Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Yikes!!!, so this is what I really am?

I got this little political profile from deb50's blog (a really sweet blog btw).... so what the heck, I took the Pepsi challenge.... And now that I have the results... I have no idea what it makes me... but I think my libertarian credentials are safe :)

***Your Political Profile:***
Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal
Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?

p.s. Go to www.lp.org and take the political quiz. It many give you a different perspective on what your leanings are....


betmo said...

i was 75% liberal and 35% conservative :)

Truth-Pain said...

75%?... I had you pegged for no more than 65%!... :)
Kidding aside, isn't it funny how even with our our hardened views on many things we still need the re-affirmation of little quizzes like this?... How is my birth area of Upstate New York doing?

5th Estate said...

This is exactly the kind of thing that forces me to write long tedious blog posts.

What is the methodology being applied here? There are no specific statements from avowed liberals or conservatives on the issues provided, and the answer options vary.

Each Q/A stands on it's own.
Example, Q 13:
"The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholdersL False/True"

How is delivering a profit to shareholders a "social responsibility"? It is a finiancial and legal responsibility. The question makes no sense.

How about "do corporations have any social responsbility?' or "Should corporations market products that they know will harm millions of consumers but that will benefit thousands of investors?"
Or " Should corporations always place ethics above profit?"
Or "should corporations only manufacture products or provide services that only have good consequences?"

IMHOP don't rely on this to define your political and social views.

Truth-Pain said...

5th Estate:
I laughed plenty when i read your comment. I fully agree that to call this a scientific questionaire is to give the word "scientific" a bad moniker. I've taken a few dozen of these so-called quizes and although I am alwyas in the "ballpark", there are too many variables of reader interpretation that does not lend itself to consistency.
As always, your opinion is valuable.