The Libertarian Political Quiz

This quiz is based on the Libertarian Party platform.

This political quiz should take you about 5-10 minutes. There are a total of 50 belief statements. For each, specify whether or not you agree with the statement.

If you score high enough, you will be invited to join the Libertarian Party.

Basic Principles

I support a world in which individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways — without interference from government or any authoritarian power — and I welcome the diversity that freedom brings.

I believe government exists to protect the rights of every individual including life, liberty and property.

I believe governments should not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life (2) the right to liberty of speech and action and (3) the right to property.

I believe that no individual, group, or government should initiate physical force against any other individual, group, or government.

Personal Liberty

I believe individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and should accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make.


I believe that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal rights of others.

I believe that individuals have rights over their own bodies that other individuals, groups, and governments may not violate.

Expression and Communication

I oppose attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form.

I oppose government actions which either aid or attack any religion.


I support the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment of people to be secure in their persons, homes, property, and communications against unreasonable search and seizure.

I believe protection from unreasonable search and seizure should include records held by third parties, such as email, medical, and library records.

I support ending the government's practice of mass surveillance.

Personal Relationships

I believe consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.

I believe sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government's treatment of individuals.

Parental Rights

I believe parents should have the right to raise their children according to their own standards and beliefs, as long as it does not involve child abuse or neglect.

Crime and Justice

I favor the repeal of laws creating "crimes" without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

I support the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law.

Death Penalty

I oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state.


Regarding abortion, I believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.


I support the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.

Economic Liberty

I believe all persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor.

I believe efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.

Property and Contract

I believe property owners should be free from government restrictions on their rights to control and enjoy their property, as long as their choices do not harm or infringe on the rights of others.

I oppose government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain.

I believe people and businesses should be free to choose with whom they trade and set whatever trade terms are mutually agreeable.

Marketplace Freedom

I believe a free and competitive market allocates resources in the most efficient manner.

I oppose government subsidies and bailouts to business, labor, or any other special interest.

I believe markets are not actually free unless fraud is vigorously combated. Those who enjoy the possibility of profits must not impose risks of losses upon others, such as through government guarantees or bailouts.

Energy and Resources

I oppose government control of energy pricing, allocation, and production.

Labor Markets

I support the right of private employers and employees to choose whether or not to bargain with each other through a labor union. Bargaining should be free of government interference, such as compulsory arbitration or imposing an obligation to bargain.

Government Finance and Spending

I believe government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent.


I believe parents should have the authority to determine the education of their children, without interference from government.

I believe education is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability and efficiency with more diversity of choice.

Health Care

I believe people should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines.

I favor a free market health care system, and support the freedom of individuals to determine all aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions.


I believe private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources.

I believe free markets and property rights stimulate the technological innovations and behavioral changes required to protect our environment and ecosystems.

Retirement and Income Security

I believe retirement planning is the responsibility of the individual, not the government. We should phase out the current government-sponsored Social Security system and transition to a private voluntary system.

I believe the proper and most effective source of help for the poor is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.

Securing Liberty

I support constitutional limitations on government in order to prevent the infringement of individual rights.

Rights and Discrimination

I believe government should neither deny nor abridge any individual's human right based upon sex, wealth, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation.

Free Trade and Migration

I believe individuals should not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of national borders.

I support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Internal Security and Individual Rights

I oppose the government's use of secret classifications to keep information from voters that they should have, especially information which shows that the government has violated the law.

I believe the activities of intelligence agencies should not take priority over maintaining the civil liberties of our citizens.

International Affairs

I believe American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world.

I believe we should end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid.

National Defense

I believe the United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world.

I oppose any form of compulsory national service, including a military draft.

Representative Government

I oppose laws that effectively exclude alternative candidates and parties, deny ballot access, gerrymander districts, or deny the voters their right to consider all legitimate alternatives.