Answer These Questions and We'll Guess Where You Fall on the Political Spectrum

By: Brian Whitney

Answer These Questions and We'll Guess Where You Fall on the Political Spectrum
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About This Quiz

There is nothing that unites people as much as politics, and there is also nothing that divides them as much as politics as well. What you think about what is happening in your country and the world, and how it should be dealt with, says a lot about who you are and how you deal with those around you. Your views on politics will have something to do with every aspect of your life.

While there are some smaller fringe parties in the United States, such as the Green Party, the Socialists, and the Libertarian party, most people identify as either Democrats or Republicans, and you probably do, too. But do your viewpoints really match up with the party that you've chosen?

We have put together a quiz that will give us a pretty good idea of whether you're on the left, the middle, or the right when it comes to your political views, and if you answer all of these questions, we think we can guess where you stand politically. There are no right or wrong answers to this quiz if there is one thing we should all agree on is that you have a right to your own viewpoints, so take this quiz and let's see if we can guess correctly!

How big should government be?
Pretty big, a lot of people need help.
As small as possible. I don't care about government at all.
Oh, medium sized
It should be pretty small, but we need some government of course.

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Do you favor strong immigration laws?
No, it should be easy to come to this country.
I couldn't care less about them.
They should be kind of strong.
They should be really strong.

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Do you think the government should offer health care to everyone?
Yes!
No, I don't trust doctors.
Within reason
No, why should I pay for someone else's health care?

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How easy should it be for people to get welfare?
Really easy, everyone needs help sometimes.
Welfare? Who needs that?
It should only be for emergencies
It should be really hard to get welfare.

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Do you care a lot about preserving your country's culture?
No, we should be accepting and inclusive of new cultures.
I could care less about any of that.
Within reason
Yes, that is very important.

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What do you think about gun control?
We need much stricter laws on who can have guns.
Anyone should have guns.
Our laws should be a little stricter.
Our laws are fine the way they are.

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Should LGBTQ folks be allowed to marry?
For sure
Anyone can marry as far as I am concerned.
Well, maybe not, but domestic partnerships as fine.
Of course not

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Where do you stand on assisted suicide?
It should be legal.
I could care less about that.
It should be legal in extreme circumstances.
It should be illegal.

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Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro-choice
I don't care what people do with their own body.
I am undecided.
Pro-life

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Are you in favor of the death penalty?
Of course not
I am not even in favor of prisons.
Only for really bad cases
For sure I am.

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What do you think of the group "Black Lives Matter"?
I think they're great.
I don't care about them either way.
I have mixed feelings.
I can't stand them.

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Who would you vote for as president?
Bernie Sanders
No one
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump

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How much money should we spend on the military?
Not much
None
Quite a bit
A ton

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Should drugs be legal?
Within reason
Sure, why not?
I don't think so.
Of course not

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How should the rich be taxed?
Really high
No one should have to pay taxes.
Pretty high
No higher than anyone else

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What should our military be doing?
Protecting us
Leaving me alone
Protecting us and our allies
Spreading freedom through the world

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How worried are you about terrorism?
Not that much
Not much at all
I am kind of worried.
I am so freaked out by the thought of it.

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What do you think of survivalists?
They're lunatics.
They have it all figured out.
I am not sure.
I envy them.

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Should a government go into debt to help its citizens?
Of course
Pfft. People should help themselves.
Maybe a little
Of course not

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How often is government wasteful?
Not often
Always
Sometimes
Rarely

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What is the best way to ensure peace?
Being kind
Leaving people alone
Being diplomatic
Being strong

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Do you believe in affirmative action?
I sure do.
Of course not
I am on the fence.
No, that is silly.

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What would you do if your son came out as gay?
I would be proud of him!
Who cares?
I would be OK with it.
I would be bummed.

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Should CEOs of corporations make less money?
For sure
Why should I care what they make?
Probably a bit less
They should make as much as they can.

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Do you believe in climate change?
Well, of course.
I don't trust scientists, so I don't know.
I think so.
No way

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What do you think about what happened at Waco?
The government had to act.
The government should have left them alone.
I don't know much about it.
The government could have handled it better.

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Do poor people have it easy?
No, are you kidding me?
It depends on what you mean by "Easy".
I don't think so.
Yes, they get help for things the rest of us have to work for.

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Can white people be discriminated against in America?
Don't be silly. No.
Anyone can be.
Sometimes, but it isn't the same as if it happened to a minority.
Yes, and it happens a lot.

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Should we use our military to help other countries that are under attack?
Sure, if they are under attack for the wrong reasons.
Never
I guess we have to.
Sure, if they are our allies.

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Who do you most look up to?
Jimmy Carter
Jesse Ventura
Angus King
Ronald Reagan

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