Harding's Political Quiz

This political quiz was designed by E. Harding as a replacement for most existing ones, due to the utterly unnecessary multicollinearity in their dimensions' axes. Some question wording may be biased due to my obvious contempt for the position. Relax and answer to the best of your beliefs and ability. Internet Explorer does not support the modern JavaScript in this quiz. This quiz is purely client-side, so no one but you can see your results. If you want to record your results into the scatter plot at the bottom, contact me on Twitter @Enopoletus.

Left/right questions

Paul Ryan is best described as

An enabler of fiscal profligacy unprecedented in scope and size given economic conditions
A ruthless budget-cutter

Should all theft from private property owners during natural disasters be punished (given zero policing costs, etc.)?

Of course
No

Which comes closest to your views on Martin Luther King?

Nice guy, Freedom Fighter (even if a mild one)
Horrible person; typical pro-affirmative-action Democratic Blacktivist with idiotic inclinations toward socialism

Do you agree with the Chinese economic reforms of the 1980s?

Of course; they helped reduce Chinese poverty
No; China should have continued on a truly socialist model of development rather than reintroducing capitalist exploitation

What stance most closely aligns with your thoughts on marriage?

Marriage is a public good and it is fully right to criticize deviations from it
"People who try to sit in judgment of other people's marriages without being asked to do so, and without having intimate knowledge of what takes place in the marriage, are sanctimonious busybodies, at best." (responding to questions about his thoughts on the President's marital infidelity)

Do you support eliminating all taxes on investment income?

Of course; taxing investment income is double taxation
Of course not; taxes on investment income provide a useful source of revenue to the government
Of course not; investment income is capitalist exploitation of the labor of others (but I fear raising taxes on investment income to 100% due to potential economic effects)
Of course not; investment income is capitalist exploitation of the labor of others, and such exploitation should be fully eliminated by force

"[Insert tortured liberal qualifiers] but ultimately Castro was good"

Agree
Disagree

"Nobody is worth hundreds of millions. Nobody. The life of the CEO making all that money is worth no more and no less than the life of the drunk homeless guy who offended Justin Keller by leaning on his car. The person who had the capital and the support to be able to go to college, make profitable connections, and get the investments to begin a startup is not working harder than the person who is doing two minimum wage jobs and getting periodically laid off by a volatile economy, and I am disgusted by these people who have failed to learn these basic lessons in life. But greed and short-sighted selfishness and a lack of empathy seem to make up the recipe for financial success, which allows these oblivious parasites to foster more greed and short-sighted selfishness and lack of empathy."

Agree; nobody should be more rich than [some number]
Disagree

Do you support agnosticism about the genetic characteristics of those you want to be born?

No; the doctrine of "white babies, black babies, neon-pink babies, smart babies, Downs babies, conjoined twin babies, rich babies, poor babies, all the babies!" is raw insanity
Of course; eugenics is bad

Government-run schools for the general public should be disbanded, replaced, if with anything, by an increase to the child tax credit

Agree, government schools are tremendously wasteful and inefficient and parents can come up with vastly more cost-effective ways to teach their children
Disagree; education is valuable, and government-run schools can provide it

The U.S. should adopt single-payer healthcare, as Taiwan and Canada have long done

Agree
Disagree

Should insurers be required to cover pre-existing conditions (even for nonwhites)?

Of course
Of course not

Should over 95% of illegal immigrants who arrived in the US before the age of 18, and guilty of no other crime, be subject to deportation if caught?

Of course
Of course not

Foreign aid from the richer to the poorer nations should be dramatically increased

Agree
Disagree

Do you approve of interracial marriage?

No
Yes

So-called "price-gouging" and "speculation" during natural disasters should be prohibited

Agree
Disagree

Universal government-guaranteed basic income is basically a good idea

Agree
Disagree

Children of illegal immigrants should be permitted to be taught in government-owned schools

Agree
Disagree

Rent control is basically a good idea

Agree
Disagree

Affirmative action for the benefit of underrepresented racial minorities is basically a good idea

Agree
Disagree
You have answered out of questions. You are % right-wing.

Foreign policy questions

What comes closest to your view?

We have to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons at any cost and must reject the nuclear deal as being too lenient.
Iran should develop nuclear weapons to protect itself against external aggression.
The Iran nuclear deal is fine as it is.

The Trump administration is best modeled as a

Zionist-occupied government
Russian-occupied government

Do you support sanctions against Russia for any reason whatsoever?

Yes
No

NATO is

A good thing
A bad thing

The Iraq War was

A good thing
A bad thing

Which comes closest to your view about the President's airstrike against Syria in response to alleged Syrian use of chemical weapons in al-Qaeda occupied territory?

I supported it
I opposed it
I opposed it only because I wanted Hillary to have done it, instead.

Should foreigners be allowed to express views about the U.S. in any way that might influence the opinion of a person in the U.S. on an American election?

Of course; America should not police foreigners' speech
Of course not; only people in the U.S. and its allies should be allowed to influence the opinions of peoples in other countries regarding their political systems; never the reverse

What are your thoughts about the Israeli airstrikes within Syria?

I support them
I oppose them

Do you support the American military presence in Syrian Kurdistan?

Yes, I do
No, I do not

Did you support the overthrow of President Yanukovich of Ukraine?

Yes, I do; he was a bad and unpopular dude
No, I do not; it was an unconstitutional coup

Which comes closest to your view about the Iran Protests?

I support them; the Iranian regime must fall
"Citizen protest and agitation for better treatment is always good. I hope it stays that way, and outside powers don't try to exploit things for their own ends. I don't think western commentators can have much effect on Iran except for keeping their own govts out of it."
I'm against them

Do you think the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was a good thing?

Yes, I do
No, I do not

What is Putin's approval rating?

Whatever the polls say it is (currently, roughly 65%, down from roughly 80% as a result of recent entitlement reforms)
Whatever John McCain thinks it is

Do you support a U.S.-backed regime change operation in North Korea?

Yes, I do
No, I do not

Do you support U.S. sanctions against Cuba?

Yes, I do
No, I do not

Are the demands of some Iranian protestors that the present government must fall even remotely representative of the opinions of the Iranian electorate?

No; the polls do not come close to showing that is the case
Yes; "polls in autocratic countries systematically understate opposition and shouldn’t be taken at face value"

Did you support North Korea's treatment of Otto Warmbier?

Yes, I do. Warmbier was engaging in imperialist sabotage.
No, I do not; his treatment was an outrage

Do you find it concerning the U.S. and its de facto allies form over two thirds of the world's military budget, while China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran form less than a quarter?

Yes, I do
No, I do not

Which comes closest to your views about the maritime empires of old (e.g., British, French, Belgian, German, Dutch, Japanese)?

They were good for the world; they helped civilize uncivilized lands and helped prevent international misbehavior
They were not good for the world, but they would have been had their achievements matched up with their rhetoric
They were not good for the world; the countries these empires conquered should have charted their own course

It is dangerous to attempt to impose so-called superior ways of life on other countries

Agree
Disagree; there is greater danger in countries not adopting superior ways of life than there is in having them imposed.

You have answered out of questions. You are % anti-imperialist.

Your Results

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