What type of Conservative are you?
This is just a bit of fun. Please don’t get all hot under the collar if you don’t agree with it’s analysis, questions or “types.” Also please note: this quiz is based on British political positioning. Elsewhere in the world, conservatism moves around the political spectrum in quite different ways. The U.S.A. for instance, is somewhat more “to the right” than our own.
It’s often said that the Conservative Party in the UK is a broad church – and I believe this is absolutely true. There are issues where some of us feel closer to some of the opposition parties than we do to each other. But broadly there is a theme to being a Conservative which is reflected right across the membership.
I’ve been thinking about the different types of Conservative and I think I’ve narrowed it down to six main types; Fiscal Conservatives, One Nation Conservatives, Conservative Libertarians, Cultural Conservatives, NeoConservatives (Thatcherites) and Religious Conservatives. I may have missed one or two obscure groups, but I think you could fit most Conservatives into one of these groups.
It’s true that policy views tend to be quite varied and of course you can never put somebody into a box with a label on it. Somebody may be mostly a “One Nation Conservative” but hold views which stray towards others groups on key issues. What a simplistic quiz like this is trying to do is find out where your overall tendencies lie and categorise you. Conservatives are not big fans of categorisation, particularly when applied to ourselves, so no doubt you’ll disagree vehemently with wherever the outcome of this quiz puts you. So remember to keep thinking – it’s just for fun. It’s just for fun. : )
Pick the answer that most closely resembles how you feel about the question, even if its not quite right. If you do not think you are small-c conservative at all then this quiz wont be of much interest to you. But welcome to the blog anyway and why not give it a try? You might be surprised.