World's Smallest Political Quiz

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Guest, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This is pretty interesting.

    I scored as follows:

    putting me in the libertarian category although I consider myself a centrist.
  2. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    I was classified as a left-liberal; we have the same personal issues score (80%), but my economic issues score was 20%.

  3. No surprise here - I came out as a "left liberal", squarely in the middle of the diagram. Score was the same as Tom's....
  4. Ike

    Ike New Member

    Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    My scores are as follows:

    Personal issues Score is 40%.
    Economic issues Score is 20%.

    Regarding my political philosophy, the message that I received suggested that I am statist or in other words, an authoritarian. It said,

    "According to your answers, your political philosophy is: authoritarian".

    Well, I am not an authoritarian.
  5. NJHandygirl

    NJHandygirl New Member


    Oh, my sisters would be proud!

    Your Personal issues Score is 60%.
    Your Economic issues Score is 60%
  6. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    I'm a 90/40 left-liberal.
  7. Howard

    Howard New Member

    Personal = 80% Economic = 100%

    Libertarian - but then I knew that!
  8. kevingaily

    kevingaily New Member

    Your Personal issues Score is 60%.
    Your Economic issues Score is 40%.

    I was scored as a centrist.
  9. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Re: Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    Ike, I suspect the World's Shortest Political Quiz is sometimes not the world's most accurate, particularly for those of us who like to answer "Maybe" (though I suspect Carl and I probably do have similar political views, judging from his other posts). Maybe a better option would be to run through the CNN candidate comparison and briefly say what our point by point platform would be if we were (*chuckle*) running for office ourselves, without necessarily arguing any of the points (at least not without starting a new thread). Maybe something like this... *deep breath*

    CIVIL RIGHTS: Supports affirmative action, but would like to see the system reformed; supports same-sex marriage; supports LGBTs in the military; supports gay adoption; supports expanding hate crime laws to cover sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and disability.

    DEFENSE: Supports missile defense program, but only after treaties prohibiting same are renegotiated; supports increasing size of Army by boosting salary and benefits; supports gradual increase in military spending.

    ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY: Opposes large-scale drilling in ANWR; supports increased funding for research addressing both alternative energy and more efficient consumption of existing fuel sources; supports emissions reduction moving toward Kyoto Protocol goals (but not necessarily adopting the Kyoto Protocol right away); supports gas requirements, along with research and subsidies to support development of hybrid cars.

    HEALTH CARE: Supports financial incentives to reduce drug costs, particularly in developing countries hard-hit by HIV-AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; opposes privatization of Medicare; supports universal health care; barring that, supports anti-HMO lawsuits and Patient's Bill of Rights.

    HOMELAND SECURITY: Strongly opposes classifying U.S. citizens as "enemy combatants"; supports revising the PATRIOT Act to address potential violations of civil liberties; supports gradual amnesty for undocumented Mexican immigrants, and fast-track citizenship for spouses, parents, and children of U.S. citizens; supports 9/11 Commission reforms and targeted alert system, when revealing target-specific information does not create a security risk.

    INTERNATIONAL POLICY: Leans towards the Lieberman position that the Iraq War may have been justified on humanitarian grounds, but should never have been conducted on a swaggering unilateral basis or for the faulty reasons given; supports granting U.N. control over Iraqi reconstruction in exchange for reduced U.S. troop commitment; supports pre-emption only in cases where risk is can be documented to be clear, immediate, and profound; supports more troop involvement in stabilizing Afghanistan; supports Sharon withdrawal plan and creation of a separate Palestinian state (conditional on its status as a secular or semi-secular constitutional democracy with a bill of rights).

    SOCIAL ISSUES: Grudgingly supports Roe v. Wade, but believes abortion should be phased out as much as possible through streamlining of the adoption process and increased government funding of birth control, condoms, emergency contraception and other medical alternatives; supports death penalty reform, and opposes death penalty except in extreme cases; supports legalization of medicinal marijuana, with reduction in penalties for marijuana possession; supports increase in number of police officers, targeting of drug traffickers, and increased funding for drug treatment; supports renewing assault weapons ban, closing gun show loophole, and mandating child safety locks; supports vouchers on a case by case basis, but only when viable secular alternatives are available; supports full funding of NCLB; supports increased funding for special education, pre-kindergarten education, and school building; supports tax credit for college tuition; supports independent, libertarian Supreme Court justices in the mold of David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

    TAXES/SPENDING: Opposes privatization of Social Security; supports state fiscal aid; supports repealing Bush tax cuts and increasing child tax credit; supports balanced budget; supports tax incentives for companies that create domestic jobs, especially infrastructure jobs; supports more government assistance for small businesses.

    (Of course if someone actually ran on the above platform, her odds of winning would be somewhere in Dennis Kucinich's neighborhood...)

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  10. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Okay, everyone is in for a huge surprise.........

    I scored "Right-Conservative".

    Shocking!!!! :D
  11. leo

    leo New Member

    Your Personal issues Score is 60%.
    Your Economic issues Score is 20%.

  12. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Re: Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    The road to hell is paved on good authority.

    What are you and what are your politics are separate matters.

    I scored 90/90.
  13. Rob L

    Rob L New Member

    After I took this test, I was classified as a centrist. Although this test was indeed quick, I found it to paint an accuracte picture of my political views. When it comes to personal issues, I think people should be free to whatever they want, in reason. When it comes to economic issues, I think privatization and free trade are the way to go. However, because neither indivduals nor businesses are perfect, I think we need some sort of government regulation in order to prevent the abuse of freedom. For example, in the medical industry, I like the fact that in the USA allowd medical professionals to be privitize . However, I also like the fact that each states requires licensure before a doctor can practice there; this government regulation helps "prevents" quacks from practicing on innocent victims (patients)

    Under ideal circumstances, I think that complete government control or complete freedom would work. However, in the real world, we need a system where there is both privitization and governmental regulation so that neither has too much control over the other.
  14. Ike

    Ike New Member

    Re: Re: Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    I believe that I am a Centrist.
  15. Ike

    Ike New Member

    Re: Re: Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    Hi Tom,

    I think that you are correct. The reason why I usually like to give a "maybe" answer is because most issues are more complex than they seem. I believe that am a Centrist, who is somewhat conservative on social issues and somewhat liberal on economic issues.
  16. adireynolds

    adireynolds New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Authoritarian? Statist? I disagree. I am not.

    Whereas I believe the flip side for me -- somewhat conservative on economic issues, somewhat liberal on social issues.

    I scored as a centrist . . .

    Your Personal issues Score is 50%.
    Your Economic issues Score is 30%.
  17. BLD

    BLD New Member


    Your Personal issues Score is 50%.
    Your Economic issues Score is 70%.
  18. Nolan Chart

    It's no secret where I score. Leftist Liberal Commie. Not really, I scored moderate. I just like to argue with extremist right-wing wackos. I'm using the quiz and Nolan chart in lesson on the political spectrum for my 12th grade Government class.
  19. I am completely in shock!!!!
  20. spmoran

    spmoran Member

    How interesting that a quiz put on by what appears to be a libertarian site (note the big ad for Harry Browne's new book) had the majority of it's poll takers (myself included) identified as Libertarians (which I already profess to be). But Libertarians get such a teensy-weensie number of votes in each election. Since I'm studying statistics, I am intrigued by the wording of the questions (which is a powerful way to shape desired results in polling), and the overall results.

    Too bad Libertarians aren't as good at getting their message out to Americans as they (we?) are at creating very short polls.

    Libertarian Sean (though I'll be voting for the lesser of two evils John Kerry this November)

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