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Are you Republican? Democrat? Liberal? Conservative?

Homework #1

Go to http://typology.people-press.org/typology/ and take the exam. Then, answer the following:

1) What group were you categorized in?

2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?

3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?

4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?

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  1. November 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Note to self: Graded up until post below.

  2. sebastian e
    November 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Homework #1

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    upbeat

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Relatively young people, well-educated people, Catholics, white, mainline Protestants, suburban, married, and they are evenly split between men and women.

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    Independet

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    No because before i took this test i knew i didn’t really favor one side more than the other, there are still things that i like from both parts.

  3. Franchelly
    November 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    1) the group i was categorized in was conservative Democrat
    2) Older women and blacks make up a sizeable proportion of this group (27% and 30%, respectively). Somewhat less educated and poorer than the nation overall. Allegiance to the Democratic Party is quite strong (51% describe themselves as “strong” Democrats) but fully 85% describe themselves as either conservative or moderate ideologically.
    3) 89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4)yes i was surprised i didnt think i would be close to the word conservative

  4. Joanna M
    November 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    I was categorized as upbeat
    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    relatively young and well educated people. they are the second wealthiest after Enterprisers. The highest proportion of Catholics and white mainline Protestants of all groups, although fewer than half attend church weekly. Mostly white suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.
    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    56% Independent/No Preference, 39% Republican, 5% Democrat (73% Rep/LeanRep)
    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    I was surprised beacuse within the result mostly wealthy white peoplte that may also be republican seem to be in this group. In the elections I wouldn’t have elected Bush as the president.

  5. Connie C.
    November 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    1) I was categorized as a Liberal.

    2) At the section “Who They Are.” Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000 per year).

    3) At the section “Party ID.” My party is 59% Democrat most likely associated with 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) I wasn’t surprised by my results because i’m a open mind person who accepts Gay marriage & abortion and am not so into religion i see theres a lot of people who might have my same point of view in my class and that makes me happy 🙂

  6. Robert A.
    November 15, 2009 at 11:48 am

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    Liberal

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars.

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    I wasn’t really surprised because I am for Pro-Choice and I am part of a religious family but i am not very religious myself.

  7. MARISOL F.
    November 14, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    1)conservative democrat
    2)older women & blacks
    3)89% democrat
    4)yes i was surprised,. i thought i was gonna be a democrat not a conservative democrat.

  8. Katherine M.
    November 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    1.) I was categorized as Upbeat.

    2.) Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

    3.) 56% Independent/No Preference, 39% Republican, 5% Democrat (73% Rep/LeanRep)

    4.) I was surprised because i expected to be categorized as a liberal.

  9. Jennifer B.
    November 6, 2009 at 12:47 am

    1) I was characterized as a liberal.

    2) Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.
    Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3) 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) No, I was not surprised, due to the fact that I am very opened minded and I believe that everyone has the right to their own opinions. I also like to hear what people have to say, and I don’t like judging people just because they have different thoughts on certain things than I would. Not only that but I always considered myself a democrat and I am glad it turned out that way.

  10. jeffrey s
    November 4, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Where Do You Fit? Your Results

    Learn About Other
    Typology Groups

    Enterprisers
    Social Conservatives
    Pro-Government Conservatives
    Upbeats
    Disaffecteds
    Conservative Democrats
    Disadvantaged Democrats
    Liberals
    Bystanders

    See what others like you think…

    More Interactive Features

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    Conservative Democrat

    Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Conservative Democrat typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

    Conservative Democrats represent 14 percent of the American public, and 15 percent of registered voters.

    Basic Description
    Conservative Democrats’ religious orientation and conservative views on many social and political issues set this group apart from the other Democratic-leaning groups, Liberals and Disadvantaged Democrats. Conservative Democrats’ views are moderate with respect to key policy issues such as foreign policy, regulation of the environment and the role of government in providing a social safety net. Their neutrality on assistance to the poor is linked, at least in part, to their belief in personal responsibility.

