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Hazelwudi
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15 Feb 2007, 6:14 pm

Cultural theory test - The Communitarian
You scored 36% individualism, 32% fatalism, 60% hierarchy, and 84% egalitarianism!
You adhere to the cultures of Hierarchy and Egalitarianism. These two cultures share a commitment to placing the needs of the group over those of the individual. You think people should do their part for the greater good.

Ideas of Fairness test - Free / Balance
You scored 50% growing, 50% insuring, and 51% reducing!

Political Ideals Test - Social-Conservative

Political Typology - Conservative Democrat



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15 Feb 2007, 6:16 pm

Interesting, more people posted. That is good.



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15 Feb 2007, 6:37 pm

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You scored 84% individualism, 40% fatalism, 52% hierarchy, and 4% egalitarianism!
You adhere to both the Individualist and Hierarchist cultures. This means you are the Establishment, or "The Man." You run the system, or at least agree with how it's run. Any inequalities that arise are justified, because some people are just better or more deserving than others.


I do not agree with this at all. The rest weren't surprising.

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Free / Growth
You scored 80% growing, 20% insuring, and 68% reducing.


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You scored 50 Equality, 85 Liberty, and 71 Stability!
Your commitment to both liberty and stability makes you a blend of the Liberal and the Conservative. You value liberty particularly in economic life and embrace private enterprise. You also recognise the value of traditional culture and institutions. You are keen on notions of the person who is ambitious yet well-behaved. Occasionally your economic and cultural positions may clash but in general you will find practical ways to reconcile them.


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Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Enterpriser typology group.



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15 Feb 2007, 8:12 pm

I am not surprised by any of your results jimservo. I seriously mean that. I really don't see you as being that far away from The Center in terms of cultural theories. The reason I say that is because I always thought you did care about individual action and rule of law, the Center represents both to a great extent and is a conservative position in the cultural theory test.



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15 Feb 2007, 8:46 pm

Cultural Theory

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The Center

You scored 84% individualism, 36% fatalism, 60% hierarchy, and 48% egalitarianism!

You adhere to both the Individualist and Hierarchist cultures. This means you are the Establishment, or "The Man." You run the system, or at least agree with how it's run. Any inequalities that arise are justified, because some people are just better or more deserving than others.


Fairness

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Free / Growth

You scored 100% growing, 0% insuring, and 65% reducing!

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Your Results

Fair is equality of power, responsibility, and opportunity, while also following the rules, getting what you work for, what you agree to, and what you have a right to, and recognizing ability.

You perhaps have something in common with the 11% of the U.S. population (13% of voters) whom the Pew Center identifies as Upbeats: pro-business and having a positive view of government.

You might identify as a free-market libertarian, favoring economic freedom, but comfortable with regulation of personal activities.

You would probably agree with the statement that "People Make the World". In other words, that people's circumstances are usually within their control.

A society where citizens are self-disciplined, self-reliant, and government doesn't meddle--might appeal to you.

You might favor trial-and-error in an unconstrained society, a marketplace of initiative, and worry foreign and economic threats, while also being concerned about social deviance that disrupts society.

You might believe that the environment will fix itself, believing that nature is both tolerant and resilient.

You might fall in the South-Easterly direction on Dr. Paul Ray's New Political Compass, and probably fall in the Right-wing (Conservative) quadrant of the World's Smallest Political Quiz.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd probably accuse you of not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of either being soft or not understanding how things work.


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Liberal-Conservative

You scored 35 Equality, 57 Liberty, and 57 Stability!

Your commitment to both liberty and stability makes you a blend of the Liberal and the Conservative. You value liberty particularly in economic life and embrace private enterprise. You also recognise the value of traditional culture and institutions. You are keen on notions of the person who is ambitious yet well-behaved. Occasionally your economic and cultural positions may clash but in general you will find practical ways to reconcile them.


Political Typology

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PAST TYPOLOGY COUNTERPART: Socially Conservative Democrats / New Dealers

14% OF ADULT POPULATION

15% OF REGISTERED VOTERS

PARTY ID: 89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem)

BASIC DESCRIPTION: Religious orientation and conservative views set this group apart from other Democratic-leaning groups on many social and political issues. Conservative Democrats' views are moderate with respect to key policy issues such as foreign policy, regulation of the environment and the role of government in providing a social safety net. Their neutrality on assistance to the poor is linked, at least in part, to their belief in personal responsibility.

DEFINING VALUES: Less extreme on moral beliefs than core Republican groups, but most oppose gay marriage and the acceptance of homosexuality, and support a more active role for government in protecting morality. No more conservative than the national average on other social issues such as abortion and stem-cell research. Most oppose the war in Iraq, but views of America's overall foreign policy are mixed and they are less opposed to Bush's assertive stance than are other Democratic groups.


I don't agree with that last one, I consider myself more of a social conservative... the fact that I'm pro gay rights may have pushed me into being a conservative democrat though.



