CLEP US Government

Category - Interest Groups

The primary goal of interest groups is to:
  1. Fight corruption in government
  2. Influence public policy
  3. Mobilize members to support certain political candidates
  4. Sponsor candidates for election
  5. Educate the public about issues
Answer: B - The primary reason for any interest group to exist is to try to affect public policy. Interest groups are called interest groups because there is a common interest around which they organize. All of their other activities are motivated by the opportunity to affect policy.
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