Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Political Socialization and Media...

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Chapter 6 “Political Socialization and Media” Formation of Political Values We all have different attitudes on a variety of issues formed through a process called political socialization process by which we develop our political values and opinions there are 5 major agents of socialization: 1. Family 2. School/education 3. Social groups 4. Prevailing political conditions (coming of age, opinion leaders) 5. Media Public Opinion Contemporary politicians “live and die” by the polls or public opinion attitudes/ beliefs: basic principles that shape a person’s opinions about political issues and events (liberty equality of opportunity, democracy) Values and beliefs shape our political ideology : a complex set of beliefs and values that form a general philosophy about govt. Our political ideology gives us our attitude/ opinion Liberalism vs. Conservatism Liberalism = generally support social and political reform equality is the most important value govt. intervention in the economy
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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Political Socialization and Media...

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