Political socialization Discussion

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Chapter 6:

1) What or who socialized you politically? How? Can you connect your socialization to views you have on particular issues? If so, please share the issue and how your socialization affected your thoughts about it.

2) Why/how were polls wrong leading up to the 2016 election? How might that impact polls or how we view poll results leading up to the 2020 election? Consider this (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. article.

Chapter 7

1) Based on your reading, your own experience in talking to would be voters this term for the project, and any outside resources, why is voter registration and voter turnout so low in the US? What are ideas for increasing voter turnout? Consider these ideas (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

2) Please watch this video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. on campaign spending. Do you think the amount of money (e.g. big money from corporations, unions, wealthy individuals) being raised in US elections is an issue? Should the amount of donations be limited in the US? Some point to the Citizens United case as the main culprit of unfettered spending on campaigns and a negative impact on democracy in the United States. Do you agree? Should Citizens United be reversed by the Supreme Court or Congress? Here's a video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. explaining Citizens United.

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Political socialization



Chapter 6
a) Political socialization is the process and means by which individuals learn the perceptions of
how power is arranged in the world. These perceptions usually shape an individual and place
them in a particular political and economic institution about their surroundings. It determines the
way in which we acquire values and opinions that shape our political stance and ideologies. I
have grown in an urban area and born in a family where my father is a staunch supporter of the
Republican Party. Each day, my father arrived home early to catch the evening news. There were
strong arguments between my parents as my mother is a Democrat die hard. During their
discussions, my father always wins as he s...

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