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Old 06-09-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Time for the Political Compass Again...

The Political Compass - Test

I'll be honest. I hate the way the questions are worded, as I think that they are manipulative and lacking in nuance, and they are probably only worthy of a push poll, rather than a serious survey.

Nonetheless, I think it is a bit interesting to see how/if people's results have changed over the years.



I'm a center-left libertarian, according to this, which is about right. My libertarian results have increased since I last took this, I think.

What's yours, and do you think you've changed ideologically at all?
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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I hate the way the questions are worded, as I think that they are manipulative and lacking in nuance,
I would agree with that. I landed fairly close to Mr. Melon ... but a little bit down and a tiny smidge left.

I've never done any kind of test like this - interesting.
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Pretty much what I expected:

Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31
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This is pretty much what I always get. I generally hang out in the bottom far left corner.

Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.87

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Sounds about right.


ETA: I don't know why the image won't load for me, but it's about where I thought I'd be:

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21
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Economic Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.92

I'm a little closer to being right in the middle of the chart. I wonder if anyone has ever received a score of 0.00 in either area?
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Agree with melon on the wording of those questions, though...there were many where I really loathed having to respond in simplistic 'Agree/Disagree' terms.
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Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31

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Hope I won't embarrass anyone by linking to these, but in case anyone's curious, here are all the prior FYM threads I could find concerning this specific test.

Aug '05--Jan '06

Mar '05

Dec '03--Sep '04

April '03

Oct '01
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:45 AM   #15
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^ It was kinda fun to look back through those threads. I posted in the most recent three threads you noted and here are my scores:

Current:
Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.87

Sept. 2004
Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.03

March 2005
Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.41

August 2005
Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.62

I have more variation in the economic side than in the social side and I think that is because I tend to react more strongly to social issues than to economic issues. I'm more apt to always click on the agree or disagree strongly answer on those issues than on the economic issues. Looks as if I was a little more apathetic on the economic issues this time around.
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