I am from the Rust Belt. My father is in the farming industry and my mother is a school teacher. I am one of four children. All of my older siblings have gone to college and I plan to do the same. My parents graduated from Purdue University with bachelor degrees. The environment I live in is suburban. I am also a member of the Catholic religion.
All of these things have contributed to my political views. My religion has influenced my views the most. I was raised Catholic and my entire family is Catholic too. Under Pope Francis, Catholicism has taken on a "less conservative" and more modern approach to the nation's issues. My views agree more with those of modern Catholicism, which could be due to the society I live in. I would not say I belong to any political party at this point in my life.