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Beyond Red vs. Blue (Where Do You Fit? Take the Typology Test)
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press ^ | May 10, 2005 | PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Posted on 08/05/2009 11:21:23 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan

The typology study's finding of significant cleavages within parties not only runs counter to the widespread impression of a nation increasingly divided into two unified camps, but also raises questions about political alignments in the future. In particular, the study suggests that if the political agenda turns away from issues of defense and security, prospects for party unity could weaken significantly. As the following chapters detail, numerous opportunities exist for building coalitions across party lines on many issues currently facing the nation ­ coalitions that, in many cases, include some strange political bedfellows. Overall, there are many more shades to the American political landscape than just the red and blue dividing the Electoral College maps last Nov. 2.


TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections; Testing
KEYWORDS: blue; quiz; red; test; typology
Where Do You Fit?

Take the Typology Questionnaire

Donald Rumsfeld Fan tests out as a "Enterpriser".

Take the test to discover your type.

1 posted on 08/05/2009 11:21:23 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser here as well.


2 posted on 08/05/2009 11:26:40 AM PDT by rom (Israel got Saul before they got David. Where's our David?)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

A little outdate—four years ago. Anything more recent?


3 posted on 08/05/2009 11:26:44 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

BullDog is an “Enterpriser”.


4 posted on 08/05/2009 11:27:25 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Disaffected.

But the poll is HOW old??


5 posted on 08/05/2009 11:28:10 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Governor's Dime)
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To: Old Sarge

Disaffected, here, too...

Although some of the ‘characteristics’ were exactly opposite some of my “Strongly Agree” statements.....

Not sure what that means......


6 posted on 08/05/2009 11:32:34 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

I’m the same,”Enterpriser”


7 posted on 08/05/2009 11:34:48 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser...


8 posted on 08/05/2009 11:35:28 AM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Enterpriser: Apparently they didn't have a category for right wing loony.
9 posted on 08/05/2009 11:36:14 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser.


10 posted on 08/05/2009 11:36:49 AM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Here’s another “enterpriser” checking in!


11 posted on 08/05/2009 11:37:16 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: BullDog108

“significant cleavages” THIS COULD GET GOOD!


12 posted on 08/05/2009 11:38:13 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser


13 posted on 08/05/2009 11:39:58 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: enraged

” “significant cleavages” THIS COULD GET GOOD! “

Yeah — it does kinda cry out for pictures, doesn’t it??


14 posted on 08/05/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: enraged

pro-cleavage enterpriser


15 posted on 08/05/2009 11:42:12 AM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“Enterpriser” here.

I’m sensing a trend.


16 posted on 08/05/2009 11:44:17 AM PDT by mlo
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To: Uncle Ike
just a minute... Photobucket
17 posted on 08/05/2009 11:45:29 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Well, Beam Me Up and call me "Enterpriser".

I suspect that there will be a lot of those here at FR.

18 posted on 08/05/2009 11:46:21 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

First time - Enterpriser

Second time - Disaffected

The only difference was moving one answer from “agree” on one side to the other side “agree” so imo the test is hogwash.


19 posted on 08/05/2009 11:47:02 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

IMHO, the survey is bogus.

With same answers, by changing my party affiliation or my political views, I was able to change between Conservative Democrat, Disaffected, and Enterpriser. Any “moderation” on my answer led to “Disaffected.” If I’m conservative, or Republican, I’m an “Enterpriser.” Any liberalism or Democrat affiliation, and I’m a “Conservative Democrat.”


20 posted on 08/05/2009 11:48:38 AM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: kabar
A little outdate—four years ago. Anything more recent?

I just started researching "Typologies" utilizing Google and this PEW 2005 test poped up. If I come across a later version, I'll post it.

21 posted on 08/05/2009 11:49:54 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser


22 posted on 08/05/2009 11:53:59 AM PDT by frogjerk (tagline pulled for verification)
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To: mlo; Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“Enterpriser” here.

I’m sensing a trend.

Me, 2!


23 posted on 08/05/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT by WVKayaker (God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.-D.Webster)
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To: bgill
Disaffected. Agree the survey is rather nonsensical - from their 'diagnosis' of me:

Disaffecteds have little interest in keeping up with news about politics and government, and few participated in the last election.

Yeah, I've been a very active member of FR for nearly 11 years, but I have no interest in keeping up with news about politics and government? What a joke.

24 posted on 08/05/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Enterpriser typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Enterprisers represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description
As in previous studies conducted in 1987, 1994 and 1999, this extremely partisan Republican group’s politics are driven by a belief in the free enterprise system and social values that reflect a conservative agenda. Enterprisers are also the strongest backers of an assertive foreign policy, which includes nearly unanimous support for the war in Iraq and strong support for such anti-terrorism efforts as the Patriot Act.

