How Progressive Are You?

To find out, take this quiz from the Center for American Progress. I’m not sure how scientific the quiz is, but it did find me to be extremely progressive, with a score of 346 out of 400.

That’s hopeful.

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13 thoughts on “How Progressive Are You?

  1. I don’t know, I scored 209.5 and I’m still considered a “progressive” by the poll. It makes me wonder exactly what their criteria are. It sort of makes me wonder if, like one of the political quizzes I took once, that tried desperately to make everyone seem libertarian, this is trying the same thing.

  2. 341

    One question reminded me of W’s failed plan of allowing people to invest part of their SS in private accounts. Imagine if that had gone through, in light of the economic crisis.

    I’m pretty darn happy not to belong to any political party, thank you very much.

  3. 353. But a lot of the questions are crap (as is inevitable in this type of survey).

    “America has taken on too large a role in the world and should concentrate more on the needs of people here at home”….

    The “progressive” position is “Yes”. But that’s bullshit. They are looking at it in terms of us “spreading the empire”. How about from the POV that we are, by far, the most powerful nation on earth and have an enormous responsibility to the planet we live on and the people we live with?

    America has 5 % of the world’s population and uses 25% of it’s resources.

  4. Evo

    Those are the questions I found myself choosing a 5 for, or something close to the middle. Clearly, if you want to be a 400 progressive, just choose the appropriate end of the range, a 0 or a 10 depending on the question. But on some of them I couldn’t do that. I guess that’s why I didn’t get a 400.

  5. That question could be answered 10 for completely different reasons, Evo. Progressive might see it as we should stop invading people. Conservatives might see it as needing to stop spending money on AIDS in Africa and other such “welfare” programs.

    They’d have different interpretations of “responsibility to the planet” as well. 😉

  6. 195 – conservative…Ha! My ass. I doubt I would get the same score 2 times in a row. I chose 5 half the time because the questions were crap and vague. Issues and not generalized questions is how that should have been worded I suppose..

  7. Took the test…lessee now…Holy shit, I’m a fascist! Noooooooo…!

    Actually it turns out I’m progressive.

  8. Unfortunately, a lot of the questions in these kind of polls are very leading and they don’t let you opt out of answering. If you don’t agree with any of the answers, as happened with a number of questions in this quiz, you can’t skip it and go on, you have to grit your teeth and pick the least offensive answer, even if none of them are truly inoffensive.

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