“One of this week’s topics is political socialization. Socialization is how humans are taught or “”trained”” to behave or fit into society. Some of the ways we are socialized is by our parents, schools, or other organizations we belong to. Political socialization is no different. It is essentially how we acquire our political beliefs or “”political leanings.”” Most of us acquire this, initially, through our parents.
Would you agree that your parents have socialized you in terms of your political beliefs? And, if so, are you still influenced by your parents’ political socialization or has something else been more influential in politically socializing you?