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Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:37 pm

Time's website has a little quiz that asks mostly non-political questions and then tries to predict your political preference.

Give it a try - here's the link:

http://science.time.com/2014/01/09/can-time-predict-your-politics/#ixzz2qFaPb5X3

Its conclusion: "You're 76% conservative, 24% liberal"

Hmmm.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:41 pm

16% conservative, 84% liberal.

Ha!

I bet it was the dual nationality restaurant question that did it.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:42 pm

rabble wrote:16% conservative, 84% liberal.

Ha!

I bet it was the dual nationality restaurant question that did it.

Not a fan of fusion cuisine?

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:44 pm

kurt_w wrote:
rabble wrote:16% conservative, 84% liberal.

Ha!

I bet it was the dual nationality restaurant question that did it.

Not a fan of fusion cuisine?

You think I answered no and that was what got me the 16 percent? Or did I say yes and that was what got me the 84?

Or would it?

Damn.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:56 pm

Says I am 73% conservative, 27% liberal. Doesn't seem right since I live in Madison and vote Dem.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:02 pm

92% liberal.

Apparently liking a semi neat desk was the killer. Too bad they didn't ask about the inside of my car instead. I would have hit 100 easy.
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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:03 pm

I didn't know how to answer many of these questions since there's no middle ground. I don't prefer cats to dogs or vice versa. Dual nationality? That doesn't make me want to try a restaurant more or less. I want to try the new restaurant that's in my neighborhood pretty much no matter what they serve. I don't prefer action movies to documentaries, I prefer whichever one I'm in the mood for. I like my desk neat, but it rarely is. Bah!

I don't remember what my score was (I actually took this a day or two ago from a FB link) but it was something like 75% liberal, 25% conservative. Seems to me I'm more like 99% wishy-washy.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 pm

Here's another interesting quiz, this one from the NY Times. It asks questions about your dialect and then guesses where you're from:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=0

In my case it was remarkably accurate. I thought this result was kind of cool:

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Igor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:12 pm

You're 72% conservative, 28% liberal.

I would have said 60/40, but close enough. I would think the self expression / self control one would probably be a big determining factor.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:23 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:75% liberal, 25% conservative

snoqueen wrote:92% liberal.

rabble wrote:16% conservative, 84% liberal.

That's what I was expecting to get, too.

But I'm thinking now that my result might make some kind of weird sense.

I'm conservative by temperament and nature, converted to a progressive based on the evidence.

:wink:

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Ducatista » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 pm

17% conservative, 83% liberal, despite my exceptionally neat desk.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 pm

kurt_w wrote:Here's another interesting quiz, this one from the NY Times. It asks questions about your dialect and then guesses where you're from:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=0

In my case it was remarkably accurate.

Yep, this one (which I also took a while back via FB) totally nailed me -- mostly pegged me as from where I was born with a slight hint of where I live now. Admittedly, I grew up in Northern IL, so Southern WI isn't much of a move, but they don't call'em "bubblers" south of the border, that's for damn sure.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:28 pm

Igor wrote:I would think the self expression / self control one would probably be a big determining factor.

Interesting. In the cultural tradition I grew up in, self-control was one of the essential character traits we were taught, while self-expression was rather circumscribed.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby gargantua » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:30 pm

I was 74-26% conservative.
I have a little cognitive dissonance here, since I neither think nor vote that way. I guess voters really are stupid.

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Re: Kurt is 76% conservative

Postby Donald » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:33 pm

17% conservative, 83% liberal

Pretty close to how I'd rate myself.


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