    Defining Values
    Less extreme on moral beliefs than core Republican groups, but most oppose gay marriage and the acceptance of homosexuality, and support a more active role for government in protecting morality. No more conservative than the national average on other social issues such as abortion and stem-cell research. Most oppose the war in Iraq, but views of America’s overall foreign policy are mixed and they are less opposed to Bush’s assertive stance than are other Democratic groups.

    Who They Are
    Older women and blacks make up a sizeable proportion of this group (27% and 30%, respectively). Somewhat less educated and poorer than the nation overall. Allegiance to the Democratic Party is quite strong (51% describe themselves as “strong” Democrats) but fully 85% describe themselves as either conservative or moderate ideologically.

    Lifestyle Notes
    46% attend church at least once a week, 44% attend Bible study or prayer group meetings, a third (34%) have a gun in their house.

    2004 Election
    Bush 14%, Kerry 65%.

    Party ID
    89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem)

    Media Use
    Emphasis on traditional providers as main news sources: newspapers (50%) and network TV news (42%).

    Note: All descriptions and percentages are based on the national sample of adults surveyed by telephone in December.

    In the overall typology there is a ninth group called “Bystanders” who are defined as adults who are not registered, who do not follow news about government and public affairs, and who say they rarely or never vote.
    Your responses:
    Statement 1 Strongly
    agree Agree Agree Strongly
    agree Statement 2
    1 Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient Check Government often does a better job than people give it credit for
    2 Government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest Check Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good
    3 Poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return Check Poor people have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to help them live decently
    4 The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt Check The government today can’t afford to do much more to help the needy
    5 Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents Check Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care
    6 The best way to ensure peace is through military strength Check Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace
    7 We should all be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong Check It’s acceptable to refuse to fight in a war you believe is morally wrong
    8 Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they’re willing to work hard Check Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people
    9 Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside of our control Check Everyone has it in their own power to succeed
    10 Too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few large companies Check The largest companies do NOT have too much power
    11 Business corporations make too much profit Check Most corporations make a fair and reasonable amount of profit
    12 Elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly Check Elected officials in Washington try hard to stay in touch with voters back home
    13 Most elected officials care what people like me think Check Most elected officials don’t care what people like me think
    14 This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment Check This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment
    15 Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Check Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost
    16 Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society Check Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society
    17 Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries Check Public school libraries should be allowed to carry any books they want
    18 Religion is a very important part of my life Check Religion is not that important to me
    19 I’m generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially Check I’m not very satisfied with my financial situation
    20 I often don’t have enough money to make ends meet Check Paying the bills is generally not a problem for me
    21 It IS NOT necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values Check It IS necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values
    22 Using overwhelming military force is the best way to defeat terrorism around the world Check Relying too much on military force to defeat terrorism creates hatred that leads to more terrorism
    23 The growing number of newcomers from other countries threaten traditional American customs and values Check The growing number of newcomers from other countries strengthens American society
    24 It’s best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs Check We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home
    25 The government should do more to protect morality in society Check I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality

    In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
    Strong
    Democrat Democrat Independent,
    Lean Democrat Independent,
    no leaning Independent,
    Lean Republican Republican Strong Republican
    Check

    In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal or very liberal?
    Very Liberal Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Conservative
    Check

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  11. November 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Liberal

    Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Liberal typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

    Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.

    Basic Description
    This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups. They are the most opposed to an assertive foreign policy, the most secular, and take the most liberal views on social issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and censorship. They differ from other Democratic groups in that they are strongly pro-environment and pro-immigration, issues which are more controversial among Conservative and Disadvantaged Democrats.

    Defining Values
    Strongest preference for diplomacy over use of military force. Pro-choice, supportive of gay marriage and strongly favor environmental protection. Low participation in religious activities. Most sympathetic of any group to immigrants as well as labor unions, and most opposed to the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.

