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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

We list below summaries of one public figures's issue stances related to each topic, and which AmericansElect.org quiz answer each issue stance indicates. Click on the quiz answer link to see the full original excerpt and citations.
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Question 1 answer A on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 6 out of 8 statements:

Repeal the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments: A on question 1
FairTax turns off spigot that funds political ambitions: A on question 1
Income tax is a failed socialist experiment: A on question 1
Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget: B on question 1
Supports balanced budget amendment to the Constitution: B on question 1
Replace income tax with tariffs & duties: A on question 1
Against flat tax -- a distraction for abolishing income tax.: A on question 1
“Soak the rich” schemes have socialist objectives: A on question 1
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 62 statements.)

Question 2 answer D on Energy:

When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 3 out of 3 statements:

Explore & exploit ANWR, while respecting ecology: D on question 2
Against Kyoto Treaty; for market-based solutions: D on question 2
CAFE standards kill - abolish them: D on question 2
This question weighted at 5% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 62 statements.)

Question 3 answer D on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 6 out of 8 statements:

Consumer in charge; no government-controlled health care: D on question 3
Consumer in charge; no government-controlled health care: D on question 3
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: D on question 3
People should take care of their own health: D on question 3
Health care choice will save money for long-term health care: C on question 3
Patient rights & HMO rights are not federal responsibility: D on question 3
Let market determine health payments, not bureaucrats: D on question 3
Universal health ID’s are a threat to liberty: C on question 3
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 62 statements.)

Question 4 answer C on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 5 out of 8 statements:

Vigilant maintenance of our sovereign territory and borders: D on question 4
Enforce existing laws against illegal immigration: C on question 4
Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads: C on question 4
Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%: C on question 4
Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%: D on question 4
Extending privileges to non-citizens invites lawbreaking: C on question 4
Separate naturalization (legal) from border patrols: C on question 4
Expand legal immigration; curtail illegal immigration: B on question 4
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 62 statements.)

Question 5 answer A on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 9 out of 12 statements:

Free trade gives excessive authority to international groups: A on question 5
Our efforts in Iraq defend against a deep & terrible threat: A on question 5
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: A on question 5
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: B on question 5
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: A on question 5
Withdrawing before your enemy stops is called “defeat”: A on question 5
There is no distinction between Afghanistan and Iraq: A on question 5
Renounce interference with affairs of other nations: A on question 5
Africa: No money for AIDS, because money won’t cure AIDS: B on question 5
I’ve never been a supporter of the UN, even while Ambassador: A on question 5
Against paying UN until they reform: B on question 5
Fostered policy of withholding UN funds; UN wastes US taxes: A on question 5
This question weighted at 19% importance.
(Relative importance: 12 out of 62 statements.)

Question 6 answer A on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 8 out of 9 statements:

Parents & local citizens know better than educrat masters: A on question 6
Empower parents to choose schools that reflect their values: A on question 6
Empower parents to choose schools that reflect their values: A on question 6
Break up the government monopoly on public education: A on question 6
Replace the Department of Education with parental control: A on question 6
Pro-voucher; gov’t out of K-12 education: A on question 6
Money should follow parents’ education choices: B on question 6
Empower parents against the monopoly of public schools.: A on question 6
Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling: A on question 6
This question weighted at 15% importance.
(Relative importance: 9 out of 62 statements.)

Question 7 answer A on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 14 out of 15 statements:

Federal Marriage Amendment to define the natural family: A on question 7
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: A on question 7
Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda: A on question 7
Respect God-given institution of the natural family: A on question 7
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: A on question 7
Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce: A on question 7
Wrong to treat sexual behavior like race: A on question 7
Marriage exists for the sake of procreation: A on question 7
Massachusetts gay marriage required judges legislating: A on question 7
We need a constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage: A on question 7
We need a constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage: A on question 7
Gay sex is selfish hedonism: A on question 7
Gay marriage destroys fundamental moral institutions: A on question 7
Oppose gay agenda in military & marriage laws: B on question 7
Gay rights aren’t like racial rights, because it’s behavior: A on question 7
This question weighted at 24% importance.
(Relative importance: 15 out of 62 statements.)

Question 8 answer C on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 1 out of 3 statements:

Need to develop proper alternative fuels: C on question 8
Explore & exploit ANWR, while respecting ecology: A on question 8
Supports marketable pollution credits; against regulations: B on question 8
This question weighted at 5% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 62 statements.)

Question 9 answer B on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'B' from 7 out of 10 statements:

Peace through strength: supremely strong & prepared military: B on question 9
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: B on question 9
Routine military intervention is wrong: C on question 9
Out of WTO: no legislation without representation: B on question 9
WTO allows dictators to decide our future - US out: B on question 9
WTO is not representative; hence unconstitutional: B on question 9
Core Beliefs Based on ‘Unalienable Rights’: A on question 9
Moral bases come from Christianity via Declaration: A on question 9
I’ve never been a supporter of the UN, even while Ambassador: B on question 9
If the UN undermines US sovereignty, we should quit.: B on question 9
This question weighted at 16% importance.
(Relative importance: 10 out of 62 statements.)

Other candidates' AmericansElect.org quiz: Alan Keyes on the issues:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
DHS:Janet Napolitano

Former G.W.Bush Administration:
A.G.:John Ashcroft
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
HHS:Tommy Thompson
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno

Former G.H.W.Bush Administration:
Labor:Liddy Dole
ED:Lamar Alexander

Past Presidents:
Pres.George W. Bush
Pres.Bill Clinton
Pres.George H.W. Bush
Pres.Ronald Reagan
Pres.Jimmy Carter
Pres.Gerald Ford
Pres.Richard Nixon
Pres.Lyndon Johnson
Pres.John F. Kennedy

Past Vice Presidents:
V.P.Dick Cheney
V.P.Al Gore
V.P.Dan Quayle


Past Elected Officials:
Gov.Jeb Bush
Gov.Howard Dean
Sen.Ted Kennedy
Gov.Sarah Palin
Gov.Arnold Schwarzenegger
Gov.Jesse Ventura

Authors/Talk Show Hosts:
Pat Buchanan
Noam Chomsky
Gov.Mike Huckabee
Arianna Huffington
Rev.Jesse Jackson
Alan Keyes
Rush Limbaugh
Ralph Nader

Business Leaders:
Mike Bloomberg
Pete Coors
Steve Forbes
Ross Perot
Howard Schultz
Donald Trump
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare


To assess the Relative Importance of each answer, observe the citation counts in the left-hand column of the table above. The AmericansElect.org quiz relative importance are the citation counts expressed as pie-chart percentages.


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