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Psychological Type and U.S. Political Party Affiliations

Do your psychological type preferences relate to your political party affiliation? Your political ideology? This article suggests that psychological type preferences indeed do influence both of these political orientations.

Type and Political Orientations

Are political "culture wars" really "type wars"?  This study looks at the realtionship between psychological type preferences and a variety of political orientations including: liberal-conservative self concept, attitudes toward topical political issues, and political party affiliation.

Type and Politics Polls: 2007-2008

The Type & Politics Poll was a serial poll of participants who were knowledgeable of Carl Jung's theory of psychological types and the MBTI. The poll asked participants to respond to questions about various politicians, political orientations, and political opinions with respect to the 2008 presidential election. The purpose of the poll was to provide insights into the relationships between personality and political orientations.

The first rounds of the poll were conducted during the first full week of November 2007, February 2008, May 2008, and August 2008. The final round of the Poll was conducted during the week prior to the November 2008 U.S. presidential elections. Results and discussion for the various iterations of the Poll can be found by clicking on the links listed in the 2008 Election Studies menu above.  The first link for each poll presents the basic responses to the survey for that period (frequency distributions and type tables).  The second link for each round of the poll presents statistical analyses of the data from that round and a discussion of the results of these analyses.






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