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The Political Party Quiz/ Pew Research Center

 
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Sector7G



Joined: 24 May 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: The Political Party Quiz/ Pew Research Center Reply with quote

A quick and interesting quiz that shows where you fall on the political spectrum. I always thought of myself as just left of center. Well, I got the left of center part right. Wayyyy left.



http://www.people-press.org/political-party-quiz/
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Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, evidently, as one moves leftwards along this spectrum, there's the moderate democrat, then the average democrat, then the liberal democrat, then the socialist, then the oh-my-god-you-betrayed-the-market-gods communist, and then there's me, who is evidently about as liberal as liberals can get. Am I really the Platonic Form of liberalism, or are the vague questions just poorly chosen and lacking nuance?
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Kuros



Joined: 27 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It labels me a liberal democrat.

Shenanigans.
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visitorq



Joined: 11 Jan 2008

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conservative Republican. Even though I support gay marriage rights and think abortion (except perhaps late-term) should be legal, and despite the fact that I'm not religious.

There's no way I would vote for either of the current candidates, Republican or Democrat. Seems like a pretty useless survey to me...
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Kuros



Joined: 27 Apr 2004

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mandatory party identifier shows you how codswollop this quiz is.

Here's the Political Compass, courtesy of poster OTOH years ago.

And here's a party identifier posted more recently.
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Fox



Joined: 04 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This time:

Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

Last time:

Fox wrote:
Left/Right: -6.12
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51


Slight upward left movement, but pretty consistent. Nice seeing you again Gandhi. How have things been?
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comm



Joined: 22 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On economic issues: about 3mm away from "Very Conservative"
On social issues: about 3mm away from "Very Liberal"

If that makes me an "Average Republican" as the site claims, then this country is full of Libertarians who don't know they're Libertarians.
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Ya-ta Boy



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Established in 1994

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop the presses!!

I scored 'liberal Democrat'. Very Happy


I would like to submit another question for inclusion in future surveys of this kind: How much of a tingle up your leg do you feel when you hear 'Dixie'?
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Leon



Joined: 31 May 2010

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.23

On the social libertarian front I'm pretty far beyond the mainstream. I doubt that there will ever be a viable candidate that truly appeals to me, but I do tend to be much more interested in foreign affairs than domestic politics.
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comm



Joined: 22 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya-ta Boy wrote:
I would like to submit another question for inclusion in future surveys of this kind: How much of a tingle up your leg do you feel when you hear 'Dixie'?

My students were having a blast with this rendition earlier today. I had it on as they came in and they spontaneously started clapping along.

Highlight of my work week.
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Sector7G



Joined: 24 May 2008

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

For me, but...wonder how that compares on the right to left scale, and even though there are more questions, they are not any more nuanced.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moderate democrat here, right of the average democrat.
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Well, evidently, as one moves leftwards along this spectrum, there's the moderate democrat, then the average democrat, then the liberal democrat, then the socialist, then the oh-my-god-you-betrayed-the-market-gods communist, and then there's me, who is evidently about as liberal as liberals can get.


I think I plopped in the oh-my-god-you-betrayed-the-market-gods communist zone, or at the very least just shy of it as a socialist, so you're not alone over there at the extreme left end.

Apparently my take on economic issues is a bit milder than my take on social issues.

Kuros wrote:
Here's the Political Compass, courtesy of poster OTOH years ago.


Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36

Fox wrote:
Am I really the Platonic Form of liberalism, or are the vague questions just poorly chosen and lacking nuance?


Don't like the lack of a neutral option in either quiz. There are some questions that really just don't strike a chord with me and I don't like being forced to go one way or the other.

Take for instance the charity versus social security question. I think both are useful resources for the needy. I don't want to prioritize one over the other. And although I understand the higher purpose behind the question, I don't like being pigeonholed on that particular issue. Wealthy people should donate to charities and the government should provide assistance in tandem.

Or the abstract art question. Again, I know what it's getting at with the question, so I adjusted my response based on what it's really asking rather than what my personal opinion is of abstract art.

Anyway...
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