Where are you on the political compass?

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Take the test: http://www.politicalcompass.org/


Where do you stand?


I am:

Economic Left/Right: -1.75
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13
 

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Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.51

Woohoo, I win!
 
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Lyuokdea
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you can't really win, its a political test, there aren't right answers
 
  • #4
Originally posted by Lyuokdea
you can't really win, its a political test, there aren't right answers

I'm feeling like a Republican today, so of course their are right answers...MINE! All the rest of you are traitors if you disagree!
 
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Andy
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Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.82

What does that mean to me? I am pretty new to this political crap.
 
  • #6
Originally posted by Andy
Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.82

What does that mean to me? I am pretty new to this political crap.

Means you are liberal when it comes to cash, middle of teh road concerning government power.
 
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Yea that sounds about rite,
 
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Originally posted by Zero
I'm feeling like a Republican today, so of course their are right answers...MINE! All the rest of you are traitors if you disagree!

If you feel there are right answers you are no libertarian, those who actually have those political views must accept the political views of others, republican or democrat.
 
  • #9
kat
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Economic Left/Right: -2.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03:wink:
 
  • #10
My score was X= +4, Y= -1, a fiscal conservative and social moderate.

Andy’s not a fiscal liberal; he tested as a fiscal communist leaning towards social authoritarian.

Zero, you fit right in with the flower children of the early 70’s, which is surprising to me. I thought you would have tested about where Andy did.
 
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-5 doesn't quite make you a communist, maybe a socialist or so, although the leaning towards social authoritarian part is probably correct, although only slightly
 
  • #12
Originally posted by GENIERE

Zero, you fit right in with the flower children of the early 70’s, which is surprising to me. I thought you would have tested about where Andy did.
Well, I'm all for personal freedom and personal responsibility, don't forget.
 
  • #13
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

YAY! kicking back with Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama!
actually I'm quiet a bit loxer then them...
 
  • #14
Originally posted by steppenwolf
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

YAY! kicking back with Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama!
actually I'm quiet a bit loxer then them...

You are right there with me...and I'll bet if we compared notes, we would still disagree on a ton of stuff!
 
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Tsu
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Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54
 
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yes it seems the 3rd quadrant is the hip, happening place to be!
 
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russ_watters
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2,-1.9. Interesting insight into where people stand. And I guess that makes me pretty rare: I'm alone in the lower right quadrant - both on this board and on the charts on their website. The only one I see in that quadrant is Friedman who I know little about.
 
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Wild! I got ecn=-6.0 ; pol=-3.64, putting me in the same quadrant as the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi. So that makes me a communist anarchist? or a leftist-liberterian? I don't think anybody should have to give up their land to the government, unless they are poisoning the water and destroying it for more than a generation.
 
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Economic Left/Right: -2.50
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

Hmm... Like Ghandi, only more Pro-Business and and libertarian.

Russ: If you go onto the next page, where it talks about political parties, then you can see you pretty much fit into the lib dem position - which is weird since well... you don't exactly suit them. (Funny there are no lower left quantrant ones other than the wacko Greens...)
 
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Originally posted by FZ+
Russ: If you go onto the next page, where it talks about political parties, then you can see you pretty much fit into the lib dem position - which is weird since well... you don't exactly suit them. (Funny there are no lower left quantrant ones other than the wacko Greens...)
Despite what some would suggest in this forum, I'm my own person. I think for myself. And there are issues that each political party is wrong on and I'll say so.

I think I take the opposite approach to politics from most people. I see most people getting an ideology and attaching it to specific issues, which can blind them to the flaws of the ideology (Communism is a perfect example). I go the other way - I think through an individual issue and let the ideology fall where it may. So while that makes people think I'm a contradiction, I don't see it that way.

A Republican who is pro choice and pro gun control?? WTF??!? :wink:
 
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Well... another funny thing is that the Lib Dems have always been accused of being the party "which steals everyone else's ideas" .
 
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Originally posted by FZ+
Well... another funny thing is that the Lib Dems have always been accused of being the party "which steals everyone else's ideas" .
Sure, there is always a negative way to look at it: people who fit into one party or the other well are brainwashed and people who don't just steal everyone else's ideas. I'm more optomistic and idealistic than that though.
 
  • #23
Originally posted by russ_watters

A Republican who is pro choice and pro gun control?? WTF??!? :wink:
...and not even a rabid fundamentalist Christian!
 
  • #24
I wasn't able to complete the poll, kept getting a dead link at the end. There were questions which I had left unanswered because I didn't like the choices, maybe that explains the dead link.
 
  • #25
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it probably does, you have to answer every question, that is part of the quiz
 
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russ_watters
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Originally posted by BoulderHead
There were questions which I had left unanswered because I didn't like the choices...
There were several that I didn't like either. They seemed like leading questions or like the possible answers missed the point or were redundant. But I think that is done on purpose and there were questions like that in all directions. The results probably average out ok.
 
  • #27
Dissident Dan
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Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.95
 
  • #28
Originally posted by Dissident Dan
Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.95

let's be friends
 
  • #29
Lonewolf
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Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.67
 
  • #30
Wasper
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Economics Left/Right : -.75
Lib/Auth : -1.74

I appear to be very close to Jean Cheretien , unfortunately I have no clue who he is , does anyone happen to know who he is?
 
  • #31
Economic : 0.0
Lib/Auth : 1.59

Strange. That puts me right in moderate territory.

It must be skewed. I usually consider myself a "Right-Libertarian".


I have to wonder though how they were able to get Ghandi, Hitler, Stalin, et. al. to answer all those questions. Pretty neat trick, that is.

Im sure that if many of those people could actually answer those questions, the people who made the test would be pretty surprised at the results.
 
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  • #32
Njorl
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Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00


I'm suprised. I was expecting to be closer to 0 on the economic scale, and further negative on the other. I think the test (or at least the way I interpreted it) is slanted towards individual ideals rather than political viewpoints. Though I am not a materialistic person, I strongly believe in capitalism. If you ask my personal preferences, I might sound like a socialist, but if you ask about my economic philosophy, I'll sound more like a capitalist.

Njorl
 
  • #33
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Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

By the looks of it I'm like ghandi and chretien
 
  • #34
sage
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economic:-3.75
liberatarian\authuratarian:-4.46

gandhi-mandela terretory.this was expected. however if every one is in the 3rd quad. how come most political leaders today are in the first?any ideas?got similar on line assessment tests on other things. just love to give them.
 
  • #35
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

I am surprised that scored so left - I find myself disagreeing with many leftists over actually policy. This puts me in "Green Party" territory, a party I don't particulary like.
 
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