the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
a periodic count of the population
the mixing of cultures, ideas, and peoples that has changed the American nation. The United States, with its history of immigration, has often been called a melting pot.
the emergence of a non-Caucasian majority, as compared with a White, generally Anglo-Saxon majority. It is predicted that by about 2060, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans together will outnumber White Americans.
an overall set of values widely shared within a society
the process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions
a belief or sentiment shared by most people
tool developed in the 20th century for systematically investigating the opinions of ordinary people, based on random samples
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
a poll of voters as they leave the voting place
the coherent set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government held by groups and individuals
a person who believes government power, particularly in the economy, should be limited in order to maximize individual freedom. also in favor of preserving the status quo, against abrupt change, and tends to favor traditional values.
a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
someone who believes the doctrine of free will
Referring to the belief in or practice of the superiority of community life or values over individual life, but not necessarily the common ownership of material goods.
All the activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue
a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)