View Poll Results: How much influence did your parent's plitial beliefs have on your own?

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  • A great deal of influence

    13 20.63%
  • Some influence

    29 46.03%
  • No influence

    15 23.81%
  • We support the same party

    7 11.11%
  • We do not support the same party

    15 23.81%
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Thread: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

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    To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    I was reading a discussion on another board about how much the beliefs held by our parents influence us as adults and it got me thinking. Do we tend to do so? Do we still carry some elements of our parents beliefs - maybe coming from a hunting family and opposing gun control as a Democrat. What do we think, guys?
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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    As I said in the other none.
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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    Some influence, but very little. I broke away from their beliefs long ago.

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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    No influence whatsoever. My father had strong communist tendencies and my mother is not interested in politics at all.

    As for me, I'm dead center most of the time. Depending on the issue I either lean left or right. Mostly right, but towards the libertarian side. I tend to be socially liberal, tho.
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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    Not that much tbh, elements of it but that is to be expected.


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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    I was reading a discussion on another board about how much the beliefs held by our parents influence us as adults and it got me thinking. Do we tend to do so? Do we still carry some elements of our parents beliefs - maybe coming from a hunting family and opposing gun control as a Democrat. What do we think, guys?
    I came from a gun hunting family yet support gun control.

    I'm not very much like my parents at all.
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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    My parents are very very conservative. I'm fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    My parents had no impact on my political beliefs. My parents were apolitical, althought Dad leaned decidely to the right.

    I am a politically engaged liberal with a strong interest in civil rights and social justice.
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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    My parents are both solidly to the right.

    I'm somewhere to the right of George Wallace.

    So... Some?

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    Re: To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?

    While I think they had a good influence in other ways, politically (and religiously) they are conservative christians while I am an agnostic liberal.

    Luckily for me, they've mellowed out over the years so we get along great.

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