To explore the questions in the plot, you can mouse-over one to bring it forward and click it to send it back. We wanted to recommend useful questions, not just ones that weren't awkward.
might be fine to ask, but doing so is of little value because almost everyone has the same answer. So I added another dimension to the plot: how much each question splits public opinion.
This correlation is for a nationwide dataset; it won't be as useful in places where one ideology is much more prevalent than the other.
For example, in New York City there are lots of people who like simplicity and yet have Liberal politics. is okay with bad grammar and spelling—the odds of him or her being at least moderately religious is slightly better than 2:1.
I've called this second property "answer diversity." Now let's sort by it, too: Doing this, we can think of our space of questions as four zones, roughly described like so: Clearly, the lower right-hand corner contains the kind of questions we want, and that's where we found the correlations we report below.
Just wanted you guys to know we didn't get them out of thin air, or, worse, off some blog.
Last summer, we analyzed the profile text of half a million user profiles, comparing religion and writing-level.
Sadly, this is the only question with a meaningful correlation for women.
For men there are a few others: the option of giving us a reason, and if that reason is 'I met somebody on Ok Cupid,' they can give us their significant other's username.
In fact, 32% of successful couples agreed on In each case, complexity-preferrers are 65-70% likely to give the Liberal answer.
And those who prefer simplicity in others are 65-70% likely to give the Conservative one.
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