The Nature of Public Opinion

Which of the following is not an agent of political socialization?

  1. a family member
  2. a religious leader
  3. a teacher
  4. a U.S. senator

Hint:

D

How are most attitudes formed?

  1. in adulthood, based on life choices
  2. in childhood, based on early childhood experiences
  3. in college, based on classes and majors
  4. after college, based on finances

________ political content is given by a media source that lets the reader or viewer know upfront there is a political bias or position.

  1. Overt
  2. Covert
  3. Explanatory
  4. Expository

Hint:

A

Where do your beliefs originate?

Which agents of socialization will have the strongest impact on an individual?

Hint:

Family and/or school are the agents of socialization that have the strongest impact on an individual.