Chapter 7- Political Ideology

Chapter 7- Political Ideology - Chapter 7 Political...

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Chapter 7: Political Ideology I. Political Socialization: The Family A. Influence from Family 1. Children are influenced by the views of their family, but are likely to become independent when voting 2. Younger voters exhibit less partisanship so they will be more independent B. Religion 1. Catholics = liberal 2. Protestant = conservative 3. Jewish families = more liberal 4. Religious influences on public opinion are most pronounced with respect to social issues and less evident on others C. The Gender Gap 1. Gender gap is the difference in political views between men and women 2. Since 1960s, men have become more Republican, while women remained unchanged 3. Men are more conservative on social issues that pertain to government, gun control, and gay rights D. Schooling and Information 1. WWII generation went to college in record numbers and this increases has had a big impact on their political attitudes, usually making them more liberal 2. Increased schooling => significant increases in voting and other political activity 3. Current college students are wavering on many issues in that sometimes they are conservative, while other times they are liberal
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