Caturday Quiz


Because I am basically lazy:

Can TIME Predict Your Politics?

See how your preferences in dogs, Internet browsers, and 10 other items predict your partisan leanings.

Social scientists find many questions about values and lifestyle that have no obvious connection to politics can be used to predict a person’s ideology. Even a decision as trivial as which browser you’re using to read this article is imbued with clues about your personality. Are you on a Mac or PC? Did you use the default program that came with the computer or install a new one?

In the following interactive, we put together 12 questions that have a statistical correlation to a person’s political leanings, even if the questions themselves are seemingly apolitical. At the end of this (completely anonymous) quiz, we’ll use your responses to guess your politics.

Take the test.

My score:

You’re 34% conservative, 66% liberal.

(I’m so ashamed)

Seriously, I don’t believe that my political beliefs really fit in a traditional left/right axis.

Football playoffs today!!!

This is an open thread.

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90 Responses to Caturday Quiz

  1. The Klown says:
    • elliesmom says:

      I used to give credit for the best wrong answer on a test. One parent told me her son actually spent time thinking up good wrong answers. She was upset it didn’t upset me. I had a math teacher in college who never finished a problem in class. Two-thirds of the way through he’d say “The rest is trivial”. I tried that on one of his tests and got full credit. I still have no idea how to finish that problem. Creativity should be rewarded.

    • swanspirit says:

      I was just going to post this totally genius link, because it is Caturday; and #26 . I totally lost it on #26 . , and isn’t Cloreen an Irish name ?

    • DandyTIger says:

      A few of them are technically correct. If I were the kid, I’d take the teacher to court over them. 🙂

  2. mothy67 says:

    32% conservative 68% liberal

  3. Gojoyknocks says:

    72% Neanderthal 28% liberal

    • Lulu says:

      LOL! 84% Asshole, 16% Narrcissist. What have the past five years done to me!

      • Somebody says:

        I came out 77% conservative and 23% liberal. That kind of surprised me because I’ve taken these kinds of quizzes before except based on actual political ideology and I always come out close to 50/50.

        I guess I have an inner neocon after all, LMAO!!

        MYIQ you came out 66% liberal………you have an inner commie or fascist or something lurking underneath the surface, LOL!

        • Lulu says:

          I think the questions skew culturally and age wise. Dogs, messy desks, and museums do not decide politics.

        • votermom says:

          78% tearorist

          Liberal qualities
          You have a messy desk
          You think it’s okay for your partner to look at porn alone
          You use a modern browser
          You prefer the Met to Times Square
          Conservative qualities
          You like dogs more than cats
          You prefer action movies to documentaries
          You think kids should respect authority
          You think self-control trumps self-expression
          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 think the world benefits from nations and borders
          You’re proud of your country’s history

        • mothy67 says:

          68 liberal and mine were same as voter mom’ s except for fusion cuisine.

        • votermom says:

          I prefer authentic ethnic food to fusion.
          I think the test used fusion and cats as urban markers.

        • DeniseVB says:

          78/22 here. Why would anyone want to hang out in Times Square except OWS ? Fusion cuisine? I’d have to know what cuisines they’re fusing. I’m not a big fan of fish eyeballs and other delicacies of the world unless it’s Tex-Mex (hold the armadillo tacos of course).

          Liberal means not to respect authority? I’m thinking teachers, not Hitler. Besides, which “side” defends Obama more? He’s pretty much a respect me or die sort of guy.

          Weird questions, leaves little wiggle room for: I need more information.

        • The Klown says:

          There were a few of them I would have picked “Don’t care either way” if that was an option.

          I like cats AND dogs.

          I don’t like most action movies these days because they suck.

          I’m messy, shoot me.

          I have Firefox because IE kept crashing.

        • elliesmom says:

          I think Time’s biases are showing. Art museum, documentaries, fusion cuisine are all what my mom used to call “artsy-fartsy” stuff. Since liberals see themselves as better educated (a stat that doesn’t bear out), they would put that stuff in their column. Apparently, you can’t be a liberal if you think you’re lucky to be an American, which is a shame.

        • Somebody says:

          Just so you guys know the action movie – documentary question is apparently worth 1 liberal point. That question is the only one I answered differently from votermom and I was 77% conservative and 23% liberal

    • lyn says:

      68% duckhead, 32% dickhead.

