What political party are you? Statistically, over 135 million Americans are politically independent, supporting neither party. But what about you? Take the quiz to find out.
The Political Party Quiz Explained
It’s a 20-question test to analyze your political identification through your views on social matters.
No right or wrong answers are there in the test. So, unlike a US president’s quiz, you should pick the options that align with your political beliefs.
A political typology quiz is the most accurate way to guess one’s party.
But based on statistics, there is a 97% chance you are either a Democrat, Republican, or Independent (also known as non-affiliated).
Data by Gallup
3 Factors That Determine Your Political Party
According to USHistory.org, family, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and region shape your political identification. But you could put all of them in three broader categories: beliefs, needs, and deeds.
The word “politics” is a synonym for “beliefs.” So, no doubt, ideologies stick people together in political groups. You will likely align with parties that promote your values or at least respect them.
Political expectations can contribute to your choosing a specific party.
The working class, for example, often leans towards the Democratic party since the platform acknowledges their needs. However, higher-earning Americans ($75,000 to $99,999) are more likely to register with the Republican party.
Specific actions and decisions, such as gun ownership, can affect or determine one’s political party.
Recent polls show that Americans against gun control laws align with Republicans. Contrarily, people against gun ownership register with the opposing party, the Democratic.
Why You Need a Political Party Quiz
The U.S. has over 420 political parties. So, understandably, it’s challenging to pick one representing your beliefs. But a genuine quiz could help with that.
You may need a political party identifier for two reasons: 1) Voting registration requirements and 2) Benefitting from your political right.
Party Registration Is Required for Closed Primary Elections
When filling out the voter registration form, you are specifically notified: “If you choose “No Party/None,” you may not be able to vote for some parties’ candidates at a primary election for U.S. President or a party’s central committee.
Independent Voters Surrender a Political Right
In his essay on independent voters, Steffen Schmidt, the Lucken Endowed Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University, writes, “When voters choose to be “independent,” they forfeit their chance to pre-select who their ultimate choice for all offices will be in November when the general election takes place.”
So, it makes sense to ask yourself, “Am I a Republican or Democrat or Independent?” because the answer clarifies how you will make the most of your political rights.
Tips on Choosing the Right Party
The following are four tips by EasyVoter.org that could help you select the right party.
· Eliminate options by general views.
To choose a party, compare the group’s opinions on broad social issues such as abortion, gun ownership, police brutality, systematic racism, school shooting, etc.
Each U.S. political party endorses a specific view on social matters. When it comes to abortion, for example, Republicans are pro-life, meaning they don’t support abortion laws. Democrats, on the other hand, believe in Roe v. Wade.
· Check the parties’ top priorities.
U.S. political parties’ manifestos often contain a section explaining the group’s main concerns—or goals. Checking it out could give you an idea of what political party you want to be a member of.
With Democrats, for example, top priorities are expanding jobs through economic reinvestment, improving access to affordable health care, and ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Compare them to that of the Republican party: Promoting an economy that creates new jobs, reforming education and pension systems, and protecting taxpayers.
· Read parties manifestos.
A quick way to answer questions like “What political party am I?” is by reviewing the parties’ platforms. The Democratic party, for example, publishes a new platform every four years, explaining its goals and plans.
· Change your party if you are not happy.
You can always change your voter registration, updating your political party affiliation. So, although you need to pick your party consciously, you don’t have to worry about the consequences—because there’s always a legal way out.
The Quiz Covers More Than 3 U.S. Political Parties
The debates are often between Democrats and Republicans. But the U.S. has many more political parties: Reform, Libertarian, and Green come to mind.
To finetune the political party quiz results, we cover the main groups—and their ideologies. So, compared to other alternatives, you are more likely to discover the best political party for your views as opposed to getting a simple Democrat or Republican label.
5 Major US Political Parties You Should Know
You can’t make up your mind without knowing all the main parties in the U.S. Your options are broader than Democrats and Republicans—although you might have to choose one of their presidential candidates.
The following list of parties could help you identify where you stand.
The party’s priorities are providing Americans with quality education, health care, and jobs. But Democrats also value women’s and minorities rights.
Essentially, Republicans prioritize reforming several aspects of America’s social life: Health care, education, and the economy. Their manifesto mentions, “The Republican Party is committed to improving our quality of life in every part of California.”
The Green party prioritizes “peace, social and economic justice, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, respect for diversity, and women’s rights.” As the name suggests, clean energies and environments also play a significant role in their ideology.
“If you’re socially tolerant and fiscally responsible, you’re a libertarian,” suggests the Libertarian party’s manifesto. Individual liberty, shrinking government, and free trade and education are among the motives of this political group.
