I came across this interesting web site that is meant to help you see where you fall on the political spectrum.
All you have to do is answer 11 questions that were part of a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. The quiz takes less than 10 minutes, and in my case, seemed to accurately reflect where I think I am on the political spectrum. You can also see how you compare with other Americans by age, race, religion, and gender.
Here is my result, shown graphically:
As you can see, I am fairly left of center, which qualifies me as a Liberal Democrat. That’s how I would have described myself before the quiz.
Thirty years ago I would have described myself as a Conservative; it would have been interesting to have taken such a quiz back then so that I can see on which issues my views have changed.
I thought I would also share how I compare to others in the U.S. by age, gender, race, and religion:
Age (it seems as if you follow the trend towards where I am, my position would correspond with an infant…)
Gender (it seems like I may need to get back to taking more Scottish showers):
So while on the outside I may be 60-plus-years-old, white, Catholic, and male, politically I don’t fit align with those demographics.
Many of my friends do have those traits and are on the Conservative side, but I value their friendship since it goes beyond political parties and ideologies.
I’d encourage you to take the quiz, if nothing else to get you thinking about where you stand on some of the issues that the quiz makes you take a position on.
I’m glad I live in a country that allows people to have a diverse set of opinions on issues; it’s part of what makes us great.