The U.S. Constitution.
The physical advantages of the country.
Opportunities to acquire land and make a living.
All of the above.
None of the above
A set of beliefs about the role of government in society.
How truly "American" someone is.
An overall set of values widely shared within a society.
A high degree of homogeneity in policial opinions.
Political party affiliation.
The distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues.
The various political roles that individuals play in society.
A coherent set of values and beliefs about public policy.
The process through which an individual acquires his or her particular political orientations.
The activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue.
The mass media.
Knowing the political leanings of their parents.
Knowing the political leaning of their friends.
Knowing their race.
Knowing the political leanings of their teachers.
Knowing their age.
One's feelings about domestic politics.
One's ability to make a difference in the political world.
The government's ability to implement the will of the people.
The responsiveness of government to public needs.
One'a ability to understand and take part in politics.
An individualistic philosophy.
Centralized political authority.
Inequality within families.
A nationalistic philosophy.
The symbolic role of the president.
Commitment to social equality.
Sense of national independence.
Political versus economic equality.
Ideologues versus activists.
Economic versus political inequality
Activists versus ideologues.
Political versus sociological inequality
The former deals with means, the latter with goals.
The former deals with economic issues, the latter with sociological issues.
The former deals with what government should do, the latter with how government should operate.
The former deals with theories, the latter with reality.
The former deals with institutions, the latter with leadership.
The absence of a feudal aristocracy.
Opportunities for people to acquire land.
The minimal taxes imposed by government.
The absence of foreign intervention.
Opportunities to make a living.
One's feelings about international politics.
One's belief in the government's responsiveness.
The government's attempts to build coalitions.
The efficiency of higher-level government agencies.
One's level of political understanding.
Money is a critical issue.
Compromise is almost impossible.
It is exclusively about what kinds of policies the government ought to adopt.
The issues are basically simple ones.
It has no distinct winners or losers.