Presidential candidates’ policy positions are just one reason to choose who to vote for in a primary election, yet it can often be difficult to determine what a candidate’s policy positions are, let alone with more than ten candidates.
See the bottom of this post for photo credits.
In order to provide everyone with an easy way to determine which candidates are most like themselves, I created a candidate quiz and ranking tool. The quiz focuses on hot policy topics including health care, education, immigration, global warming, gun control, individual economics, foreign policy, and improving our democracy. You can answer as many questions as you want, and you can indicate how important each topic is to you personally. The more questions you answer, the more accurate your candidate ranking will be!
Clicking the link below will open a new quiz just for you in Google Sheets, which you will use to copy and fill out the quiz. It will be linked to your Google account, so you can bookmark it, close it and come back to it at any time. If you chose to close your quiz and continue later, use the bookmark of the quiz itself, rather than creating a new quiz (unless you’d like to start over!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you (or anyone else) viewing or collecting my quiz responses?
No. No one except you has access to your quiz responses, and there is no way that I or anyone else can view your quiz responses in the future, either. If you choose, you can share your quiz response with others, using Google Sheets sharing capabilities, which are turned off by default.
Do I have to answer every question?
No. You may answer as many questions as you like, and the questions that you do answer will be used to determine how closely matched you are to each candidate.
This quiz is really long! Can I come back to it later?
Yes! Once you start taking the quiz, you can bookmark the quiz page itself (not this page) and come back to it later. Note that if you click the link on this page again, you’ll start an entirely new quiz (though your old quiz responses will still be retained in your old quiz).
- Deval Patrick photo by Department of Labor / CC BY
- Marianne Williamson photo by Matt Johnson / CC BY
- All other photos by Gage Skidmore / CC BY