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Taking Politics Personally 
18th-Jan-2018 04:46 pm
Washington
Poll #2077240 Political philosophy

Which of the following most closely describes your political ideology? (Sorry if you don't fit precisely into any of these)

Strongly liberal
7(46.7%)
Moderately liberal
5(33.3%)
Middle-of-the-road
0(0.0%)
Moderately conservative
2(13.3%)
Strongly conservative
1(6.7%)
Libertarian
0(0.0%)
Anarchist
0(0.0%)

Which of these two statements is closest to your philosophy when it comes to government spending? (Once again, no wiggle room)

Governments should try to reduce debt and deficits even if sacrifices must be made
6(40.0%)
Governments should spend money to address problems even if it means running up debt
9(60.0%)

How important is it to you in forming friendships for your friends to have a similar political ideology to yours?

Very important
4(25.0%)
Somewhat important
6(37.5%)
Not very important
4(25.0%)
Not important at all
2(12.5%)

Hypothetical: You strongly dislike Politician X. A new friend tells you that they love Politician X. Does this affect your ongoing friendship with your new-found friend? (Assume that politician X is someone who is democratically elected).

No, it doesn't affect the friendship at all.
3(18.8%)
It only affects the friendship to the extent that I avoid discussing politics
9(56.2%)
Yes, I can't be friends with someone if they like Politician X.
4(25.0%)


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Comments 
22nd-Jan-2018 01:18 am (UTC)
I got a chuckle out of the candidate pins :-) Who is he?
22nd-Jan-2018 03:24 am (UTC)
Barry Goldwater. They're from the 1964 US Presidential Election. Campaign nastiness is not a recent invention.
22nd-Jan-2018 04:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. I didn't recognize him at all.
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