Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

liberal - conservative poll for y'all

After thinking a lot about jaylake's recent political posts, I got to thinking about liberalism and conservatism and how most people really don't know what those terms mean any more. So I made up this poll to get a feel for where my LJ friends stand in real liberal or conservative terms. This is pretty general, and just covers the highest level of the social and fiscal arenas.
Poll #837007 Liberal or conservative? What are you - really?

How important are personal freedoms to you? ("I want to live my life without interference"): 1 is not much, 10 is very much.

Mean: 8.72 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.11
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
4(13.8%)
8
11(37.9%)
9
3(10.3%)
10
11(37.9%)

How much personal freedom do you believe in? Check as many as apply.

I can be trusted with any freedom, but others not so much.
0(0.0%)
Everyone should be equally free to do as they wish as long as it doesn't directly harm others.
24(80.0%)
Everyone should be equally free to do as they wish as long as it doesn't insult or irritate others.
0(0.0%)
Everyone should be equally free to do as they wish as long as it doesn't conflict with my religion.
0(0.0%)
Personal freedom is dangerous and leads to immorality.
0(0.0%)

How important are financial freedoms to you? ("I want to earn and spend my money without interference"): 1 is not much, 10 is very much.

Mean: 7.57 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.54
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(3.3%)
5
3(10.0%)
6
2(6.7%)
7
7(23.3%)
8
10(33.3%)
9
3(10.0%)
10
4(13.3%)

How much financial freedom do you believe in? Check as many as apply.

Keep the government out of my money!
0(0.0%)
Keep the government out of my and businesses' money!
2(7.1%)
Taxes are important to building a vital nation and should be higher in general to support more social programs.
5(17.9%)
Taxes are important to building a vital nation and should be higher on businesses.
0(0.0%)
Taxes are important to building a vital nation and should be higher on the wealthy.
4(14.3%)

Thanks!
Chris
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