SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org),the nation's leading source for pro and con information on controversial topics, has published its popular presidential candidate matching quiz.
The 2016 presidential election quiz lets visitors answer up to 45 questions and see in real time which presidential candidate had the same responses they did. New questions are added weekly.
Jay Rakow, CEO of ProCon.org, said: "This quiz is the antidote to political advertising. Rather than listen to what each candidate or Super PAC claims the candidates say, people can read what the candidates actually said in response to very specific questions. It is a powerful tool that cuts out the political noise on the issues that matter most to people."
The quiz (available at http://2016election.procon.org) features positions by currently active candidates including Democrats (Clinton and Sanders) and Republicans (Cruz, Kasich, Rubio, and Trump). Third party candidates (Libertarian, Green, and Constitution Parties) will be added after their nominating conventions.
The election quiz is based on research from the ProCon.org staff that reviewed candidate websites, interviews, speeches, articles, votes, books, and other sources to find each candidate's positions on more than 40 subjects. The topics covered include: minimum wage, Citizens United, recreational marijuana, Obamacare, climate change, affirmative action, gun control, and dozens more.
On the ProCon.org 2016 Presidential Election website, visitors can read the candidate statements, find the source for the quote, see candidate position changes, and get related information including candidate biographies, FEC filings, party history, and unique research projects including:
Side-by-Side Comparison Between Candidates on Key Issues - Compare 2016 presidential candidate positions on 40+ issues at a glance
Differences in Conservative and Liberal Brains - 20 peer-reviewed studies show how liberals and conservatives are physiologically different
Did You Know? - Little known facts about US presidential elections.
Candidate Finances – Funds raised, funds spent, and funds remaining according to the latest FEC data
The ProCon.org 2012 Presidential Election website was hailed by the New York Times as "the most comprehensive teaching tool for researching the candidate's stance on issues." ("Great Free Websites for Teaching Election," Sep. 5, 2012.)
ProCon.org plan to add at least 30 more questions and candidate responses to its 2016 presidential election website by Oct. 8, 2016 – one month before Election Day.
For more information visit the ProCon.org 2016 election website at http://2016election.procon.org or take the candidate matching quiz at http://2016election.procon.org/2016-election-quiz.php
ProCon.org (www.procon.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2004, whose mission is to encourage critical thinking, respectful debate, and informed citizenship. ProCon.org has more than 23,000,000 annual readers. Information is presented on 54 different ProCon.org issue websites in subjects ranging from alternative energy, gay marriage, and medical marijuana to the death penalty, immigration, and the 2016 presidential election.
ProCon.org is free of charge, requires no registration, and has been used by educators in more than 7,000 schools in all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries.
ProCon.org is widely used and cited by mainstream media, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Slate, Daily Beast, Forbes, The Atlantic, and USA Today.
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