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1. The goal of the statistical theory of sampling is A.

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1. The goal of the statistical theory of sampling is

A. to match the sampler's views with a public response.
B. to obtain the view of every individual in the population.
C. to account for wide variances in public opinion on controversial issues.
D. to obtain a large enough sample size to avoid bias.
E. to reflect the views of the population with some predictable degree of accuracy.

2. Public opinion has all of the following characteristics except

A. varying over time, often dramatically.
B. placing boundaries on allowable types of public policy.
C. providing elected officials with a clear blueprint for action.
D. allowing citizens to register opinions on matters outside their expertise.
E. the government does not always do what people want.

3. Public opinion polls can be criticized on the grounds that

A. a survey of a few thousand people cannot possibly yield an accurate picture of American attitudes.
B. there is clear evidence that polling organizations falsify results.
C. politicians pay no attention to poll results.
D. the way a pollster words a question can determine the answer.
E. the entities that finance administration of the poll skew results for a certain desired outcome

4. If the U.S. Supreme Court had reached the opposite result in Printz v. U.S., the federal government could have lawfully ordered local officials to conduct

A. Homeland Security training sessions.
B. felony background checks for gun ownership.
C. civil rights voting standards.
D. community volunteer terrorism training and screenings.
E. weapons searches in public buildings

5. A libertarian and a conservative are likely to agree in

A. supporting government regulation of obscene literature.
B. supporting mandatory drug tests.
C. supporting affirmative action.
D. opposing food stamp programs.
E. legislation which protects minority groups.
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