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    I don't have views/my parents aren't political.
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    6.06%
    Our views are very similar.
    22
    22.22%
    Similar leaning, but different on a fair few issues.
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    33.33%
    Agreed on a few issues, but generally opposing.
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    20.20%
    Our views are radically different.
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    18.18%

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    My views are similar to my parents' views.

    Not because mine are influenced by theirs but because we all have common sense and so on the whole believe in similar things.
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    My dad is Old Labour, Mum is a Tory and I'm Libertarian. Haven't really influenced me that much.
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    I tell my parents who/what to vote for.....

    so I essentially get 3 votes
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    (Original post by infernalcradle)
    I tell my parents who/what to vote for.....

    so I essentially get 3 votes
    Which party do you support than?
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    (Original post by Ferrero Rocher)
    Which party do you support than?
    I voted conservative....

    but our area is always either liberal/conservative anyway.....
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    im glad we dont have such discusions in my family... BUT when we have family meatings all they talk about is politics
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    My mum and dad are both Labour. I took politics AS, hoping to learn to decide for myself which party to support.. and I still don't know. I'd say I'm slightly more right-wing than my parents, except on issues such as drug legalisation (we all believe in it).

    Don't even get me started on my grandparents. Well, my grandmother. She bit my head off when I said, "Oh, the Tories aren't that bad," and she accused my school of teaching me to 'be a fascist'. My political views certainly aren't influenced by them, at least.
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    (Original post by karateworm)
    I've noticed that on the whole, young political views are often based on parent's views. I'm pretty left wing, as is my Dad. The same goes for most of my friends and their mums/dads.

    It's interesting, because while I believe to my core that what I believe is right, if I had been born into a Conservative family... I'd probably be a Tory.

    So yeah, how much does your politics correlate with your parents?
    My dad is a right-leaning centrist, my mother is pretty Tory. I'm a Tory myself, but much more right wing than my dad and slightly more right wing than my mother.

    Obviously their views have influenced mine, but other things such as my own life experiences, my personality, my views on right and wrong etc have affected it too.
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    My family are all socialist. I am a libertarian (although a pretty moderate one).
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    My dad is a Tory/Clegg type Lib Dem, my mam doesn't care about politics but she's against tuition fees and I'm fairly left wing. It's all a bit odd.
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    (Original post by blueray)
    What types?
    I'd say all. Prohibition didnt solve the drug problem, it amplified it. Not to mention the violence prohabtion brings. There are smarter, better ways to solve the problem.
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    My parents...sent me to a state school over private to have a more realistic view of the world
    Since when does going to a private school mean you have an unrealistic view of the world?

    I'm left (as are my parents) and I went to a private school.
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    My political views are not influenced by my parents at all
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    My dad is habitual Tory voter, but not interested in politics.
    My mum's view is basically 'Tory's are evil'.

    I support the Conservative party.

    I don't think I have been very influenced by them. My dad never discusses it, and my mum isn't particularly politically educated.
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    We have the same political views, but it's not purely down to their influence.
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    My parents are both Labour I have alot of similar views Im a little more left than them though
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    Both my parents tend to vote Labour, although I'm not entirely sure what their views are exactly. My dad definitely has an interest in politics and current affairs (as does my mum), but generally I wouldn't say either were political. Half my modules are politics-based as a part of my degree, but tbh I'm still learning stuff all the time and wouldn't say I have loads of concrete views as of yet. On the whole, I'd definitely say we're all left-wing though. Of course... that probably of course has a lot to do with the fact that my parents immigrated here to pursue their medical careers...
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Since when does going to a private school mean you have an unrealistic view of the world?

    I'm left (as are my parents) and I went to a private school.
    Because even though you would have the odd kid where his mum is working two jobs to put him through it, or someone's grandparents is paying the fees- you're going to surrounded by the white middle classes for your whole academic life.

    Obviously this is a generalization, and obviously doesn't apply to you but my parents witnessed what private school did to their friends children and wanted to me to mix with people from a range of backgrounds, which I did- and I am a better person for it.
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    My parents are influenced politically by me...
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    Both parents are Labour supporters and I have similar views to them. I am yet to vote but will be voting Labour too.
 
 
 
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