The purpose of this discussion is to see where you stand politically and how your political leanings were developed. Go to http://www.politicalcompass.org/. Click on “Take the test” on upper left hand corner and answer six pages of questions. On page 6, click on “let’s see where you stand” to determine your political compass. Then, read the chapter on political socialization (chapter 6) paying particular attention to agents of political socialization.
First, what is your political compass? Make sure to explain what your political compass means. Second, which of the primary and/or secondary socializing agents described in chapter 6 of Patterson influenced your political outlook? Carefully explain how these factors have influenced your political opinion and outlook.