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    Default Where do you fit in the American political spectrum?

    Here's the test.

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    What They Believe

    Extremely critical of the federal government
    Favor an assertive foreign policy
    Pro-business; against stricter environmental laws and regulations
    Strongly opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage
    Convinced the 2010 health care law will be bad for the country
    View immigrants as a threat to traditional American customs and values
    Nearly half believe President Obama born outside the United States

    Staunch Conservatives
    9% of the public

    Who They Are

    84% are Republicans
    72% agree with the Tea Party
    More than nine-in-ten are non-Hispanic white
    The oldest typology group (61% are age 50 and older)
    56% are male; most are married and financially comfortable
    57% own guns and 57% attend church every week
    54% regularly watch Fox News
    More watch Glenn Beck and listen to Rush Limbaugh than any other group


    Apparantly, I'm a staunch conservative. Not that hard, with questions like 'are you poor?' So, how do I receive FOX News?
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    Post Modern apparently

    Post-Moderns
    13% OF THE PUBLIC

    What They Believe
    Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net
    Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection
    Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts
    Very liberal on social issues, including same-sex marriage
    One of the least religious groups: nearly a third are unaffiliated with any religious tradition
    Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force
    Who They Are
    The youngest of the typology groups: 32% under age 30
    A majority are non-Hispanic white and have at least some college experience
    Half live in either the Northeast or the West
    A majority (58%) live in the suburbs
    63% use social networking
    One-in-five regularly listen to NPR; 14% regularly watch The Daily Show
    Some of the stances are to black and white I like strong military and diplomacy but you could only pick one and on the environment i believe in some regulation but not overly so but again you could only pick either or.
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    Solid liberal...

    What They Believe

    Strongly pro-government and very liberal on a broad range of issues
    Very supportive of regulation, environmental protection and government assistance to the poor
    One of the most secular groups; 59% say that religion is not that important to them
    Supportive of the country's growing racial and ethnic diversity
    Two-thirds disagree with the Tea Party

    Who They Are

    Highly politically engaged
    75% are Democrats
    Concentrated in the Northeast and West
    57% are female
    Best educated of the groups: 49% hold at least a bachelor's degree and 27% have post-graduate experience
    A third regularly listen to NPR, about two-in-ten regularly watch The Daily Show and read The New York Times
    59% have a passport
    42% regularly buy organic foods
    21% are first or second generation Americans

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    Default Re: Where do you fit in the American political spectrum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    Supportive of the country's growing racial and ethnic diversity
    What on earth happened to Serbia? That's not how I remember it, nor Dutchbat.

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    Post Modern

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelic cowboy View Post
    Post Modern apparently
    Me too!

    YOU are a… Post-Modern
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis VI the Fat View Post
    Me too!

    YOU are a… Post-Modern
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    So I don't get drinks as a conservative? :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skullheadhq View Post
    So I don't get drinks as a conservative? :(
    We dont mean to it's just that you wouldnt like the uber cool low morals post modern pubs and clubs me an Louis will frequent.

    We promise to meet up after for the ubiquitous burger and chips after a mighty lock of deleterious scoops
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    Post Modern. But I would rate myself as "vomiting in the corner having smelt the stench".
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    Post Modern also.
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    Everybody here is postmodern!


    * isolates Sarmatian from the group, points and laughs, starts the bullying *
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    Post Modern
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    Aaand ... another post-modern here

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    Is this thing broken? Post-modern. Which means I'm more modern than a modern thing, which is already pretty modern. But I'm so modern that modernity doesn't seem very modern.

    I'm confused.
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    Post Modern. Although on at least two of the points I know I don't fit.

    Generally supportive of government, though more conservative on race policies and the safety net
    Favor the use of diplomacy rather than force
    I definitely did not give any indication of those two positions in the way I answered the questions, except maybe in supporting environmental regulation.

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    I think that anybody who refuses to fit an exact left-right mould is relegated as 'postmodern' by this test. They probably expected us to be a small group.


    This is why the interwebs are dangerous! You get your head full of conflicting ideas, you fail to fit a single modern narrative!


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    Libertarian
    ...I dont even know what that entails.
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    I'm Post-Modern too. As we all know, Post-Modern really means COMMUNISTS!
    BLARGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyblades View Post
    Libertarian
    ...I dont even know what that entails.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism

    Basically you Libertarianism says that the Government should be minimal, and not intervene in economy (Private Enterprise) and social affairs (Charity), and basically concentrate on maintaining and upholding the Law, and maintaining the Police Force and the army to counter internal or external threats to the nation.
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    Huh. I guess that does kinda fit me.
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    Libertarian apparently here. Not quite a perfect match, but I guess it's close enough.
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    post-modern
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    This test is complete crap. Hurr durr, do you want peace through talking it out or with having more guns? Umm I want peace through economic interdependence. That way can we have as small and army and as incompetent diplomacy as we want. China isn't going to attack us because of our army, and our diplomats are never going to be holding hands with them, it's because they want us to keep buying their stuff.

    But no, that can't be an option. I have to make 20+ false dichotomies.
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    Because I am so special, I am the first to be labelled "disaffected".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Is this thing broken? Post-modern. Which means I'm more modern than a modern thing, which is already pretty modern. But I'm so modern that modernity doesn't seem very modern.

    I'm confused.
    I'm guessing this test works like so:

    “Are you a democrat” -> communist
    “Are you a republican” -> birther
    “Are you independent” -> no you're not. You're just postmodern. You don't have arguments because you end up confused and bored amidst 5 rounds of literary deconstruction of the question, the answer, the hidden assumptions, the arguments, and all the rubbish I just wrote.
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    I am apparently a:
    "Solid Liberal".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    I am apparently a:
    "Solid Liberal".
    As am I, rather unsurprisingly.

    In reality I consider myself post-modern and I find the definition of post-modern used by Pew to be rather strange and really not post-modern at all.
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    Post modern...
    Really, these questions were stupid. I disagree on most choices, either way the needle points. Solid this, solid that...we need some gray.

    EDIT: Choosing myself as a strong republican moved me three notches farther to the red, but doing the same for dem moved me nowhere.
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    Default Re: Where do you fit in the American political spectrum?

    libertarian. That's a reasonable fit, though I'm more staunchly religious than most libertarians
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