What Are The Two Most Important Early Influences On Many People's Political Socialization

What two agents of socialization have influenced you the most?

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Well, this will be an interesting counterpoint. Being first generation American, I didn't receive the socialization of American society from my parents, as neither of them had the American lifestyle completely understood themselves. Though they bought a television, they tired of it quickly and removed the picture tube (a big glass tube similar to a light bulb that lit the picture screen up). As a result, I grew up without an (I now know) important socialization tool that tied individual socialization into societal socialization. [Do I own a TV now? Nope. Am I caught up with my societal socialization yet? Not that I know of, nope.] My immigrant parents, our ethnic neighborhood, and the lack of a television were my major socializing agents.

I think the vast majority of people will answer by refering to their family. Let us remember that when we think of socialisation, primary socialisation is the most significant and is the kind of socialisation that occurs whilst we are young and our...

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