Defining Values
Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic; anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being. Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.

Who They Are
Predominantly white (91%), male (76%) and financially well-off (62% have household incomes of at least $50,000, compared with 40% nationwide). Nearly half (46%) have a college degree, and 77% are married. Nearly a quarter (23%) are themselves military veterans. Only 10% are under age 30.

Lifestyle Notes
59% report having a gun in their homes; 53% trade stocks and bonds in the stock market, and 30% are small business owners – all of which are the highest percentages among typology groups. 48% attend church weekly; 36% attend bible study or prayer group meetings.

2004 Election
Bush 92%, Kerry 1%. Bush’s most reliable supporters (just 4% of Enterprisers did not vote)

Party ID
81% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 1% Democrat (98% Rep/LeanRep)

Media Use
Enterprisers follow news about government and politics more closely than any other group, and exhibit the most knowledge about world affairs. The Fox News Channel is their primary source of news (46% cite it as a main source) followed by newspapers (42%) radio (31%) and the internet (26%).


25 posted on 08/05/2009 11:55:55 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: rom

Enterpriser here also...


26 posted on 08/05/2009 11:59:06 AM PDT by BamaDi (My new ticket? Romney/Jindal!!!!!)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

‘Enterpriser’ but I’m actually a minarchist.


27 posted on 08/05/2009 12:01:49 PM PDT by Sloth (Irony: Freepers who call Ron Paul a "nut" but swallow all the birth certificate conspiracy crap.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser.


28 posted on 08/05/2009 12:10:26 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

I’m an Enterpriser.


29 posted on 08/05/2009 12:11:38 PM PDT by Indy Pendance ("The beauty of the 2nd is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

I’m another Enterpriser. Sure looks like alot of us are the same.


30 posted on 08/05/2009 12:15:04 PM PDT by jrcats (Well, I never thought there was going to be a worse President than Carter but Obama has him beat.)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser


31 posted on 08/05/2009 12:17:37 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser here as well ....took it before I read your post too


32 posted on 08/05/2009 12:17:54 PM PDT by the long march
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To: Little Ray
With same answers, by changing my party affiliation or my political views, I was able to change between Conservative Democrat, Disaffected, and Enterpriser. Any “moderation” on my answer led to “Disaffected.” If I’m conservative, or Republican, I’m an “Enterpriser.” Any liberalism or Democrat affiliation, and I’m a “Conservative Democrat.” I have a strongly identify with Conservative Democrat also. These folks were the original "Reagan Democrats" Remember Reagan was a FDR Democrat until the Cold War.

I suspect Sarah Palin may test out as either a Conservative Democrat or Enterpriser. I suspect a "Enterpriser" is closer to Barry Goldwater than to Reagan.

Remember, Reagan was able to bring disaffected FDR Democrats (like himself) into the GOP by appealing to their social conservative roots, something that the libertarian Goldwater could not do.

Conservative Democrats have their roots in Jacksonian democracy.

The Jacksonian Tradition

His reason was like lightning and his action like a thunderbolt" Amos Kendall,.

Prominent Jacksonians: Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Fred Thompson, Oliver North, Pat Buchanan, Zell Miller

33 posted on 08/05/2009 12:18:27 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: dirtboy
Yeah, I've been a very active member of FR for nearly 11 years, but I have no interest in keeping up with news about politics and government? What a joke.

Take the test again ...more slowly....you may be just a lousy test taker....like my self BTW. ;>)

34 posted on 08/05/2009 12:22:36 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Uncle Ike
“significant cleavages” THIS COULD GET GOOD! “ Yeah — it does kinda cry out for pictures, doesn’t it??


35 posted on 08/05/2009 12:29:39 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“Conservative Democrats have their roots in Jacksonian democracy.”......Prominent Jacksonians: Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Fred Thompson, Oliver North, Pat Buchanan, Zell Miller”

Well, we better pray they have some respect left for Supreme court rulings, unlike Jackson, since that’s the only branch of government not taken over by the liberals...yet. The democrats today seem to have no respect for the 10th amendment, which Jackson carried too far to appease his handlers.


36 posted on 08/05/2009 12:32:21 PM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Enterpriser here.


37 posted on 08/05/2009 12:36:48 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Enterpriser typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues.

Enterprisers represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of registered voters.

Basic Description
As in previous studies conducted in 1987, 1994 and 1999, this extremely partisan Republican group’s politics are driven by a belief in the free enterprise system and social values that reflect a conservative agenda. Enterprisers are also the strongest backers of an assertive foreign policy, which includes nearly unanimous support for the war in Iraq and strong support for such anti-terrorism efforts as the Patriot Act.

Defining Values
Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic; anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being. Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.

