Starter: If an American believes that global warming is mostly caused by human activities, how likely were they to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.How surprised are you by this information?
3.What is the big story these maps tell?
4.Why do you think that is?
5.What is a consequence of this?
6.Do you think there is also a connection between education level and belief that climate change is human caused?
7.What part of the United States is least likely to believe in human-caused climate change?
8.How do you think the information from these maps affects Trump's climate policy?
9.Despite all the scientific evidence to the contrary, many people still think that climate change is a hoax. Why do you think that is?
10.What is one question you have about this?
11.Do you think it's generally a good idea to engage with people who have different beliefs from your own and try to convince them of your point of view?
12.What other current policy beliefs do you think have as strong a correlation to a vote for Trump?
Write ONE sentence of fewer than 50 words explaining the relationship between the following four concepts:
- equality of opportunity
- political socialization
Word of the Day: implication
- Define it
- Use an example
- What is an implication of low young adult (18-30) voter turnout in the United States?
Types of Polls
Public opinion in the United States is measured through scientific polling. Explore the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of different types of commonly-used polls here!
Characteristics of a Reliable Public Opinion Poll
For a scientific poll, there are many steps that must be included to gain a reliable reading of public opinion. We'll take a look at these key aspects of a poll here!
Polls and Democracy
Public opinion information can alter policy agendas, political platforms, and even the choices of voters. Create a chart displaying pros and cons of public opinion polls on shaping democracy in the United States.
Closer: What are the implications of credible public opinion data on policymakers?
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.
Next class: History of Voting Equality