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Tsuyoiko
25-08-05, 14:39
I'm sure some of you have seen this Political Compass (http://www.politicalcompass.org/)

How did you do? I am:

Economic: -8.00
Social: -7.23

Left wing libertarian - no surprise there!

kirei_na_me
25-08-05, 15:00
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18

I'm always down there with the Dalai Lama... :p

pipokun
25-08-05, 15:37
Economic Left/Right: -3.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.77

an anime for an eye, a big mac for a tooth

Void
25-08-05, 15:45
Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.90

Mycernius
25-08-05, 17:37
Economic left/right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.59

Looks like [email protected] middle of the road. I've always considered myself Right wing though

lexico
25-08-05, 17:43
Mildly left-wing libertarian

Economic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.36

I thought I was extreme, but wild inconsistencies in my character evened it out somehow. Ah, and some stem from ignorance... no particular opinion softened my choice.

Tsuyoiko
25-08-05, 18:09
Looks like we are all in the minus numbers so far, if only slightly in some cases. I am the looniest lefty so far though! :D

Void
25-08-05, 18:12
probably, you were picking Strongly agree/ disagree :? :D I had only few of them

lexico
25-08-05, 18:13
I am the looniest lefty so far ...buying you the title of Regina Anarchissima, so far

Tsuyoiko
25-08-05, 18:15
@ Void - Well, I do tend to have strong opinions one way or the other, not one for sitting on the fence! :-)

@ Lex - I am going to need some insurance for all these crowns you keep plonking on my head! :D

Void
25-08-05, 18:19
:sorry: forgive me kindly, but what does that:
"sitting on the fence"
mean (besides literal reading?) :souka:

Mycernius
25-08-05, 18:47
Sitting on the fence is a term used for people who will not choose something either way. Normally you would be sat on the fence while balancing the arguments for or against something before choosing one or the other. Can be used for anyhting which involves a choice, not just politics. another phrase that could be used is Middle of the Road.
Hope that helps

Void
25-08-05, 18:53
:bow: Thanks, Mycernius! Just recalled I met same expression in russian in some parable. Very exact description for such state. Thanks :wave:

lexico
25-08-05, 19:07
A. "Economic left/right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.59
Looks like [email protected] middle of the road."

B. "I've always considered myself Right wing though."

C. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
I haven't killed anyone since 1984...
I've got to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse...
(My avatar is one of my cats; Winston the Psychocat)"

If I may boldy say so, (and by the standards of the test frame) you might be right-wing in economic philosophy, and libertarian in social philosophy. But this is not reflected in your test result of E: -0.38 and S: -1.59. How can I explain this obvious discrepancy between your self assessment and objective measurement ?

I might think that you are keenly aware of the social norms, and might have compensated for the bias when you took the test. In other words, you might have been differentiating your emotional response and rational decisions. Could it be that you chose the rational side of you when you were taking the test ? I don't know if this makes any sense, but I sensed some hesitation in my test taking, and wondered if something of similar nature was involved that could explain the discrepancy you described.

Doc
25-08-05, 19:30
Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97

I took this thing about a month ago on the Hitman Forum as well. My results were more different then than they are now. The questions are tricky since they really don't let you gauge on a scale how you feel about a certain issue. It's cheap and shoddy if you ask me.

Doc

Sukotto
26-08-05, 07:38
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00


I have a different read on corporate history than most.

http://www.poclad.org/images/illustrations/black_quote.jpg

Tsuyoiko
26-08-05, 11:20
Looks like [email protected] middle of the road. I've always considered myself Right wing though

I don't think you can read Private Eye and stay right wing for long!



Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00

Hey Sukotto! You are down in the bottom corner with me then!

Mike Cash
26-08-05, 13:40
Looks like we are all in the minus numbers so far, if only slightly in some cases.

Allow me to break the monotony, then:

Economic Left/Right: 4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.67

Sukotto
26-08-05, 16:38
Hey Sukotto! You are down in the bottom corner with me then!


Indeed.
MJ is less harmful than beer or cigarettes(although I gave it up years ago), a woman's uterus is not government property, and if you're married BE married otherwise as Propagandhi would put it: "love who you want, how you want".
uh, mutually consensual of course.


On economic things:
pro-corporatists wish to continue corporate rule and deny us true democracy.
They attempt to get regular folks on their side by spinning
the "corporation" and a regular business as the same thing.
They are very different institutions and
"limited liability", what is granted by incorporating a regular business,
is a privalege, not a right.

http://www.poclad.org/
Has done a wonderful job of researching the history of these man,
yes primarily man- made institutions from their beginnings as
a tool of wealth extraction in the name of kings (Hudson Bay Co,
Dutch East Indies Co, all the original American/British colonies were
companies), to a tool for citizens to conduct large projects in
the public good, to the almost strictly economic extraction tool
they are today.

