Gov: Political Socialization

Political Socialization     Opinions we have on political issues tend to be shaped by political beliefs and values. The formation of these beliefs and values begin early in life and continues through adulthood. This process is called political socialization. To socialize an individual means to teach that person to be a member of society. Political socialization involves learning the values, beliefs, and processes in order to participate in a society. The process of political socialization is important. No democracy could survive if its citizens did not share some fundamental beliefs. Political socialization involves all of the experiences that lead us to view issues the way we do. And those experiences are never the same from one person to the next. There are many agents, or forces that play a part in political socialization.

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