Personal Political Socialization and Its Agents

Analyze your own personal political socialization.

Discuss your political socialization based on the five agents of socialization:

  • family;
  • schools;
  • peers;
  • opinion leaders;
  • broader culture;
  • media.

Include a discussion of the effect of education (both college and high school) and what media sources you are most likely to use. Finally, discuss how you think media usage either contributes to or diminishes political division in the United States.