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2016 Primaries Morality Test

A recent study of U.S. voters uses a variant of Moral Foundations Theory to gauge the morality of each candidate's supporters. The results show that what one political group might intuitively experience as natural and fair, another group may consider utterly horrid and depraved. And while political scientists have long known how some of these differences apply to the traditional Left and Right, the 2016 primaries have distinguished themselves by including a number of unusual candidates, such as senators from the far right and left (Cruz/Sanders) and a political unknown (Trump). This test compares your political morals with the moral profiles of each candidate's supporters.

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People should be allowed to mock and smear religious icons (Jesus, Muhammad, etc.) as much as they want without fear of repercussion.



IDR Labs Moral Foundations 2016 Primaries Test is the property of IDR Labs International and is not to be confused with similar Moral Foundations tests operating within the same framework, such as the Moral Foundations Statement Quiz, as found on For survey data and prior discussion on these matters, we are indebted to the social scientists Emily Ekins and Jonathan Haidt. We are also indebted to the Cato Institute National Survey on Policing and Criminal Justice, Cato Institute/YouGov, November 19-24, 2015 for the data used in constructing the moral profiles of each candidate's supporters.

The Moral Foundations framework was developed by a conglomerate of researchers who study morality, ethics, psychology, and politics in an effort to understand human behavior better and individual differences more in depth. As a social science framework, the Moral Foundations allow for the testing of a wide variety of hypotheses about individual differences and human nature.

This test has been made with the aid of professional political and social science analysts, as well as respondents from all sides of the political spectrum. Even so, please keep in mind that tests are merely indicators - a first peek at the system to get you started.

2016 Primaries Morality Tests, whether they are professional or "official" tests used in academic research, or free online tests like this one, are indicators to help give you a cue as to your moral and ethical standpoint, based on the Moral Foundations of Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority, Purity, and Liberty. In matching your morality with contemporary political segments, as found in Western democracies, this test draws upon state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed social science publications for its data. Even so, no test ever devised can designate your Moral Foundations or political allegiances with complete accuracy or reliability and no 2016 Primaries Morality Test can replace familiarizing yourself with the Moral Foundations framework or the politics of your own country in depth.

The authors of this free online 2016 Primaries Morality Test are certified in the use of multiple different personality and aptitude tests and have worked professionally with psychology, political psychology, politics, 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 online Moral Foundations Test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online 2016 Primaries Morality Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on a variant of the six major Moral Foundations, as devised by leading social scientists.

2. Agenda-free. While social science work in politics, and regarding the validity of moral instincts, is often distorted in service of interested parties, this test merely reports the moral profiles of each candidate's supporters and aims to be agenda-free.

3. Tested in several countries. The Moral Foundations Framework which underpins this test has been used with success in several different regions, including the USA, Europe, and East Asia.

4. 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.