May 17, 2005

Beyond the Red and the Blue

Marc Comtois

Pew has come out with a new poll in which it developed some new and interesting political typologies. If you want to find out what kind of "political animal" you are, then go here and take the survey. A few of the dual statements with which you are supposed to agree or disagree seemed to have overly-negative implications. For instance, one set offered a choice between

"Poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return."


"Poor people have hard lives because government benefits don't go far enough to help them live decently."

There were probably better ways to ask that. Anyway, it's still worth taking the test. I tried it a couple times, changing the shading on a few answers, but still got the same results. I am what Pew calls an "Enterpriser." To put it another way, I'm a Limbaugh Republican.

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I'm an Enterpriser. Beam me up, Scotty.

Posted by: Andrew at May 17, 2005 10:03 AM

Interesting test and survey results; thanks for pointing it out. As I thought, I'm a liberal.

Posted by: Jon at May 17, 2005 3:34 PM

Though I have to say, I'm not sure the test asks a broad enough field of questions. There are some issues about which I don't necessarily consider myself liberal that there were no questions about.

Posted by: Jon at May 17, 2005 3:38 PM