Which of America’s Hidden Tribes Do You Belong To? 12

Interestingly, I tested out as a “progressive activist” which is the furthest left of any of the seven categories. This more or less confirms how I have always seen myself, i.e. a generally “far-left” anarchist guy who merely things the SJW/Antifa/anarcho-Democrat types are a bunch of idiots.

I took another test once where I came out as a “socialist-anarchist total-isolationist cosmopolitan libertine,” which once again sounds about right.

That said, pan-anarchism is big enough for otherkin, transabled, transracials, and anti-looksists on the far left, and sovereign citizens, medieval cosplayers, Mormon polygamists, and veganaryan eco-villagers on the far right.

Take the test here.

Progressive Activists

8% of Americans

Progressive Activists have strong ideological views, high levels of engagement with political issues, and the highest levels of education and socioeconomic status. Their own circumstances are secure. They feel safer than any group, which perhaps frees them to devote more attention to larger issues of social justice in their society. They have an outsized role in public debates, even though they comprise a small portion of the total population, about one in 12 Americans. They are highly sensitive to issues of fairness and equity in society, particularly regarding race, gender, and other minority group identities. Their emphasis on unjust power structures leads them to be very pessimistic about fairness in America. They are uncomfortable with nationalism and ambivalent about America’s role in the world.

Main concerns

Climate Change, Inequality, Poverty

Compared to the average American:

  • More than twice as likely to list politics as a hobby (73 percent v. 35 percent)

  • Three times more likely to say that people’s outcomes result from “luck and circumstance” (75 percent v. 25 percent)

  • Less likely to believe the world is becoming a “more and more dangerous place” (19 percent v. 38 percent)

  • More than twice as likely to say that they never pray (50 percent v. 19 percent)

  • Almost three times more likely to be “ashamed to be an American” (69 percent v. 24 percent)

  • More likely to say they are proud of their political ideology (64 percent v. 43 percent)

  • Eleven percent more likely to be white (80 percent v. 69 percent)

  • Seven percent more likely to be between the ages of 18 and 29 (28 percent v. 21 percent)

  • Twice as likely to have completed college (59 percent v. 29 percent)

12 comments

  1. “I took another test once where I came out as a “socialist-anarchist total-isolationist cosmopolitan libertine,” which once again sounds about right.”

    Keith, can you please provide a link to this “another test”? Like to know how it would describe me.

      • Here’s my results, Keith Preston,
        You are a: Socialist Anarchist Total-Isolationist Bleeding-Heart Progressive

        Collectivism score: 50%
        Authoritarianism score: -100%
        Internationalism score: -83%
        Tribalism score: -100%
        Liberalism score: 50%

        Explanation key:

        Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the less successful. The negative percentages indicate opposition to such intervention.

        Authoritarianism refers to state power to control the actions of individuals to prevent them from harming others or themselves, and also to establish the will of the majority over society. Negative percentages indicate opposition to state power.

        Internationalism refers to political involvement in other nations or global affairs, either via war, treaty or international organizations. Negative percentages indicate isolationist beliefs, and the belief in national sovereignty.

        Tribalism refers to identity or nationalism, favoring your own nation over foreigners. Negative percentages indicate opposition to national or ethnic identity and oriented towards pan-humanism.

        Liberalism refers to acceptance of historically illegal or immoral social practices or customs. Negative percentages indicate opposition to such acceptance.

      • Thanks for a link, Keith. Have just taken a test, my results are these:

        ______________

        You are a: Socialist Anarchist Isolationist Bleeding-Heart Libertine

        Collectivism score: 67%
        Authoritarianism score: -100%
        Internationalism score: -67%
        Tribalism score: -100%
        Liberalism score: 100%

        ______________

        Well, such description more-or-less suits my own self-characterisation and self-positioning. I especially liked then the test called me a “bleeding-heart libertine” – this reflects my attitudes quite well!

  2. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to spam you, Keith Preston, but here’s my final updated 5D Political Compass test results:
    You are a: Left-Leaning Anarchist Total-Isolationist Bleeding-Heart Progressive

    Collectivism score: 33%
    Authoritarianism score: -100%
    Internationalism score: -100%
    Tribalism score: -83%
    Liberalism score: 50%

    Explanation key:

    Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the less successful. The negative percentages indicate opposition to such intervention.

    Authoritarianism refers to state power to control the actions of individuals to prevent them from harming others or themselves, and also to establish the will of the majority over society. Negative percentages indicate opposition to state power.

    Internationalism refers to political involvement in other nations or global affairs, either via war, treaty or international organizations. Negative percentages indicate isolationist beliefs, and the belief in national sovereignty.

    Tribalism refers to identity or nationalism, favoring your own nation over foreigners. Negative percentages indicate opposition to national or ethnic identity and oriented towards pan-humanism.

    Liberalism refers to acceptance of historically illegal or immoral social practices or customs. Negative percentages indicate opposition to such acceptance.

    • Every time you post a comment you’re spamming. Maybe get Keith Preston’s email and spare us all your fawning pen pal routine.

  3. “Passive Liberal” on the first one
    and
    “Right-Leaning Anarchist Total-Isolationist Moderate”
    on the other one.

    Lol sounds about right.

  4. ill take it. 🙂
    You are a: Centrist Anarchist Total-Isolationist Cosmopolitan Moderate
    Collectivism score: 0%
    Authoritarianism score: -83%
    Internationalism score: -100%
    Tribalism score: -17%
    Liberalism score: 0%

    Explanation key:

    Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the less successful. The negative percentages indicate opposition to such intervention.

    Authoritarianism refers to state power to control the actions of individuals to prevent them from harming others or themselves, and also to establish the will of the majority over society. Negative percentages indicate opposition to state power.

    Internationalism refers to political involvement in other nations or global affairs, either via war, treaty or international organizations. Negative percentages indicate isolationist beliefs, and the belief in national sovereignty.

    Tribalism refers to identity or nationalism, favoring your own nation over foreigners. Negative percentages indicate opposition to national or ethnic identity and oriented towards pan-humanism.

    Liberalism refers to acceptance of historically illegal or immoral social practices or customs. Negative percentages indicate opposition to such acceptance.

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