AP US Government : Political Education

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Example Questions

Example Question #15 : Political Ideals And Beliefs

Which of these best describes political socialization?

Possible Answers:

The indoctrination of young people by the media to support candidates who do not serve their best interests

The slow process by which the poor and working classes have gained political rights throughout American history

The use of the media to manipulate the electorate into voting for an undesirable candidate

The inclusion of immigrants in the American political system

The transmission of political ideology and voting patterns from one generation to the next

Correct answer:

The transmission of political ideology and voting patterns from one generation to the next

Explanation:

Political socialization is the term given to the transmission of political beliefs and ideology from one generation to the next. Specifically, it refers to the fact that young people, more often than not, adopt the beliefs and voting patterns of their parents.

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