Sunday, April 18, 2004

Harvard Institute of Politics: IOP Political Personality Test

I've finally gotten round to taking this test that's been making the rounds of the blog-world, and the results I obtained are, shall we say, less than surprising ...

You are a Secular Centrist. Secular centrists like you tend to be:

* Strongly supportive of gay rights.
* Believe strongly in the separation of church and state.
* Less supportive of affirmative action than most college students.
* Less likely to be concerned about the environment than most college students.
* Less likely to believe in basic health insurance as a right than most college students.

I guess that's about as close to libertarianism as this poorly designed test allows one to get. Oh well, at least it's short - only 11 questions. What's really odd about this test is that a self-described liberal like Matthew Yglesias also comes out as a secular centrist. Or perhaps it really isn't so odd after all, as I've long held that once you take away his partisan loyalty towards the Democratic Party, there really isn't that much about Yglesias that marks him out as a raging liberal. Right-wingers may not be able to tell the difference, but a few visits to the blogs of real lefties like Nathan Newman or Max Sawicky ought to make clear that there really is one.