What They're Saying about the Quiz

What they’re saying about the Quiz

“The World’s Smallest Political Quiz is responsible for many Americans’ first contact with libertarian ideas. While traveling around the country, I have often heard people say, ‘I never knew I was a libertarian until I took the Quiz!’”

– Ron Paul

The Quiz has gained respect as a valid measure of a person’s political leanings.

The Washington Post, June 17, 2001

The World's Smallest Political Quiz] is proving a revelation in Britain and America. For many it has exposed their true political leanings for the first time.

Abul Taher, The Sunday Times of London, (U.K.), October 24, 2004

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz stands ready to help you determine your political identity. Quick and relatively painless.

USA Today, September 5, 2001

Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz online and you can figure out just where you really stand!

Neal Boortz, syndicated radio talk show host

Give this quiz a try. It’s fun, and who knows, you may be surprised at what you find.

Bill Mann, Politics on the Net

The goal of the Quiz is to give a fast, fun, and accurate assessment of a person’s overall political views, and to place those views on a new multi-spectrum ‘political map’ that is far more accurate, insightful, and diversified than older political guidelines (such as the ‘left-right’ line).

The Fraser Institute (Vancouver, Canada)

I just took an online political quiz that you should try. It takes less than a minute, but it will help you look at politics in a whole new way.

Joe Nicassio, Guerrilla PR Insights, November 7, 2005

The most concise and accurate political quiz out there.

Suite University (www.Suite101.com)

Many people find politics either too boring or too frustrating to tolerate in large doses. One possible cause for this estrangement is the linear nature of the established political spectrum. The left-versus-right system was inadequate to begin with. Political thought throughout history has never been so narrow as to be contained by such simplicity. The solution: the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. This quiz features two sets of five questions. Each question tests the participant’s idea of how much government is necessary. The results give a much clearer idea of where people stand as political thinkers than the old system. The entire political landscape could change for the better by taking one simple test.

Maggie Ownbey, L.A. Valley Star, November 16, 2005

Here is something that you may find interesting for locating your position in the political spectrum. It’s called the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and will take less than five minutes to complete. You may be surprised at the accuracy of the results!

Paul & Layne Cutright, Enlightened Partnership Newsletter, October 1, 2004

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz is savvy and willing to tell you the truth.

YAHOO! Magazine

Will help students uncover their personal political party affiliation and ideology. Rather than predicting a student’s political party affiliation, the site predicts which political philosophy the student inhabits (centrist, libertarian, left liberal, right conservative, etc.).

William Russell, Learning & Leading with Technology, November 2004

[An] irresistible political quiz. Find out why it’s so popular.

Channel 7 NBC-TV (San Diego), July 8, 2004.

World’s Smallest Political Quiz is self-explanatory; it’s a small quiz that identifies your political views. It’s a quick and easy little quiz and it’ll help you see where you stand in your nation’s political views.

“Best and Coolest Sites Around”, AskMen.com

I absolutely love your political quiz. I use it to help students understand their own political stances and the political climate of the United States. I have found the quiz to be amazingly accurate and an invaluable tool for my political philosophy courses.

Joel W. Cade (Philosophy Instructor, Loyola University, Chicago)

Very good, simple quiz to understand your political alignment — not based on party politics or labels, but on generalities and issues.


If you’re not sure quite where you stand in the political mix… head on over to the self-proclaimed World’s Smallest Political Quiz. [The] quiz just might be the easiest and most painless way ever to determine what your philosophy is. In no time at all you’ll have a pretty valid indicator of whether you’re liberal, conservative, centrist, libertarian or authoritarian.

Kevin Saylor, The Knoxville News (Tennessee), January 23, 2004

We could continue to hobble along with the vague and confusing left-right political spectrum, but fortunately, something better has come along. This has now been transformed into an amusing little computer program called The World’s Smallest Political Quiz. When I brought it in to my office, everyone wanted to try it out.

Karen Selick, Canadian Lawyer, May 1995

A while back I stumbled upon [the Advocates for Self-Government] Web site. On this site was what they called the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. I urge anyone who may be naive or in doubt of their political persuasion to go take this survey.

Adam Fowler, University of South Florida Oracle, July 18, 2005

While there are many sites on the Web that profess to tell you your political views, this one actually does a fairly good job and, as claimed, it is incredibly short! This is a fun way to get more information on the different political ideologies…

W. Phillips Shively (Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota)

If politics has been a bit heavy for you lately, why not lighten up with the World’s Smallest Political Quiz… Within seconds, you will be scored and know what your political philosophy is. It is refreshingly simple and quick.

