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

8: US8

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

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