Are You a Rare Political Bird?

"The Postmoderns"  (graphic by John C. Osborn, courtesy of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 2011)

I like on-line quizzes, so I liked the brief quiz put together by the Pew Research Center that measures how my political views relate to those of the political parties, their candidates, and the people around me.

The quiz (a simplified version of a more extensive survey) is only 12 questions.  On the results page, you can click on various buttons to see the results broken down according to your views on social v. economic issues, and where you fit in relation to others of your own age, sex, race, and religion.

To take the quiz yourself, click here.

The quiz is a sampling of the Pew’s larger effort to develop a “typology” of Americans’ political views that might describe us more accurately.  It’s a worthy effort, and one that all of us weary of red-blue labeling can applaud.

Image: “The Post-Moderns” by John C. Osborn
(Courtesy of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press), 2011.
The poster is one in a series showing the nation’s different political “types.”
To see the other graphics in this series, click here.

To read more about the results of the Pew Center’s study, click here.

2 responses

    • On the economic side, I scored more liberal than African-Americans (whatever that means); on the social, I scored like main-line Protestants, which is what I was raised. It’s a crude sort of quiz, but it shakes up your idea of what being in the middle means.

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