America’s Quiz: Are you a conservative?

Are you conservative, libertarian, or liberal? Watch Glenn Beck every weeknight at 5p & 2a ET on the Fox News Channel.

Click here to take the quiz

Update: The link above will take you to an external website where you can take the quiz. Due to the very large amount of traffic the website may be unavailable or unresponsive.

  • Walt Thiessen

    I can assure you that the quiz is not rigged. I wrote it. Instead, what’s happening here is that what you are associating as conservative positions are actually libertarian positions. This is not an uncommon mistake to make, since “conservative” is used by many people to represent a wide range of viewpoints from very pro-freedom to very anti-freedom.

    You can see at which answers are the conservative answers. Study them, and you’ll notice that they’re not really closer to the libertarian answers than they are to the statist answers.

    The survey answers represent and summarize those answers given on the various topics by actual leading conservative politicians and thinkers.

    No survey offering just four answers to every topic/question can possibly and perfectly represent all viewpoints, and this series of 10 questions is no different. Instead, what the survey accurately does is to represent each of the four camps as accurately as possible in a way that distinguishes each camp from the others as much as possible.

    At some point, we plan to add a fifth, centrist answer to each set of answers, but that’s a back-burner project at this point.

  • Anonymous

    I thought I was a conservative libertarian but the quiz says I’m a centrist with liberal leanings….lol….

  • Anonymous

    The test seems to be exceptionally fair and accurate.   Says I am liberal with very libertarian leanings….pretty accurate in the current climate.  I was a centrist, but everybody shifted to the right over the last decade or so (and i stayed still).

  • Antonio TopDog

    I always have called myself a conservative, however, after taking the quiz it shows I am a Libertarian right leaning toward Conservative. Interesting :)

  • Antonio TopDog

    My wife just took the quiz & she is the same as me.

  • James F

    With polls indicating a national backlash against Obama and his political agenda (nanny- and welfare-state), it is understandable how from a left-leaning perspective you could perceive a right-ward shift in societal attitudes.  However, it would actually be more accurate to assess the backlash taking place as a direct reaction to the sudden leftward shift which American politics has taken since Obama was elected.  So really, the quiz’s assessment that you are “liberal” is likely a much more objective reflection of your own political viewpoint.  Liberals like to rebrand themselves as “centrists” in order to artificially make conservatives seem “radical” because of the apparent divide between normal every-day conservatives and the newly branded “centrists” (i.e. liberals).  In truth, during the 2012 Presidential Election, Romney actually won over a majority of the “Independents” and he was considered a very “moderate” Republican.  Therefore, what you have attempted to define as “centrist” politics actually leans a bit more towards the right than you estimated.

  • James F

    My result was right on the line between conservative and libertarian, farthest away from “liberal” and “statist” as possible. ;)

  • Beautiful Generation

    Um, and here I thought I was a hardcore liberal. According to this I’m a centrist. Might be due to all the conservative political books I’ve been reading. Go figure.

  • Benjamin Levy

    I THOUGHT I was a conservative. Apparently not. According to this, I’m a centrist waxing libertarian. One thing for sure – I fully support the libertarians’ calls for SERIOUS spending cuts and to start paying back our debt ($17 trillion, and the way it looks, another $5 trillion or so in the next decade.)