Beyond Red & Blue: Where do you fit?

NPR’s All Things Considered had a report on the Pew Research Center’s “political topography” research.

Political observers divided America into red and blue states for the 2004 election. But a new study fine-tunes political groups into more specific categories, including “pro-government conservatives,” “disadvantaged Democrats” and “bystanders.”

You can find out where you fit at by taking their quiz.

Turns out I’m an “Enterpriser.” This was not a shock. Here’s the description:

Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic; anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being. Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.

I’d quibble with a couple of points there, but overall it’s where I expected the know-nothing liberals who never heard the word “libertarian” or the phrase “classical liberal” to place me.

Enterprisers are the only group that a majority opposed this idea “The U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes…”

Another interesting item, Social Conservatives are split 45 to 40 on this question “All in all, which is more important, conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures or not destroying the potential life of human embryos?”

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