What is Political Socialization? - Definition, Factors, Process & Examples

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What is political socialization?

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1. Which group has the strongest influence on our political socialization?

2. Schools are important in the process of political socialization because they expose young people to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We tend to argue a lot about politics in this country, but we don't spend nearly as much time thinking about how we arrive at political viewpoints to begin with. This process is known as 'political socialization,' and these assessment questions will test you on it. Some things the questions will go over include different types of political influences and their effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How people develop their political beliefs
  • Who has the strongest influence on our political views
  • The importance of schools
  • Other notable influences
  • Indirect influences

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the main points in the attached lesson on political socialization
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the various influences on our political beliefs and how they specifically contribute to the development of our viewpoint
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to identify specific influences on political socialization and their degrees of influence

Additional Learning

Go over some more information on the topic with the attached lesson called What is Political Socialization? - Definition, Factors, Process & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of political socialization
  • Influences on our political views
  • The different degrees of influence
  • How political influences ultimately result in political socialization
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