So, how progressive are you?
OK, I know Fluther isn’t usually thought of as a place for surveys, but I’m kind of curious. I have to say that generally the users seem to be overall quite liberal ideologically speaking, but there are a share of conservatives and moderates thrown in. Then I ran into this quiz that was just published that is tracking American attitudes. In the controlled study they had people self identify along a number of data points (you’ll see what I mean if you take the quiz), and basically they asked 40 questions, let you rank from 0 to 10, so essentialy you can score anywhere from 0 (as hardcore conservative as it gets) to 400 (as hardcore liberal/progressive as it gets). What was interesting to me was that they ranked people ideologically from conservative Republican to Liberal Democrat. Conservative Republicans, the most conservative self identifying marker, scored an average of 160.6, which when you get right down to it is only 20% from center. McCain voters scored an average of 169. Then on the other side, Liberal Democrats scored 247.1, Obama voters scoring an average of 244.
Now, I took the quiz, and I knew I was more liberal than your typical liberal Democrat, but I scored 344, which was kind of alarming to me. Yet, in looking at the blog where I found this (admittedly a liberal blog), most people scored that high or higher.
So where do you score? Just curious.
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