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:

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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United Health Services in New York

Kaiser Permanente in California

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?