In dealing with the American public on important political issues, one must be conscious of a schizophrenic pattern that exists in public attitudes. On the domestic scene the majority of Americans are ideologically conservative, but, paradoxically, they are operationally liberal in that they support vast welfare programs.
Free, Lloyd A.
"Political Beliefs and Public Opinion,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss3/3