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Voting Buddy asks you one overview question and four topical questions.


Discover your ideological temperament

Voting Buddy generates a detailed report and plots your profile on a map.


Compare yourself with politicians

Voting Buddy compares your profile with the profile of friends and politicians.

About Us

I started working on Voting Buddy about ten years ago. At the time, I felt that the political discourse was becoming pretty antagonistic -- and with all of the bickering and attacks, it was hard for me to discern ground truth. So I actually developed Voting Buddy for myself . . . to have an objective way to define where I stood on the issues, and to be able to objectively compare myself with Politicians and my friends. I always found Voting Buddy to be most useful during the primaries — when there are two … three … and in some cases, ten or more politicians with similar ideologies vying for the same candidacy. Voting Buddy has always been an effective tool in helping me “split hairs” to distinguish between politicians with similar perspectives.

Nowadays, because the political discourse has grown even worse, and all of my friends who have tried Voting Buddy found it to be helpful, I have decided to make Voting Buddy available more broadly. People seem to like Voting Buddy because it is short (5 questions, around 10 minutes), accurate, and objective. Try Voting Buddy for yourself and let me know what you think.







Voting Buddy was created by Dr. Dwight L. Williams, Ph.D., P.E. Dwight is a former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was appointed to the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the Department of Political Science. Dwight remains on staff at MIT as a research affiliate. Other highlights of Dwight’s career include his time as an on-air television personality under contract with the Discovery Science Channel and his time with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where he served on camera with the NOVA television series.

Dwight is a decorated scientist, engineer, and mathematician -- Dwight is an especially strong statistician. Dwight’s technical and professional awards include being named National Young Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers and receiving a Certificate of Congressional Recognition.

Dwight earned his B.S and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University. Dwight earned his Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dwight has also earned a P.E. license in the nuclear engineering discipline.

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