Kate Harrison, The Westmorland Gazette (UK), May 21, 2004

Amazingly accurate for something so small and concise.

Brandon Wojcik-Tremblay, The Black & Red (North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, Georgia), October 2004

Still not sure where you stand? You don’t have to be a libertarian to take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. The Advocates of Self-Government will give you their nutshell version of your political identity.

Our Times (Bedford/St. Martin Publishing

If you are fed up with political labels, then take the world’s smallest political quiz to uncover your true political identity.

Smart Computing

Harto de etiquetas ‘de izquierdas’ o ‘de derechas’? Usa la nueva brujula politica para examinar tu identidad a traves del World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Lo recomendamos personalmente! Es completo, didactico y divertido.

Xavier Cañada & Elena Granados, Universidad Granada (Spain)

You should definitely take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to find out where you fall on the political spectrum — you might be surprised!

James W. Moore (Professor of Music, Campbellsville University, Kentucky)

This instantly-evaluated questionnaire diagnoses your political position, but instead of using the usual one-dimensional system (along a left-right continuum) to classify political positions, it uses a two-dimensional one.

Lester H. Hunt (Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

If you think that you’re either a liberal or a conservative, take the … political quiz created by Advocates for Self-Government. As this quiz should make clear, the terms liberal and conservative do not adequately describe the whole of the political debate. They are inadequate measures of the complexity of political problems and the great variety of human beliefs and concerns.

Will Hawkins, The Student Life, Pomona College (Claremont, California), October 14, 1999

I have been using the Quiz in my American Government class for about five years. Students usually find it to be an eye-opener.

Sean D. Foreman, Ph.D. (Professor, Union Institute & University, North Miami, Florida)

Use this simple 10-question quiz to discover your political identity. A good conversation-starter at parties!


You may doubt the accuracy of the title, but give the quiz a try; it’s a neat (and maybe even accurate) gauge of personal philosophies.


Answer 10 questions and find out where you are on the spectrum.

Betsy Newmark (AP Government and Politics Teacher, Raleigh Charter High School, North Carolina)

Want to know where you stand on the political spectrum? Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz.

Susan Shivers (U.S. Government Teacher, Madison Central High School, Mississippi)

Simple and fascinating!

David Citron, New On The Internet

Take the quiz! It’s quick. It’s easy. And it might surprise you!

Rick Lahrson, Superior Software

Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to find out your political identity.

Mark J. Perry (Economics Professor, University of Michigan at Flint, popular blogger, frequent TV news show guest)

Although this quiz is provided by a Libertarian organization, it does not lead you to answer in any particular way.

Cynthia Carter (History and Political Science Professor, Florida Community College, Jacksonville)

A simple way to determine your place in the political spectrum. It only takes a minute…

The Free Press (Kinston, North Carolina), October 30, 2004

Discover your political leanings. Take the Quiz now and find out where you fit on the political map!

Alternate Solutions Institute (Lahore, Pakistan)

[Most political] definitions are simplistic and the differences between them are often more apparent than real. The most practical delineation of [political] thought would be best represented by the two dimensional grid used in some political ‘tests’ and such as that used by the Advocates for Self-Government.

Norman Council, Newtopia Magazine, April/May 2004

My students and I had a lot of fun this week trying to determine where we stood on the political spectrum by taking this Political Quiz.

Dr. Samuel B. Fee (Professor, Information Technology & Society, Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania)

I teach government…and routinely bookmark your website as a quick way for students to gauge where they fit in along the political continuum. I like it because it’s fast, amazingly accurate, and gives an overview of the different philosophies.

Robert Creasey (Government Instructor, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, Iowa)

If you aren’t sure what your political ideology is, you can take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz, which places you on a diamond-shaped political spectrum (rather than the standard left/right straight line). Bear in mind that it is a libertarian quiz. Still, it’s a good tool for helping you to determine roughly where you fit.

9-11Peace.org Bulletin, September 5, 2002

Fed up with political labels? Then take the world’s smallest political quiz to uncover your true political identity.

New York City’s Comptroller’s Office

Eye-opening. [Reveals] that our most important issues aren’t always left/right…

Tom Doolittle, The Story (Decatur, Georgia), October 28, 2004

An interactive tool for identifying your political ideology.

Terrence A. Doyle, Ph. D. & Doug Gotthoffer, Quick Guide to the Internet

I suggest you take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Discover where your political beliefs really lie…

Christopher Douglas Cole, The Tucson Citizen (January 7, 2005)

What form of government do you support? How do you fall on key questions of governance? You can define your basic political philosophy using this easy quiz.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

If you’re still on the fence of where you stand politically, there’s a quiz you can take to help find your political identity. The … purpose of the quiz [is] to give a fast and accurate assessment of a person’s overall political views.

