Social Typology Quiz

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Social Typology Quiz

Postby Will » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:26 pm

This quiz is shorter and the results are more interesting than that sophomoric quadrant quiz.

Here Pew breaks down folks into eight groups of about 10-12% each. Some are political party groups, some are not. Pew has done this typology survey four times before; the last time in 2005.

Will was Staunch Conservative, as expected. Where do you fit?

http://www.people-press.org/typology/
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby kirtu » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:55 pm

Solid liberal 14% of population - but this quiz is also simplistically centered along DemRepub lines.

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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Thug4lyfe » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:40 am

Even though I am not a Yank, this is my result:

Not exactly as I expected... guess I still got my indie kid lineage :( :( :(

Based on your responses, YOU are a…
Post-Modern
Along with 13% of the public

http://www.people-press.org/typology/quiz/?result
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby edearl » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:50 am

Post-modern; except:
1. I'm more than twice the age of most post-moderns.
2. I do not live in the Northeast or West
3. I do not use social networking, unless Dharma Wheel is social networking.
4. I do not regularly listen to NPR.
Maybe I'm just weird. :smile:
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:01 am

Post-modern (dead - center, middle-of-the-road, I guess)

That makes 3 post-moderns in a row (probably won't happen again).
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:54 am

By not having middle point, these scales always force results... (this and the other)
Let me take it and take a laugh afterwards. :smile:

Well, being a Portuguese my results wouldn't be accurate. I think I have to answer based in what I know about USA politics...

OK, I'm a post-modern too. :lol: Make it 4.
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:09 am

Retook the test thinking in Portuguese reality.
From that perspective I would be a Solid Liberal. Reading the info about this group, I identify myself with it easier than with Post-Moderns. Funny... probably I don't know USA politics that well.
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Thug4lyfe » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:14 am

Jeez, I thort u's a Yank!
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:31 am

Nope. I'm from the other side of the pond. ;)
I'm standing in the exact opposite side of the world you're in. Portugal is the antipodes of New Zealand.
Check it: http://www.antipodemap.com/
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby wisdom » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:44 am

Post-Moderns
13% of the public

A few differences

What They Believe
Most (56%) say Wall Street helps the economy more than it hurts (I disagree, Wall Street is gambling based on emotional perceptions, its a farce)

Who They Are

A majority (58%) live in the suburbs (Been living in cities for 10 years)
63% use social networking (Eh, I'm on Facebook but could care less about any of it)
One-in-five regularly listen to NPR; 14% regularly watch The Daily Show (Do neither, I see all political media as pointless. I read different news sources, stay away from politics, and form my opinions and views based on what I see happening in the world, not based on what some guy on a television tells me I should believe. But I threw away my television when I was 16...)
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby palchi » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:56 am

Solid liberal here.... from a European perspective!
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby LastLegend » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:10 am

Solid Liberal 14%. But this quiz I do not like because it is too narrowed.
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:18 am

palchi wrote:Solid liberal here.... from a European perspective!


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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Nighthawk » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:18 am

solid liberal :group:
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby edearl » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:03 pm

wisdom wrote:Post-Moderns
(Wall Street is gambling based on emotional perceptions, its a farce)

Life is a gamble with the odds stacked against you. People addicted to gambling will find somewhere to gamble, better it is legal gambling than illegal because the government gets taxes from legal gambling.
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby Nighthawk » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:01 pm

edearl wrote:
wisdom wrote:Post-Moderns
(Wall Street is gambling based on emotional perceptions, its a farce)

Life is a gamble with the odds stacked against you. People addicted to gambling will find somewhere to gamble, better it is legal gambling than illegal because the government gets taxes from legal gambling.


As an avid sports gambler I strongly agree. Regardless of what people say it can be profitable for a lot players (like me) who take very calculated and smart risks as opposed to the junkies who just like getting that feeling of high (addiction gambling) and blow away all sorts of money. Same thing with alcohol, you have some people savor and enjoy it and some people who just abuse it. The choice is all yours.
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Re: Social Typology Quiz

Postby edearl » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:29 pm

Ryoto wrote:
edearl wrote:
wisdom wrote:Post-Moderns
(Wall Street is gambling based on emotional perceptions, its a farce)

Life is a gamble with the odds stacked against you. People addicted to gambling will find somewhere to gamble, better it is legal gambling than illegal because the government gets taxes from legal gambling.


As an avid sports gambler I strongly agree. Regardless of what people say it can be profitable for a lot players (like me) who take very calculated and smart risks as opposed to the junkies who just like getting that feeling of high (addiction gambling) and blow away all sorts of money. Same thing with alcohol, you have some people savor and enjoy it and some people who just abuse it. The choice is all yours.

I probably should not quibble, but I didn't say anything positive about gambling.

:soapbox: :offtopic: Legal gambling brings in taxes, which is better than illegal gambling, but both enable addicts, which is not good. Among the worst things a society can do is put addicts in prison for illegal gambling, illegal drug consumption, and other illegal addictive behaviors. Addicts putting themselves or others in danger must be controlled, but prison, which in this case exacerbates societal problems, is not the answer. If an addict must be removed from society, a hospital is a better, often less expensive, choice. But, most addicts can be treated as out-patients, attend meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or both.
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