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The Sciences

I'm an "upbeat"?

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanAugust 30, 2006 8:43 PM


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I noticed some blogs were talking about a new Pew Political Typology, and I decided to take their survey to see where I fit in. It said I was an Upbeat, which seemed wrong to me as I'm not that partisan (I voted for Kerry though my registration is Republican). So I took the Political Compass test, and I got my usual result: Economic Left/Right: 2.13 (I'm fiscally conservative) Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38 (I'm socially liberal) I'm a moderate libertarian who leans toward the slightly more liberal side. My political intensity has been decreasing over the years, and I've probably gotten a bit more liberal, so the non-trivially partisan "Upbeat" result took me by surprise. Anyone else have a weird result from the Pew Survey? The questions seemed a bit too black & white for me. Not a big deal, but people talk about it as if the categories are meaningful.

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