Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It seems that I don't live in a bubble

Alas, I'm pretty average:

You got 47 points.

The higher your score, the thinner your bubble. The lower, the more insulated you might be from mainstream American culture.
42–100: A first-generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and movie going habits. Typical: 66. 
 Do you live in a political bubble?

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14 comments:

Weetabix said...

I got a 46, but I'm not quite sure what it means.

libertyman said...

Got a 63

Archer said...

Also got 47. Neither of the two "summaries" are quite right, although one is slightly more accurate.

drjim said...

52 here.

SiGraybeard said...

54, and I also have no idea what it means.

Richard Blaine said...

59 - but I've spent a lot of time in small towns. 3-15K. And I worked for a computer hardware manufacturer for 5 years - had assembly, robotic assembly, surface mount, injection molding, steel fabrication.

Knucklehead said...


You got 60 points.

The higher your score, the thinner your bubble. The lower, the more insulated you might be from mainstream American culture.

Hmmm... I suspect my score is inflated for the following reasons. I grew up in a blue collar family and neighborhood and served in the US army where I lived in a very blue collar neighborhood. After that my wife and I went to college while living and working in a very blue collar neighborhood and working in a factory. Along the way I've worked warehouses, factories, been a janitor, and a soldier. I've worn uniforms. And we spent regular time (but never a year or more) with family in rural America.

But then I suspect my score was held down for the for the following reasons. During my mid-teens my dad moved to management. And after finishing college my wife and I worked our way into middle class employment, perhaps slightly upper-middle class, and live in a middle class neighborhood (definitely not upper-middle). And neither of seems to have the slightest interest in going to the movies to see the typical tripe there, have no interest in sitcoms, and have little interest in "reality shows" and no time for daytime TV. I suppose that lack of interest could be a sign of middle class snobbery, but I don't think so. I think I just don't care for crappy "entertainment".

R.K. Brumbelow said...

70, of course I have lived in a multi million dollar house and in the back of a hatchback, so diverse fits my history well. Ironically, I really am not connected to common culture

grendel said...

64, and the "Typical" response is 66 for my category: first generation middle class with working class parents.

Jerry The Geek said...

I lived for a while with a woman who subscribed to COSMOPOLITAN Magazine, and who always wanted me to take their stupid tests. Which explains, I think, why I no longer live with this woman. But that's another story.

I didn't take the test (whatever it is, didn't check out the link either) so I got a score of ZERO. I'm pretty proud of being a ZERO because it means I'm off the grid, Cosmopolitan-wise Speaking.

You should try NOT taking more tests. It's a refreshingly joyous feeling to know that you don't need some stranger's anonymous criteria to help you decide how worthwhile you are ... let alone WHO and WHAT you are!

Chris Nelson said...

71 here.


R.K. Brumbelow said...

Jerry, I think you miss the point. The point is the tests are silly biased, liberal and meaningless. Example, I scored high and it is obvious to anyone that knows me I should be closer to a 0. these tests are designed by ivory tower bigots and sjws

burt said...

59 points. The average for my group is 66 - so I'm pretty close.

I don't go to the movies a lot, so that probably dragged down my score.

Guffaw in AZ said...

60

Of course, I suspect the test is skewed, as it is being promoted by PBS.

gfa