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Social Bubble Test

Are you part of the elite “new upper class” in America?

The American author Charles Murray posits that the gap between social classes in America continues to grow. Specifically, there is now a group of upper-class individuals who are almost entirely insulated from mainstream American life and culture. According to Murray, American life now has classes with widely differing priorities, behaviors, and political ideologies.

Do you live in a social bubble? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 25

Neither my partner nor I have been fishing in the past five years.


The IDRlabs Social Bubble Test (IDR-SBT) utilizes quiz questions and material from Charles Murray’s book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, but is not in any way associated with Charles Murray, publisher Crown Forum, or any other professionals or professional bodies affiliated with this written work.

Professionals in the field of psychology, who are well-versed in the use and scoring of various psychometric tests and measures of personality, have developed the IDRlabs Social Bubble Test. The present test was influenced by the written works of Charles Murray, including his “Bubble Quiz.” This test uses items to determine users’ social class and degree of integration with mainstream American culture.

Online quizzes such as the present Social Bubble Test, whether they are professional, educational, or primarily for entertainment purposes, can only provide initial contemplations of some targeted facets of your individual character and personality. In regard to the current test, in particular, your responses and resultant overall score will provide information about your closest match with one of five distinct social classes and your subsequent degree of insulation from the “average” American culture. Despite the thorough and systematic nature of the present test’s development and construction, no test ever created can determine your personality, character, or social class with total accuracy; neither can it replace the value in educating yourself about the relevant theories and models.

As the developers and publishers of this Social Bubble Test, we have endeavored to ensure the quiz is as complete and accurate as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation checks. Prior to beginning this free, online assessment, please remember that the test is provided “as-is,” for entertainment purposes only, and should therefore not be misunderstood as providing professional consultation or recommendations of any kind. For additional details about the present test or any of our other online tests, please refer to our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Social Bubble Test is available to you at no charge and will allow you to obtain your scores as related to the profiles of five distinct social classes currently present in America.

2. Statistical controls. Scores for the present test are entered into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the quiz is conducted to ensure maximum validity and accuracy of the test scores.

3. Relevant to the present social climate. There is speculation that the gap between the “elite” and the rest of America is continuing to widen; concerns are growing that those in charge of the country are too far removed to understand the lives and needs of mainstream America.

4. Made by professionals. The current test has been made using the recommendations of people who work professionally with psychological research and psychometrics.