Tsuyoiko
26-08-05, 17:10
I am definitely into that Sukotto. The little guy can - and should try to - make a difference!

No-name
26-08-05, 18:08
Economic -5.0
Social -2.1

duff_o_josh
27-08-05, 21:11
Economic Left/Right: -1.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51

im very close to the center :souka:

you know what is interesting www.nationstates.net i made a new nation today. if you really want to see where you stand in a little political test thingy play this game daily, its very very interesting.

Mike Cash
28-08-05, 03:06
I tried nationstates.net last year. It was fun for a while, but it doesn't take long to see the creator's liberal bias shining through....much like the premises in many of the questions in the political compass quiz.

Tsuyoiko
28-08-05, 12:31
Thanks Mike, you've hit the nail on the head for me there. When taking the quiz I found it hard to understand how someone could agree with some of the right wing statements, but you're probably right - they were phrased by someone who disagress with those ideas.

Sukotto
28-08-05, 19:01
I read some of the faqs they had on their site,
about Kerry & Bush being in the same quadrant,
or complaints they got stating : "the political spectrum has moved here"
you should to.

for the 2nd one, they state that in say Nazi Germany there might have
been Nazis who weren't for some of the extreme things as other nazis
and thus make them left of other nazis. someone resisting the nazis
would be extreme. so they keep their boundaries of political-ness where
they are.

to the 1st item i mentioned, i'm not sure if they had this explanation, but
face it, the US has virtually no mainstream left. people like Kerry and Clinton
may have been somewhat liberal, but they were not leftists. they push the
corporate agenda as much as the rest of them.

but, of course, you could be right

Kara_Nari
29-08-05, 01:59
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.41

No-name
29-08-05, 06:21
Gee, it seems like we're all crowding into the Gandhi quadrant. Let's find some companionship for Mike Cash.

duff_o_josh
29-08-05, 07:03
I tried nationstates.net last year. It was fun for a while, but it doesn't take long to see the creator's liberal bias shining through....much like the premises in many of the questions in the political compass quiz.

when i first played it i just did whatever i thought was enjoyable but now i am trying to maintain a political stand if that is at all possiblble. it is fun for a while.

Mike Cash
29-08-05, 13:04
Gee, it seems like we're all crowding into the Gandhi quadrant. Let's find some companionship for Mike Cash.

You're old enough to remember the old Mac Davis tune with the words "...I treasure my own company"

Maciamo
29-08-05, 14:38
Here are my results :

Economic : -3.38
Social : -2.87

Btw, this test has already been posted in this thread (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11735). I had almost the same score last year, although I have now slightly more on the left.

JSG
29-08-05, 15:18
Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.08

thomas
29-08-05, 15:22
Economic Left: -6.63
Social Libertarian: -6.21

Venceremos! :v:

HomicidalMouse
29-08-05, 20:00
Economic Left/Right: -2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.44

Sukotto
29-08-05, 20:52
Mike Cash may well be right on those.

As for the game nationstates.net, I thought
they were biased because they assumed corporations as a given.

Also, it seemed that "what was good for the corporations, was good for the economy".
It's a bias I think exists with mainstream politicians and their corporate media as well.
I'm not an economist, but it seems to me that "the health of an economy"
should not be measured by a stock market alone. How about the length
of lines at the soup kitchens? Not number of homeless or unemployed,
because there can be people working full time at close to a minimum wage
and still need to get help with for food stuffs. Two people making the same
amount, one with not kids and one with kids, one is definately going to be more
economically strapped in any economy.

Revenant
30-08-05, 12:16
Most people on the net, at least on the boards I frequent, were 'Dalai Lamas'. On one board, the last time I took this, the economics were a point to the left (-1.5?). I was associated with fundamentalist Christian by some on that board (even though I was far from it).

Current result:

Economic Left/Right: -0.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00

Silverbackman
19-04-06, 05:46
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.23

Guess I'm the most right-wing (capitalistic) dude here. I thought I would be more south on social issues though. Maybe its my view on criminal punishment.

Index
19-04-06, 10:23
Economic -3.13
Social -5.13
There are some good questions in it, but I have some objections too; (a) it doesn't distinguish between international relations and domestic politics, but I think you have to, (b) some of the propositions were a bit out there, and so I could only answer if I suspended my disbelief and gave them the benefit of the doubt (i.e. IF that is the case I would answer ____, but IF it was not then I would answer____) (c) not enough consideration for context and specific situations, (d) does not distinguish between how I would like the world to be, as opposed to how it really is at the moment. All in all it suffers from being too context insensitive, trying to be too black and white. The world is GREY though.

sl0thmachin3
19-04-06, 13:29
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.33


Left wing libertarian.

Weird. On the other quiz (shortest political quiz) I got statist.

