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Are you a “progressive”?

Mike Dunford has linked to a CAP poll for measuring political ideology. What can I say, I’m procrastinating, so I answered the questions and scored 344 out of 400. That makes me a god-damned baby-eating liberal pinko scumbag “extremely progressive.” Below is the mean score by group:


I have yet to read the CAP report on American political opinion but here’s a link none-the-less.


  1. #1 Tony P
    March 14, 2009

    I scored a 349/400. But then I know that they also had a conservative test and I scored something like 27 on that one.

  2. #2 alcoolworld
    March 14, 2009

    I recieved a score of 357.
    That makes me Extremely Progressive a Gotdam commie pinko baby killin’ fagboy… as per some of my neighbors.

  3. #3 Dan
    March 14, 2009

    Interesting. I scored a 282, making me “very progressive”. Can’t say I’m surprised.

    Why weren’t there more questions on science and society, and more important – why is science considered partisan?

  4. #4 6EQUJ5
    March 14, 2009

    333, and I used to be Republican. Now I’m unaffiliated, unrepresented, and disenfranchised.

  5. #5 Thony C.
    March 14, 2009

    366! but then again I’m a European!

  6. #6 JN
    March 14, 2009


    I think my score would have been higher (better!) if it weren’t for the hidden bias in the first question.

    Government should not be ensuring that healthcare is “affordable.”

    Affordability should not be an issue when it comes to guaranteeing human rights, such as the right to healthcare access. (Which happens to be where Obama is really screwing up and wasting his political capital right now.)

  7. #7 jay
    March 14, 2009

    I got a 217 (which is higher than I expected) Probably because I lean libertarian and support a free market economic model but am also radically pro individual freedom and anti militarism (beyond what is directly required for defense of the US)

  8. #8 Peter Collopy
    March 14, 2009

    Hmm, we tied. I find these one-dimensional political sorters a little obnoxious. I really like the Political Compass, which adds a second dimension, even though it’s still far from comprehensive.

  9. #9 deatkin
    March 15, 2009

    341. Seems pretty consistent with me being a Canadian.

  10. #10 Wes
    March 15, 2009

    310/400 “extremely progressive”

  11. #11 Modusoperandi
    March 15, 2009

    304/400. Also Canadian. Coincidence? I think not. This is the first time I’ve taken a test and fallen off the edge of the chart.

  12. #12 DLC
    March 15, 2009

    I’m always annoyed with these online political and personality tests, because they offer mainly binary answers.
    Posing a question which you may think has no political relevance and then asking for a yes/no agree/disagree reply.

  13. #13 Marcus
    March 17, 2009

    375/400. Dual national living in the UK.

  14. #14 Theron
    March 25, 2009

    367. Guess I need to pack my bags for Leningrad….oh wait. Never mind.

  15. #15 llewelly
    April 12, 2009

    … why is science considered partisan?

    Because we live in a world of finite resources, and the Reaganites want everyone to believe in infinite wealth.

  16. #16 Anonymous
    April 27, 2009

    I got a score of 170. Does this mean I am a fascist? But I am a lesbian and I watch The View (I love me some Joy Behar, hate that Hasselbeck biatch!) and I voted for Hillary “Hill-dog” Clinton in the primary! I also love The Huffington Post (or HuffPo as I like to call it). Can lesbians even be fascists?! Isn’t that impossible or something?

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