    Who They Are
    Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    Lifestyle Notes
    Largest group to have been born (or whose parents were born) outside of the U.S. or Canada (20%). Least likely to report having a gun at home (23%) or attending bible study or prayer group meetings (13%).

    2004 Election
    Bush 2%, Kerry 81%

    Party ID
    59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

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  13. jeffrey s
    November 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm
  14. olga r
    November 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    Liberal

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    I was surprise with this answers since I never put my mind to this things and also because I’m the type of person that doesn’t agree with a lot of things and because i always speak my mind. So im not really sure if I’m surprise or not.

  15. ismael
    October 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    1) Liberal
    2)Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%)
    3)59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4)maybe

  16. Jisselle Gonzalez
    October 29, 2009 at 12:04 am

    1.upbeats
    2.Relatively young(26% under 30)and well-educated, upbeats are the wealthiest group after Enterprisers(39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of catholics(30%) and white mainline protestants(28%) of all groups, although fewer than half(46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white(87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

    the people that are in my group are Wendy S., Yesenia G., Lazaro F.
    3.”party ID” 56% independence/no preference, 39% republican, 5% democrat(73%rep/lean rep).
    4.i was very surprised by my result because i disagreed with half the paragraph

  17. Sandra Ll
    October 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    1.I was categorized as Liberal

    2.Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3.Party iD
    59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4.I’m not surprised because i believe every person should have rights and freedom and no one should be judge only because they come from another country .My family came from another country to succeed in life and work hard to achieve their goals in life just like any other person in the U.S.

  18. Jessica R.
    October 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    1. Liberal

    2. Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3. 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4. No I wasn’t surprised because when we where going over the categories i knew i fit into liberal because i can easily express what i feel about our government.

  19. Cristina G.
    October 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    1. Liberal
    2.Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars.
    3. 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4.No i wasnt surprised by my results because i dont always agree with republicans or democrats. Different issues i have different views.

  20. Stephanie G.
    October 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    1.What group were you categorized in?
    Disaffected

    2.Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Who They Are
    Less educated (70% have attended no college, compared with 49% nationwide) and predominantly male (57%). While a majority (60%) leans Republican, three-in-ten are strict independents, triple the national rate. Disaffecteds live in all parts of the country, though somewhat more are from rural and suburban areas than urban.

    3.Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    Party ID
    68% Independent/No Preference, 30% Republican, 2% Democrat (60% Rep/LeanRep)

    4.Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    no i wasnt surprised with my results because i really dont lean with either.

  21. Marlene B
    October 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    1] I am a Liberal person

    2] Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3] 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4] No, because whatever I clicked on for my response, is what I believe – so if I’m a Liberal person, then that’s what I am

    =D

  22. Marlene B
    October 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    1] Liberal

    2] Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).

    3] 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4] No, because whatever I clicked on for my response, is what I believe – so if I’m a Liberal person, then that’s what I am

    =D

  23. Jeffrey R.
    October 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    1. Conservative Democrat.
    2. 30%- Blacks and older women.
    3. 89%- Democrat and 11%- Independent or No Preferance.
    4. I wasn’t surprised because I believe that the public should recieve financial help but not any and everyone who needs it (the ones who are dependable to give back to the U.S. and most probable to succeed in life; in other words it has to be earned).

  24. Jonathan H.
    October 27, 2009 at 12:30 am

    1)Liberal
    2)Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).
    3)59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4)I wasn’t so surprised with my results because I consider myself to be very loose in what I think about the government and a liberal seems to fit that best for me. I was sort of impressed that it stated under the Lifestyle Notes: that it’s the largest group in which they or their parents were born outside the U.S. since my parents WERE born outside the U.S.

  25. Michelle .B
    October 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    1) Liberal
    2) Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).
    3) 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem) I like the Dem/ Lean Dem for me.
    4) No I was not surprised by my score because I have always considered myself a liberal person

  26. Wendy S.
    October 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    What group were you categorized in?
    i was catrgorized as upbeat.

    Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

    Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    My party is associated with56% Independent/No Preference, 39% Republican, 5% Democrat (73% Rep/LeanRep).

    Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    I wasnt really surprised because i dont really believe in the government,iam in no one side democrat or republican.

  27. eliana a.
    October 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    Liberal!

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49%)Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%). Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn).

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    I wasn’t surprised with my results because I never chose the republican or democratic side. I don’t think the government pays much attention to what we have to say. Therefore I’ve created my own opinions about them.

  28. dominique J.-F.
    October 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    1) I’m catagorized as Pro-government conservative

    2) Predominately female (62%) and relatively young; highest percentage of minority members of any Republican-leaning group (10% black, 12% Hispanic). Most (59%) have no more than a high school diploma. They also are poorer than other Republican groups; nearly half (49%) have household incomes of less than $30,000 (about on par with Disadvantaged Democrats). Nearly half (47%) are parents of children living at home. 42% live in the South.

    3) 58% Republican, 40% Independent/No Preference, 2% Democrat (86% Rep/LeanRep

    4)i wasnt surprised that i was catagorized in that section, but i dont agree with what it stands for, they made it seeem that were low class individuals that arent as intelligent or sucessful as the other groups. I stand up for what i belive in, and just because others dont agree with my point of views dosent mean i’ll change it.

  29. Denis G.
    October 26, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I was categorized as a liberal.Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem).I wasent suprised at all because thats what i am and thats what I think about society and Im always open for new ideas

  30. Chabely A.
    October 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    – IN LIBERAL

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    – Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Least religious group in typology: 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars. More than one-third never married (36%). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%).

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    -59% Democrat; (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    -NOT REALLY; BECAUSE I THING THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD SAY, THINK.

  31. Jessica W.
    October 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    1.) I was catagorized as a Liberal.
    2.)Some others in my Liberal group would be 83% of whites that are highly educated with a college degree or more. 43% of people have never attended a religous service.
    3.)My party id would be mostly associated with 59% of Democrats 40% Independent/No Prefrences
    4.)No, because I know what I beleive in and I’m open to new ideas and new things.

  32. Victoria G.
    October 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    i was catagorized as a Pro-Government Conservative.

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Predominately female (62%) and relatively young; highest percentage of minority members of any Republican-leaning group (10% black, 12% Hispanic). Most (59%) have no more than a high school diploma. They also are poorer than other Republican groups; nearly half (49%) have household incomes of less than $30,000 (about on par with Disadvantaged Democrats). Nearly half (47%) are parents of children living at home. 42% live in the South.

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    58% Republican, 40% Independent/No Preference, 2% Democrat (86% Rep/LeanRep

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    Yes i was. it was a slap in the FACE. i know that my “religious” lifestyle effected that greatly but it also says that im for government programs such as welfare which i am not. It catagorized me as bieng non educated, poor, basicly a waste of a life. And thats exacly who i am not. so i dont know….

  33. james m.
    October 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Conservative Democrat

    Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Conservative Democrat typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

    Conservative Democrats represent 14 percent of the American public, and 15 percent of registered voters.

    Basic Description
    Conservative Democrats’ religious orientation and conservative views on many social and political issues set this group apart from the other Democratic-leaning groups, Liberals and Disadvantaged Democrats. Conservative Democrats’ views are moderate with respect to key policy issues such as foreign policy, regulation of the environment and the role of government in providing a social safety net. Their neutrality on assistance to the poor is linked, at least in part, to their belief in personal responsibility.

    Defining Values
    Less extreme on moral beliefs than core Republican groups, but most oppose gay marriage and the acceptance of homosexuality, and support a more active role for government in protecting morality. No more conservative than the national average on other social issues such as abortion and stem-cell research. Most oppose the war in Iraq, but views of America’s overall foreign policy are mixed and they are less opposed to Bush’s assertive stance than are other Democratic groups.

