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Biden or Trump Test

Based on data from YouGov and the scientific Moral Foundations Theory, this test will determine whether your morality is more like that of people who are likely to support Biden or people who are likely to support Trump.

To take the test, indicate your answers to each of the following questions below.

Question 1 of 26

More of the federal budget should be used to help those who are suffering.



The IDRlabs Biden or Trump test was compiled from various studies in Moral Foundations Theory. The test provides an informed pointer on the morality of each candidate’s supporters as extracted from studies and polls. The test is merely a snapshot related to Moral Foundations Theory should not take the place of familiarizing oneself with the policies of each candidate in depth.

The test measures morality in relation to politics on the following four dimensions: Empathy: Those with higher empathy scores believe that the government has a moral obligation to care for those who are vulnerable. Those with lower scores may also care for the vulnerable, but do not prioritize it as highly when ranking the many jobs the government has to do. Markets: Those with higher market scores believe that people should be allowed to keep more of what they earn and that the market naturally rewards productive actions. Those with lower scores tend to support higher levels of income redistribution. Heritage: Those with high heritage scores tend to be proud of America’s history and values and American’s traditional way of life. Those with lower scores tend to take a negative view of America’s history and values and feel that drastic social reform is necessary. Freedom: Those with higher freedom scores feel that individuals should not be controlled or restricted in their actions by the state as long as they are not a danger to others. Those with lower scores feel certain actions and beliefs should come before individual autonomy.

The test was compiled on the basis of the following materials: Graham, J., Nosek, B. A., Haidt, J., Iyer, R., Koleva, S., Ditto, P.: Mapping the Moral Domain Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 101(2), 2011. Graham, J., Haidt, J., Nosek, Brian A.: Liberals and Conservatives Rely on Different Sets of Moral Foundations Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 96, 2009. Iyer R., Koleva S., Graham J., Ditto P., Haidt J.: Understanding Libertarian Morality PLoS ONE 7(8), 2012. Kim, K.R., Kang, J., Yun, S.: Moral Intuitions and Political Orientation Psychological Reports 111(1), 2012. Nilsson, A., Erlandsson, A.: The Moral Foundations Taxonomy Personality and Individual Differences 76, 2015. Clifford, S., Iyengar, V., Cabeza, R., Sinnott-Armstrong, W.: Moral Foundations Vignettes Behavior Research Methods, 2015. YouGov: Cato Institute National Survey on Policing and Criminal Justice, Cato Institute/YouGov, November 19-24, 2015. Gross, N., Medvetz, T. Russell, R.: The Contemporary American Conservative Movement Annual Review of Sociology 37, 2011.

The authors of this free online Biden or Trump Test are certified in the use of various personality tests and have worked professionally with psychology, political psychology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free online test, please note that the results are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our Biden or Trump Test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online Biden or Trump Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to compare your moral foundations with those of each candidate’s supporters across four different dimensions.

2. Agenda-free. While there are other political morality tests out there, many of them attempt to spin the questions or get the respondent’s values to match those of their preferred political candidate. This test attempts to be spin-free by basing the values of each candidate’s supporters on surveys and polls.

3. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally with political science and political analysis.