21 terms

AP Government Chapter 7

One who favors more limited and local government, less government regulation of markets, and more social conformity to traditional norms and values
Crosscutting Cleavages
differences in political preferences based on more then one variable
Exit Polling
A survey of public opinion
Gender Gap
Differences in political views between men and women
Barry Goldwater
The first major US politician to refer to himself as a "conservitive"
Ideological Constraint
Refers to the degree to which a person's poinions are consistent across time, or from one issue to the next at any given point in time
V.O. Key
Researcher who found differences in poloitical opinion were closely associated with occupation in the in the 1950s
One who favors more government regulation of business and support for social welfare but less regulation of private social conduct
One who is conservitive on economic issues, liberal on personal conduct issues
A standard of right or proper conduct that helps determine the range of acceptable social behavior and policy options
Party Identification
The Political party for which one or one's family usually votes
Ploitical Elites
People who have a disproportionate amount of power
Political Ideology
A coherent and consistent set of beliefs about who ought to rule, what principles rulers should obey, and what policies they ought pursue
Political Socialization
Process by which personal and other background traits ifluence one's views about politics and government
A survey of public opinion
One who is liberal on economic issues, liberal on personal conduct issues
Pure conservative
One who is conservative on both economic and personal conduct issues
Pure Liberal
One who is liberal on both economic and personal and personal conduct issues
Random Sample
A sample selected in such a way that any meber of the populaiton getting surveyed has an equal chance of being interviewed
Red Diaper Babies
Term to describe the children of patrents who participated in radical movements of the 1960s
Sampling Error
The difference between the results of two surveys or samples