    Who They Are
    Older women and blacks make up a sizeable proportion of this group (27% and 30%, respectively). Somewhat less educated and poorer than the nation overall. Allegiance to the Democratic Party is quite strong (51% describe themselves as “strong” Democrats) but fully 85% describe themselves as either conservative or moderate ideologically.

    Lifestyle Notes
    46% attend church at least once a week, 44% attend Bible study or prayer group meetings, a third (34%) have a gun in their house.

    2004 Election
    Bush 14%, Kerry 65%.

    Party ID
    89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem)

    Media Use
    Emphasis on traditional providers as main news sources: newspapers (50%) and network TV news (42%).

  34. james m.
    October 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Your responses:
    Statement 1 Strongly
    agree Agree Agree Strongly
    agree Statement 2
    1 Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient Check Government often does a better job than people give it credit for
    2 Government regulation of business is necessary to protect the public interest Check Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good
    3 Poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return Check Poor people have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to help them live decently
    4 The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt Check The government today can’t afford to do much more to help the needy
    5 Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents Check Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care
    6 The best way to ensure peace is through military strength Check Good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace
    7 We should all be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong Check It’s acceptable to refuse to fight in a war you believe is morally wrong
    8 Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they’re willing to work hard Check Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people
    9 Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside of our control Check Everyone has it in their own power to succeed
    10 Too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few large companies Check The largest companies do NOT have too much power
    11 Business corporations make too much profit Check Most corporations make a fair and reasonable amount of profit
    12 Elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly Check Elected officials in Washington try hard to stay in touch with voters back home
    13 Most elected officials care what people like me think Check Most elected officials don’t care what people like me think
    14 This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment Check This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment
    15 Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Check Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost
    16 Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society Check Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society
    17 Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries Check Public school libraries should be allowed to carry any books they want
    18 Religion is a very important part of my life Check Religion is not that important to me
    19 I’m generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially Check I’m not very satisfied with my financial situation
    20 I often don’t have enough money to make ends meet Check Paying the bills is generally not a problem for me
    21 It IS NOT necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values Check It IS necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values
    22 Using overwhelming military force is the best way to defeat terrorism around the world Check Relying too much on military force to defeat terrorism creates hatred that leads to more terrorism
    23 The growing number of newcomers from other countries threaten traditional American customs and values Check The growing number of newcomers from other countries strengthens American society
    24 It’s best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs Check We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home
    25 The government should do more to protect morality in society Check I worry the government is getting too involved in the issue of morality

    In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
    Strong
    Democrat Democrat Independent,
    Lean Democrat Independent,
    no leaning Independent,
    Lean Republican Republican Strong Republican
    Check

    In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal or very liberal?
    Very Liberal Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Conservative
    Check

  35. Lazaro F.
    October 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    1) What group were you categorized in?
    The quiz categorized me as Upbeat.

    2) Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

    3) Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    56% Independent/No Preference, 39% Republican, 5% Democrat (73% Rep/LeanRep)

    4) Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    No, I was not surprised with my results because I don’t consider my self a democrat or republican. I like some ideas that the republicans and democrats have but I also don’t agree with some of their ideas.

  36. Paola L.
    October 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    1)I was categorized as a Liberal.
    2)White (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. 43% report they seldom or never attend religious services; nearly a quarter (22%) are seculars.More than one-third never married (36%).Wealthiest Democratic group (41% earn at least $75,000).
    3)59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4)No i was not surprice by my reasult.I belive that i am a liberal,but something that is different is that i strongly participate in religious activities.I could say that the rest of the things that define a liberal i can be categorized in.

  37. Melissa V.
    October 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    1.) I was categorized as a liberal.

    2.)Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more). Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%).

