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Are there any studies about companies self-segregating politically?

There's some current dialogue about some big tech companies (google, twitter, facebook) displaying some bias in their actions. Whether that's true or not, it certainly seems that the composition of ...
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Would a deontological-consequentialist 3rd axis on the Political Compass be informative? [closed]

A political spectrum is a system of classifying different political positions upon one or more geometric axes that symbolize independent political dimensions. - Political Spectrum - Wikipedia The ...
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Is there a correlation between libertarianism and IQ?

I suppose higher IQ people tend to be more innovative and will make more money when there is no regulation. I think they are more likely to be libertarian. Also higher IQ people are more likely to ...
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Do political assassinations and attempts correlate with portions of the political spectrum?

Do political assassins and would be assassins tend to cluster on portions of the political spectrum? Those from the USA in particular, but assuming there isn't enough data, a worldwide answer may be ...
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Where does George Weah stand on the political spectrum? Is he progressive or conservative?

Where does George Weah stand on the political spectrum? Is he progressive or conservative? I know his party (CDC) is centre-right, is he?
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To what extent do religious congregations in the US advocate a political party?

In the United States, to what extent do religious congregations advocate a political party, candidate, or political spectrum (liberal vs conservative)? The geological scope of my question is just the ...
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How are the terms “left wing” and “right wing” applied to different scenarios? [duplicate]

I hear the terms "left wing" and "right wing" used a lot in news articles. Though, I hear them used in reference to topics which seem fairly different from one-another, for example: French ...
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What are the reasons behind the recent resurgence of far-right politics?

It seems a given that the far right political fringe has gained a new energy and sense of legitimacy in recent years. It's a general sense rather than something for which one can find concrete proof. ...
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Where can I find a chart of education level by political party?

It must include libertarian, democrat, and republican. I tried to find one, but could not. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=political%20ideology%20education&tbs=imgo:1#tbs=imgo:1&...
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Why does “extremist” concept for a political figure seem so unclear?

In order to narrow the scope of the question, I will consider the case of Marine Le Pen. According to this BBC article, she can be regarded as "far-right" due to hard line on immigration, treatment ...
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Why are there so few politicians on the bottom right of the political spectrum? [closed]

There are abundances of parties and politicians in all squares except the Libertarian Right, why is this?
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What would Bernie Sanders look like in other political systems?

Now, I'm Canadian, but a lot of what I see in politics comes from the US, as they're always throttling each other, while up here things for the most part just kinda keep going, nothing interesting ...
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Political Preferences of Software Engineers in USA?

I'm interested in a breakdown of the political preferences of software engineers in the United States. I read a comment here: The majority of developers are also overwhelmingly left leaning The ...
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If juries start granting a tax refund for the Obamacare penalty, what would happen? [closed]

Seriously. Tax refund lawsuits are subject to trial by jury. Some parts of the country hate Obamacare so thoroughly that pulling a jury from that region makes getting a high majority of the jury ...
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Is there any research on the influence of college professors' political views on graduates?

Much hay has been made regarding education gap in partisan affiliation (or ideological differences, make your pick) in USA. One thing that I rarely seen mentioned is any information of whether (or ...
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How accurate is this political orientation chart? [closed]

How accurate is this chart from The Definitive Political Orientation Test? I assume that liberalism is the original meaning of the word as in liberal democracy.
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To what extent is it valid to say Chavez government is right-wing?

This occurred three years ago. Someone told me that a movement named Zeitgeist, which is allegedly based on Ron Paul's ideology, was a right wing movement. Almost immediately after, the same person ...
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Shouldn't anarchism be far-right, since right-wing politics opposes “big government”?

Shouldn't anarchism be far-right, since right-wing politics opposes "big government" and favours less government influence? Anarchism has basically no government influence, so shouldn't it be the most ...
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What does “far-right extremist” mean?

I often hear the expression "far-right extremist" to identify a person who goes on a killing spree based on his/her political beliefs. Examples would be Breivik and the perpetrator of the Trollhättan (...
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What free scientific measures of political orientation are available?

All items need to be freely available and the results using questionnaire should have been published in an appropriate journal (e.g. a political science journal). I'm looking for tests that can be ...
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Is opposition to vaccination correlated with other political beliefs?

The article Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance states that opposition to vaccination (or government-mandated vaccination) doesn't seem to be a Democrat versus Republican, or ...
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What's the cause of the general rightward shift in western politics over the last 30 years?

Context It's a given that what is seen as the political "centre ground" in the West has swung rightwards, at least in economic terms, over the past 30 years. In commentary pieces, this phenomenon is ...
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When and how did the Republican establishment come to oppose NSA surveillance?

When there were revelations during the Bush administration that the National Security Agency was conducting warrantless surveillance of phone calls and emails, Democrats generally opposed the NSA's ...
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Is support for nuclear energy correlated with other political positions?

I was recently told by a right-wing Japanese person that in Japan, right-wingers are more likely to support nuclear energy than left-wingers. It's previously appeared to me that in the USA and ...
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Is there a study that seeks to quantify left/right bias by gender and country?

Here in Russia, women tend to be much more right-wing than men. Women more often support free market, privatization, vote for billionaires, support the US and NATO policy, support copyright, anti-...