Blututh
19-04-06, 13:56
Economic Left/Right: -4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Riyko
23-04-06, 07:08
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

Duman
24-04-06, 14:38
I voted middle of the road - sometimes I like more centre right things, sometimes centre left... But I feel Centre is the safest and most logical place to stand.

moffeltoff
24-04-06, 16:08
Economic Left/Right: 4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.95

Economic right wing I actually thought I might be a bit more right wing and a bit more Libetrarian ,ahh well....
But its strange how no one really seems to have simular results to mine.

Flanker
25-04-06, 02:50
Here's mine:
Political Compass: Economic Left/Right: -9.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79

Clawn
25-04-06, 04:13
I'm sure there must be some more positives out there.

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.72

I found it strange that the figure I'm most closely related to is Pope John Paul II.

GorazdR
21-11-06, 15:11
Economic: -1.63
Social -3.69

So slightly left wing Libertarian.

Solstice
17-12-06, 08:00
Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77

Hurrah, i'm not soulless.

Smertrius
22-07-09, 20:34
Economic: -4,62
Social : -2,31

I'm left libertarian according to this result, but i consider myself center authoritarian, like most of the gaullists.

Cambrius (The Red)
22-07-09, 20:53
Left Libertarian.

edao
30-05-10, 14:35
Here (http://www.politicalcompass.org/test) is a test which tells you which direction your political compass points.

My result was:
Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.77

Sprinkles
31-05-10, 03:36
Economic Left/Right: -8.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.54

The test doesn't explain anything. I wanted to see what they it would come up with. It's basically useless.

Aristander
25-07-10, 07:05
Economic Left/Right: 0.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.21

I'm about as close as you can get to the middle of nothing. :rolleyes2:

LeBrok
25-07-10, 20:23
Economic Left/Right: 0.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.21

I'm about as close as you can get to the middle of nothing. :rolleyes2:
Get off the fence!:grin:

Interesting, I'll check it out when I'll find time.

Porphyrogenita
01-09-10, 05:40
Left Lib

Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13

Aristander
15-09-10, 05:27
I win!! I think I am a close to the middle as is possible to get! :laughing:

Economic Left/Right: 0.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.15


I have taken tests like this several times and I always end up in the same place.

LeBrok
15-09-10, 08:21
Damn, nobody famous in my quadrant, lol.

Economic Left/Right: 2.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.49

I wish life was as black and white as the questions. For many questions I was looking for a button "sometimes", "most likely", or "depends". lol.

Bare man
26-11-10, 02:50
Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.87

My political views are currently changing the more i find out and understand about different aspects of politics. I was a hardcore Conservative a few months ago, but now i'm not sure about it all.

Riccardo
23-03-11, 19:53
Sorry for my ignorance, where can I get the result? xD

LeBrok
24-03-11, 04:02
The link is in first post, welcome to Eupedia Riccardo. :)

Riccardo
24-03-11, 12:03
The link is in first post, welcome to Eupedia Riccardo. :)

Oh thank you very much LeBrok! :satisfied:

Riccardo
24-03-11, 12:36
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56





Left libertarian, then!

Maciamo
24-03-11, 13:09
I have taken the test again for the third time in 6 and a half years. I have always stayed in the Left Libertarian section, but I am getting closer to the centre of the graph (considerably more authoritarian and a bit more on the right). My social bias is almost neutral now (not by giving neutral answers though, but often by being very liberal in some regards and very authoritarian in others).

September 2004

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

August 2005

Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

March 2010

Economic Left/Right: -2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51


I am surprised at the description of the results. I see myself as an anti-Communist Neo-Liberal economically, yet my economic results are slightly on the left. I am all in favour of globalisation and free-market. I suppose it is because the test doesn't differentiate enough between facts and opinions. For example, I answered "strongly agree" to Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. It's not that I am in favour of regulations, just that I am realistic/cynical enough to know that corporations will generally seek profits even if it means destroying the environment. That's what history has taught us. It's a fact, not my personal opinion.

When I compare myself with famous politicians, I think I should be Right without social bias instead of Left Libertarian or Left without social bias.

EDIT : just retook the test changing a bit my answers wherever I hesitated and got this :

Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.41

Rastko Pocesta
29-04-11, 00:59
Economic Left/Right: -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.33
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-8.62&soc=-9.33

