Can We Guess If You Identify More as a Democrat, Republican or Independent?

By: Jennifer Post

Can We Guess If You Identify More as a Democrat, Republican or Independent?
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About This Quiz

Voting is a right that was fought for and it's one that should be appreciated and used. No matter who you're voting for, no matter what anyone else out there tells you, use your voice and vote. Sometimes it can be hard to know who to vote for, though. Do you go party line or go with your gut? Sometimes they are the same, but sometimes they couldn't be more different. In a world like the one we live in now, putting your vote to good use is as important as ever. Basically, writing in  "Harambe" won't get us anywhere. Not only is Harambe dead, he was a gorilla. 

Anyway, voting can be made much easier when you know where you fall on the political spectrum. While you don't have to vote with the party you identify with, it can give you a really good place to start. Some people know right away, some people take a while to decide, and some people switch back and forth a few times. What do you identify more as? With carefully constructed questions, we will be able to guess if you call yourself more a Democrat, Republican, independent, or something else. Take the quiz now!

Is the environment something you take into consideration with politics?
Definitely
Not so much
It's in there with other stuff.
It's a majority of what I care about.

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Are you staunch in your current political beliefs?
I'm set for now.
I'll never change.
I can be swayed.
I know what's important to me.

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Do you care a lot about what other people are doing?
Only if it's illegal
Of course I do.
Only if it impacts me
Yes, but not always in a negative way

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How do you feel about lowering taxes for big corporations?
If anything, they should pay more.
I support it.
I can see a need for it, but it's gotten out of hand.
Depends on the type of corporation

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In your heart of hearts, do you think Social Security will still be around when it's your time to collect?
Not the way it's going now
Absolutely it will.
It needs to be privatized.
Social Security is the least of my worries.

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Are trade agreements, like NAFTA, crucial to the development and sustainability of industry?
100% yes
With certain countries
I can see the argument for both sides.
If they're focused on green energy

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Do you agree with the classification of currently illegal drugs like marijuana?
Not at all
It should only be used medicinally.
Marijuana should be legal across the board.
Most of them

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Where do you stand on government-funded abortions?
The government should fund early term abortions.
Abortions should be illegal no matter what.
I think that isn't a black and white issue.
If it's not your body, you should get no opinion.

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When it comes to people entering the country illegally, how should that be dealt with?
Appropriately and with compassion
To the hardest letter of the law
Definitely not how it's been handled, that's for sure.
They could be a great asset to our country.

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Do you think there are too many regulations on banks?
I don't think there are enough.
Way too many
Banks are a tricky thing to regulate.
I don't think about it too much.

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If a person commits an extreme, heinous crime, should the death penalty be the answer?
Only in the most extreme cases
Always
Never
There is no crime without punishment.

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This is touchy, but where do you stand right now on gun control?
Ban guns completely.
If you let people have whatever they want, it's less attractive to them.
People will always find ways to get guns.
They should be left to the military like the Constitution intended.

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Minimum wage has been a hot topic for some time now. Do you think it should be increased?
Small businesses won't be able to survive if it does.
Absolutely not
To a reasonable amount
It could really help out a lot of people, and the economy.

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In your opinion, is it the duty of the United States to provide weapons to other countries?
It's how we keep allies.
Only if we get something in return
If they need them
I think they should be able to make them with their own resources.

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Many other countries already do this, but do you think the government should pay for all college education and forgive current loan debts?
I mean, it would be nice but I don't think it's practical.
No way
They absolutely should.
Moving forward, education should be paid for. Those who owe will still have to pay it back.

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Is it wise for the US to remain a part of the UN?
It would be unwise to quit.
I go back and forth.
Honestly, I don't know enough about that.
It needs to stay.

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Do you support Citizens United and a corporation's ability to contribute whatever amount it wants to a political campaign as if it was an individual person?
It should be repealed.
It's a great thing.
Not entirely
I can't believe it was ever passed.

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The Keystone Pipeline is a hotly contested issue. Where do you stand?
Strongly opposed
Let them do it.
It's not feasible to change anything right now.
There has to be another way.

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When the economy crashed, a lot of corporations got bailed out by the government. Do you agree with that approach?
Let them suffer.
A country can't survive without corporations.
For certain corporations
In general, no.

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Can you agree that the amount of money currently spent on the US defense should be increased?
For right now
It could be increased by a lot.
Money should go to other things first.
Only if it's in dire need

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Even though it's still in the Constitution, the lines of separation of church and state seem to get a little blurred. What are your feelings on that?
Churches should mind their own business.
Religion is the backbone of the country.
People can be religious and not have it impact their politics.
I think it should be enforced more.

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Can there ever be a complete overhaul of mental health care practices and standards?
There can be if politicians want there to be.
That's not really a problem.
Maybe not complete, but something can be done.
They at least need to try.

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How do you think poverty should be handled?
Some government assistance
By the individual
Depends on the situation
Poverty is inevitable.

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Would you ever be OK with implementing another military draft?
That's terrifying to even think about.
Sure, why not?
I would not be OK with that.
People should care less about the military and more about the earth.

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Where do you stand on climate change?
It's a very real and dire problem.
It's a non-issue.
We're taking proper, albeit slow, steps in the right direction.
We are running out of time to reverse it.

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Health care has gotten overhauled before, but do you think the country is due for another one?
I don't even know what can be done at this point.
Health care should remain with private companies.
Universal health care seems like the only option.
Yes, but I can't imagine there's one better than what we have.

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What kind of Constitution reader are you?
Interpreter
Textualist
Structuralist
Depends on the situation

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Do you subscribe to the idea that women's rights are human rights?
Yes! Yes! Yes!
To some extent
I can't imagine there are people who don't.
What about animal's rights?

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Love is love, right?
I don't care who someone loves as long as they're happy.
Wrong.
In most circumstances
I can't believe this is even still a debated topic.

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In your lifetime, which president has been your favorite?
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
Barack Obama

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