Politics are personal. Our political beliefs and ideologies are shaped by many things including but not limited to family, gender, religion, race and ethnicity and region. These factors highly influence not only who we vote for in elections but also our personal beliefs. How much do you really know about the views of the two major political parties in the U.S.? Find out which political parties are associated with what ideologies with this quiz. You may be surprised to find out where certain views fall on the partisan political spectrum.

Taxes shouldn’t be increased for anyone. Wages should be set by the free market.

Republicans also believe this includes the wealthy.

There should be an increase in gun control but the rights to firearms should be preserved. 

Democrats also advocate for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and believe that the government should make the background check system stronger. Republicans are not in favor of gun control laws.

Climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy, our national security, our children’s health and futures.

Republicans tend to cast doubts on whether the climate is changing.

Photo identification should be requested for voting to prevent election fraud. 

Republicans believe this measure would prevent election fraud; Democrats believe this is a discriminatory practice.

Smaller government is better.

Republicans believe the government should have less responsibilities and should not interfere in the economic sphere.

There should be higher tax rates for higher income brackets.

This is born out of anti-federalist ideals but evolved over time to favor more government regulation.

The government should assist Americans who struggle to cover their health care expenses. 

Democrats support public universal health care. Republicans support private health care systems and believe they health care system shouldn’t entirely be in the hands of the government.

An unborn child has the fundamental right to live.

Republicans believe the government should restrict abortion. They are largely influenced by religion and tradition. Democrats believe women have the right to make their own decisions in regards to pregnancy.

A tighter control on immigration would help workers.

Republicans are in favor of stronger border controls and push for limits to immigration. Democrats are generally more favorable to open immigration policies.

Same sex couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples, including the right to adopt a child.


The minimum wage should be increased to help workers. 

Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage because they feel it hurts businesses.
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Your Political Knowledge Needs Some Work
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Your Political Knowledge is Strong

You are politically aware. You know a great deal about what each political party believes and politics in general. People can trust that you know what you’re talking about when you enter a political conversation or debate. Good job! You’ve earned your bragging rights. 

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