Where are you on the political Compass

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www.politicalcompass.org
click the "take the test" link at the bottom of the page and tell us where you are on the political compass!!

Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.28

About the same spot as the Dalai Lama :rofl:
 

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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.95

I'll just wait for the peace prize to appear on my doorstep :rofl: . Right there with the Dalai Lama & Nelson Mandela.
 
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Hey Smurfee, that's a great test, having always wondered about my orientation myself.

Score: Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.41.

I am a cross between the reverend Dalai Lama and Ghandi.

Yes Polly, well done!! :biggrin:

One worry though, we are all so liberal our cells bearly hold together!! :rofl:
 
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Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

Hmm, didn't know I was that much to the left...in Sweden I quite often agree with the right side...
 
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Economic: -2.38
Social: 1.28

There's no international leaders that fall in the lower right quadrant? :confused:
 
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Economic Left/Right: -7.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56

I'm further to the left than Madiba and the Dalai Lama. That's a good thing right??
 
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I'm further to the left than Madiba and the Dalai Lama. That's a good thing right??
Hope so ... there are quite a lot of us here below -7 and so :biggrin: . We can start having chats where we read "Das Capital".
 
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BobG said:
Economic: -2.38
Social: 1.28

There's no international leaders that fall in the lower right quadrant? :confused:
err, maybe my graph reading skills are getting rough but isnt that score in the top left quadrant? You're just underneath Pope John Paul II
 
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Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

Right next to Mandela....
 
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I don't believe you. :biggrin:
 
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Smurf said:
I don't believe you. :biggrin:
Lol, and I would have expected you to be up and to the left..right up there with Stalin and Mugabe...and so I say...so???
 
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:tongue2: Cheating bad bad :biggrin:
 
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Polly said:
:tongue2: Cheating bad bad :biggrin:
wtf, is this aimed at me?
I'm right there with Cobb and Nader a well!
 
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I took this about six months ago, and it's interesting that while I now remain is the lower left quadrant as before, I have moved a little toward the center horizontally. I think that's due to reading the excellent litttle book The Market System by Charles Lindblom; it made me see more constructive things in the free market than I had before (but it is by no means a right wing screed!).

For the record, my current scores are Economic, -2.00, Social Lib/Auth -3.74. I still favor legal marijuana and abortion, though I personally have never had either :biggrin: .
 
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Economic Left/Right: -5.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.00

Right near Nelson Mandella and Gandhi.
 
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EL said:
Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

Hmm, didn't know I was that much to the left...in Sweden I quite often agree with the right side...
Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.23

I never knew I was that much to the left... and I live in the U.S.! I guess I should take it easy on the "Strongly Agree/Disagree" responses. Im way off on the chart.
 
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Smurf said:
err, maybe my graph reading skills are getting rough but isnt that score in the top left quadrant? You're just underneath Pope John Paul II
What makes you think there's any connection between my score and my questions? Just something to wonder about - no famous right wing libertarian leaders? Doesn't that combination work?

kat said:
Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

Right next to Mandela....
Smurf said:
I don't believe you.
Well, I have to admit, I'm surprised, as well. You're directly opposite George Bush. How did you ever wind up supporting him?

For that matter, how did John Kerry wind up in the top right quadrant? I'm not even sure Kerry's views were closer to mine than Bush's. I supported Kerry more on my impression of the competency level of the two than anything else. I would never consider him a right wing candidate.
 
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BobG said:
Well, I have to admit, I'm surprised, as well. You're directly opposite George Bush. How did you ever wind up supporting him?
It seems anyone in the left lower quandrant is the opposite of Bush...and Kerry. at any rate, if I didn't feel that Kerry was such a huge threat to our country and the Iraqi people (greater then Bush) I probably would have voted Cobb. I didn't vote for Bush the first run around, BTW.

For that matter, how did John Kerry wind up in the top right quadrant? I'm not even sure Kerry's views were closer to mine than Bush's. I supported Kerry more on my impression of the competency level of the two than anything else. I would never consider him a right wing candidate.
I think the test is deeply flawed, great fun..but deeply flawed. A lot of questions I answered "agree" when that agreement would have been conditional or given with deep reservation.
 
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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.92


This was fun! :smile:
 
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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.10

Guess I'm in the middle!
 
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Economic Left/Right: 6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.85

Am I the only person on the right side of the economic scale? Is this forum really that socialist?
 
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so·cial·ism (ssh-lzm)
n.
1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.


The problem with politics today is political terms are being so degraded by the media that no one knows what they mean anymore, just because someone is left-wing doesn't mean they're a socialist. I am not a socialist.
 
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Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03
 
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Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.13
 
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Smurf said:
so·cial·ism (ssh-lzm)
n.
1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.


That's the one. I said no to just about every government control over the economy. Apparently not too many agree.
 

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