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Ashley

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I have to take this quiz for my AMerican gov. class. I thought maybe some of you guys would like to try it. My results didnt suprize me in the least.

Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology Test

Liberal

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Liberal typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description

This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups. They are the most opposed to an assertive foreign policy, the most secular, and take the most liberal views on social issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and censorship. They differ from other Democratic groups in that they are strongly pro-environment and pro-immigration, issues which are more controversial among Conservative and Disadvantaged Democrats.

Defining Values

Strongest preference for diplomacy over use of military force. Pro-choice, supportive of gay marriage and strongly favor environmental protection. Low participation in religious activities. Most sympathetic of any group to immigrants as well as labor unions, and most opposed to the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.

Who They Are

Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

Lifestyle Notes

Largest group to have been born (or whose parents were born) outside of the U.S. or Canada (20%). Least likely to report having a gun at home (23%) or attending bible study or prayer group meetings (13%).

2004 Election

Bush 2%, Kerry 81%

Party ID

59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

Media Use

Liberals are second only to Enterprisers in following news about government and public affairs most of the time (60%). Liberals’ use of the internet to get news is the highest among all groups (37%).
 

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Interesting to see the differences....

Social Conservative

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Social Conservative typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Social Conservatives represent 11 percent of the American public, and 13 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description

One of three core Republican groups, Social Conservatives (along with Pro-Government Conservatives) are somewhat more religious than are Enterprisers. They are supportive of an assertive foreign policy and very conservative on social and cultural issues. In policy terms, they break from the Enterprisers in their cynical views of business, modest support for environmental and other regulation, and strong anti-immigrant sentiment.

Defining Values

Conservative on social issues ranging from gay marriage to abortion. Support an assertive foreign policy and oppose government aid for the needy, believing people need to make it on their own. Strongly worried about impact of immigrants on American society. More middle-of-the-road on economic and domestic policies, expressing some skepticism about business power and profits, and some support for government regulation to protect the environment. While not significantly better-off than the rest of the nation, most express strong feelings of financial satisfaction and security.

Who They Are

Predominantly white (91%), female (58%) and the oldest of all groups (average age is 52; 47% are 50 or older); nearly half live in the South. Most (53%) attend church weekly; 43% are white evangelical Protestants (double the national average of 21%).

Lifestyle Notes

56% report having a gun in their home, and 51% attend Bible study groups.

2004 Election

Bush 86%, Kerry 4%.

Party ID

82% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 0% Democrat (97% Rep/LeanRep)

Media Use

Half of Social Conservatives cite newspapers as a main source of news; the Fox News Channel (34%) and network evening news (30%) are their major TV news sources.

Note: All descriptions and percentages are based on the national sample of adults surveyed by telephone in December. Based on your answers to the survey questions, you most closely resemble survey respondents within this group, even though you may differ significantly on one or more issues or traits.

In the overall typology there is a ninth group called “Bystanders” who are defined as adults who are not registered, who do not follow news about government and public affairs, and who say they rarely or never vote.

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They classified me as upbeat. I wasn't even aware such a classification existed! LOL I'm pretty sure there are quite a few things in the upbeat description that doesn't fit me but that must have been the one I came closest to.
 

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I couldn't do it. I answered a few questions and then came to a pair that I adamantly disagreed with and my only answer choices were "strongly agree" or "agree" and, well, me being me, it ticked me off and I figured I do not need a test someone else came up with to tell me how they think I lean politically. It's not exactly ever been a secret
There are, though, a couple areas in which I am more liberal than the party in general but over all... very much to the bone a Republican.

 
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Jill, you have 4 answers actually. Strongly disagree, agree, agree or strongly agree.

YOu have to do it.............I was waiting to see when you posted how you came out.
 

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On my screen (tried two different browsers) I can click four dots but it's just two answers. Across the top, it goes Strongly Agree, Agree, Agree, Strongly Agree


Is anyone else seeing it that way?

It's like, you have to agree, just to what degree do you agree (urgh). I'd like to do it but I can't answer "agree" when I strongly don't... I know there is one thing that Republicans are really stereotyped to be not in favor of that I support, and you support. But social programs, financial policies, I am SOOOOOO republican.

I will keep on trying back on the quiz because I'd love to do it if it would give me the answers you saw (with the disagree option).

PS also as I've loaded it in different browsers and hit reload, wanting to see that "disagree" option, the questions change. I didn't read through them as I want to answer them off the cuff if it starts to work for me, but I thought it was neat that we wouldn't all have answered the exact same questions.
 
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I read it the way you are at first.

Then I saw the second statement which is opposite of the first statement. So if you don't agree or strongly agree with the first statement, you should agree or strongly agree with the second statement. There is no disagree.
 

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Hey Jill--did you notice that you are agreeing with one of two questions? Each line has two questions that support differing views on the same topic--you choose how strongly you agree with one of those two questions by choosing the one you side with more strongly (instead of answering both).
 

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You know, I think I'm about too stupid to do this test... I don't think I've been looking at it right. Until just now, I thought I was to pick one answer for both questions... Now I see, I pick the question with an answer I agree closely to :DOH! :DOH! :DOH! :DOH! :DOH! :DOH! :DOH!

Okay, I'm gonna try it again now that I've shaken off part of my stupid.

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Here's what it said... I'd say it is pretty much "on" as far as who I am politically. The one "wrong" part is how I feel about gay marriage as I am for it. Also, I am not a follower of organized religion. You won't catch me at church on Sunday morning -- I've found it's a great time to do the grocery shopping LOL. In my life, some of the shadiest, can't trust them people I've known are the ones who profess to be very Christian. But, I do have strong spiritual beliefs including God.

[SIZE=12pt]Enterpriser[/SIZE]

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Enterpriser typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Enterprisers represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description

As in previous studies conducted in 1987, 1994 and 1999, this extremely partisan Republican group’s politics are driven by a belief in the free enterprise system and social values that reflect a conservative agenda. Enterprisers are also the strongest backers of an assertive foreign policy, which includes nearly unanimous support for the war in Iraq and strong support for such anti-terrorism efforts as the Patriot Act.

Defining Values

Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic; anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being. Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.

Who They Are

Predominantly white (91%), male (76%) and financially well-off (62% have household incomes of at least $50,000, compared with 40% nationwide). Nearly half (46%) have a college degree, and 77% are married. Nearly a quarter (23%) are themselves military veterans. Only 10% are under age 30.

Lifestyle Notes

59% report having a gun in their homes; 53% trade stocks and bonds in the stock market, and 30% are small business owners – all of which are the highest percentages among typology groups. 48% attend church weekly; 36% attend bible study or prayer group meetings.

2004 Election

Bush 92%, Kerry 1%. Bush’s most reliable supporters (just 4% of Enterprisers did not vote)

Party ID

81% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 1% Democrat (98% Rep/LeanRep)

Media Use

Enterprisers follow news about government and politics more closely than any other group, and exhibit the most knowledge about world affairs. The Fox News Channel is their primary source of news (46% cite it as a main source) followed by newspapers (42%) radio (31%) and the internet (26%).
 
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I'm Enterpriser too.

hubby was Social Conservative.
 
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I'm an Enterpriser also. It doesn't surprise me at all! I've been a republican since I could vote much to my parents horror
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