News 8 TV (Austin Texas), July 30, 2004

Delightful and informative.


The World’s Smallest Political Quiz can help you find your political identity.

Michael G. Roskin, Political Science: An Introduction, Seventh Edition (Prentice-Hall, Inc.)

Offers a new perspective on political ideology.

Georgetown College Department of Political Science (Georgetown, Kentucky)

With just a few questions, this site helps you find out your political identity and puts you on a scale with others of similar political persuasions.

Dr. Pat Jones (Political Science Department, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low, Ariz

Where are you politically? Right, left, or otherwise? Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out!

Grassroots Institute of Hawaii

A short quiz that is fascinating and enlightening.

Darryl Hell, Monition E-zine

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz [can be used] in Political Science classes to develop an understanding of one’s political philosophy and how it compares to the political philosophy of others.

California State University Social Sciences Research & Instructional Council

[The] world’s smartest political quiz.

Woodbury Junior High School Social Studies Department (Woodbury, Minnesota)

Take this test and find out where you are on the political spectrum.

Denver Democrats

In the late ’60s, a political scientist named David Nolan created a political leanings chart with the goal of shattering the linear pattern of ‘left’ and ‘right.’ The chart was a diamond divided into five sections. If the old left-to-right scale on political leaning was black and white with a spectrum of gray in the middle, then this chart was a full Pantone color.

Eric Lidji, The Pitt News (Pittsburgh), January 17, 2003

To get a general sense of your own political beliefs, check out the quiz from The Advocates… With just a few questions, the quiz can pretty accurately assess where you fall on the political spectrum.

Political Consultant Stephanie Vance, AdVanced Consulting (Washington, DC), July 27, 2004

Short and fun.

Bryan Brophy-Baermann (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point)

A useful way of re-thinking the political spectrum.

Learn NC / Election 2004

You may be stunned to find out your true political roots, based on your own answers… Take the famous World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out – for sure – in less than two minutes!

Indiana Civil Rights Council

An alternative approach to categorizing ideology. Try it – it’s fun!

Joel D. Bloom (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon, Eugene)

[The World's Smallest Political Quiz] analyses voters into five categories – Right Conservative, Left Liberal, Moderate, Libertarian and Authoritarian… With a decline in institutional loyalty, individuals are becoming more likely to make choices that reflect those sorts of classifications…

Graham Young, ON LINE Opinion (Australia), August 15, 2000

[The] World’s Smallest Political Quiz…is the original Internet political quiz. Take the quiz now and find out where you fit on the political map.

Campus Magazine Online, 2005

Hopefully, the Nolan grid [on the World's Smallest Political Quiz] will become the standard graphic representation of political ideologies. It is a definite improvement over the simplistic and oftentimes inaccurate left-right scale.

Stephen N. Keblish Jr., Brockport Stylus (SUNY College at Brockport, New York), October 3, 2002

Do you want to find your political identity? Here is your chance to discover if you are an arch conservative or a burning liberal or anything in between!

Sinan Toprak (Instructor, Political Science, Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, Michigan)

Left and right aren’t the whole story in political belief: take this short quiz to see where you stand on a 2-D plot of beliefs.

Instructional Technology Group, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Try the World’s Smallest Political Quiz… [It] will help you determine your philosophy.

John M. Haworth (Professor of Psychology, Florida Community College at Jacksonville)

Thinking of politics in terms of a horizontal line is a cultural construction, not an objective truth. There are all sorts of other ways to think about political divisions, many of which don’t limit us to decisions between left and right. For example, one model libertarians use … is the Diamond Chart [on the World's Smallest Political Quiz], a way of thinking developed by David Nolan and modified by Marshall Fritz.

Robyn Ross, TCU Daily Skiff (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth), March 3, 1999

Are you a libertarian, authoritarian, centrist… what? Take the quiz!

Philip A. Pecorino, Ph.D. (Professor of Philosophy, Queensborough Community College, CUNY)

A quick and fun way to tell your political leanings.

The International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL)

[The World's Smallest Political Quiz] and other renditions of the political spectrum should be consulted by any news organization willing to take up the challenge of developing and offering a political spectrum that accounts for all the subtleties of contemporary world events.

Mark Coleman, NoPoliticalLabels.com

The [World's Smallest Political Quiz] has both a left-right axis, which evaluates what sorts of things government should do, and a top-bottom axis, which explores how much government there should be. By studying both axes together, a richer political map can be drawn.

