Testing your degree of conservatism
Conservatism is a political philosophy that seeks to promote traditional values, social stability, and property rights. Beyond politics, research has also found that the sentiments of conservatives can be distinguished from those of other political groups in that conservatives take a more favorable view of hierarchy, legitimate authority, and in-group loyalty.
To what degree are you a conservative? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 18
The death penalty should be an option in some cases.
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