Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes


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How was the political system impacted when candidates began presenting themselves on television in the 70's?

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1. Any choice that deals with government affairs, structure or politics is known as a _____.

2. Callie is browsing her Facebook feed. She notices that several of her friends are sharing articles from an organization called The Society for the Rehumanization of American Music. She goes to the organization's website and realizes she agrees with what they have to say about bringing imagination and soul back to modern music. Callie starts supporting and promoting their efforts. Callie's political attitude has been shaped through _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your comprehension of the media's influence on political attitudes by completing this worksheet and quiz. You will be quizzed on your ability to identify examples of ways that media plays a role in shaping political attitudes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to confirm your knowledge of:

  • Thoughts or feelings about the government and related issues
  • Media's role in shaping attitudes
  • Different ways the internet and social media can influence political attitudes

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz provide practice using these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the media's role in shaping political attitudes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of choice that pertain to government structure, politics or relations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of different ways new media shapes political attitudes

Additional Learning

Understand more about the role of the media in helping shape political attitudes by reviewing the corresponding lesson, Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes. This lesson will help you:

  • Define terms associated with government and politics
  • Identify practical examples of different ways new media shapes political attitudes
  • Understand the importance of the media's role in shaping attitudes and affecting decisions