Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

Which Are You?

May 6, 2021

More in Common, a British think-tank, recently identified seven types of citizen.  I saw myself there.  (Which am I?)

Backbone Conservatives:

Optimistic.  Keenly follow the news, mainly on traditional media.  Nostalgic, patriotic, secure and confident.  Politically engaged.

Progressive Activists:

Vocal, ultra-political, passionate, on a mission to connect historic minority marginalisation.

Loyal Nationalists:

Proud, patriotic, tribal, proactive and frustrated at the gap between haves and have-nots.

Established Liberals:

Have done well and mean well.  Privileged, trusting, cosmopolitan and confident.  Pro-market.

Disengaged Traditionalists:

Value duty, order and effort.  Want strong leadership to keep people focused.  Self-reliant, tough-minded, suspicious and disconnected.

Disengaged Battlers:

Feel like they’re barely afloat, blaming the system for its unfairness.  Insecure, disillusioned, overlooked.

Civic Pragmatists:

Care about others.  Turned off by conflict and extremes.  Charitable, concerned, exhausted, open to compromise, socially liberal.

Where do you fit?



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