QUIZ: Are You a Progressive?

Let's see if those chalkboard lessons paid off.

Class was in session Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, and it was test day. Glenn gave a pop quiz straight from the pages of his new book, Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control, now the number one selling book in the country, according to Nielsen BookScan.

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"I've got a quiz that I want you to take," Glenn said.

"Oh, we have to take a test?" Jeffy lamented.

"Yeah, you have to take a test," Glenn affirmed. "The quiz is: Are You a Progressive? Now, this is from page 184 of Liars. Most people think they are not a progressive. I wonder."

Glenn challenged listeners and his co-hosts to take the 21-question quiz. He also gave test results for Pat, Stu and Jeffy. Is there a progressive at The Glenn Beck Program? Find out below after taking the quiz.


A = Strongly Agree

B = Somewhat Agree

C = Neither Agree nor Disagree

D = Somewhat Disagree

E = Strongly Disagree


1. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Economic inequality is a major problem in modern industrial societies"?

2. One proper role of government is to ensure that nobody gets left behind due to circumstances beyond their control.

3. Each of us bears responsibility for the safety, welfare, and happiness of our fellow man.

4. When choosing between two possible laws, we should always choose the law that provides the greatest benefit to the largest number of people.

5. Because individual people sometimes act selfishly, it is OK for government to pass laws that limit choices to ensure that people don't get taken advantage of.

6. It's acceptable for the government to provide public funding to private charitable organizations that provide useful services to the poor.

7. The wealthiest people in society have the greatest responsibility to provide for the services and basic needs of the poor.

8. Because some people make unhealthy choices about what they put into their bodies, it's acceptable to pass laws that makes certain things illegal or at least harder to acquire.

9. Big companies who gain a monopoly over a given market pose a major threat to society and should be broken up or regulated to protect consumers.

10. If we really want to, we could eliminate poverty through greater education, a safe environment, and fair workplaces.

11. It's an unfortunate reality that many people are inherently greedy, selfish, and violent, and they cause most of the problems in society.

12. In any question of individual rights versus group rights, the rights of the group are greater because the individual is just one person while the group is many people.

13. The idea of race is an old-fashioned social construct, and there really is no difference between the various racial and ethnic groups.

14. The world would be a much better place if we treated males and females as completely equal in every way.

15. Because all cultures have something to offer, we should give every culture and social group an equal voice in making laws, policies, and setting standards.

16. The closer we get to a world where everyone has equal wealth and status, the more perfect the world will be.

17. A true democracy where the majority vote rules is the only fair way for a government to operate.

18. Individuals should have the right of free speech, unless their speech can be shown to hurt or offend other people.

19. If people aren't willing to contribute to charity when they can afford to, it's acceptable to pass laws to force them to give money to certain charities.

20. Money (or the love of money) is the root of all evil in the world.

21. People are better off when progress is driven by science and social discourse, rather than by religion or faith.


Scoring Per Question

A = 5 points

B = 4 points

C = 3 points

D = 2 points

E = 1 point

Using the scoring card above, how did Pat, Stu and Jeffy fare? Pat got 27 points, Stu got 25 points and Jeffy got . . . 46 points. What does that mean? It means an intervention may be required for Jeffy based on the answer key:


0-20 = Ron Paul (Libertarian)

21-35 = Ted Cruz (Conservative)

36-60 = Jeb Bush (Moderate)

61-80 = Donald Trump (Moderate Progressive)

81-100 = Hillary/Obama (Liberal Progressive)

100+ = Bernie Sanders (Socialist Progressive)

"100 plus, you're Karl Marx himself," Glenn joked.

Glenn had a great suggestion for people who have the book.

"How can we get Democrats to take this? You know what, anybody who has the book, take these pages and Xerox them. Cut out the names, cut out my name obviously, and give it to your Democratic friends and have them take this," Glenn said.

"I think a lot of people would be like, 'Oh, of course we have responsibility for everyone's happiness.'" Stu said.

"A lot of people would do that," Pat agreed.

"You can find it starting on page 184 in the new book Liars, which is available everywhere. Just got the BookScan numbers . . . number one selling book in the country.

"Nice!" Stu said.

"We'll see what the New York Times says," Glenn replied.

"Number 65 book in the country," Stu joked.

Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control, now the number one selling book in the country, is available at bookstores everywhere.

Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 1:01, from The Glenn Beck Program:

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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