CARL JUNCTION, MO.--- Sixth grade students at Carl Junction Intermediate School aren't short of opinions this election season.
"I know he's a good President and I know Mitt Romney has been a good governor for Massachusetts," states Cal Marquardt, Carl Junction 6th Grader.
Once they leave the classroom, their political education only continues.
"My parents have gone through the steps with me on how to vote and also my parents have helped me on who to vote for," states Andrew Doyle, 6th Grader.
A new study shows that how children are raised can also affect their political views as they get older.
"With those sets of various different parenting styles, children are going to be raised with a different way to approach the world," states Melissa Smith, Clinical Director, Will's Place.
Melissa Smith with Will's Place says it's about values and how much say children have with a choice.
"You have a very strict parent and the expectations are high, consequences are high, you may find they may be more on the conservative side," states Smith.
Other parents take a more laid back approach.
"Less rules, less structure, and you're going to be seeing more liberal views," states Smith.
Either way, sixth graders at Carl Junction have taken an interest in this year's campaign.
"Most of my family is interested in government so I'm a little interested in government myself," states Marquardt.
The director at Will's Place says the election gives an opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about their own issues and beliefs. She says getting feedback from your children can be beneficial.