Iscussion of the Political Typology Quiz
In this assignment, you will be completing an online political typology quiz and preparing a
minimum of 3 double-spaced pages as a write-up of your score in relation to ideas and issues
discussed in class and raised in the assigned readings. The quiz is available online at
Your discussion of the political typology quiz needs to include the following details: 1) a general
overview of what political ideology is and what it means, 2) your score and where it falls on the
scale, and 3) reflection on what this score means, especially in relation to how you view your
political stance generally and how you would be placed into a certain category according to this
website and research reports produced by this website. This final piece might also include
reflection on and discussion of certain questions asked in the typology quiz that may have stood
out to you. It might also include additional times that you completed the quiz for comparison.
Generally, your discussion needs to demonstrate REFLECTION on these issues and evidence of
INTEGRATION with key ideas and topics weave discussed in class or in the assigned readings.
As background, in 2005, the Pew Research Center For the People and the Press (Republican, in order to more accurately portray where
Americans currently stand on aspects of political ideology. They also allow comparisons across
domains like demographic categories, economics, politics, and a range of policies (government,
economic, military, social, domestic).
This report was substantially updated and revised in May of 2011. Please use the 2011 materials
for completing the quiz and in your discussion and write-up of your results.
In looking at these different characterizations, your typology quiz score can be used to place your
results into 1 of the 9 categories (staunch conservatives, main street republicans, libertarians,
disaffecteds, post-moderns, new coalition democrats, hard-pressed democrats, solid liberals, or
bystanders). To what extent do you agree or disagree with these characterizations? Explain why
this is the case.