Accession Number:

AD0738067

Title:

The Silent Majority: Neither Simple nor Simple-Minded,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The thesis of the paper is that it is operationally and philosophically incorrect to look at voters or citizens as members of blocs that move back and forth along a line from left to right, consistent with the constructs of someone elses political philosophy. An implication is that there exists no identifiable ideological silent majority motivated one year by a social or ethnic issue, author year by economic distress, and moving in concert back and forth between political parties or political poles.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE