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Can your food, browser, and pet preferences predict your politics?

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I would have thought cats were a pretty conservative choice. After all, cats are pretty self-reliant.
 

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Can TIME Predict YourÂ*Politics? | TIME Labs

Really creepy how smart AI has gotten. I got all left-wing answers except for the cat versus dog question.

There is no AI involved here. It's all in the way the survey is set up and scored.

I answered all "strongly disagreed" and got slightly less that half-way between moderate and conservative. Then I answered all "strongly agree" and got exactly half-way between moderate and liberal. I answered "other" for the browser and "strongly disagree for the cat/dog question.

I agree with Jetboogieman that it is a time waster.
 

Jetboogieman

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I agree with Jetboogieman that it is a time waster.

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I would have thought cats were a pretty conservative choice. After all, cats are pretty self-reliant.

Pretty self reliant? :lamo Cats require no care at all. Care is optional for a cat. The only reason to put food and water out is for it to hang around.
 

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I scored as Moderate with a touch leaning to the liberal side. Pretty accurate. I'm not sure about the phrase 'you think self-control trumps self-expression', though . . . I think it's very situational, depending on what that even means. I certainly don't think it TRUMPS the other. I only selected 'slightly agree'.


Liberal qualities
You like cats more than dogs
You prefer documentaries over action movies
You have a messy desk
You like fusion cuisine
You think it's okay for your partner to look at porn alone
You prefer the Met to Times Square

Conservative qualities
You think kids should respect authority
You think self-control trumps self-expression
You think the government should treat the lives of its citizens as much more valuable than those of other countries
You think the world benefits from nations and borders
You're proud of your country's history
 

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I'm two thirds of the way from liberal to moderate.

But what's this?

These are conservative qualities???

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You think the world benefits from nations and borders

You prefer Times Square to the Met

You're proud of your country's history


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Liberals can't be proud of their country's history?

Or want secure borders?

Or prefer street-scenes to museums?

Really??? :doh

I'll tell you what: Come from Soviet Poland or Benito's Italy (or most anywhere else), and see just how good that Constitution feels behind your back!
 

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I would have thought cats were a pretty conservative choice. After all, cats are pretty self-reliant.
To a lean respectful of order and discipline, I can see the dog rationale.

Ever try to discipline a cat?
 

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While I agree I definitely lean right the questions are a waste hahaha. Most of my friends are like me on all those questions and the majority of them lean left.

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