    • lyn says:

      I picked answers based on what I thought would be the liberal bias of the test, and I am 96% liberal. I strongly agreed or strongly disagreed on each one.

  4. elliesmom says:

    My score is yours, but flipped. My guess is that preferring dogs to cats was a major tipping point. I was going to write that off as correlation, but not causation until I thought about all of the Vile Progs in my life and realized they really do all love cats. One of them has six. I love our cat, Maxine, but it’s Ellie who is first in my heart. It doesn’t seem to bother Maxie much as long as she gets fed, her ears get scratched on command, and she gets the end of the bed.

    • Somebody says:

      I think you’re correct elliemom the dog/cat thing I think weighs heavily. Interesting I’ve had both cats and dogs, but I prefer my dog if I’m forced to pick a favorite.

      • Lulu says:

        Yes about dogs and I think the authority question for children. When talking about respecting authority for children I think of teaching mine to respect ME but I don’t think that was the intent of the question.

        • elliesmom says:

          Having respect for authority doesn’t always mean blindly following what someone in authority tells you to do. It does mean to think before you act. I taught my kids to treat the cop who stops them with respect because he or she has the capacity to put them someplace they don’t want to be. They can rant and rave and call him or her vile names when they’re safely at home. If that’s what makes me conservative, I’ll take the label.

    • lyn says:

      I picked cats, and I’m still a duckhead.

  5. driguana says:

    Should be some great games again this week-end!

    I don’t usually take these kind of tests because they never seem to reflect what I am actually thinking in my life….that being said, I did it and was shocked that I came out 26% C and 74%L….would never have thought that about myself….now I’m going to stew and fret all day!!! I prefer song birds to dogs and cats and currently have a dog a cat and sun conure….that question sucked. I love documentaries especially music ones and ones about ancient archaeology…that makes me liberal? OK, I’m still going to pout…I do not want to be a Liberal….that gets too close to being a vile prog and that would not make me happy…..Plus, it’s been cloudy, rainy and gloomy here in South Florida….11 inches of rain in 12 hours night before last….kinda biblical…that makes me conservative….and now the sun is finally out and that makes me conservative, too….so Time take your survey and shove it! (spoken with the emphasis of a true Independent!!!)

    • Somebody says:

      I hear you on the rain good grief that mess just made its way up the state to me. Unfortunately we had to drive home in it from my mother’s and the direction we were going kept us moving right along a line of very strong thunderstorm cells. The deluge was unreal!

      There was very little visibility, but that certainly didn’t slow my husband down. I let out screams that would shame Jamie Lee Curtis or any other scream queen. I also recited the Lord’s Prayer even though I’m not particularly religious. My husband is completely pissed at me now. I don’t care! A car just ahead of us spun out of control on the interstate and hit the guardrail. The pick up in front of us was braking hard to avoid hitting that car, but hubby waited until the last minute to apply brakes, naturally. We narrowly avoided rear ending the truck and barely missed the car’s bumper in the middle of our lane of traffic. The truck had almost stopped to avoid the bumper, but we couldn’t see that…… if we were a safe distance behind and not tailgating in a god awful thunderstorm we might have known the bumper was coming up.

      YIKES!!!! I need a couple of stiff drinks, but my husband insists I need xanax……..whatever. He’s annoyed with me and I’m annoyed with him. Just because we live near Daytona it doesn’t mean the roads are a speedway, sheesh!

      Do all middle aged men think they’re the best drivers??? Do they all think they’re Richard Petty or whatever race car driver??? Is this a phase or does it get worse with age???

      • The Klown says:

        Yes, yes and yes.

        He didn’t hit anything, did he?

        • Somebody says:

          Men!! You sound like him……..I didn’t hit anything, shut up and let me drive…..FCS get some xanax……WTH is wrong with you.

          I hate riding in the car with him, but he always insists on driving. I guess it hurts his man pride or something for me to drive.

          True story years ago I had to wear one of those heart monitors for 48 hours. When I returned the monitor the doctor asked me if I had exercised during the 45 minutes after the monitor was put on me or in the 45 minutes before it was taken off. I answered no, I kid you not he asked me if I had sex during those times……um no, the last 45 minutes doc I was on my way here…….Oh wait, what are the intervals on those times doc? Then I was able to tell him……oh that was merging onto such and such, it’s just my husband’s driving! You could see on the monitor record how fast my heart raced.

