Lipset Study (PQMETHOD testfile; cf. Brown, 1980, pp. 183ff.)

3: US3

+4 4
1Men can expect fair treatment according to merit
32
2Position of depressed classes must be raised
+3 12
1Emphasis on publicity in political matters: no secrets
13
1Encouraged to think of ourselves as competing for success
26
1Worth of a man is judged by what he is, not by education
+2 1
1We accept improvements in status and power of lower class
14
2Social status equated with manner of speech
17
1We prefer companionship and helping hand
24
1Lack of respect for the police, and law enforcement
+1 9
1We try to eliminate privileged classes
19
1High value placed on protecting and promoting underdog
21
1We value the race for success
27
2Deep respect for the rich, the educated, the social elite
33
1Emphasis is on getting ahead
0 6
1Political goals relatively moderate, even conservative
15
1We take law into our own hands, mob action and vigilantes
20
2We like the idea of a welfare state
23
2One law for the rich, another for the poor
29
2Poor on earth will enjoy higher status in after-life
-1 5
1Lower-class not revolutionary
18
1Some disdain for acquiring wealth for its own sake
28
2We are tolerant of popular opinion, don't like extremes
30
2Respect for civil liberties and minority rights
31
2Virtue tends to be its own reward
-2 2
1All men expected to try to improve selves
3
2Success in life by a previously deprived person is resented
22
1Corrupt means of achieving success are accepted
25
2Trust in police has sunk deeply into our national character
-3 8
2Person with wealth deserves place in high society
11
2The government has its secrets, this is generally accepted
16
2Close ties to Mother Country, as Britain still is for many
-4 7
2Those born to high place in society should retain it
10
2We accept aristocratic-type titles and other honors

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