Same Sex Marriage

same sex marriage “Oral report, yes or no?” need to start writing the paper Public opinion poll..same sex marriage.. questions on topic: 1. 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 politics have to be more friendly the people..”collection of similar attitudes and believes that are shared by some portion of the population.” types of pulpit opinion -intensity: How willing people are to express their opinion. More expression can 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 of time”..exp. Bush administration.. -stability: “extent to which public opinion remains constant over a period of time”exlp. 95% of public believe we should be more involved in Gov.

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decions.. -latent: “people are not expressing their opinion to interest and education”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, Sampling techniques -Random Sample : every type of person should have a equal chance of being sampled -quota sample: targets a specific demographic group.. -sampling error: difference between what the sample show andtrue result of all participating Functions of the media: shape public opinion -profits: #1 priority; they are responsible tostco holders -reporting news: -setting the Agenda: they set what the top story, they select which stories we should be exposed to. -expressing opinion: media provides editorials, -spin doctors: Rush, and others, media nalysetes or talk show hosts that interpret 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; attempt to influence Gov. polices -separation of powers: checks and balance system allows the interest groups to hound a Brach of Gov.

to adhere to the interest at hand. Growth of Interest Groups: right to potion the goc; 1st..came about during farmers subsidies, and the new deal.. why people join: they are interested in reform, get benefits from certain groups, just the belonging factor. Types of Interest Groups: -Business: owners of businesses were not happy worth the new deal so they formed in response “elite corporation ‘business roundtable’ “national association of manufacturers” -agriculture: formed to protect from economic and banks.. -labor: came in during new deal, unions..AFL-CIO 1955 membership is around 13 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 other professions..American medical association, 240 thousand in the 1990 elections they spent 3.2 million dollars. Direct Lobbying -Political action committees In-direct lobbying Lobby regulation -Regulation of Lobbying act 1946 -Ethics in govt. act 1978.