Thursday, December 15, 2011

Which Candidate Fits You Best?

This a simple but clever concept. Give your view on a variety of issues and then weight the issues by how important they are to you. At the end, find out which candidate most perfectly fits your view of the world.

My 1-2-3 were Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry. The Ron Paul part surprised me. Jon Huntsman and Barack Obama brought up the rear. No surprises there.

You can try it out here:

Let us know what your results are by commenting!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Do You Have a Clue?

Hopefully, as a Naked Dollar reader, you do.

I received the following over the transom out of Pew Research:

Can You be Trusted to Vote Intelligently? 

This is a terrific multiple choice 13-question test. And it shows results in a number of ways.  It clearly indicates that the majority of Americans don't have a clue about what's going on in the world.  No wonder our politicians take such advantage of us.  It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right.

These results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary.

There are no tricks here - just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.  This is quite good and the results are shocking.

*I believe it was Winston Churchill who opined that " . . . the biggest argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter . . ."

Test your knowledge with 13 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did!

Test your news IQ - Pew Research Center