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ideology
a body of ideas of views of the world that reflects the social needs, values, and ideas of an individual or group
liberal
a person expressing political views that generally favor the use of governmental power to promote individual liberties and social progress
conservative
a person expressing political views that generally favor traditional values, the status quo, and the idea that government should stay out of the affairs of private citizens
moderate
a person opposed to extreme views; one whose political attitude are between those of a conservative and a liberal
radical
a person with extremely liberal political views who favors rapid and widespread change to the current political and social order
reactionary
a person with extremely conservative political views who favors the widespread changes necessary to return to an earlier government or society.
public opinion
the attitudes expressed by citizens of a country about government and politics
straw poll
an unofficial vote or poll indicating the trend of opinion about a candidate or issue
sample
in polling, a small number of people drawn from and analyzed as representative of the total population to be surveyed
mass media
those sources of information and means of communication--such as radio, television, magazines, and the internet--that reach large numbers of the public
prior restraint
the government censorship of information before it is published or broadcast
Shield law
a law that protects journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential sources of information against their will
libel
written statements that defame a person's character, damage his or her reputation, or expose him or her to public ridicule
equal time doctrine
the Federal Communications Commission requirement that equal radio or television airtime must be made available to opposing candidates running for public office.