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Do most of us really know what each of the main party’s platforms says or where eachmain party stands on the issues? What about minor/3rd/independent parties? Wheredo you side politically and how did you get those viewpoints? It is time to find out.

The Questions (There are 3 steps below to complete for full credit.):

1st step, answer the following:

● Define political socialization and explain how it impacts one’s political beliefand values.

● Include a discussion of what influenced you politically (examples may befamily, parents, peers, teacher/school, event, where you grew up, etc.).

● Do you have friends or family that hold the opposite beliefs from you? If not,why not?

● Do you have debates with this person(s), or do you only talk to people whoagree with you? If so, why?

2nd step, answer the following:

Now take the I Side With Quiz

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. Even if you are pretty sure of who you side with, it is fun (and required) to takebecause it will give you percentages of how much you agree with each party on certainissues and tell you which candidate is your best match. No one is 100% anything.

● Analyze and explain in your paper your top 2 results. Did the top 2 resultssurprise you and why or why not?

● Analyze and explain your bottom result. Did this result surprise you and whyor why not?

● Connect these results with the concept of political socialization from step one.For example, based on your answer to step one, did your results make senseor do you feel you learned something more about where you stand byanalyzing the party issues in more depth?

● Why is important to research the parties, candidates, issues, etc?

Step 3, answer the following:

Pew research indicated that two thirds of U.S. adults say they have seen the newssources they look at, report facts that are biased and lack fact checking. They alsoshow that both Democrats and Republicans each expect fake news to target their ownparties. That seems like a problem for us all. For the last section of your paper reviewthe articles and answer the questions below:

● Discuss how you believe news and social media have impacted how you viewpolitical parties and your vote.

● What type of reporting or information would you like to see to help you as avoter choose a candidate, or party, or evaluate the issues?

● Should there be standards or accountability for news and social media outletsin reporting on politics and government? Who should set these standards,companies, state government, federal government and why?

NOTE: You will need to include all 3 steps and answers to all of the questions above inorder to receive full credit on this assignment. I recommend reviewing the questionsagain after your first draft to make sure you did not miss anything.

The rules: Remember, this needs to be at least two pages of solid, thoughtful materialin order to even be considered for full credit. Students receiving full credit usually turnin papers of at least 2.5 pages. Have some fun with it but remember this is anacademic paper. No cussing or slang, use proper grammar and proof-read beforesending, use the spell-checker, do not end a sentence with a question mark (you aresupposed to answer questions, not ask them), etc.