I didn't know whether to file this under humor or politics, so I put it under both. Pew research has a new questionnaire/quiz
thingy that shows where your political typology fits.
I came down as Disaffected. Which is totally wrong. Here's how they define Disaffected.
Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Disaffected typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.
Disaffecteds represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of registered voters.
Disaffecteds are deeply cynical about government and unsatisfied with both their own economic situation and the overall state of the nation. Under heavy financial pressure personally, this group is deeply concerned about immigration and environmental policies, particularly to the extent that they affect jobs. Alienated from politics, Disaffecteds have little interest in keeping up with news about politics and government, and few participated in the last election.
Despite personal financial strain – and belief that success is mostly beyond a person’s control – Disaffecteds are the only moderate supporters of government welfare and assistance to the poor. Strongly oppose immigration as well as regulatory and environmental policies on the grounds that government is ineffective and such measures cost jobs.
Who They Are
Less educated (70% have attended no college, compared with 49% nationwide) and predominantly male (57%). While a majority (60%) leans Republican, three-in-ten are strict independents, triple the national rate. Disaffecteds live in all parts of the country, though somewhat more are from rural and suburban areas than urban.
OK, so the survey was almost 100% wrong with where I stand. First of all I'm pretty much a news junky, always keeping up on the latest. I voted in the last election. I have been under financial strain, but I do see light at the end of the tunnel. About the only place they got it right is with the strongly opposed to immigration (although I'm not opposed to immigration in general, but illegal immigration).
I'm against general welfare.I believe that people "make their own luck" however there is always some things out of your control that can knock you down no matter how hard you work and plan. Hard work in and of itself doesn't ensure success it just improves the odds.
What a crock of a poll. It seems to have turned out better for those who took it below though.
Tipped by: Michelle Malkin who took it.
Daly Thoughts has a great entry on this Pew Research Poll.
Tales of Tadeusz
Joust The Facts
Patrick Ruffini has some great thoughts on the poll
Just One Minute
This test has the same built-in bias most do; the dichotomy between the statements offered don't cover the actual answer I would give.
eg, the question on environmental issues. I am a firm believer in not pooping where ya eat; that said, doing "whatever it takes to protect the environment" is a common catch phrase, usually meaning we all ought to starve and freeze in the dark. The other alternative given -- "gone too far in its efforts" -- is just as dumb; and just as loaded. What we have done is go way, way too far in doing silly things that actually accomplish nothing -- well, nothing for the environment. Neither choice is useful to me. Same with many of the questions; they masquerade as ends of a continuum but are actually *not* two sides of the same coin.
[hmm -- I think I'm irked... already]
Given all that, the Pews think I'm an Enterpriser. And an old white guy, to boot. A vague fit.... Ok - lots of fits... Interesting *and* irritating. Thanks!
Posted by: Claire on May 12, 2005 06:05 PM