Q&A


If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations. - Strongly Agree

I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong. - Strongly Disagree

No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it. - Strongly Agree

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races. - Strongly Disagree

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. - Strongly Disagree

Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified. - Agree

There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment. - Strongly Agree

People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. - Strongly Agree

Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. - Disagree

Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. - Strongly Agree

"from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. - Strongly Agree

It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. - Strongly Agree

Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. - Agree

It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. - Strongly Agree

Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. - Disagree

The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. - Strongly Disagree

The rich are too highly taxed. - Strongly Disagree

Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care. - Strongly Disagree

Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public. - Strongly Agree

A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. - Agree

The freer the market, the freer the people. - Strongly Disagree

Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. - Strongly Disagree

All authority should be questioned. - Strongly Agree

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. - Strongly Disagree

Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. - Strongly Disagree

Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. - Strongly Agree

All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. - Strongly Disagree

Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. - Strongly Disagree

It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. - Agree

Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offence. - Strongly Agree

The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. - Disagree

People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. - Strongly Disagree

The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. - Strongly Disagree

There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures. - Strongly Agree

Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. - Disagree

When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. - Strongly Disagree

First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. - Strongly Disagree

What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. - Strongly Disagree

No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. - Disagree

Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism. - Strongly Agree

A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system. - Strongly Disagree

Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried. - Strongly Disagree

The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes. - Strongly Disagree

In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded. - Strongly Disagree

Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all. - Strongly Disagree

In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation. - Strongly Disagree

It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals. - Strongly Disagree

The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist. - Strongly Disagree

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers. - Strongly Disagree

Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries. - Strongly Agree

Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity. - Strongly Disagree

Astrology accurately explains many things. - Strongly Disagree

You cannot be moral without being religious. - Strongly Disagree

Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged. - Strongly Disagree

Some people are naturally unlucky. - Strongly Disagree

It is important that my child's school instills religious values. - Strongly Disagree

Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. - Strongly Disagree

A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption. - Strongly Agree

Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population. - Strongly Agree

What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state. - Strongly Agree

No one can feel naturally homosexual. - Strongly Disagree

These days openness about sex has gone too far. - Strongly Disagree

Blau
11-08-11, 15:41
Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.44

Just took the test. First time i've ever been in the Left Libertarian section. I used to be over by Thatcher in the Right Authoritarian section but over the space of about a year and a half i've gradually got further and further left. Last time i did it i was near the centre in the Left Authoritarian section. Strange how things change so quickly

Reinaert
12-08-11, 15:50
Well..

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.50&soc=-7.03

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03

sparkey
12-08-11, 17:40
I'm sure I've taken this before but thought I'd try it again. Right/Libertarian (http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=6.62&soc=-5.28) for me, as expected. One problem I have with the test, though, is how many questions are irrelevant to politics. Like, you can be libertarian about art, while still disliking modern art... but saying that "Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all" surely counts against your "libertarian" score.

Reinaert
12-08-11, 18:00
I'm sure I've taken this before but thought I'd try it again. Right/Libertarian (http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=6.62&soc=-5.28) for me, as expected. One problem I have with the test, though, is how many questions are irrelevant to politics. Like, you can be libertarian about art, while still disliking modern art... but saying that "Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all" surely counts against your "libertarian" score.

Hmm.. They are all relevant to politics. The question you mentioned is relevant for your attitude towards art.
Some art simply needs some education to understand. But I agree that some modern art is rather doubtful.
The point is, can you live with that or not?

Vallicanus
12-08-11, 18:50
I'm Left Authoritarian but close to the border with Libertarian.

Joosepinpoika
14-08-11, 17:45
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

Wow! I am surprised at those results.

Boss
25-03-12, 02:07
Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.59
Left libertarian, I guess. I am economically centrist though.

Michel Gilson
12-05-13, 14:29
I would be Centrist with Conservative leanings or center right as it is known in the States. I affiliate with no party and avoid extremism on both sides of the political isle.

Michel Gilson
12-05-13, 14:32
On every political test I take I always test moderate conservative with libertarian leanings which would be very accurate.

Eunobid
27-08-13, 07:29
Here is mine, I am a very conservative.
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.46

American Idiot
23-11-13, 22:09
my results
click on the chart to see larger picture-6085


and my economic left/right results..... 0.38


these social libertarian/authoritarian results work for me.....well balanced and no pre-conceived agendas either way

Aberdeen
24-11-13, 18:47
My results were Economic Left/Right: -7.12, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64. But I think there's a lot of confusion about what "libertarian" means, at least here in North America - I've met some libertarians, and their political philosophy is all about giving economic control to large corporations and other organized crime groups, and keeping individuals subordinate to the ruling class, and they also seem to want to control people by outlawing recreational drugs, banning abortion, etc.

Also, I think people can be socially liberal or conservative in different areas. For example, I'm all about people having the freedom to do what they want in their personal lives but I'm very law and order when it comes to dealing with crimes (as opposed to things that shouldn't be crimes, such as recreational drug use) so my social score doesn't reflect my views on most issues. The questions are based on a mix of issues, some of which I take quite a liberal view and some of which I take quite a conservative view.

brigantine72
07-01-14, 00:10
Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03

Left leaning libertarian.

