World’s Skewedest Political Quiz

Liberteaser made me chuckle with this abridged version of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz:

I’ve decided that the World’s Smallest Political Quiz isn’t small enough so I’ve composed a new one of my own. Much like the original, the questions are skewed so that a disproportionate number of the respondees will turn out to be libertarians.

Question 1: Are you a ______?

  • Libertarian
  • Idiotic Liberal
  • Retarded Conservative

A handy commenter notes that he left out Jack-Booted Authoritarian Thug. Because when you can’t decide whether to exploit the minority at the whim of the majority, or vice versa. You know… like uh, just exploit everyone equally.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

6 Comments
  1. “Much like the original, the questions are skewed so that a disproportionate number of the respondees will turn out to be libertarians.”

    I really, really disagree with this. No, really.

    The quiz has an equal mix of soft-core-libertarian questions and hard-core-libertarian questions. Examples of the latter being the end to the war on drugs and cutting taxes by 50% or more. Not many people who aren’t libertarians hold both of those views. I honestly believe the intent of the quiz-makers is to be non-biased. Of course, it would be even more non-biased if it were 20-, 30-, 40-questions long, but that sort’a defeats the purpose, no?

    If any bias comes through, it’s not by the quiz’s makers, but rather by the quiz-givers. Quiz-takers don’t know what subsidies are, or what we mean by sex laws, and when we answer and explain, we have a tendency to urge them to our views. We do want to convince them to join, but that makes it a bit difficult to present the quiz without our bias.