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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

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