          The doctor was kind of surprised, then he laughed and said gee your husband’s driving REALLY makes you nervous doesn’t it.

          So I have medical proof that I can’t stand his driving and I already know how I’m going to die. I’m pretty sure I even know where……I-95 and I-295 interchange near Jacksonville International airport. That’s my first bet there are a few runner up spots.

  6. elliesmom says:

    From Megan McArdle:

    “This strikes me as the real problem with “women on the Internet.” We’re big girls now, and we know how to use the delete button. But we don’t have a button for the people who automatically delete us from the list of grown-ups who should be taken seriously.”

  7. piper says:

    87% conservative, 13% liberal today . Will take test tomorrow to see if my answers and outlook change.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Let’s not forget we had a President who wanted to hurt us as much as possible recently…….

  9. 1539days says:

    86% conservative, which is close to the way I would have self-identified.

    While none of the questions were “political,” many of them were cultural. Cats are better city pets. Fusion cuisine is an urban thing, along with large museums. I also think it’s ironic that IE is not a “modern” browser since it is the standard for the web and the only one works on.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    From the WTF? news today…….

    Something’s not right, a feminist group linked to AQ ? Maybe they thought the dancing vaginas were burkas ?

  11. insanelysane says:

    75 L and 25 C
    That’s accurate for me.

    I’m a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, Like our previous CA Gov. …The Governator. That’s how we get Republican Governors here in this blue state.

    I believe that governments should leave people alone.
    Abolish all boundaries and let it rip. Less regulation and less interference. Fewer government employees. Congress should be a part time job and a temporary position. No more career politicians.
    Ban all formalized religions, keep spirituality though.

    “Imagine” by Lennon is my perfect world.

    But Laws are needed and rules at a basic level are required for a civilization. Respect for law and consensus authority is necessary.
    Respect is a good thing. I agree with the respect the cop thing.
    But a healthy dose of trust no one is also needed.

    Football weekend is going to be great. If it rains here then all the better. We’re parched.

  12. swanspirit says:

    You’re 82% conservative, 18% liberal. Who knew ? Not me LOL , While this was fun , I think some of it stereotypes people in some instances , and assumes too much in others . Where is the choice for I would rather try a new recipe at home than in a restaurant ?? And what if I prefer horses to dogs and cats??? hmmm??

  13. helenk3 says:

    replacement contractor for healthcare not much better then the first one.
    I am beginning to believe they really do not care if it works, just as long as it causes havoc. Ben Laden would be so proud

  14. DandyTIger says:

    Very silly quiz.

    You’re 12% conservative, 88% liberal.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Best part is how biased and in denial they are. To be “liberal” in the US means wanting a totalitarian dictator and being required to worship said dictator. But cults are what all the hip kids are doing I guess.

    • DandyTIger says:

      A couple of things they consider liberal are very non liberal. For example, liberal ideals that move towards socialism require boarders, a strong state, and a near dictator. But to want less borders, which means little or no statism, that is, very small government, is a libertarian thing. The liberal cult and Time are very confused.

      • The Klown says:

        I don’t think anyone has thought thru this “no borders” idea. The entire third world would move here.

        • The Klown says:

          If there was a single world-wide democracy, the US would be a small minority and China and India would be running everything.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Whenever people argue about open borders, I always ask if would fine with them if 7 billion people moved to the US. After arguing it wouldn’t happen, and me saying that’s not the point, answer the question, they would eventually say no. So then I say, OK, you want controlled borders and an immigration system, so we’re now only arguing about the numbers and any qualifications. Some libertarian friends of course say yes, open, and no state, period. They’re a little crazy.

        • votermom says:

          My prediction is that if the world had no borders, most of the world would be in constant conflict as factions try to seize control of resources.

        • The Klown says:

          If we opened our borders, how many other countries would do the same? The only places I know of with no border controls are places like Somalia.

