Faithand Family Left
Accordingto the 2011 Pew Research Political Typology online test, the resultscategorized me as a Faith and Family Left. Faith and family areviewed as having a combination of strong activist values for thegovernment and having conservative attitudes on social issues (PevResearch Center 2). The category clearly depicts my politicalorientation on the aspects of government activities and my approachon social issues. Faith and family group is racially diverse andbelieve that equality should be the guiding value in all aspects ofsocial and government activities especially on issues pertainingrace, gender and ability.
Faithand Family left category is guided by the principles of liberalhumanity on one side and conservative on the other hand. I believethe government is doing a better job in domestic affairs as well asinternational diplomacy. The government needs to regulate businessactivities to protect the public interest against unscrupuloustraders or manufacturers. In the same line, the government needs toenforce stricter environmental laws in order to realize low carbonlevels. In the same line, I favor increased government support forthe poor and more improvement on matters of national interest.
However,the government should not give much aid to the poor as this makesthem less active and more dependent on government assistance, andthis is harmful to the national economy. The government should not beoverly concerned on matters of international affairs at the expenseof domestic issues. For instance, engaging in too much war withenemies has not helped matters spending on military wars lead toincreased tax and wastage of financial resources that would have beenused to subsidize health and implement projects aimed at boostingclean environment. Good diplomacy is the best way of promotinginternational relations and peace. As a conservative, I believe thatunlike the statistics displayed in the presidential election,Americans are more independent minded than before. As such, thecategorization depicting the largest number Americans as liberals andsupporting the healthcare law is inaccurate (Pev Research Center 2).
WhileI support the statistics that unauthorized immigrants should beeligible for citizenship with necessary requirements, again Idisagree with statistics that most Americans support thatperspective. I agree with the demographic categorization of genderand political orientation most women tend to be strong liberals orbystanders. According to the demographics, it is also true that mostmen tend to be steadfast conservatives and business executivescompared to women.
Inthe same line, I agree with the demographics on race and ethnicpolitical orientation most white Americans are either strong liberalsor strong conservatives. It is also true that most blacks belong tothe Faith and Family political typology while the Hispanics areeither bystanders or liberals. In addition, I agree with theeducation statistics that most liberals are more learned compared tothe conservatives. Furthermore, most liberals are democrat while mostrepublicans are conservatives when assessing their political partyaffiliation (Pev Research Center 2). The statistics presented in thecomparison page clearly depicts my political orientation group.
However,my assessment is that, in the contemporary world, most Americans areindependent minded on issues of national interest. I believe thatthe government should focus more national interest such asenvironmental degradation, health and crime as opposed to foreignincursions that have led to wastage of taxpayers’ money.Furthermore, the government should care more about individualliberties while maintaining social equality void of racism, violenceand homosexuality. Social welfare and individual liberty regardlessof race or ethnicity should be the driving force in governmentpolicies formulation and implementation (Pev Research Center 2).
PevResearch Center, “Political Typology Quiz.” Center for the peopleand the Press. 2014. Retrieved fromhttp://www.people-press.org/2014/06/26/typology-comparison/election-preference/