Here's a simple quiz to check it out:
Here's my score:
LIBERALS usually embrace freedom of choice in personal
matters, but tend to support significant government control of the
economy. They generally support a government-funded "safety net"to help the disadvantaged, and advocate strict regulation
of business. Liberals tend to favor environmental regulations,
defend civil liberties and free expression, support government action
to promote equality, and tolerate diverse lifestyles.
I would say the output of quiz is quite accurate except for the part that says I 'support significant govt control of the economy'. I support sufficient regulation of the economy to avoid problems down the road that will be costly for our society - like regulation to avoid the crisis we are seeing right now.
After you logically eliminatie ideas and arguments that are clearly bad, you're left with things that are workable. What you choose is a judgement call that depends on your political leanings. Sometimes I find it difficult to understand something articulated by someone who is conservative. I try very hard to see something from his angle and I understand that the person probably has an equally hard time trying to see from mine. Roughly 50% of the people are on the left and the other 50% are on the right. It explains why Obama for all his popularity only garnered 51% of the votes and the US electorate oscillate between the Democrats and Republicans - the deciding votes come from the people in the center who can be swayed either way.
In Singapore, the PAP is conservative. The problem is half the population is on the left - in the past, they were helped by great apathy among the people who didn't care about politics. The problem is as more people become interested and think about politics, half the people have tendency not to support them.