Jackson
08-01-14, 03:27
Economic Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.03
I'm from a traditional conservative background - Ie the people that made up the majority of the population here until fairly recent times. Not to be confused with the conservatives we have now, which are basically just labour's other wing. From what i know about people's political beliefs in the past here and in some other countries, it's basically just your conservative semi or non urban type, as opposed to the more urban-oriented socialist types. That said, there are a few bits of socialism i don't mind, and completely unlimited capitalism can be dangerous too. I'm basically capitalist, but it needs to be reasonably contained, and i'm not opposed to certain safety nets for the nation as long as it doesn't stifle business. My social views are traditionally right wing, economic more right wing but some elements of the left wing. Although, i am anti-globalism (generally speaking), and certainly a political class that up until fairly recently were relatively contained, has stabbed my nation in the back and is currently destroying it. So i am not happy with the status quo by any means.

MtDNA
11-08-14, 20:57
Here is a test which tells you which direction your political compass points.

My result was:
Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.77

I'm in the same quadrant.
Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.05Let's make a party now.

sherlockholmes
15-10-14, 17:31
I am Libertarian.My result is Libertarian.

Gitte
06-07-17, 19:17
(Oh, this is and old thread...Never mind...)
My results:
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38
I think that's more less right for me. Near Mahatma Gandhi. Cool.

LeBrok
06-07-17, 23:52
In Economy I'm in center, in Social I'm -2.97

BackToTheForests
07-07-17, 00:37
Fun.

Your Political CompassEconomic Left/Right: -1.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 5.59

Bergin
07-07-17, 00:50
Your Political CompassEconomic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.77

Twilight
07-07-17, 00:54
Before the election I was around economic -2.00/ Social 0
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Your Political CompassEconomic Left/Right: 0.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=0.0&soc=-0.15

Fire Haired14
07-07-17, 00:57
Your Political Compass.


Economic Left/Right: 2.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.05

Leandros
01-08-17, 08:51
National Socialist/White Nationalist

Carl Graham
16-08-17, 11:34
Economic Left/Right: -1.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18


I occasionally retake this test every once in a while.I always end up as a libertarian not too far from the center.But it varies whether or not I end up on the left or right.This time I'm slightly to the left.

Salento
17-08-17, 14:36
Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.05

Azzurro
17-08-17, 16:00
Your Political CompassEconomic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.21

IronSide
19-08-17, 10:12
Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -3.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Jovialis
27-08-17, 17:54
I majored in politics. I'm well versed in both the tenants of the left and the right.

I think it's funny that I'm more wary of sharing my political beliefs, than detailed information about my DNA. I've learned it's better to just keep it to yourself. Because for me, it's intolerable to be admonished by laymen, who regurgitate half-baked rhetoric from their echo-chamber. I strive to be reasonable, pragmatic, and reserved.

At any rate, I think a better way to measure a political compass, would be with a scale similar to this:

http://i.imgur.com/0EZy9TW.png

Twilight
28-08-17, 02:52
I majored in politics. I'm well versed in both the tenants of the left and the right.

I think it's funny that I'm more wary of sharing my political beliefs, than detailed information about my DNA. I've learned it's better to just keep it to yourself. Because for me, it's intolerable to be admonished by laymen, who regurgitate half-baked rhetoric from their echo-chamber. I strive to be reasonable, pragmatic, and reserved.

At any rate, I think a better way to measure a political compass, would be with a scale similar to this:

http://i.imgur.com/0EZy9TW.png

If you created such a quiz, I'd so take it. I also found this, I might take it tonight after my work party. Please feel free to shoot me a PM if you wish. Politics is quite interesting. :) https://ricochet.com/archives/take-the-5-dimension-political-compass-quiz/

Angela
28-08-17, 21:37
All I know is that my "compass" is diametrically opposed to the nonsense that is coming out of the "anti-fa" people and their fellow travelers on college campuses.

Here's an example of what I mean. These two law professors wrote an article in which they stated that many of the ills in today's society stem from the fact that the "middle class" values of the past are no longer being followed. It's no surprise to me that it was lawyers who wrote the article: they're the ones that have to deal with the freaking mess people create that society as a whole, and particularly the justice system has to try to clean up.

"That culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime."

"Did everyone abide by those precepts? Of course not. There are always rebels — and hypocrites, those who publicly endorse the norms but transgress them. But as the saying goes, hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Even the deviants rarely disavowed or openly disparaged the prevailing expectations.
Was everything perfect during the period of bourgeois cultural hegemony? Of course not. There was racial discrimination, limited sex roles, and pockets of anti-Semitism. However, steady improvements for women and minorities were underway even when bourgeois norms reigned. Banishing discrimination and expanding opportunity does not require the demise of bourgeois culture. Quite the opposite: The loss of bourgeois habits seriously impeded the progress of disadvantaged groups. That trend also accelerated the destructive consequences of the growing welfare state, which, by taking over financial support of families, reduced the need for two parents. A strong pro-marriage norm might have blunted this effect. Instead, the number of single parents grew astronomically, producing children more prone to academic failure, addiction, idleness, crime, and poverty.
More:

All cultures are not equal. Or at least they are not equal in preparing people to be productive in an advanced economy. The culture of the Plains Indians was designed for nomadic hunters, but is not suited to a First World, 21st-century environment. Nor are the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-“acting white” rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants. These cultural orientations are not only incompatible with what an advanced free-market economy and a viable democracy require, they are also destructive of a sense of solidarity and reciprocity among Americans. If the bourgeois cultural script — which the upper-middle class still largely observes but now hesitates to preach — cannot be widely reinstated, things are likely to get worse for us all."

