Congratulations, you’re a libertarian! Welcome to the political movement that will change the twenty-first century with a message of individual freedom, economic growth, and equal rights for all. Libertarians have a cosmopolitan, inclusive vision for society. Libertarianism is the movement that has most consistently applied the promise made by the Declaration of Independence: the universal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You support high levels of both economic and personal freedom, and believe that people can make most of the decisions about their lives better than any legislator or regulator could. You’re not alone—somewhere between 30 and 40 million Americans hold libertarian views on a range of issues.
Of course, very few people will have “perfect scores” in any one direction. Read more about libertarianism in the new book The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and see how closely you line up!
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This quiz is drawn from page 377 of The Libertarian Mind. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Cato Institute or its scholars or officers.