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'''Liberal quotient''' is a new term coined by [[Conservapedia]] to quantify how [[liberal]] a group is. It is used by the Conservapedia administrators in assessing political bias and in evaluating statements or positions by such a group.
 
'''Liberal quotient''' is a new term coined by [[Conservapedia]] to quantify how [[liberal]] a group is. It is used by the Conservapedia administrators in assessing political bias and in evaluating statements or positions by such a group.
 
The liberal quotient is defined simply as the ratio of liberals to the total of liberals plus conservatives in a group. Thus the liberal quotient is zero when there are no liberals in the group, and one when there are no conservatives. The same number of conservatives and liberals will always result in the same liberal quotient, regardless of the size of other groups, such as moderates. While it is commonly used in Conservapedia to assess bias, researchers prefer other measures. [http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=947640#PaperDownload] 
 
  
 
Groups having a high liberal quotient would include university faculties, the National Education Association, the leadership of the Democratic Party, the management of the ''Village Voice'' and ''New York Times'', and the leaders of the [[ACLU]]. Groups having a low liberal quotient would include a trade association of small business owners, an association of Christian athletes, and worshipers at church on an ordinary Sunday. An exception to the latter would be black protestant church goers.{{fact}}
 
Groups having a high liberal quotient would include university faculties, the National Education Association, the leadership of the Democratic Party, the management of the ''Village Voice'' and ''New York Times'', and the leaders of the [[ACLU]]. Groups having a low liberal quotient would include a trade association of small business owners, an association of Christian athletes, and worshipers at church on an ordinary Sunday. An exception to the latter would be black protestant church goers.{{fact}}
  
 
American journalists as a group have a liberal quotient of around 0.8. Television news anchors on the major networks had a liberal quotient of 1 until the [[Fox News Channel]] emerged.{{fact}}
 
American journalists as a group have a liberal quotient of around 0.8. Television news anchors on the major networks had a liberal quotient of 1 until the [[Fox News Channel]] emerged.{{fact}}

Revision as of 21:07, 9 April 2007

Liberal quotient is a new term coined by Conservapedia to quantify how liberal a group is. It is used by the Conservapedia administrators in assessing political bias and in evaluating statements or positions by such a group.

Groups having a high liberal quotient would include university faculties, the National Education Association, the leadership of the Democratic Party, the management of the Village Voice and New York Times, and the leaders of the ACLU. Groups having a low liberal quotient would include a trade association of small business owners, an association of Christian athletes, and worshipers at church on an ordinary Sunday. An exception to the latter would be black protestant church goers.[Citation Needed]

American journalists as a group have a liberal quotient of around 0.8. Television news anchors on the major networks had a liberal quotient of 1 until the Fox News Channel emerged.[Citation Needed]