Man, I hate tests like that. I scored ‘core conservative’, but just barely. Just to the right of center. But I hated almost every question and didn’t think it came close to capturing the real differences between at least certain types of ‘conservatives’ and others.
For example, I answered “The economic system in this country unfairly favors powerful interests”. That apparently aligns me with Democrats. But I think the economic system favors powerful interests because those interests have captured the government, and use it to restrict competition and limit choice… I doubt many people on the left agree, and would rather blame Capitalism.
Another question asked whether I thought military strength or diplomacy will better protect American interests. I had to choose military strength, but the real answer is that they are inextricably linked. Military strength without diplomacy just gets you hated and loses alloes, while diplomacy wothout military strength isma recipe for having your opponents walk all over you. This is the position Democrats had in the Clinton era and before, but now apparently it’s ‘right wing’
On the social safety net I answered “Poor people have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to help them live decently”. This apparently makes me ‘left’, but the alternative answer was that poor people have it easy because they get something for nothing, which I don’t know that anyone on the right except for knuckledraggers believes. The true ‘conservative’ opinion is that poor people have it hard, but if you make their lives too easy with handouts you create permanent dependency and misery. Much better to correct the conditions that made them poor in the first place. Incentives matter.
I could go on. And in the end, it asks you if you lean Republican or Democrat, which feels like cheating.