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DIVIDED VIEWPOINTS IN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE CONSERVATIVE RIGHTWING PROGRESSIVE LEFT WING) RURAL TRADITIONAL : RESPECT FOR ESTABLISHED SOCIAL CONVENTIONS: E.G. MARRIAGE ,FAMILY, PATRIOTISM, COMMUNITY. URBAN INDIVIDUALIST E.G. PERSONAL FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE. RESPECT. URBAN LIFESTYLES. RELIGIOUS FAITH : FUNDAMENTALISTS OBSERVANT TRUE BELIEVERS: E.G. PRO- LIFE (ANTI-ABORTION), TITHING, SCHOOL PRAYER. SECULAR OR NON-BELIEVERS : SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE/ TOLERANCE FOR ALL FAITHS. POPULISM: BELIEF IN THE VIRTUES OF THE “COMMON MAN” AS AGAINST CULTURAL AUTHORITIES, ESTABLISHMENT POLITICIANS AND/OR POWERFUL PLUTOCRATS, SKEPTICS OF SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OR GOVERNMENT REGULATION THAT INTERFERES WITH LOCAL BUSINESS, CUSTOMS OR ROUTINES. ELITISM : RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE, POLITICS OR ECONOMIC ACTIVITY. ACCEPTANCE OF SCIENTIFICALLY Y SOUND GOVERNMENT REGULATION. RACISM/XENOPHOBIA, NATIVISM : CONTEMPT AND HATRED FOR ALL WHO DO

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