Who They Are
Predominantly white (91%), male (76%) and financially well-off (62% have household incomes of at least $50,000, compared with 40% nationwide). Nearly half (46%) have a college degree, and 77% are married. Nearly a quarter (23%) are themselves military veterans. Only 10% are under age 30.

Lifestyle Notes
59% report having a gun in their homes; 53% trade stocks and bonds in the stock market, and 30% are small business owners – all of which are the highest percentages among typology groups. 48% attend church weekly; 36% attend bible study or prayer group meetings.

2004 Election
Bush 92%, Kerry 1%. Bush’s most reliable supporters (just 4% of Enterprisers did not vote)

Party ID
81% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 1% Democrat (98% Rep/LeanRep)

Media Use
Enterprisers follow news about government and politics more closely than any other group, and exhibit the most knowledge about world affairs. The Fox News Channel is their primary source of news (46% cite it as a main source) followed by newspapers (42%) radio (31%) and the internet (26%).

pretty much true, but for the male part


38 posted on 08/05/2009 12:39:04 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: AuntB
Well, we better pray they have some respect left for Supreme court rulings, unlike Jackson, since that’s the only branch of government not taken over by the liberals...yet. The democrats today seem to have no respect for the 10th amendment, which Jackson carried too far to appease his handlers.

Jeffersonians are big on the Constitution. Especially the 1st amendment. Jacksonians are big on the Constitution also especially the second amendment. Jeffersonians join the ACLU while Jacksonians join the NRA.

The 10th? Fred Thompson (a Jacksonian) pushed hard for it. And I am a Fred Head. But alas he lost.

39 posted on 08/05/2009 12:47:21 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Enterpriser.

Hardly surprising...I'm a FReeper.

40 posted on 08/05/2009 12:59:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Enterpriser.


41 posted on 08/05/2009 1:03:29 PM PDT by WVNan ( (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu))
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Jackson did good on the banking issue. But I would never call myself a ‘Jacksonian’ and any politician who does ignores the genocide Jackson perpetrated on a sovereign nation. The supreme court ruled against Jackson and the state of Georgia, but that didn’t stop him.

Some historians contend Congressman David Crockett’s political career ended because of his support for the Cherokee against President Jackson’s removal plans. Crockett explains his position in 1834:
“.......His famous, or rather I should say infamous, Indian bill was brought forward, and I opposed it from the purest motives in the world. Several of my colleagues got around me, and told me how well they loved me, and that I was ruining myself. They said this was a favourite measure of the president, and I ought to go for it. I told them I believed it was a wicked, unjust measure, and that I should go against it, let the cost to myself be what it might; that I was willing to go with General Jackson in everything that I believed was honest and right; but further than this I wouldn’t go for him, or any other man in the whole creation.
I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good honest vote, and that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgment.”

http://jesusweptanamericanstory.blogspot.com/


42 posted on 08/05/2009 1:16:44 PM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: AuntB

Jackson represented the American Frontier. The Rednecks loved him.


43 posted on 08/05/2009 1:24:38 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Crockett not withstanding.


44 posted on 08/05/2009 1:27:42 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin is our Iron Lady from the North)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

“Jackson represented the American Frontier. The Rednecks loved him.”

Yes, well rednecks can be useful idiots too. He proved that.
Actually he represented the free soilers, railroads and land barons who kept him in office and pretended to represent the ‘common man’...kinda like Obama. Kinda like the GOP pretends to represent the religious right. Crockett didn’t fall for it.

Politics as usual! Some things never change.


45 posted on 08/05/2009 1:28:53 PM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: Uncle Ike; Old Sarge
Here's a shout out to my fellow Disaffectee's!

I wish I had the supposed 'Disaffected' characteristic of not having any interest in the news or keeping up with it.

Then I could be Disaffected and have a much lower blood pressure!

46 posted on 08/05/2009 2:10:50 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Ack, glad lunch was 2 hours ago.

Two of the ladies up stairs in my office have a pic of them with hillary, I asked how was she in person they both beamed “she was sooo nice and such a warm person”. I smiled and said “Uh huh”.


47 posted on 08/05/2009 2:53:23 PM PDT by enraged
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To: bgill; dirtboy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; rabscuttle385; darkangel82

I like taking these stupid little tests. I’ve probably taken every one.

This one is poor for several reasons. I don’t know why this old chestnut was posted at this time.

I’ve gotten both enterpriser and disaffected (supposedly a “moderate” category but an anti-democrat one).

I see no freeper has reported getting the other 2 “conservative” categories “social conservative” and “big government “conservative””.


48 posted on 08/06/2009 9:22:31 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Uncle Ike

Same here, disaffected but some of the conclusions were exactly the opposite of what I chose.


49 posted on 08/06/2009 9:29:49 PM PDT by MarMema (Marxism is never about truth, it is about power)
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