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Who Decides Your Political Opinion?

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Who Decides Your Political Opinion?

May 26, 2021
Ask our expert your basic questions about the psychology behind our political opinions — and why it matters in today’s democracy.

How did you become liberal/conservative? What primarily influences what you think about social issues? How can we think critically and be well-informed as voters — or do we really need to be? What shortcuts do we take (or should we avoid) when we make political decisions? How is this way of doing things affecting democracy?

Join Civic Series in an introductory Q&A with Prof. Pierce Ekstrom of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, who specializes in the intersection of social psychology and political science. Prof. Ekstrom will answer your questions about why you — and all voters — think what you think about politics and social issues, and debunk myths about what voters need to do to maintain a strong democracy.

Send us your questions before and during the event:

Text or leave a voicemail at (617) 398-0051 so we can play your question during the event! Or email hello@civicseries.org

Our guest expert:

Dr. Pierce Ekstrom is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He studies how psychological individual differences give rise to diverse political preferences, how individuals’ moral values and politicized identities create outright conflict from these differences of opinion, and the desirable and undesirable effects of political disagreement.

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash


May 26, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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