I'm a liberal in some things, a libertarian in others, but that makes total sense to me.

Of course, they're being excoriated right, left and center for being racists. The real racists are the ones who believe that being black means you're programmed for these behaviors.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/paying-the-price-for-breakdown-of-the-countrys-bourgeois-culture-20170809.html

Jovialis
29-08-17, 00:04
I'm appalled by the violence in the streets by those radical groups. I love to see those idiots get what they deserve (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGOm0tfKlAA).

Ouch!:push:

Angela
29-08-17, 03:27
I'm an equal opportunity "hanging judge" type. Anyone, of any race, creed, color, or political persuasion who is violent in any way, against persons or property, should be hauled off to jail and charged with every appropriate criminal offense. If someone throws projectiles at the police it's assault and the police have the right to use tear gas, rubber bullets, whatever.

As for the universities, anyone who hasn't graduated in five or six years, and doesn't have at least a 3.0 average should be booted out. University grounds are also not a free for all; the same laws that apply on the public streets apply there. Enough with the coddling and babying.

This has got to stop: We're a nation of laws, and it's about time they were reminded of it.

I had to walk past the "Wall Street" protesters almost every day for a while: food wrappers everywhere, drugs allover, even urinating and defecating on the street, and numerous reported rapes and thefts. You could smell the area from blocks away. I'm supposed to take these people seriously?

Twilight
29-08-17, 04:05
I'm an equal opportunity "hanging judge" type. Anyone, of any race, creed, color, or political persuasion who is violent in any way, against persons or property, should be hauled off to jail and charged with every appropriate criminal offense. If someone throws projectiles at the police it's assault and the police have the right to use tear gas, rubber bullets, whatever.

As for the universities, anyone who hasn't graduated in five or six years, and doesn't have at least a 3.0 average should be booted out. University grounds are also not a free for all; the same laws that apply on the public streets apply there. Enough with the coddling and babying.

This has got to stop: We're a nation of laws, and it's about time they were reminded of it.

I had to walk past the "Wall Street" protesters almost every day for a while: food wrappers everywhere, drugs allover, even urinating and defecating on the street, and numerous reported rapes and thefts. You could smell the area from blocks away. I'm supposed to take these people seriously?

Just my thoughts as well Angela, Seattle is hosting the 2018 Special Olympics USA games and I'd really hate to have violent protesters near my neighborhood. Unfortunately to say it tamely, the KKK have colored the Right wing's reputation and Antifa has colored the Left. However there are Leftist and Right wing protesters; whom have clean criminal records out there. We desperately need common ground if we are going to extinguish the troublemaker's violent streak.

davef
29-08-17, 06:18
I'm an equal opportunity "hanging judge" type. Anyone, of any race, creed, color, or political persuasion who is violent in any way, against persons or property, should be hauled off to jail and charged with every appropriate criminal offense. If someone throws projectiles at the police it's assault and the police have the right to use tear gas, rubber bullets, whatever.
As for the universities, anyone who hasn't graduated in five or six years, and doesn't have at least a 3.0 average should be booted out. University grounds are also not a free for all; the same laws that apply on the public streets apply there. Enough with the coddling and babying.
This has got to stop: We're a nation of laws, and it's about time they were reminded of it.
I had to walk past the "Wall Street" protesters almost every day for a while: food wrappers everywhere, drugs allover, even urinating and defecating on the street, and numerous reported rapes and thefts. You could smell the area from blocks away. I'm supposed to take these people seriously?
Perhaps gpas would be a lot higher if we weren't forced to take useless "core" classes to make us more "well rounded" as THEY say (as THEY pocket our money wasted). Ok college writing is important, and philosophy helps get those thinking juices flowing, but when I had to sit through literature or history I would either stare at the wall thinking "WHAT AM I HERE FOR" or I would skip and hang with one of my best pals in the car or McDonald's.
My comp sci and math profs loved me. Lol. I did real well in my major classes. What's funny is that my alma matter watered down the computer science curriculum right after I graduated to the point where it seems laughably easy. I expect the drop out rate to have diminished and the average gpa to have risen. In my view, if you're a CS major who's weak in the programming assignments, drop out immediately regardless of GPA. You're wasting time. I always kicked butt when it came down to writing code.

