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Favourite pass-times: Yet another political quiz

 
 
nimh
 
Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 08:18 pm
Since political quizzes are always quite popular among y'all, I thought I'd pass this one along that I came across the other day:

Political Philosophy Quiz

My results:

Quote:
Conservative/Progressive score: 11
You are a social progressive. [etc.]

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 11
You're a Social Capitalist, you think that, left to its own, Capitalism leaves a lot of people behind. [etc.]

Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 6
You're a Moderate. [etc.]

Pacifist/Militarist score: 4
You're a Moderate. [etc.]

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Hardcore Democrat.


As always I can come up with a ton of qualms and reservations about this quiz - e.g., from the top of my head, how serious can you take a quiz that uses Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as examples of "hardcore Democrats"? Both were model centrists, to the right of the party's mainstream ... just ask Ted Kennedy and Jerry Brown. And how come the whole range there is, is from "pure capitalist" to "social capitalist"? Are we all capitalists now? (The definition describes socialism as "the far extreme of social capitalism," which is pretty weird in several ways at once.)

But none of such qualms ever kept me from enjoying taking a quiz, so if you're the same have at it and tell us what you got!
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:16 pm
@nimh,
10, 10, 2, 2

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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:35 pm
@nimh,
Conservative/Progressive score: 4
You are a social moderate.

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 3
You're a Capitalist Purist.

Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 11
You're an Authoritarian.

Pacifist/Militarist score: 12
You're a Militarist.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Republican
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:57 pm
Conservative/Progressive 9
(They say I'm a Social Progressive)

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist 12
(Makes me a Social Capitalist)

Libertarian/Authoritarian 0
(Looks like I'm a Libertarian)

Pacifist/Militarist 4
(That makes me a Moderate)

Overall, they tell me, I'm probably a Hardcore Democrat. That's interesting as I've never been registered as a Democrat Party member or supporter. Like you, nimh, I question some of the premises and methodology of this quiz. But it was fun.
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Wy
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 09:57 pm
@nimh,
nimh, my scores are very close to yours. I am also a Hard Core Democrat -- I thought I'd be closer to the middle on some things, not so close to the ends of the scales!

Boy will I be glad when this election hoopla is over and we can go on to worry about who will run in four years! (I wish our elections were more like those in Canada -- you get six weeks to make your point in public, then everybody votes. The End.)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2008 10:30 pm
@nimh,
12/7/3/0

You are a social progressive. You probably think that religion and patriotism go too far in society.

You are a Moderate Capitalist. You support an economy that is by and large a free market, but has public programs to help people who can't help themselves or need a little help. Pretty much you believe in the American economy how it currently is.

You are libertarian. You think that the government is making way too many unnecessary laws that are taking away our innate rights. You believe that the government's job is primarily to protect people from harming other people, but after that they should mind their own business.

You're a Pacifist.

Kinda 4 votes for get away from me, whether it's religion or government.
blatham
 
  1  
Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 06:14 am
@ehBeth,
I'm a bit more of the "oh...government...come hither" sort
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 04:26 pm
Conservative/Progressive score: 6
You are a social moderate.

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 11
You're a Social Capitalist.

Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 2
You are libertarian.

Pacifist/Militarist score: 3
You're a Pacifist.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Democrat

interesting if not quite accurate on some points. such as; while i believe that the government should try to make health care available to those who cannot afford the basics, i don't think it should be completely free. a sliding scale of ability to pay something should come before making it free. ya got no money, ya got no money... but other than that, the person should be willing to kick in at least a token amount just to keep it fair for everyone.

and another one is, i don't consider myself a total pacifist. i like peace as much as anyone, but sometimes the more powerful countries have to step in to stop the bad stuff. where i differ with some others is that i believe the u.n. does have a place in the world. it has become weak; partially through the actions of the bush administration and a lack of attention from other larger countries. and obstenance by some.

in any event, the american people would be wise to make real damn sure that what we are being told by a president is the real deal, and not some personal vendetta before supporting a unilateral use of armed force.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 04:48 pm
12-10-2-0


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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2008 04:52 pm
@nimh,
10/5/0/1

I'm still a libertarian -- but apparently no longer hardcore.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2009 01:20 pm
Conservative/Progressive score: 10
Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 4
Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 8
Pacifist/Militarist score: 8

I think that quiz is broken.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2009 01:35 pm
I missed this the first time around....

Most of the questions are a little vague for me. The one that really stuck out was "20. Should stopping illegal immigration be one of our top priorities?"

Depends on how you men "stop illegal immigration". That can mean anything from "open the doors and allow everyone in" to "surround the country with barbed wire and attack dogs" to "make it so hard to hire an illegal immigrant that nobody will do so."

Anyway, my scores were 12, 8, 2, 4

You are a social progressive.
You are a Moderate Capitalist.
You are libertarian.
Pacifist/Militarist: You're a Moderate.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2009 01:55 pm

Conservative/Progressive score: 10
You are a social progressive. You generally consider yourself a humanist first. You probably think that religion and patriotism go too far in society. You probably consider yourself to be a citizen of Earth first rather than a citizen of your country.



Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 10
You're a Social Capitalist, you think that, left to its own, Capitalism leaves a lot of people behind. You think that Health Care should be free to all, that the minimum wage should be raised, and that the government should provide jobs to all that are capable of having them. You likely hated the Bush tax cuts, and believe that the middle class has gotten poorer, and the rich have gotten richer over the past several years. The far extreme of social capitalism is socialism.



Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 4
You're a Moderate. You think that we all have certain inalienable rights that must be protected, but that sometimes laws need to be made to protect the majority's lives or quality of lives. You might think that the 2nd amendment isn't necessary anymore because letting everyone a gun is extremely dangerous to the community. You might also be against illegal drug use or public pornography because of its possible harmful effects to society.



Pacifist/Militarist score: 4
You're a Moderate. You think that in very rare occasions, the United States should invade a country in order to make the world better by spreading democracy or ending a tyrants rule. You also think that defense is very important, and we shouldn't lower the defense budget. You think that, while the Iraq War probably was a mistake, that we can make the world a better place by sticking with it and spreading democracy in the middle east.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Hardcore Democrat

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 11 Sep, 2009 07:30 pm
I always hate the superficiality of these quizzes, and have to intentionally avoid some answers (e.g. on this one I can't answer about pulling out of Iraq, because I know they won't use that answer correctly since I think it was a horrible war to get into but subscribe to the "you broke it, you bought it" thinking on withdrawal, and it's also unclear when they wrote the question as now that Iraq wants us out I think we should get out...) but I still love taking them and getting upset at how imperfect they are.

Here are my scores, for what it's worth:

Conservative/Progressive score: 11
You are a social progressive.

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 5
You are a Moderate Capitalist.

Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 2
You are libertarian.

Pacifist/Militarist score: 2
You're a Pacifist.
aidan
 
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Reply Fri 11 Sep, 2009 11:51 pm
@Robert Gentel,


Conservative/Progressive score: 10
You are a social progressive. You generally consider yourself a humanist first. You probably think that religion and patriotism go too far in society. You probably consider yourself to be a citizen of Earth first rather than a citizen of your country.

Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 12
You're a Social Capitalist, you think that, left to its own, Capitalism leaves a lot of people behind. You think that Health Care should be free to all, that the minimum wage should be raised, and that the government should provide jobs to all that are capable of having them. You likely hated the Bush tax cuts, and believe that the middle class has gotten poorer, and the rich have gotten richer over the past several years. The far extreme of social capitalism is socialism.

Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 2
You are libertarian. You think that the government is making way too many unnecessary laws that are taking away our innate rights. You believe that the government's job is primarily to protect people from harming other people, but after that they should mind their own business, and if we give the government too much power in controlling our lives, it can lead to fascism.

Pacifist/Militarist score: 2
You're a Pacifist. You are angered that the United States thinks it should dominate the world through its military force. You think that the only time war is necessary is when we are in direct danger of being attacked. You also believe the US spends way too much of its money on defense, as we can practically cut it in half and still easily defend ourselves, and use that money to fix all our economic problems.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Hardcore Democrat
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tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2010 03:25 pm
@nimh,
Quote:
Conservative/Progressive score: 11
You are a social progressive. You generally consider yourself a humanist first. You probably think that religion and patriotism go too far in society. You probably consider yourself to be a citizen of Earth first rather than a citizen of your country.


Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 12
You're a Social Capitalist, you think that, left to its own, Capitalism leaves a lot of people behind. You think that Health Care should be free to all, that the minimum wage should be raised, and that the government should provide jobs to all that are capable of having them. You likely hated the Bush tax cuts, and believe that the middle class has gotten poorer, and the rich have gotten richer over the past several years. The far extreme of social capitalism is socialism.


Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 4
You're a Moderate. You think that we all have certain inalienable rights that must be protected, but that sometimes laws need to be made to protect the majority's lives or quality of lives. You might think that the 2nd amendment isn't necessary anymore because letting everyone a gun is extremely dangerous to the community. You might also be against illegal drug use or public pornography because of its possible harmful effects to society.


Pacifist/Militarist score: 6
You're a Moderate. You think that in very rare occasions, the United States should invade a country in order to make the world better by spreading democracy or ending a tyrants rule. You also think that defense is very important, and we shouldn't lower the defense budget. You think that, while the Iraq War probably was a mistake, that we can make the world a better place by sticking with it and spreading democracy in the middle east.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Hardcore Democrat
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revelette
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 08:44 am
My biggest score was on socialist capitalism, I got a 12, got an eight on conservative progressive. Overall hardcore democrat.
quiz results
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failures art
 
  1  
Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 04:28 pm
11 (yeah)
11 (understandable)
5 (meh)
1 (not that surprised)

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