Based on your responses,
YOU are a… Post-Modern
Along with 13% of the public
I’m a big fan of on-line quizzes, so of course I jumped on the opportunity to find out what my so-called voting preference would be since I’m not a hundred percent sure myself. What I’ve found a lot with on-line quizzes, is that they can sometimes be really accurate, or really dead wrong. So dead wrong that I was told my profession lies in art….I can’t even draw a stick figure. Clearly something wasn’t right. Anyway, I was excited to take a quiz regarding political parties because I can’t say I’m necessarily a hard left or right. I’ve heard numerous times from students my age, “well my parents are (insert political party) so I am too.” I can’t say that I haven’t fallen into this black hole either, which is why I found it interesting that I’m considered a post-modern voter.
According to this awesome website, post-moderns are generally supportive of the government though are more conservative on certain policies and the safety net. Some more characteristics of a post-modern are that they are liberal on social issues, considered the least religious group, favor the use of diplomacy rather than force, fans of Wall Street, and supportive of regulation and environmental protection. Wait a minute, they think that Wall Street does more good than harm, yet they are supportive of regulation? Isn’t regulation something that we’ve seen that Wall-Street CEO’s don’t want? Who says I’m not religious? I come from a Catholic family! It’s an on-line quiz, so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Post-moderns are the youngest of the groups and 32% are under age 30. A majority are non-hispanic white and have at least some college experience, so the quiz was correct on this aspect. I’m indeed non Hispanic…and white….but not religious? And regularly watch the Daily Show and live in the suburbs? No people-press, this isn’t me. I took the quiz again and changed a few answers around, and was then categorized as a main street republican. How exactly did all of these new political party categories get created? The last time I remembered, you were either a republican or democrat. Now it seems that you can be this weird mix of both times ten divided by a hundred. For anyone interested in politics, I’m sure you’re having a field day with the dozens of categorizations of political views, but for someone who thought the issue of being republican or democrat was complex enough, more than 5 is just too much to handle.
I decided to take another random quiz from another site to see what kind of answer I would get from a different source. This site I found said I’m considered a conservative who favors economic freedom but frequently supports laws to restrict personal behavior that violates traditional values. Once again, I’m torn between having different views that either match up or go in the opposite direction. In terms of social views, I’d say I’m pretty liberal. Same-sex marriages? Hey that’s your prerogative, go for it. But on economic issues like welfare, I’d probably sway more republican. So where does that leave me other than lost in the dozens of possible party categories? How about a post-modern-repub-demo-pendent? I believe I just created category number 34.
^irrelevant, but hilarious^