To take The Political Polarization Test choose your top three political value statements from the list of 7 values below, in order of priority. Select the buttons that correspond with the letters of your top three values and then click on “go to results” to see a description of your position and some additional values to consider. No log-in is required and your answers will never be shared with a third party.
The Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Political Polarization Test is based on “post-progressive political philosophy,” which is outlined in our president’s 2020 book: Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow into a Better Version of Itself. As discussed in Developmental Politics, a key principle for ameliorating political polarization is that each pole needs the values of its opposing pole for its own further and fuller development. Applied to politics, this principle shows how conservative values can serve to improve liberal positions by challenging and moderating such positions in a way that makes them stronger. The same can be said about the role of liberal values in strengthening conservative positions. See the results pages for specific examples. This test is not social science research, it is simply an interactive method for demonstrating some of the ideas behind ICE’s post-progressive project.