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Sarah Palin

Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)

Sarah Palin was the Governor of Alaska from December 2006 to July 2009, and was the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate in 2008. She is known for her conservative social views.
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Sarah Palin's Opinions

Disagree
[I'm as] pro-life as any candidate can be [...and has...] adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion.
01 Jun 2002    Source


Disagree
[The Alaskan gubernatorial candidates were pressed on their stances on abortion and were even asked what they would do if their own daughters were raped and became pregnant. Sarah Palin said she would support abortion only if the mother's life was in danger. When it came to her daughter, she said] I would choose life.
03 Nov 2006    Source


Agree
Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support. [in answer to the question: Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?]
31 Jul 2006    Source


Mostly Agree
My personal opinion is we should not create human life, create an embryo and then destroy it for research, if there are other options out there.
12 Sep 2008    Source


Agree
Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it's so valuable in our schools.
27 Oct 2006    Source


Disagree
Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday that she will comply with an Alaska Supreme Court order issued Tuesday to offer health and retiree benefits to same-sex partners of state employees starting Jan. 1. "We believe that we have no more judicial options to pursue. So we may disagree with kind of the foundation there, the rationale behind the ruling, but our responsibility is to proceed forward with the law and abide by the constitution"
21 Dec 2006    Source


Neutral
I don't know [whether homosexuality is genetic or learned], but I'm not one to judge and, you know, I'm from a family and from a community with many, many members of many diverse backgrounds and I'm not going to judge someone on whether they believe that homosexuality is a choice or genetic.
13 Sep 2008    Source


God

Agree
Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God, that what we have to make sure what we’re praying for, [is] that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan. [editors note: the comments caused a media stir, and in a later interview Palin talked about what she really meant]
08 Jun 2008    Source

Neutral
I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's words. But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that's a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God's side. ... I send my first born, my son, my teenage son overseas with his Stryker brigade, 4,000 other wonderful American men and women, to fight for our country, for democracy, for our freedoms.
11 Sep 2008    Source


Agree
I applaud the Court for standing up for the Constitution and the right of Americans to keep and bear arms. [The high court’s 5-4 ruling in District of Columbia vs. Heller affirmed gun rights by striking down the District’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.]
26 Jun 2008    Source


Agree
It's been grossly misunderstood on many fronts. When you see the pictures, the visuals used in the opponents' message--and usually this is extreme environmentalists--their message as to why ANWR shouldn't be touched, you see pictures of mountains and rivers and beautiful green valleys. That's not ANWR. ANWR is a flat, barren plain that is very, very rich in resources.
25 Aug 2008    Source


Agree
We are a nation at war and in many [ways] the reasons for war are fights over energy sources, which is nonsensical when you consider that domestically we have the supplies ready to go.
29 Aug 2008    Source


Disagree
A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
29 Aug 2008    Source


Disagree
...these global warming studies that now we're seeing (is) a bunch of snake oil science.
09 Feb 2009    Source


Disagree
But there are real changes going on in our climate. And I don't want to argue about the causes. What I want to argue about is, how are we going to get there to positively affect the impacts? We have got to clean up this planet. We have got to encourage other nations also to come along with us with the impacts of climate change, what we can do about that. As governor, I was the first governor to form a climate change sub-cabinet to start dealing with the impacts. We've got to reduce emissions.
02 Oct 2008    Source


Disagree
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil. Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion. ... [It's] Orwellian thinking...
08 Aug 2009    Source


Agree
Democrats have articulated their tired class warfare argument about “tax cuts for the rich,” but conservatives have still not articulated our proven time-tested argument that tax cuts spur economic growth, which in turn helps everyone from all income levels and increases tax revenue as the economy grows. ...the last thing we should do is hamper our economic innovators and entrepreneurs with excessive taxes, overly burdensome regulation, and more uncertainty. ... It’s common sense.
01 Dec 2010    Source


Disagree
Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? ... If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive "cross-cultural engagement" and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven't they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite?
14 Aug 2010    Source


Agree
Assange is not a "journalist," any more than the "editor" of al Qaeda's new English-language magazine Inspire is a "journalist." He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?
30 Nov 2010    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Sarah Palin and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Sarah Palin's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
100% agreement / 5 opinions

George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
93% agreement / 4 opinions

Roy Spencer
Meteorologist
91% agreement / 3 opinions

The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
91% agreement / 3 opinions

Michele Bachmann
US Politician, Republican
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Old Testament
Bible for Jews and Christians
87% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Agree
John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
61% agreement / 9 opinions

Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
66% agreement / 3 opinions

Donald Trump
American Business Magnate
66% agreement / 3 opinions

John Christy
Climatology Professor, Former IPCC Lead Author
75% agreement / 2 opinions

Mitt Romney
Former Governor of Massachusetts
75% agreement / 2 opinions

S. Fred Singer
Head of NIPCC, Astrophysics Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Julia Gillard
Prime Minister, Australia
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
37% agreement / 2 opinions

Disagree
Barack Obama
United States President
3% agreement / 8 opinions

American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) Lobbyist
0% agreement / 3 opinions

The Economist
Politics and Business Magazine
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Sam Harris
Writer, Speaker, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State 2009-, Democrat
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Joe Biden
US Vice President, Democrat
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Sarah Palin's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Sarah Palin typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
High Disagree Is the IPCC objective?
High Disagree Should abortion be legal?
High Agree Is abstinence-only sex education effective?
Medium Disagree Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Medium Mostly Agree Should research on stem cells from human embryos be banned?
Medium Disagree Can you put a price on life?
Medium Disagree Is abortion morally acceptable?
Low Disagree Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?
Low Agree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?

Nonconforming Opinions

Sarah Palin's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Sarah Palin typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Expert Answer Question
Low Mostly Agree Agree Should Julian Assange be considered a criminal for Wikileaks?
Low Mostly Agree Agree Are America's rich taxed enough?

Projected Opinions

Sarah Palin's projected opinions are opinions Sarah Palin is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Mostly Disagree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
High Mostly Agree Is the death penalty acceptable?
Medium Disagree Will IPCC climate models make accurate predictions?
Medium Agree Do negative feedback loops mostly cushion the effect of atmospheric CO2 increases?
Medium Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Disagree Should psychoactive drugs be legal?
Medium Neutral Have solar cycles significantly affected earth's recent climate?
Medium Disagree Should the US close Guantanamo Bay?
Medium Agree Is the case for anthropogenic global warming politically biased in its favor?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is there a consensus on global warming amongst scientists?
Medium Mostly Agree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Low Agree Does God exist?
Low Neutral Does cosmic radiation significantly affect earth's climate?
Low Agree Should religious institutions be separated from government?
Low Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
Low Agree Can life adapt to a warmer earth?
Low Disagree Are climate records (of temperature, CO2, etc.) reliable?
Low Disagree Does atmospheric CO2 cause significant global warming?
Low Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Low Mostly Agree Should the US fence its border with Mexico?
Low Agree Can the US military presence in Iraq help create democracy?
Low Mostly Disagree Does Iran intend to create nuclear weapons?
Low Neutral Was the US government's $700 billion bailout ultimately good for the taxpayer?
Low Mostly Disagree Should the Kyoto protocol be adopted?
Low Mostly Disagree Is homosexuality natural?
Low Disagree Should women have the right to vote?
Low Agree Has CO2 passively lagged temperature in past climates?
Low Agree Does homosexuality threaten the stability of society?
Low Agree Is marriage a good thing?
Low Disagree Do condoms effectively prevent HIV?
Low Agree Is censorship acceptable?