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conservative

A political ideology that does not favor government efforts to employ everyone, favors equality of opportunity, and does not favor protest-tolerance, marijuana-legalization, or protecting the rights of the accused.

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Elite

People with a disproportionate amount of a valued resource.

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gender gap

Differences between the political views of men and women.

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John Q. Public

The average man or woman on the street..

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liberal

A political ideology that favors government efforts to employ everyone, strong federal action for school desegregation, equality of results, protest-tolerance, marijuana-legalization, and protecting the rights of the accused.

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libertarians

Followers of a political ideology that is conservative on economic matters and liberal on social issues.

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Middle America

A phrase used to refer to Americans who have moved out of poverty yet not achieved great wealth.

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New class

People whose advantages stem not so much from their connections with business as from the growth of government.

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norm

A standard of right and proper conduct.

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partisanship

Identification with a political party.

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political elite

A person who possesses a disproportionate share of political power.

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political ideology

A coherent and consistent set of beliefs dealing with a country's ruler.

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poll

A survey of public opinion.

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populists

Followers of a political ideology that is liberal on economic matters and conservative on social ones.

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pure conservatism

A political ideology that is conservative on both economic and personal conduct.

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pure liberalism

A political ideology that is liberal on both economic and personal conduct.

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random sample

A sample selected in such a way that any member of the population being surveyed has an equal chance of being selected.

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religious tradition

The values associated with the traditional major religious denominations in the United States.

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sampling error

The difference between the results from two different samples of the same population.

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silent majority

A term referring to people, whatever their economic status, who uphold traditional values.

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social status

A measure of one’s social standing.