Jovialis
19-10-18, 15:28
I majored in politics. I'm well versed in both the tenants of the left and the right.

I think it's funny that I'm more wary of sharing my political beliefs, than detailed information about my DNA. I've learned it's better to just keep it to yourself. Because for me, it's intolerable to be admonished by laymen, who regurgitate half-baked rhetoric from their echo-chamber. I strive to be reasonable, pragmatic, and reserved.

At any rate, I think a better way to measure a political compass, would be with a scale similar to this:

http://i.imgur.com/0EZy9TW.png

Ah, what the heck, here it is. Yesterday I had a debate with someone about politics, and their ignorance frustrated me. I find that most people have no idea of what they're talking about. Even elementary concepts.

https://i.imgur.com/ZDQrjOH.png

Angela
19-10-18, 16:20
Ah, what the heck, here it is. Yesterday I had a debate with someone about politics, and their ignorance frustrated me. I find that most people have no idea of what they're talking about. Even elementary concepts.

https://i.imgur.com/ZDQrjOH.png

No, they don't, but I think it's more than what you've been taught, i.e. exposure to certain ideas or philosophies.

Perhaps it's way too much of a generalization, but I think left wing people tend to react based on "emotion", while more right wing people rely more on dispassionate logic. (I'm not talking here of the wackos on either side, who may both be operating from emotion.)

That's why, and here I'm glad they can't strip my gender from me, I think women skew so much more Democrat and liberal.

In political matters and even in professional ones and some personal ones I'm usually aligned more often with the men I know than with the women.

It even applies to rearing children. I was and am a very hands on mother, very sacrificing, if I say so myself, but also much more likely to follow through on consequences than my husband, less likely to give in to pleading, because I logically understand that if you don't follow through, if you let certain people get away with certain behaviors, you're going to get more negative behavior. You're not doing them any favors in the long run by doing that. My husband flew off the handle more easily, but much more frequently gave in or forgot about it etc. I was and am more likely to let them stew in their mess for a while until the message hits home.

Jovialis
19-10-18, 16:33
No, they don't, but I think it's more than what you've been taught, i.e. exposure to certain ideas or philosophies.

Perhaps it's way too much of a generalization, but I think left wing people tend to react based on "emotion", while more right wing people rely more on dispassionate logic. (I'm not talking here of the wackos on either side, who may both be operating from emotion.)

That's why, and here I'm glad they can't strip my gender from me, I think women skew so much more Democrat and liberal.

In political matters and even in professional ones and some personal ones I'm usually aligned more often with the men I know than with the women.

It even applies to rearing children. I was and am a very hands on mother, very sacrificing, if I say so myself, but also much more likely to follow through on consequences than my husband, less likely to give in to pleading, because I logically understand that if you don't follow through, if you let certain people get away with certain behaviors, you're going to get more negative behavior. You're not doing them any favors in the long run by doing that. My husband flew off the handle more easily, but much more frequently gave in or forgot about it etc. I was and am more likely to let them stew in their mess for a while until the message hits home.

I agree, I find that people on the left seem to base their beliefs on some kind of abstract moral imperative. Thus they believe they're justified to act with incivility, or total disregard for the law. They believe the ends justifies the means. They need to realize, not everyone accepts their moral imperatives as some kind of universal truth.

davef
20-10-18, 06:20
Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64

Close to the middle economically, but socially i seem to be deep in the left

Angela
20-10-18, 17:28
Well, my results surprise me. I'd describe myself as a moderate conservative with libertarian leanings socially, so, closer to the middle on the left-right scale.

They must be asking the wrong questions. :)

https://i.imgur.com/Bt8SdT4.png

As Maciamo opined upthread, it's one thing to believe in free markets, it's another to believe that corporations are all good actors and should never be regulated. That's just ignoring human nature.

Salento
21-10-18, 07:22
I’m a registered Indipendent with Moderate Libertarian-Conservatism (Fusionism) leaning.
The test put me slightly toward the Left. I expected to be more to the Right.

Economic Left/Right -2.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -1.49

http://i.imgur.com/0iWsXSa.jpg

Salento
22-10-18, 03:07
My Political Compass Certification.
Jill Stein??? lol I don’t think so.
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mitty
17-03-19, 04:32
Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.56

Lemonade
29-06-19, 11:39
Economic Left/Right: 2.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54

29-06-19, 23:05
Economic Left/Right: -8.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.54

The test doesn't explain anything. I wanted to see what they it would come up with. It's basically useless.

I took course in college on writing survey questions and how to avoid biasing the answers. This test is frustrating because it steers you toward answers, often not the ones you want to make. How do you answer the very first one, whether globalization should serve humanity or corporations? That is so loaded as to be useless.

