Jan 21 2014
TIME Magazine survey claims to be able to determine how conservative or liberal you are by your answers to a few questions.
Click here to take the quiz. Post results in comments section.
I was rated 90% conservative/10% liberal. How about you?
- You like dogs more than cats
- You think kids should respect authority
- You like a neat desk
- You’re not wild about fusion cuisine
- You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries
- You don’t think your partner should be looking at porn alone
- You think the world benefits from nations and borders
- You prefer Times Square to the Met
- You’re proud of your country’s history
- You prefer documentaries over action movies
- You think self-expression trumps self-control
- You use a modern browser
How it works
We created this survey by drawing on several sources. Research by Sam Gosling, at the University of Texas, has found that liberals generally score higher than conservatives on the trait of “openness to experience.” They are more likely to seek out new experiences (such as fusion cuisine), choose to watch documentaries, or enjoy art museums. They have less conventional notions of what is proper in a romantic relationship, so solo pornography consumption is OK. Conservatives are more likely to stick with what is familiar, what is tried and true. Hence, they are more likely to use a PC than a Mac and are more likely to stick with that PC’s default browser, Internet Explorer. Conservatives score higher than liberals on the trait of conscientiousness. They are more organized (neat desks), punctual, and self-controlled (rather than emphasizing self-expression).