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16 Feb 2007, 11:00 am

Communist
You scored 100 Equality, 21 Liberty, and 35 Stability!
Equality is so overwhelmingly important to you that only full equality-of-outcome in the economic life of all will satisfy you. The only way to ensure this happens is with a government that has the power to command all aspects of the economy. Government must fix all wages and prices rather than letting producers and consumers negotiate that for themselves. All major industry must be owned communally (with the government operating it on behalf of society). Establishing such a regime will be incredibly difficult given all the powerful vested interests opposed to it. Chances are it will take violent revolution if you are prepared to do that. If you ever do succeed it will be at significant personal cost to yourself and your comrades. Therefore you would defend your new regime with ardour and conviction. Anyone expressing reservations will be regarded as a danger and repressed so that they cannot jeopardise everything you have strived for. You may think that the notion of a cosmopolitan and permissive society is nice but in practice such a society is fragmented and can direct loyalty into small groups and away from society as a whole. As such cultural diversity must be very carefully monitored and restricted if necessary. If this is all a bit much for you then try the Utopian Socialist on for size. And for related forms of politics see Totalitarian and Revolutionary.


Not my political theory, but accurate enough.


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16 Feb 2007, 11:26 pm

I began to take one of the tests, but honestly the questions are too broad and the answers too over-simplified. I need more room for depth to fully explain my views, and those tests do not give me the space I adequately need to do so.



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16 Feb 2007, 11:39 pm

snake321 wrote:
I began to take one of the tests, but honestly the questions are too broad and the answers too over-simplified. I need more room for depth to fully explain my views, and those tests do not give me the space I adequately need to do so.

The questions are broad and it is meant to reflect basic beliefs. The entire explanation is not what they seek but rather a relatively basic understanding of what your views are.



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02 Mar 2007, 4:37 pm

Socialist?
You scored 92 Equality, 71 Liberty, and 50 Stability!
You are a bit difficult to classify. You may well be a Socialist. However your greater than average commitment to equality may make you more of a Utopian Socialist. On the other hand your secondary commitment to liberty may make you a Social-Liberal. Check all links and see what you think. Liberal
Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Liberal typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description
This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups. They are the most opposed to an assertive foreign policy, the most secular, and take the most liberal views on social issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and censorship. They differ from other Democratic groups in that they are strongly pro-environment and pro-immigration, issues which are more controversial among Conservative and Disadvantaged Democrats.

Defining Values
Strongest preference for diplomacy over use of military force. Pro-choice, supportive of gay marriage and strongly favor environmental protection. Low participation in religious activities. Most sympathetic of any group to immigrants as well as labor unions, and most opposed to the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.

Who They Are
Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

Lifestyle Notes
Largest group to have been born (or whose parents were born) outside of the U.S. or Canada (20%). Least likely to report having a gun at home (23%) or attending bible study or prayer group meetings (13%).

2004 Election
Bush 2%, Kerry 81%

Party ID
59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

Media Use
Liberals are second only to Enterprisers in following news about government and public affairs most of the time (60%). Liberals’ use of the internet to get news is the highest among all groups (37%).



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02 Mar 2007, 6:17 pm

Because most people have gone before I have, I think I will post my results:

The Center
You scored 100% individualism, 28% fatalism, 60% hierarchy, and 20% egalitarianism

You adhere to both the Individualist and Hierarchist cultures. This means you are the Establishment, or "The Man." You run the system, or at least agree with how it's run. Any inequalities that arise are justified, because some people are just better or more deserving than others.

Order / Growth
You scored 100% growing, 0% insuring, and 36% reducing

Fair is following the rules, getting what you work for, what you agree to, and what you have a right to, and recognizing ability, while also taking into consideration equality of opportunity, responsibility, and power.

You would probably agree with the statement that "People Make the World". In other words, that people's circumstances are usually within their control.

If someone were to criticize you in a political debate, they'd might accuse you of not caring about people. On the other hand, it's possible that you've accused someone (holding political opinions different from your own) of either being soft or corrupt.

Liberal-Conservative
You scored 28 Equality, 64 Liberty, and 78 Stability!
Your commitment to both liberty and stability makes you a blend of the Liberal and the Conservative. You value liberty particularly in economic life and embrace private enterprise. You also recognise the value of traditional culture and institutions. You are keen on notions of the person who is ambitious yet well-behaved. Occasionally your economic and cultural positions may clash but in general you will find practical ways to reconcile them.

Upbeat

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Upbeat typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Upbeats represent 11 percent of the American public, and 13 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description
Upbeats express positive views about the economy, government and society. Satisfied with their own financial situation and the direction the nation is heading, these voters support George W. Bush’s leadership in economic matters more than on social or foreign policy issues. Combining highly favorable views of government with equally positive views of business and the marketplace, Upbeats believe that success is in people’s own hands, and that businesses make a positive contribution to society. This group also has a very favorable view of immigrants.

Defining Values
Very favorable views of government performance and responsiveness defines the group, along with similarly positive outlook on the role of business in society. While most support the war in Iraq, Upbeats have mixed views on foreign policy – but most favor preemptive military action against countries that threaten the U.S. Religious, but decidedly moderate in views about social and cultural issues.

Who They Are
Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

Lifestyle Notes
High rate of stock ownership (42%, 2nd after Enterprisers).