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Forming Opinions
By Phyllis Naegeli

1     In America, most people share a broad set of values and beliefs. Freedom, equal opportunity, and the right to have your own point of view are an important part of our culture. These shared core values were put in place at the founding of our country. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights established these freedoms and began the construction of political beliefs in America.
2     It seems as if everyone has an opinion today. Opinions can be conservative, liberal, or somewhere in the middle. So what do you think about our government? On which issues do you hold a strong belief? How do you think you came to feel this way? Many factors influence a person's own personal set of values and beliefs. These influences come from three major categories - political ideology, political socialization, and the media.
3     Do you consider yourself conservative? Perhaps you take a more liberal stand? Maybe you are moderate - with some conservative and some liberal beliefs. Political ideology is a firm set of political beliefs held by an individual. Within the spectrum between conservative and liberal, a person's political ideology may fall into many different categories. However, the two opposing factors are liberalism and conservatism.

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