in govt. act 1978 .