We all are politically socialized by a series of virtually countless directly political and indirectly political experiences throughout our lives from childhood through adult years. The agents of socialization that shape our political values and beliefs result in the opinions we have about political issues, parties, candidates for office, government and so much more.
Think about some of your own direct and indirect political socialization experiences dating from your years as a child and through to the present. Describe in detail one event, experience, or person that you believe influenced how you think and feel politically. If you have trouble, Refer to the Agents of Socialization content page for help.
Next, ask someone from a different generation the same question. Tell us in about the person you asked (relationship, age, education, occupation, etc.) and describe in detail how he/she said they were politically influenced to have the political perspective (values and beliefs) they shared with you.