    3.)59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4.)No I was not surprised with my results at all. I already considered myself as a liberal. I am very open-minded about everything. There’s a couple things that iam conservative about but I am liberal with just about everything else. 🙂

  38. Manuela c.
    October 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    1). What group were you categorized in?
    In the Liberal group.
    2). Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    62% identify themselves as liberal. In my group there is white people(83%), educated people (49%).
    3). Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    The type associated is 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem).
    4). Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    i like my results personally beacuse i like being categorized as a democrat insted of a republican i like being liberal.

  39. Cruz A.
    October 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    1. I was categorized as a liberal.

    2.Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters. 62% identify themselves as liberals. Whites(83%),most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more),largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%)

    3.Liberals are mostly associated with 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4.I wasn’t surprised,I wouldn’t categorized myself as a democrat or republican so being categorized as a liberal goes with me. I think I fit in well with that category.

  40. Danelly R.
    October 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    1) I was catagorized as a consevative democrat

    2) Older women and blacks make up a sizeable proportion of this group

    3) 89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4) I wasn’t suprised by my results, I expected for it

  41. Yesenia G.
    October 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    The quiz categorized me as upbeat, Overall I agree with my results and I really think I’m very strong opinionated.

    Basic Description
    Upbeats express positive views about the economy, government and society. Satisfied with their own financial situation and the direction the nation is heading, these voters support George W. Bush’s leadership in economic matters more than on social or foreign policy issues. Combining highly favorable views of government with equally positive views of business and the marketplace, Upbeats believe that success is in people’s own hands, and that businesses make a positive contribution to society. This group also has a very favorable view of immigrants.

    Who They Are
    Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women.

  42. Santiago I.
    October 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    1) Conservative Democrat.
    2)Older women and blacks men = (27% and 30%, respectively), the Democratic Party is quite strong, 51% describe themselves as strong Democrats, but fully 85% describe themselves as either conservative or moderate ideologically.
    3) I’m associated with 89% Democrat, 11% Independent/No Preference, 0% Republican,(98% Dem/Lean Dem).
    4)No, because I’m consider a democrat, because being a democrat gives the people the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideologies so they can may be change the government in the country.

  43. saleda a.
    October 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    1) Liberal

    2) Most (62%) identify themselves as liberal. Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more), and youngest group after Bystanders. Largest group residing in urban areas (42%) and in the western half the country (34%).

    3) 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)

    4)I wasn’t exactly surprised to be technically labeled a “liberal,” but I still see myself as more detached from any specific political party. However, I am more lenient towards a liberal party than a conservative party on most issues, I guess.

  44. Andrea R.
    October 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    1. What group were you categorized in?
    -In the Liberal group.
    2. Look at the section “Who They Are.” Who else is in the same group as you?
    -62% identify themselves as liberal. In my group there is white people(83%), educated people (49%).
    3. Look at the section “Party ID.” What party is your “type” most likely associated with?
    -The following is what it says im more likely assicated with 59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem).
    4. Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not?
    -Well I wasn’t axctly expecting to be categorized as a liberal but im not upset by it. I consider myself a democrat but being categorized as a liberal isn’t bad. I personally like it that way rather than being categorized as a republican.

  45. Carolina G.
    October 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    1) LIBERAL
    2) Predominantly white (83%), most highly educated group (49% have a college degree or more.
    3)59% Democrat; 40% Independent/No Preference, 1% Republican (92% Dem/Lean Dem)
    4) I WAS NOT A SURPRISE AT ALL, BECAUSE IM REALLY WITH PRO CHOICE, I COULD IDENTIFY ALOT WHITH THE WAY THE LIBERALS ARE. I LIKED MY RESULT.

  46. Jennifer M
    October 23, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    The group that i am categorized was liberal. Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.
    There is a 59 percent of Democrat; 40 percent of Independent and No Preference, and 1 percent of Republican. I really wasn’t surprise with my results I dont judge people I get to know someone first. I respect everyone’s choices.

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