Throughout life, individuals attain these political morals and ideas through the way they were brought up such as influences through family, peers, education, religion, media, where you come from, and sometimes even unions. Family, in my opinion, is a big factor that influences an individual’s political views, but there are cases in which an individual can disagree with everything their family has to say politically. Why, is the question?
One main idea that can cause differences in ones political views in comparison with one’s family is how close they are with their family. Relationships with families has a lot to do with political views and morals because most times they are the people who raise one and help one develop as a person. If one has a strained relationship with their family or is not emotionally close with them, it is easier to become influenced by other agents of socialization. If an individual’s family is not there to put these values in one’s mindset then they must acquire political ideas from another source, just like developing character. For some people however, that is not the case.
One can have a close relationship with families, but still disagree on political views. This can be also due to where you are from and where you are brought up. Personally I am extremely close to my family, but at times clash when it comes to politics. My dad is a firm believer in a patriarchal society and I strongly oppose. As an immigrant from Guatemala, living there his whole life he was raised in a patriarchal home and learned that
Cited: Shively, W. Phillips, and W. Phillips Shively. "Chapter 8." Power & Choice: An Introduction to Political Science. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 198-99. Print.