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The term "public opinion" is frequently used in reference to all of American society. This perspective is?

A. accurate, since Americans are one people and indivisible
B. less accurate than view of public opinion based on majority, since the political system operates on the principle of majority rule.
C. less accurate than the idea that Americans form many publics, which differ greatly in such things as the level of attention they pay to politics.
D. less accurate than view of public opinion based on what the news media are saying about the public
E. accurate, because there is little diversity in American public opinion.
My answer is B. would this be correct?

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    I disagree.

  • American Government -

    I have went back and re read my chapter I'm still having problems with this question. I have changed my answer from B to C less accurate than the idea that Americans form many publics, which differ greatly in such things as the level of attention thy pay to politics. However, I'm wondering if my son might be correct he says the answer is A. I'M SO CONFUSED!

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    I agree that C is the best answer.

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