Politics What's your political compass result?

What's your political compass result?

  • Left Authoritarian

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • Left Libertarian

    Votes: 27 51.9%
  • Right Authoritarian

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Right Libertarian

    Votes: 9 17.3%
  • Left, no social bias

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Right, no social bias

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Authoritarian, no economic bias

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Libertarian, no economic bias

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Middle of the road - no bias in any direction

    Votes: 4 7.7%

  • Total voters
    52
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
 
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
 
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
 
Well..

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Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03
 
I'm sure I've taken this before but thought I'd try it again. Right/Libertarian 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.
 
I'm sure I've taken this before but thought I'd try it again. Right/Libertarian 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?
 
I'm Left Authoritarian but close to the border with Libertarian.
 
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

Wow! I am surprised at those results.
 
[h=2]Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.59[/h]
Left libertarian, I guess. I am economically centrist though.
 
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.
 
On every political test I take I always test moderate conservative with libertarian leanings which would be very accurate.
 
Here is mine, I am a very conservative.
[h=2]Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.46
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my results
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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
 
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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.
 
[h=2]Economic Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.03[/h]
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.
 
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.
[h=2]Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.05
[/h]Let's make a party now.
 
I am Libertarian.My result is Libertarian.
 
(Oh, this is and old thread...Never mind...)
My results:
[h=2]Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38[/h]
I think that's more less right for me. Near Mahatma Gandhi. Cool.
 
In Economy I'm in center, in Social I'm -2.97
 

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