News Where are you on the political compass this election?

What was your result of the test?


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drizzle

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LOL @ Astro and JS
 
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Here you see the problem
http://www.politicalcompass.org/charts/crowdgraphpng.php?Me=10%2C-10&My_wife=-10%2C10 [Broken]
 
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drizzle

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:rofl:
 

Evo

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I worry about people afraid to post, what did they get that they're afraid to post? :surprised
 

George Jones

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http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-7.00&soc=-5.49 [Broken]
 
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Evo

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Here's the second version of Ryan's test. These answers seem to be how I lean strongest.

Still a statist.

Of course, the test has it's own definition of statist. -

statist: the marriage of liberal and conservative aspects of big government. Supports both the conservative "family" agenda and the liberal "social" agenda. Supports both major diplomatic and military involvement abroad

The above definition I mostly agree with.

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Pythagorean

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OK, but only if it doesn't count toward the final grade.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=10&soc=-10 [Broken]
Ok, now try to be more serious. Is there a knob I can hook you up to and fine tune until I get the result I'm looking for? Perhaps I should ask your wife :tongue:
 
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I worry about people afraid to post, what did they get that they're afraid to post? :surprised
Who?! :bugeye:

ahha nvm, saw micro post below me
 
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I wonder why Astronuc and Jimmy Snyder refuse to show their results... What's the matter?? You got the same scores as Hitler and Stalin??
 
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I forget my real score. It was somewhere around 4, -7. However, many of the questions could only be answered in ways that were least different from how I actually feel. So even rounding off to one significant digit is probably too many.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=4&soc=-7 [Broken]
 
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Evo

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I wonder why Astronuc and Jimmy Snyder refuse to show their results... What's the matter?? You got the same scores as Hitler and Stalin??
Margaret Thatcher?
 

russ_watters

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http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=2.00&soc=-1.28 [Broken]

This is pretty much in line with every one of these I've done since I did my first one in Junior High. I think some of my opinions have moved to the left and some to the right, but they've largely averaged out. And I think I'm pretty good at not letting passion affect the strength of my beliefs.
 
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russ_watters

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Many of these questions are stupid and cannot possibly be used to pick a political position. For example, the question about abstract art has nothing to do with politics.
How did you answer it?

I disagree strongly with you here. I think that politics is part psychology and the goal of this quiz is to figure out how your brain works. I don't fully understand the purpose of the question, but its existence seems appropriate to me.
I couldn't finish it either. Too many loaded questions.
Isn't that the point of the test?
I don't hold too much stock in questionnaires like this. Whilst they can be correct they tend to bias in favour of one side or another simply by the flawed way questions are asked, questions that are flawed and bias/stereotypical scores for answers.
At worst, such a test might be drawn with a center that seems to be in the "wrong" place, but as their FAQ points out, they tried to draw it in a way that would make it stable WRT time and location, lest they end up with a moving target. I tend to prefer a US-centered chart for discussion of US politics or a West centered chart for discussion of international politics, but as long as we're all clearly using the same scale, the relative positions are much more important than the absolute ones -- and are still useful.

I also (again) find it very odd to criticize a poll like this for "bias". Measuring bias is precisely the purpose of this poll, so every question must be designed to reflect/flesh-out a bias!
 
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russ_watters

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Don't get me wrong, I'm all for serving humanity. It's just that if the interests of trans-national corporations are also served, then count me out.
Me too. Yesterday, I was going to help a car accident victim, but turned around and walked away when I realized they were driving a VW bug and wearing a tie-dyed shirt! :uhh:
 

russ_watters

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Wow, quite a crowd in the upper right quadrant:

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I think it would be difficult to be a leader and not be authoritarian.
 

russ_watters

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Here's a different quiz that gave me a slightly different score on a chart
http://www.nolanchart.com/survey.php

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It gave me pretty much exactly the same score as the previous test: conservative/libertarian (in the right-hand box, just above center).

I didn't really like the style of the quiz, as it is tough to make the potential answers all uniformly distributed: that's much easier to do if you give a structured scale for answering each question, as the other quiz did. In addition, it seemed like the answers mixed different lines of reasoning that could equally apply, making it tough to differentiate between them. Still, the two tests had similar results, so I guess they're both doing something right.
 

S_Happens

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I don't hold too much stock in questionnaires like this. Whilst they can be correct they tend to bias in favour of one side or another simply by the flawed way questions are asked, questions that are flawed and bias/stereotypical scores for answers.

Here's a different quiz that gave me a slightly different score on a chart
http://www.nolanchart.com/survey.php

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I was exactly the mirror of that along the vertical axis, near the bottom of Conservative box.
 

Astronuc

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I wonder why Astronuc and Jimmy Snyder refuse to show their results... What's the matter?? You got the same scores as Hitler and Stalin??
In my case, the questions are irrelevant. I'm just passing through.
 

russ_watters

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Astronuc revealed a shocking, dirty little secret in Frankenstorm Chat on Monday. But I don't think it disqualifies him from being allowed to have a political position.
 

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If it helps, I'm apparently between Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

I believe in personal responsibility, accountability and social obligations.
 

OmCheeto

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If it helps, I'm apparently between Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

I believe in personal responsibility, accountability and social obligations.
And that is why I voted for you in the "who should be an Admin" poll. :tongue:
 

Ryan_m_b

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I also (again) find it very odd to criticize a poll like this for "bias". Measuring bias is precisely the purpose of this poll, so every question must be designed to reflect/flesh-out a bias!
By bias I meant that it treats certain positions as stereotypical and not necessarily reflective of certain political beliefs.
 

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