No, I've never been to college, but that didn't stop me from taking this quiz, which plots one's responses to a series of questions on a grid and compares the result to responses from college students. I fell into the "secular humanist" category (shared with 29% of the college students in the survey). The other three categories were "traditional liberal", "traditional conservative", and "religious centrists". Not surprisingly, the largest group encountered on campus was "traditional liberal", comprising almost a third of the total. The survey has this to say about me:
You are a Secular Centrist. Secular centrists like you tend to be:
•Strongly supportive of gay rights.
•Believe strongly in the separation of church and state.
•Less supportive of affirmative action than most college students.
•Less likely to be concerned about the environment than most college students.
•Less likely to believe in basic health insurance as a right than most college students.
I somewhat disagree with the second conclusion, although I understand how that conclusion was reached. All the remaining results should be familiar with regular readers. I am staunchly conservative in areas that are not covered by the survey (fiscal issues, law enforcement, personal responsibility), which would pull me out of the "centrist" column. My tolerance of religion informing one's personal choices, as long as they don't infringe on my liberty, would pull me out of the "secular" column, as it is interpreted by many leftists these days. The test is quick and interesting; check it out for yourself.
BTW, my responses were 5/5/2/1/2/4/1/1/4/3/3.
(Link courtesy of Gary Farber, who ended up with the same results, despite a distinctly different political bent. Yes, Gary, some of us conservatives do read past the Instalanche link<grin>.)
posted on April 20, 2004 01:18 PM
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