When asked to compare the U. And there is bipartisan sentiment that the military leadership in the U. In addition, there is substantial satisfaction with the quality of candidates running for Congress and local elections in recent elections.
Yet in views of how many of the specific aspects of the political system are working, both Republicans and Democrats express dissatisfaction. The individual is oriented toward the system as a whole, to both the political and administrative structures and processes to both the input and output aspects.
Church attendance as a whole is decreasing. In most cases, however, partisans differ on how well the country lives up to democratic ideals — or majorities in both parties say it is falling short. Almond and Verba wrote that these types of political culture can combine to create the civic culturewhich mixes the best elements of each.
Despite these criticisms, most Americans say democracy is working well in the United States — though relatively few say it is working very well. Stewart, all political behavior can be explained as participating in one or more of eight political cultures: anarchismoligarchyTory corporatismfascismclassical liberalismradical liberalism, democratic socialismand Leninist socialism.