Maarten Buis writes,
Here is a nice site. It is a tool that is quite popular in the Netherlands during election times, but now ported to the US presidential elections. People can answer 36 questions and than compare there own position relative to the candidates, in general or on specific areas, e.g. immigration, the economy, or Iraq. It may make more sense in the Dutch situation where getting a quick overview of your position relative to 24 parties is harder than in a two party system, but it is still fun.
The questions are set up as statements where you say if you strongly agree, agree, …, strongly disagree. I have problems with some of the questions, for example, “The effects of global warming are grossly exaggerated.” I didn’t know how to answer this, since (a) the effects are presumably grossly exaggerated by some and understated by others, and (b) I don’t know the effects either, since there’s lots of uncertainty. I mean, I know what they’re getting at with the question, but I didn’t really know how to answer it in a direct (as compared to a “political”) way.
It was pretty fun, though. Even more fun in a system with 24 parties, I’m sure…