Political Quiz

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  1. nudeyorker

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    I thought is was an interesting quiz. I landed right where I thought I would.

    World's Shortest Political Quiz?





    So, you think you know where you stand, politically.

    Think again.

    The result from this short test may surprise you and give you some
    food for thought.

    You'll be asked just 10 questions, and then it instantly tells you
    where you stand politically. It shows your position as a red dot on a
    "political map" so you'll see exactly where you score.



    The most interesting thing about the Quiz is that it goes beyond the
    Democrat, Republican, and Independent.



    The Quiz has gotten a lot of praise. The Washington Post said it has
    "gained respect as a valid measure of a person's political leanings."
    The Fraser Institute said it's "a fast, fun, and accurate assessment
    of a person's overall political views." Suite University said it is
    the "most concise and accurate political quiz out there."



    To Take The Quiz Click on the link below..



    World's Smallest Political Quiz
     
  2. DaveyR

    DaveyR Retired Moderator
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    My results really surprised me :confused:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]LIBERTARIANS[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] support maximum liberty in both personal and [/FONT][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one[/FONT][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.[/FONT][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose[/FONT][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate[/FONT][/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.[/FONT][/FONT]​
     
  3. Flashy

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    right where i always am on these quizzes...

    Libertarian, but one sector over from LEft/Liberal

    Personal Issues - 90%
    Economic issues - 70%
     
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    I'm right on the line between liberals and libertarians.
     
  5. HazelGod

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    That's where most educated, intelligent, rational people tend to fall.
     
  6. Flashy

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    agree...though there are plenty of educated, intelligent, yet irrational people that fall outside those lines :wink:

    many who hang out here at the LPSG Politics Forum :biggrin1:
     
  7. b.c.

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    Many of us who fall into the so-called liberal category consider ourselves to be equally educated, intelligent and rational.

    NOT that it's any surprise that some would think us otherwise.

    I'm comfortable with supporting personal freedom of choice, free expression, and civil liberties while government acts to ensure equality and toleration for diverse lifestyles.

    I support government control of the economy (when made necessary) and strict regulation of unethical or unfair business practices. I'm ok with environmental regulations that reduce pollution and waste of natural resources.

    And I think it the government's moral responsibility to provide relief to the disadvantaged. I have difficulty understanding those fine upstanding "Christians" among us who do not.
     
  8. D_MisterBater

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]centrist. almost libertarian.

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]​
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  9. vince

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    Your PERSONAL issues Score is 70%.
    Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 60%.
     
  10. Cowboy_Jake

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    Right where I figured. borderline between center and conservative.
     
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    Right where I figured I'd be. Liberal, about halfway between centrist and libertarian.

    However, if you're looking for a slightly more in-depth quiz, try here.

    I got Economic: -5.75, Social: -4.92
     
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    Hmmmm... Left to center for me.
     
  13. B_mitchymo

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    Hey Flashy, my scores were exactly the same as yours.

    I was a little surprised as i always thought i was simply to the left knowing that i was never a conservative voter, maybe in the next uk elections i am not going to vote labour either.
     
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    Centre Left - Liberal

    Personal issues score - 70%
    Economic issues score - 20%

    Kinda what I expected, although further to the left than I'd imagined.
     
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    Personal: 70%
    Economic: 10%

    I'm a liberal :confused:
     
  16. B_Hamadim

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    Your PERSONAL issues Score is 50%.
    Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 100%.



    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CONSERVATIVES [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]support laws to restrict personal behavior that violates "traditional
    values." They oppose excessive government control of business,
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]while endorsing government action to defend morality and the[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]traditional family structure. Conservatives usually support a strong [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]military, oppose bureaucracy and high taxes, favor a free-market [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]economy, and endorse strong law enforcement.[/FONT]​
     
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    The questions are useless generalities. As we all know, the real devil is in the details. American politics is fought our around a center; the details are what distinguish the left and right sides of that center. Statements which seem clear and unequivocal are usually anything but; they hinge on the unspoken details.

    To take one from this thread, more or less at random - "I'm comfortable with supporting personal freedom of choice, free expression, and civil liberties while government acts to ensure equality and toleration for diverse lifestyles."

    Superficially, that seems straightforward. But what it says is that government should set limits as it sees fit, and "personal freedom of choice, free expression, and civil liberties" are allowed only if they fit inside those limits. To me, that says that the statement doesn't support "personal freedom of choice, free expression, and civil liberties" at all. It supports a castrated caricature of those ideas, but not the real thing.

    What separates the sheep from the goats when it comes to civil rights is that some realize that universal civil rights involve costs as well as benefits, and that those costs don't automatically require government intervention.
     
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  18. Industrialsize

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    I guess I'm not surprised that I came out 100% liberal.........
     
  19. b.c.

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    I don't know how you figure that one. The only "limits" would be those acts of personal freedom, free expression and civil liberties that would obstruct the freedoms and liberties of another; or that would result in discrimination and/or lack of toleration for our diversities.

    If you consider that a "castrated caricature of those ideas" then perhaps you'd care to share with us what you'd consider the "real thing".
     
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    great minds think alike :smile:
     
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