Which political party do you belong to, Representative _________?
Many factors contribute to a person's choice of political party. Research indicates that the strongest factors are family and community influences. The platforms and positions of the two major parties can also have an influence, but these can change and evolve over time. For that reason, it is helpful to examine contemporary issues to be sure that your party preference matches your political ideology, or personal beliefs about government.
At this point students will take a political ideology survey.