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personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression


the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status


a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

civic duty

the responsibilities of a citizen. ex: to vote

individual responsibility

fulfilling the moral and legal obligations of membership in society. ex: taking care of your child

political efficacy

The belief that one's political participation really matters - that one's vote can actually make a difference

distrust of government

government distrust is warranted because they do things against man kind and aim for war

political socialization

Complex process by which people get their sense of political identity, beliefs, and values (family, school, media, religion, national events-all help to socialize)

public opinion

helps makes legislatures and influence people in office.

race/ ethnicity

minorities:democrats: whites:republicans
*african americans are the most democratic minority group


catholics are more republican than other religions


65 and older are more republicans and younger people are more democratic


females are more democratic and male are more republican


more educated people are republicans: less educated people are more democratic

socio-economic status

rich ppl are republican while the poor are democrats


urban areas are more democratic whil rural areas are more republican

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