Political Spectrum Quiz

Discover your place on the political spectrum! This quiz will let you know where you fall on social liberties, economics, foreign policy-- even the culture war. In truth, this isn't a quiz so much as a set of statements that you must agree or disagree with. Based on your responses we will place you on a graph--also termed a political compass--that separates social liberties from economic opinion. (Note: "political compass" is a term popularized by the web site of that same name. GoToQuiz.com has no affiliation with the political compass web site). We will also show you what type of foreign policy you support, and how liberal or conservative you rank in the culture war.

To discover your political labels, there are two pages of statements for you to respond to. Specify how much you agree or disagree with each. You may also specify how much each statement "matters" to you relative to the others (that is to say, just because you strongly agree with something does not mean it matters greatly to you). We'll find where you stand on the political spectrum as soon as you respond to each, starting below.

If you'd like to play with the data gathered by this quiz, try our demographic comparison tool! We've done some fun things with it, like these political maps of the US.

1. Laws should restrict abortion in all or most cases.
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2. Unions were indispensible in establishing the middle class.
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3. In nearly every instance, the free market allocates resources most efficiently.
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4. Public radio and television funded by the state provide a valuable service the citizens.
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5. Some people should not be allowed to reproduce.
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6. Access to healthcare is a right.
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7. The rich should pay a higher tax rate than the middle class.
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8. School science classes should teach intelligent design.
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9. Marriage must be heralded for the important role it plays in society.
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10. Sometimes war is necessary, even if it means you strike first.
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11. Patriotism is an overrated quality.
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12. Radio stations should be required to present balanced news coverage.
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13. Government should do something about the increasing violence in video games.
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14. If our leader meets with our enemies, it makes us appear weak.
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15. We must use our military from time to time to protect our supply of oil, to avoid a national crisis.
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16. Strong gun ownership rights protect the people against tyranny.
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17. It makes no sense to say 'I'm spiritual but not religious.'
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18. It is not government's responsibility to regulate pollution.
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19. Gay marriage should be forbidden.
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20. It should be against the law to use hateful language toward another racial group.
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21. Government should ensure that all citizens meet a certain minimum standard of living.
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22. It is wrong to enforce moral behavior through the law because this infringes upon an individual's freedom.
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23. Immigration restrictions are economically protectionist. Non-citizens should be allowed to sell their labor domestically at a rate the market will pay.
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24. An official language should be set, and immigrants should have to learn it.
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25. Whatever maximizes economic growth is good for the people.
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26. Racial issues will never be resolved. It is human nature to prefer one's own race.
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27. People with a criminal history should not be able to vote.
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28. Marijuana should be legal.
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29. The state should fine television stations for broadcasting offensive language.
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30. It does not make sense to understand the motivations of terrorists because they are self-evidently evil.
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James Russell
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James is a center-right social moderate. He is also a slight neo-con and culturally moderate.
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Joe is a left social libertarian. He is also a non-interventionist and culturally liberal.


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