Maciamo
23-01-20, 20:53
Just retook the test for the 4th time in 16 years. I am now slightly more to the right (basically centrist) and a tiny bit more liberal than before.

Economic Left/Right: -0.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=-0.75&soc=-3.28

Farstar
24-01-20, 14:12
​Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: 5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=5.25&soc=-5.44

Can anybody explain me what the Libertarian Left is? An example, maybe, apart from the Spanish Civil War one? (which I had never heard of before).

Jovialis
13-01-21, 19:06
​Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: 5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

https://www.politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=5.25&soc=-5.44

Can anybody explain me what the Libertarian Left is? An example, maybe, apart from the Spanish Civil War one? (which I had never heard of before).

Social libertarians believe that the government should not dictate public policy on social issues. Democrats are the opposite of this, because of support for policies such as affirmative action. Republicans too engage in social engineering with opposition to abortion, gay marriage, etc. based on religious ideals.

Social libertarians would have a hands off approach on these subjects. They don't want government involved in these issues.

Jovialis
14-01-21, 01:21
Here is a page with PCAs of the political ideology of the House and Senate.

https://www.govtrack.us/about/analysis#ideology

italouruguayan
14-01-21, 01:52
Wow!
I imagined myself a little more to the right...12537

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Jovialis
14-01-21, 01:59
Wow!
I imagined myself a little more to the right...12537

Sent from my SM-G9600 using Eupedia Forum mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=89698)

Often this compass is considered to have a bias to project people as more left-wing.

Jovialis
14-01-21, 02:02
According to Tom Utley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Utley), writing in The Daily Telegraph (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Telegraph), the site is connected to One World Action (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Action), a charity founded by Glenys Kinnock (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenys_Kinnock).[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass#cite_note-:2-7) An early version of the site was published on One World Action's web server.[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass#cite_note-:3-8)... The website does not explain its scoring system.[12] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass#cite_note-12) A number of writers, including Tom Utley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Utley)[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass#cite_note-:2-7) and Brian Patrick Mitchell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Patrick_Mitchell),[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass#cite_note-:3-8) have criticised its validity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Political_Compass


I am sure there is a political bias to these questions considering the above.

italouruguayan
14-01-21, 02:38
I am sure there is a political bias to these questions considering the above.

I think the same....

Jovialis
16-01-21, 14:45
Here are my results




https://i.imgur.com/ZDQrjOH.png

I feel like they are dishonest in how they portray questions for example they ask if "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" is a good idea. This is a quote from Karl Marx, but they are not forthcoming about that.

Resources should not generally be distributed according to need, because it just means giving everyone a free lunch, regardless if they actually deserve it or not. They could be a drag on society that refuses to help themselves, and expects a hand out. "For each according to his ability", and who decides that? I knew this was a Marxist slogan, so I always put "Strongly Disagree". To the average person, it may sound like a good idea, but they don't know what it means. It calls for massive social engineering... they can't even vaccinate people who want it according to their need! They couldn't even run a nuclear power plant in the USSR, because of corruption and nepotism. So much for according to their ability. In the end, you get a society of dangerous incompetency, that threatens the planet.

The enemy is from within. The enemy is stupidity, and those who enable it to dominate our lives.

Jovialis
16-01-21, 15:08
^^An example:

https://www.nj.com/education/2021/01/smokers-before-teachers-educators-incensed-over-njs-covid-vaccine-priorities.html

Smokers prioritized over teachers, and many others for the Covid vaccine. Governor Murphy tried to defend the decision because he was going by the CDC guidelines which says smokers are at high risk. First of all, they brought that risk upon themselves. Why not just give free car insurance to people that have a tendency to speed?! Secondly, how do you even identify a smoker? It isn't like it is a religion or an ethnic group. I don't know if these people thought very hard about this. Everyone who I speak to, even the most liberal people I know, are appalled by the stupidity. I think Murphy may be the new DeBlasio!

Duarte
16-01-21, 16:44
Mine:

https://i.imgur.com/NpCdXPJ.jpg

Duarte
16-01-21, 16:53
Mine:

https://i.imgur.com/NpCdXPJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2Rl06YV.jpg

Angela
16-01-21, 18:00
I already posted mine (post #101). If that were true, I'd have the ideology of Bernie Sanders, which is absurd. I don't agree with anything that comes out of his moutht

As concerns, and empathy, yes. As policy, strategy, absolutely not.

Duarte
16-01-21, 20:29
Although they say that “Caricatures of historic and political figures are in their appropriate quadrants, but have arranged for aesthetics rather than accuracy”, I am happy to stay beside Nelson Mandela and stay diametrically opposed to Jair Bolsonaro. It is an absolutely truly that I have nothing to do with the current “President” of Brazil. I am happy by this.

https://i.imgur.com/17u7YZf.jpg