The Chattanoogan (Tennessee), March 18, 2003

Don’t let the shortness of the quiz fool you into thinking that it can’t provide an accurate impression of your political perspective. A lot of research and thinking went into narrowing the scope down to a set of key questions that would accurately predict a person’s perspective on the relationship between government and society.

Amy Goodloe (Instructor, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, Boulder)

What’s your political outlook? Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out!

Better Future Institute

In my opinion, [the World's Smallest Political Quiz is] the best formative indicator for one’s political persuasions.

Michael Pristash (Social Studies Teacher, St. Anthony High School, St. Anthony, Minnesota)

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz … quickly determines your political leanings.

Michigan Vote 2004 (National Student/Parent Mock Election)

Not sure where you fit on the political spectrum? Here’s an easy way to find out.

Union Republican Club (Union, New Jersey)

We recommend that you take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Though it was designed by libertarians, it gives expected results for most people and is far superior to the traditional linear scale of left/liberal vs. right/conservative.

Political Free Thought Club at Sacred Heart Preparatory (Atherton, California)

The Advocates for Self-Government have designed the World’s Smallest Political Quiz to help you figure out your position. Just answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and receive an analysis of your political ideologies based on your total score.

Jon Harrison, RED TAPE (Michigan State University Libraries)

A brief but insightful quiz.

The Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches, Texas)

Start with the World’s Smallest Political Quiz … to understand how your beliefs and ideas fit with the philosophies of [America's] political parties.

Leigh Jonaitis (Assistant Professor, English Department, Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey)

An extremely reliable indicator of placement on the political spectrum.

Brad Pauquette, OhioUncensored.com (Ohio University)

Shows where you are on the political spectrum.

John Pavlik & Shawn McIntosh, Converging Media: An Introduction to Mass Communication (Allyn & Bacon, 2004)

An interesting quiz to help identify your ideology.

Dale W. Wimberley, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

What does it mean to be a libertarian, a moderate or a conservative? Take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out.

Rhode Island PBS

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz…is a good way to introduce your students to the political map.

Education on the Internet, March 17, 2004

We should educate ourselves and not rely solely on traditional media outlets for our information. For example… if you want to see where you fall on the political spectrum, take the world’s smallest political quiz.

Jamie Smith, Delta Business Journal (Mississippi), July 2004

I use your political quiz every year with my students. It works so well! Thanks for keeping this quiz going, it’s so simple and accurate!

Steve Sanocki (Teacher, Muskegon Catholic Central High School, Michigan)

Try taking The World’s Smallest Political Quiz. For just ten questions, it’s a terrific indicator of political leaning.

Jon Osborne, MissLiberty.com

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz [is] my favorite part of the site. It can really tell you something about yourself.

Columnist Joe Zorbino, The Daily Mississippian (University of Mississippi), June 22, 2004

For years, politics has been represented as a choice between left (liberal) and right (conservative). Growing numbers of thinkers agree this is far too narrow a view that excludes millions of people. That’s what attracted me to the World’s Smallest Political Quiz… This short test asks 10 simple questions — divided between personal and economic issues — that are scored based on whether you agree, disagree or sit on the fence. The political map on the quiz gives a much more accurate representation of the true, diverse political world.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, author, TOTAL HEALTH Cookbook and editor, eHealthy News

See where you fit on the political map.

Project Vote Smart

The World’s Smallest Political Quiz, provided by the Advocates for Self-Government, is a quick ten-question quiz which can help in identifying your political home. I recommend taking it if you haven’t already. It is a useful tool.

James Leroy Wilson, PartialObserver.com (August 12, 2004)

The Quiz [is] quick, painless, easy, and relatively accurate.

Francois Tremblay, Suite101.com, March 1, 2005

[If you] want to decide whether you’re a liberal or a conservative or maybe even a libertarian, you might be interested in taking the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Even if you know your political philosophy like the back of your hand, you might want to take the quiz anyway, just for fun.

Barry Smith, The Burlington Times-News (North Carolina), October 28, 2004

What’s your political bent? Are you on the left? Right? Somewhere in the middle? Try taking the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and see where you are. This quiz will get you thinking. It’s fast and kind of fun.

The Sacramento Bee (California), October 22, 2004

When I saw this thing, I thought there was no way 10 easy questions could accurately describe my political views. I always thought I was a pretty complex individual with well-reasoned but eclectic views. Thinking this was probably a well-disguised multi-level marketing scam, I took the test… It turns out there was no form o fill out, and no Amway salesman was going to call me and tell me how I could get rich. It accurately described my political leanings.”

California Computer News Magazine, July 2005