Political_Socialization_and_Public_Opinion

Political_Socialization_and_Public_Opinion - Political...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Political Socialization and Public Opinion D. Jason Berggren University of Georgia Spring 2008
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Political Socialization • “the induction of individuals into politics or wider political culture” • agencies include: – family – social groups – schools – educational attainment – prevailing political conditions; generational/political time
Background image of page 2
Political Socialization • We tend to inherit our political orientation from our family and closest friends • Our politics may be shaped by a collective experience: – World Wars, Great Depression – the gains of the Civil Rights movement – beneficiary of a government program (1965 Voting Rights Act) – beneficiary of a Supreme Court decision (1973 Roe v. Wade)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Political Ideology • Many Americans develop a political ideology • “a cohesive set of beliefs that forms a general philosophy about the role and nature of government” • Ideologically, Americans tend to describe themselves as liberal, moderate, or conservative
Background image of page 4
Liberal • Positive view of government in many areas – promotion of diversity –a i d t o m i n o
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Conservative • Positive view of government in: – strong military – law enforcement – promotion of religion and morality • Suspicious of government involvement in: – oversight of the economy; redistribution of wealth programs – oversight of law enforcement – oversight of the States • Foreign Policy – unilateralism (e.g., suspicious of United Nations ) – critical of foreign aid – “Peace through strength”
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course POLIS 1101 taught by Professor Berggren during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 26

Political_Socialization_and_Public_Opinion - Political...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 7. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online