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Those agents, such as the family and the media, that have significant impact on citizens' political socialization

Agents of socialization

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Those who believe government power should be used to uphold traditional values

Cultural (social) conservative

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Those who believe its not the government's role to buttress traditional values at the expense of unconventional or new values

Cultural (social) liberal

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Those who believe government tries to do too many things that should be left to private interests and economic markets

Economic conservative

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Those who believe government should do more to assist people who have difficulty meeting their economic needs on their own

Economic liberal

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A general belief about the role and purpose of government

Ideology

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Those who believe government tries to do too many things that should be left to firms and markets, and who oppose government as an instrument for upholding traditional values

Libertarians

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The personal sense of loyalty that an individual may feel toward a particular political party

Party identification

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The learning process by which people acquire their political opinions, beliefs, and values

Political socialization

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In a public opinion poll, the people (ex: the citizens of the nation) whose opinions are being estimated through interviews with a sample of these people

Population

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Those who believe government should do more to assist people who have difficulty meeting their economic needs and who look to government to uphold traditional values

Populists

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The politically relevant opinions held by ordinary citizens that they express openly

Public opinion

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A device for measuring public opinion whereby a relatively small number of individuals (the sample) is interviewed for the purpose of estimating the opinions of a whole community (the population)

Public opinion poll

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In a public opinion poll, the relatively small number of individuals who are interviewed for the purpose of estimating the opinions of an entire population

Sample

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A measure of the accuracy of a public opinion poll; mainly a function of sample size and usually expressed in percentage terms

Sampling error