Political Ideology Paper- Write a three page, double spaced paper in which you explain the factors that impacted the development of your political ideology. Pay close attention to race, religion and socio-economic status. You may include other factors such as gender and region, that the book also mentions. The purpose of this assignment is to get you to think critically about how your political ideology developed. You could begin with a discussion of what you should be, republican or democrat, according to the statistics mentioned in the book (i.e. Latino, Catholic, from a working class family…probably a democrat), then discuss whether or not you are consistent with the statistics. Why or why not? A paper that merely talks about your political beliefs without an explanation of how they came about and relate to who you are, is NOT what the assignment is asking for. Always connect your beliefs to some part of your profile! Relevant chapters in the Sabato and O’Connor test are: Chapter 11 (political socialization) and Chapter 12 (party identification). Any paper shorter than three full pages will be docked points!