Currently one of the largest parties in the U.S., American Independent believes in “liberty and justice for all under God.” Of significant importance are strengthening and protecting the right to live in the party’s manifesto.
Remember: Political Typology Is a Spectrum
You could vote for a Republican presidential candidate and oppose the abortion ban. It’s possible to endorse a Democrat party candidate and support the gun ownership laws. In short, you don’t have to be on either end of a political spectrum to align with a specific party.
So, please take the results lightly and don’t use them to discriminate against any groups.
QuizExpo does not endorse any of the political parties mentioned in the quiz. The following are independently curated questions with no favoritism involved.
Questions of the quiz
- Question 1
Your friend believes that gun control is a must in the States. What do you think about that?
They’re right. We don’t need guns
People should be free to have guns
“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
The government should control and qualify people to own guns
- Question 2
Do you think it’s a mother’s choice to keep or abort her baby? Should the government control it?
Her body, her choice
No. It’s murder anyway
The government should not interfere in individual choices
The government should regulate that
- Question 3
Do you believe in taxes being an important part of the economy?
Rich people should pay taxes to help our country grow
No. Paying taxes is a waste of money
Taxes only restrict the free market
We need a powerful system to regulate taxes
- Question 4
A guy was shot dead in his house by two intruders. He didn’t have a gun to protect himself. How do you feel about that?
It would never happen if we had gun control regulations
Wish the poor guy had a gun to protect himself
Maybe he didn’t want to have a gun. It’s his choice, anyway
Stricter policing is what we need to save people
- Question 5
Which of the following societies is best for economic growth?
A society with a free market
A society with higher taxes for the rich
A society with the least taxes possible
A society in which the government distributes the benefits equally
- Question 6
What’s the real reason behind high violence and crime rates in the States?
Excessive policing, especially for victimless crimes
Improper laws and regulations
- Question 7
An ideal government is the one that spends more on_________ and less on________________.
Social activities / Military
Military / Social activities
Free market / expanding the government
Expanding the government / Social activities
- Question 8
What’s the point of having the world’s strongest military forces?
It keeps the enemies away
There’s no point. Just a waste of money
The military is essential for a country (not about the rest)sure
The point is to control things properly
- Question 9
How can a government reduce crime rates?
Through proper surveillance
By letting people live a free life, so they don’t need to commit crimes
- Question 10
What’s the best option when another country threatens to attack the USA?
Showing them who’s the boss
Let them be (it’s a bluff anyway)
- Question 11
“Man serving a 90-year sentence for selling marijuana released from prison after 31 years.” What do you think about such headlines?
Law is the law. He had to face his punishment
Non-violent and victimless crimes should not end up like this
Marijuana and all other drugs should be decriminalized
If the authorities think he should be free, I’m okay with that
- Question 12
How can we solve the health care issues in the US?
People should be free to choose their health care insurance
Whatever we do, we should keep the government clear of this
We should do whatever Nordic countries do
We need to expand programs like OBAMACARE
- Question 13
Is America a safe place for minorities?
Not at all
Of course, they’re enjoying their life here
We have all the rules to protect them
We are far away from the idea of the land of freedom. So, no.
- Question 14
“Education is a kid’s parents' issue. And the government should not spend on public schools.” Do you agree with that?
Yes, free market and private schools are what we need
No. every kid should be educated for free (if they can’t afford it).
The government can make sure every kid goes to school. But it’s not necessary to pay for them.
We need strict regulations on education. But you can’t remove public schools from a society
- Question 15
What should be the primary goal of a government?
Improving our society
Making our country great
Create the land of freedom on earth
Supervise and control society to protect it
- Question 16
Should a government control the market and economy?
Someone needs to oversee the market. The government seems to be the one
It only needs to make sure that the economy is growing. That’s it
Sure. Overseeing is an essential part of a government’s job
No. we need a free market that can bloom independently
- Question 17
“A more powerful government means______________”
A better life for citizens
More mess to deal with
A more reliable system
- Question 18
Should we talk about gender and racial gaps in our schools?
No. Talking about that means that you believe they exist
Yes, we should teach equality to our kids
Proper rules to avoid inequality is more vital
We should raise children who’re free and who respect others’ freedom regardless of their gender, orientation, race, etc.
- Question 19
Would you like to have a government that cares about world-class issues such as global warming?
Yes, we need a responsible government
No. Global warming is just a hoax
The priority of a government should be its society, not the planet earth
Yes, we should build a better place for future generations
- Question 20
Should every adult have a gun for self-protection?
Yes, you need to protect yourself no matter what
No. Having a gun is not a solution
Only if they want to
They can have guns. But nothing protects you better than regulations