Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Pew Research Political Typology Quiz

Where do you fit politically? To find out, take the 2011 Pew Research Political Typology Quiz.

8 Comments:

At 9/19/2011 10:56 AM, Blogger MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

It tells me I'm a Libertarian, along with 9% of the public.

No surprise. I voted Libertarian in the first election for which I was eligible, 1980, thanks to P.J. O'Rourke's columns about libertarianism in Rolling Stone leading up to the election.

Then I saw Milton Friedman describe himself as a small "l" libertarian and a capital "R" Republican, meaning he generally voted for Republican candiates but believed in a more libertarian ideology. That made more sense than throwing my vote away on someone who could not win just to say I voted on principle. However, I will sometimes vote for the Libertarian Party candidate in some state and local elections, just to show support for the ideology and express disapproval with the other two parties.

 
At 9/19/2011 12:17 PM, Blogger Michael Hoff said...

I tried taking this, but the choices are too limited. Blacks who can't get ahead: it's either their fault or racism. How about "it's politics?" Which one would that fall under?

 
At 9/19/2011 12:47 PM, OpenID classicalliberalism said...

I find it horribly confusing when they say I (who was libertarian in the results) was econimcally conservative. What is that BS? Economically liberal is free market; when you liberalize an economy, it means to remove barriers and free the market. How in the world is that "conservative?" How backwards America has become...war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

Ya, the phrasing of the questions was done very poorly too.

 
At 9/19/2011 3:31 PM, Blogger AIG said...

But America's founding was based on economic liberalism, so therefore to "conserve" that system from people who want to change it, would make you an economic "conservative". Its all about what you want to conserve vs change. The opposite of economic conservatism in the US wouldn't be economic "liberalism", but rather "progressivism"

"Then I saw Milton Friedman describe himself as a small "l" libertarian and a capital "R" Republican, meaning he generally voted for Republican candiates but believed in a more libertarian ideology."

Thats a good one. Thats probably the only way I could describe myself too (certainly not the capital L type)

 
At 9/19/2011 7:49 PM, Blogger Michael E. Marotta said...

I, too, am Libertarian , along with 9% of the nation. When we hit 25%, we will see with it with hindsight.

 
At 9/19/2011 8:50 PM, Blogger Expected Optimism said...

I agree with Michael Hoff, the statement choices are horrible. Some are not mutually exclusive, while others are just two extremes with no option for the middle ground.

 
At 9/21/2011 12:52 PM, OpenID mickeyhobart said...

I got libertarian. Though I don't like the options.

 
At 10/04/2011 10:12 AM, Blogger misterjosh said...

(l)ibertarian. Michael Marotta - I wish you were right, but I think most people will never be able to resist their urge to tell other people how to live their lives or vote themselves free stuff.

 

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