Which of the following is the most influential factor when voters develop the political attitudes they take into elections?
c. mass media
17.Voters who hold the belief that government can bring about justice and equality of opportunity subscribe to what political ideology?
18.Voters who hold beliefs in private property rights and free enterprise, and who want to enhance individual liberty by keeping government small, subscribe to what political ideology?
19.Social conservatives differ from traditional conservatives in that they support which of the following?
a. social controls
b. economic controls
d. military expenditures
20.Why do conservatives favor cutting taxes for the wealthy?
a. They believe the wealthy will spend and invest more money, benefiting the economy.
b. They believe the wealthy will contribute more to charity, benefiting people in need.
c. They believe that all taxes should be eliminated.
d. They believe the wealthy will contribute more to political campaigns, thus helping to elect conservatives.
21.Which state was the first to grant women’s suffrage?
d. Rhode Island
22.Which U.S. constitutional amendment granted women the right to vote on the national level?
23.Congress granted citizenship and voting rights to which group in 1924?
a. ex-Confederate soldiers
b. Japanese immigrants
c. Native Americans
d. railroad workers
24.Voting was extended to those 18 years of age or older through which constitutional amendment?
25.Federal law prevents a state from closing voter registration more than __________ before a federal election.
a. 15 days
b. 30 days
c. 2 months
d. 6 months
26.Since 1952, there have been an equal number of Democratic and Republican presidents. Beyond party identification, the main factor that accounts for this is __________.
a. candidate appeal
b. electoral appeal
c. platform appeal
d. party appeal
27.People tend to belong to the same political party as __________.
a. their parents
b. their peers
c. their neighbors
d. their close friends
28.In terms of their ideology, most people in the United States are __________.
a. slightly liberal
b. slightly conservative
29.What is the key to ensuring that a relatively small number of people can accurately represent the opinions of a larger population?
a. random sampling
c. question format
d. response rate
30.What factor is associated with fluctuations in party identification?
a. involvement in foreign wars
b. political corruption
c. congressional gridlock
d. economic conditions