I'm an "enterpriser."
Enterprisers represent 9 percent of the American public, and 10 percent of registered voters.
Basic Description: As in previous studies conducted in 1987, 1994 and 1999, this extremely partisan Republican group’s politics are driven by a belief in the free enterprise system and social values that reflect a conservative agenda. Enterprisers are also the strongest backers of an assertive foreign policy, which includes nearly unanimous support for the war in Iraq and strong support for such anti-terrorism efforts as the Patriot Act.
I didn't support the Iraq War and am dubious about much of the Patriot Act. So my score must be driven mainly by my answers to domestic policy questions.
Defining Values: Assertive on foreign policy and patriotic; anti-regulation and pro-business; very little support for government help to the poor; strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own well being. Conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, but not much more religious than the nation as a whole. Very satisfied with personal financial situation.
No and yes; yes and yes; yes; yes. Agnostic re gay marriage. Yes.
Lifestyle Notes: 59% report having a gun in their homes; 53% trade stocks and bonds in the stock market, and 30% are small business owners – all of which are the highest percentages among typology groups. 48% attend church weekly; 36% attend bible study or prayer group meetings.
No; passively managed index mutual funds only; usually; no.
2004 Election: Bush 92%, Kerry 1%. Bush’s most reliable supporters (just 4% of Enterprisers did not vote)
Sadly, yes. But look at the choices!
Party ID: 81% Republican, 18% Independent/No Preference, 1% Democrat (98% Rep/LeanRep)
Media Use: Enterprisers follow news about government and politics more closely than any other group, and exhibit the most knowledge about world affairs. The Fox News Channel is their primary source of news (46% cite it as a main source) followed by newspapers (42%) radio (31%) and the internet (26%).
I never watch Fox News. I get most of my news from Drudge, Memeorandum, Google News, and the blogs I follow.
One problem with this test--like most of these--is that binary options don't allow for nuance. Consider, for example, the question that asks you to choose between military force and diplomacy as the "best" way of ensuring peace. Suppose you think a happy medium between the two--speak softly and carry a very big stick--is "best." How do you answer? Or the one about banning books from public school libraries? Suppose you think books that contain "dangerous ideas" are okay, but hard core pornography isn't? Some people think the Communist Manifesto has dangerous ideas. Hell, I do. But it ought to be in a public school anyway. So should Huck Finn, for that matter. But maybe not Danny does Mommy the Milf.