        • insanelysane says:

          No, they wouldn’t. I live in N Calif. It is actually as close to perfect weather as you can get. It’s beautiful, it’s multicultural. It’s smart and friendly…

          Yet, millions upon millions do not wish to live here. I even tried to get my brother and several friends to move here. I put them up and gave them jobs. They didn’t like it here. When I see people shoveling snow and scraping windshields, I wonder why they aren’t living here?
          To each his own. I’d love to have open borders. I’d find a spot on the shore of the Sea of Cortez and buy land that has deep wells. Keep my house here for the summers.

  15. Stupidest quiz ever. Shows the stagnant thinking skills of the creator more than anything else. I mean, seriously, using a modern browser makes me liberal, while loving my country’s history makes me conservative? FFS, what BS.

  16. foxyladi14 says:

    I don’t do quiz’s I always fail. 😆

  17. trixta says:

    66% Lib / 34% Cons. The questions were a bit general and would depend more on this or that, but the test was interesting over all. I was more liberal before 2008 — i.e. before the Age of Obama — but over the years have discovered I’m more “practical” than “liberal” or “conservative” per se. As I say, a lot depends on circumstances and context.

  18. The Klown says:

    I lost at least two IQ points just reading the article.

    • 1539days says:

      I think “let me break it down for you” is becoming the new “Jane, you ignorant slut.” Every time an article starts with that, I’m gonna get progsplained to.

      Lena Dunham gets naked on her show because she’s an exhibitionist. Everyone is uncomfortable talking about it because guys don’t want to see a girl with a figure like a boiled potato naked and women don’t want to be reminded of what average women look like.

      I am so glad I don’t have HBO.

      • votermom says:

        I’ve never watched Girls and from what I’ve heard, it’s got dismal ratings. Why does it survive, exactly?

      • 1539days says:

        HBO doesn’t have advertisers, so ratings aren’t as important as advertisers. They keep shows on like Real Time and Girls to generate buzz. I read once that HBO’s highest viewership is from their late night movies where young women from men’s magazines get naked. They don’t look like Lena Dunham.

  19. The Klown says:
    • insanelysane says:

      Pushing back at the powers of oppression and putting one’s own life at risk to expose government over reach makes him a hero in my book.

      • In what way is JSTOR oppressive, or even involved with the government? It’s a literary database, and one 99% of colleges / universities provide to students for free. That’s what he was under the legal gun for hacking…

        • Propertius says:

          Except that he didn’t hack anything to do it. MIT provided and still provides unlimited access to JSTOR to guests on their network.

        • He didn’t have to hack anything to gain access, but he did have to hack in order to do the large scale download of millions of articles. It’s not like he was downloading them one at a time.

  20. helenk3 says:

    how the backtrack bunch handle scandals

  21. trixta says:

    Did the 9ers have a recent win over the Panthers or did I imagine it? Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be the entertainment for the Super Bowl half-time show…should be interesting (especially TRHCP!).

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Anyone catch the ice dancing finals? Goosebumps.

    • leslie says:

      I’m so sad that I missed it. Pairs and the ice dancing are my faves. I’m watching the ladies’ long program. Looking forward to watching the men tomorrow. The women have bee disappointing for the past few years, imho.

  23. fif says:

    Another personal view of the Obamacare train wreck: my policy was cancelled in December. I spent countless hours reviewing the 57 other plan options and talking to customer service. I chose a new provider, and meanwhile my old provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, automatically enrolled me in a plan they chose without my consent or approval that was more than twice as much. I knew that was a potential problem, so I have spent countless more hours on hold, following their instructions to send in a fax to cancel a policy I never chose, talking to people who said they put the note in my file but couldn’t confirm the cancellation and someone would get back to me in 24/48 hours (never heard from anyone). Today, I came home to my new member card and was informed that they automatically deducted $425 from my account for the policy!?!?! I checked my account, and sure enough – they just reached in and took my money for something I never purchased! I am furious. Fortunately, I am not dependent on that $425 for rent or food, but just imagine what is happening across the country with this clusterfuck? The incompetence is mind-boggling.

  24. Propertius says:

    85% liberal, but 0 % Fauxgressive.

  25. The Klown says:

    Husband: Tell me when you orgasm.

    Wife: You said not to call you at work.

  26. threewickets says:

    I’m 34% batty 66% nutty. Hmm…I’m much more batty on policy, I promise. 🙂 Here’s some more on the test designer.

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