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Walrus Feeder
10-03-2006, 21:43:47
Following Scabress Birdseed's link to the Religion based quiz, I remember hearing about this site
http://www.politicalcompass.org/
which too asks you a series of multiple-choice questions: The profile created at the end is plotted on a graph, comparing you to the likes of Stalin, Thatcher or even Gandi! It took me about 10 mins.

Here's my score: Economic Left/Right: -3.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.13

This makes me mildly Economically Libertarian, with a touch of the Social Libertarian. So not an extremist in any way. How dull!

Darkstar
10-03-2006, 22:11:17
We've done this before. Heck, MoSe even made a graph of the results posted in the thread. But, it might be interesting to see if people have changed significantly since then.

DaShi
10-03-2006, 22:21:28
Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.05


I've taken this thing a few times but can never remember my past scores.

Aaron A. Aardvark
10-03-2006, 23:20:13
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

Provost Harrison
10-03-2006, 23:35:37
Economic Left/Right: -8.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.97

MOBIUS
11-03-2006, 20:18:12
Man you guys are serious lefties!

Spartak@CPH
11-03-2006, 20:47:40
Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.87

About where I normally am.

*End Is Forever*
11-03-2006, 20:51:31
The test has an inherent libertarian-left bias. Being an economic authoritarian seems to automatically boost the social liberal axis, which is absurd. Anyway...

Economic Left/Right: 2.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.05

MOBIUS
11-03-2006, 22:13:18
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

I think you're right Iain, economically I only refrained from picking the 'I'm a greedy selfish bastard' economic choices and I still ended up at -4.25...:p

Walrus Feeder
12-03-2006, 00:12:09
I agree with End is Forever's comment. I thought there was too much focus on big business and global economy, which I reckon most people look at distastefully anyway and take for granted the benefits it gives our economy of our own Western countries.

*End Is Forever*
12-03-2006, 00:30:35
My point was actually that if you are left-wing economically, then it skews the results further to social liberalism. I'm as socially liberal as anyone and answer straight down the line on those questions, and yet because I'm also an economic liberal I've never gone below -4 on those tests. Meanwhile economic authoritarians get to -6 and beyond.

Thinking about it though I do agree with you on the business questions too. There are a few questions also where you are asked to agree or disagree with whether x happens, rather than whether you think x is a good thing or not.

MattHiggs
13-03-2006, 10:44:10
Economic Left/Right: -0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.82

mr_G
13-03-2006, 10:50:05
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 0.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

MoSe
13-03-2006, 11:29:20
Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00

jeez, now I'll have to scoop up your old data, and make a graph using little arrows to represent your drift.....

please someone summon protein back to update his compass, or I'll end up being the most anarchist of our lot :lol:

I've always claimed to be an "individualist communist" after all! ;)

Nills Lagerbaak
13-03-2006, 11:35:18
Economic Left/Right: -7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64


Woah that's a big change! I was more in the middle (economically) last time.

King_Ghidra
13-03-2006, 11:44:37
Economic Left/Right: -1.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.33

if that makes me a free-thinker who has no fundamental problems with capitalism, then it's a good test

Immortal Wombat
13-03-2006, 12:55:29
Political persuasion is for tools.

I am
Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.92

Same as the Dalai Lama again.

mr_G
13-03-2006, 12:57:15
can you spit as far?

Immortal Wombat
13-03-2006, 13:01:33
No :(

Drekkus
13-03-2006, 13:04:11
I hate tests that don't have a neutral option.