PS 101 Political Socialization Fall 2008

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PS 101 Political Socialization Fall 2008

  1. 1. Political Socialization October 29th, 2008 Su-Mi Lee
  2. 2. Why do people think about politics in the way they do?
  3. 3. Political Socialization … the learning process through which people acquire their political opinions, beliefs and values.
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTICS of Political Socialization
  5. 5. What is learned first is learned best.
  6. 6. What is learned first structures later learning.
  7. 7. AGENTS of Political Socialization
  8. 8. Family tends to have a homogeneous political outlook.
  9. 9. Teaches respect for America, its political values, its history, citizenry, and so on.
  10. 10. •  Conform to one’s political values, opinions, and beliefs.
  11. 11. •  affect how people perceive the world.
  12. 12. Political Socialization ACROSS TIME
  13. 13. 5” Today’s Date Last Name, First Name (mm/dd/yy) 3” PLACE ANSWER HERE
  14. 14. 5” Question of the Day According to the AmGov book, what is meant by 3” “generational effects” and what would be a primary example of this for Generation Y/the Millenials?
  15. 15. People’s political beliefs and values change over time
  16. 16. Impacts of one historical event on an entire society
  17. 17. Impacts of one historical event on a specific group of people
  18. 18. SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC Influence on Political Socialization
  19. 19. •  Jews •  Catholics •  Protestants
  20. 20. The Effects of Religion on Election 2004 Election 2004 Bush Nader Kerry Evangelical 78% 0% 21% Protestant Catholic 52% 0% 47% Jewish 25% 0% 74%
  21. 21. Formal Education vs. Political Participation
  22. 22. Election 2006 Voters Nonvoters No HS Diploma 27% 73% HS Diploma 41% 59% Some College 49% 51% BA Degree or 64% 36% Higher
  23. 23. ° African-Americans vs. Whites ° Women vs. Men
  24. 24. Election 2004 Bush Nader Kerry African- 14% 0% 85% American Whites 73% 0% 27% Female 54% 0% 46% Male 60% 0% 38%
  25. 25. South vs. Northeast
  26. 26. Presidential Election 2004
  27. 27. Presidential Election 2000
  28. 28. U.S. Election 2004 U.S. Election 2000

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