Political Identity Quiz: Where Do You Stand?

Pew Research CenterI’m a sucker for political identity quizzes.  I’ve taken many of them over the years, and when I have the opportunity to take one, I do.  I took one today from the Pew Research Center, and I thought it was quite good.  I landed somewhere between “Libertarian” and “Staunch Conservative.” 

Take the 20-question quiz on “political typology” to see where you fit.

Yes, some of the questions are limiting (you have to pick either one or the other answers, and some of you may say, “I don’t like either option”), but select the answer that you think is the MOST correct.  You could even take the test multiple times, to see if your answer changes your categorization.

Question: Where do you fall?  Were you surprised at how they categorized you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBY52OYW6XWECTCG3BUNJW6BU4 Broc

    It says I am a Post-Modern
    13% of the public
    What They Believe
    Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net (KIND OF) Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection (YES)Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts (NO)Very liberal on social issues, including same-sex marriage (KIND OF)One of the least religious groups: nearly a third are unaffiliated with any religious tradition (NO)Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force (DEPENDS)
    Who They Are
    The youngest of the typology groups: 32% under age 30 (YES)A majority are non-Hispanic white and have at least some college experience (YES)Half live in either the Northeast or the West (YES)A majority (58%) live in the suburbs (YES)63% use social networking (YES)One-in-five regularly listen to NPR; 14% regularly watch The Daily Show (NPR-NO, Daily Show- YES)

  • Dan

    I was categorized as a “New Coalition Democrat”
    10% of the public

    What They Believe
    Strongly pro-government
    Upbeat about the country’s ability to solve problems and an individual’s ability to get ahead through hard work (Yes)
    Approve of regulation and environmental protection (50/50 on Regulation, Yes on Environment)
    More positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups (Yes)
    Generally liberal on racial issues (Mostly No)
    Hospitable to immigrants: 78% believe they strengthen society (Yes, legal ones)
    Very religious and socially conservative (Yes)

    Who They Are
    56% are Democrats (Independent now, but used to call myself a Dem)
    Majority-minority group: 34% white, 30% black and 26% Latino
    About three-in-ten are first or second generation Americans (Fourth Generation)
    55% have only a high school education or less (Bachelor’s Degree)
    23% are not registered to vote (I am registered)
    Only 34% read a daily newspaper (I check news websites daily)
    Half are regular volunteers for charity or non-profit groups (Have been with the IL Railway Museum)

    Overall, I’m surprised at the accuracy to my ideology that was presumed by 20 polar opposite questions — and you’re right, Bob, I didn’t like either option on a handful of them.

    • http://bobewoldt.com Robert Ewoldt

      Dan, what issues on the quiz were the most important to you?

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