Generations and Politics (poll)

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Your Generation and Politics

  1. Silent (born 1925-1942) and liberal

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    0.0%
  2. Silent (born 1925-1942) and conservative

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Boomer (born 1943-1960) and liberal

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Boomer (born 1943-1960) and conservative

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Generation X (born 1961-1981) and liberal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Generation X (born 1961-1981) and conservative

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Millennial (born 1982-2005) and liberal

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    0.0%
  8. Millennial (born 1982-2005) and conservative

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other than liberal or conservative

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. Dragon
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    I'm posting this thread out of curiosity, mostly. It's asking for your generation (defined by birth year) and your self-identified politics (liberal or conservative, with another category that says "other" without generational choice). If you're a libertarian, a Communist, a neo-Nazi, or anything else that really shouldn't be called liberal or conservative, please answer "other." I would have divided that by generation, too, except it would have required 12 choices and there's a max of 10.

    I'll have more to say after some good results have accrued.
     
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    Born, 1943

    Liberal
     
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    Not a good poll. I'm a boomer, a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. So I can't participate. :)
     
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    By your posts, I would see you as conservative.
     
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    Not so sure about that; I can't recall her making any posts on social issues, so she may be nailing it.
     
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    It depends on the purpose of the poll - which isn't entirely clear.
     
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    As I was putting it together, I said to myself that I'd better have an "other" category 'cause dblack may want to answer the poll. ;)

    I'd rather not say what the purpose is at this point as it might bias the results. I'll make it clear down the line.
     
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    What kind of 'conservative'? Social or fiscal?
     
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    If you are not both an economic AND a social conservative, you should probably answer "other."
     
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    That's not exactly overcoming my reluctance to classifying myself alongside neo-nazis. :)
     

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