Here's the ridiculous presidential/political quiz mentioned on the show today.
If you need a quiz to help you determine which candidate to vote for or which party you identify with then you shouldn't be voting. So use it for the entertainment value.
But what is a question like "the government should help more needy people even if it means going deeper in debt" really worth? How do you define help? How do you define needy? How much debt?
Here's my result:
You can see the problem here. They box you into a party, and you only have two choices. I'm not a Republican, but they automatically stick me there because I fell on the extreme conservative end of their spectrum. It reminds me of people who when you say "I'm not a Democrat" they're immediate reaction is to call you a Republican. As if there are only two things you can be.
Here's a quize from the Advocates for Self Government. Dubbed the World's Smallest Political Quiz, its goal is to place on on an ideological chart.
But even the libertarian group doesn't do a good job with some of the questions: "Cut taxes and government spending by 50% or more." Where the hell did they get 50% Across the board?
Other than that question, I think this quiz is the best of the bunch.
And then, if you have an entire day to participate, there's the "I side with" quiz. The goal here is to tell you which presidential candidate you side with (duh). To their credit, this group includes all presidential candidates and gives you several answers to choose from or provide your own. The downside, is that if you take it seriously the "quiz" could easily take you more than an hour to fill out.