With the holidays around the corner, politics are sure to be brought up.
You can’t choose your family, but with these questions, you can at least choose what’s talked about. These ten questions with answers are sure to spark a debate, but in a good way.
Read the questions aloud, and then guess what the other person would answer. If it moves into argument territory, just move onto the next question!
1. Which do I agree with the most about major media outlets during election season?
1. All have a biased agenda toward one side or the other.
2. All are just focused on the ratings.
3. They’re a logical way to stay updated.
4. I trust the major outlet that leans toward my views.
2. What about the presidential election would I most want to get rid of?
1. Million-dollar campaign efforts.
2. Only having two viable choices.
3. The Electoral College.
4. Only being able to vote on a Tuesday (in many places.)
3. The Department of _______ position of the Cabinet would best suit my personality.
2. Health and Human Services.
4. Homeland Security.
4. Which is the most annoying thing to me that people do after a presidential election win?
1. Say they want to move to Canada.
2. Protest the results in the streets.
3. Call the whole thing rigged.
4. Not have a care or worry in the world.
5. What would make me the most nervous when doing door-to-door campaigning for a candidate?
1. Person who answers is an angry supporter of the opposite side.
2. Not getting enough signatures and letting the candidate down.
3. The time off from working/social obligations.
4. Talking to strangers in general.
6. I believe, more strongly than the other choices, that most politicians…
1. Take money from places they shouldn’t.
2. Are just in it for themselves.
3. Frustratingly refuse to work with both sides.
4. Are good, hardworking people who really care.
7. This Internet political convenience appeals to me the most.
1. Having access to every perspective on every issue.
2. Being able to stay incredibly up-to-date on what’s happening.
3. Being able to quickly fact check.
4. Seeing where your friends and family align.
8. I would have the toughest time doing this if I were a politician.
1. Knowing that people are looking into my past/daily life.
2. Compromising on the issues.
3. Saying no to bribes or special treatment.
4. Making speeches.
9. Could I date someone who doesn’t (at least mostly) agree with my political views?
1. Yes, absolutely. Opposites attract.
2. Yeah, but I also have to based on where I live.
3. Maybe, and that’s a big maybe.
4. No, definitely not.
10. When am I most likely to bring up politics in person?
1. With close friends I know agree with me.
2. Whenever someone says something I disagree with.
3. When the alcohol starts to pour.
4. Never. Or at least that’s my goal.
Any conversation about politics that goes well gives everyone hope. How did it go, or how do you think it’ll go? Share the hope by commenting below!
Also published on Medium.