• Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/16

Click to flip

16 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
John Q. Public
colloquial term for average citizens and what they want or believe
Middle America
a phrase coined by Joseph Kraft in a 1968 newspaper column to refer to Americans who have moved out of poverty but are not yet affluent and who cherish traditional middle-class values
silent majority
a phrase used to describe people, whatever their economic status, who uphold traditional values, especially against the counterculture of the 1960's
social status
a measure of one's social standing obtained by combining factors such as education, income, and occupation
religious tradition
the moral teachings of religious institutions on religious, social, and economic issues
gender gap
differences in the political views and voting behavior of men and women
poll
a survey of public opinion
random sample
a sample selected in such a way that any member of the population being surveyed has an equal chance of being interviewed
liberal
favoring a more active federal government for regulating business, supporting social welfare,a dn protecting minority rights, but prefering less regulation of private social conduct
conservative
favoring more limited and local government, less government regulation of markets, more social conformity to traditional norms and values, and tougher policies toward criminals
political ideology
a more or less consistent set of views as to the policies government ought to pursue
sampling error
the difference between the results of two surveys or samples
libertarians
people who wish to maximize personal libertyon both economic and social issues; they prefer a small, weak government that has little control over wither the economy or the personal lives of citizens
populists
people who hold liberal views on economic matters and conservative ones on social matters; they prefer a strong government
political elite
an identifiable group of persons who possess a disproportionate share of some valued resource- such as money or political power
norm
a standard of right or proper conduct that helps determine the range of acceptable social behavior and policy options