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Title: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 28, 2007, 07:03:45 pm
So, it turns out we don't have this thread already, apparently.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/

Take some time to read the site and take the test, it's quite enlightening for those who don't know much about politics, and interesting for everyone else. Post your results, if you like. It may throw some light on some of the political/economic discussions on the forums.

(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/2774/internationalchartmn1.gif)

Me:
Economic Left/Right: 6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.46

For comparison with the above chart, the scales run from -10 to 10 on each axis.

I think the only beef I have with this test is that there aren't any middle options or "don't know" options. Still, it's better than most other tests of its kind. I've taken the test a few times and seem to come up with results around the same area, so answers changing on mood don't seem to have too much of an effect.

Further reading depending on region:
U.S. (http://www.politicalcompass.org/usprimaries2007)
E.U. (http://www.politicalcompass.org/euchart)
U.K. (http://www.politicalcompass.org/extremeright)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on July 28, 2007, 07:16:22 pm
whats this a worm?   look another..  hey an empty can!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on July 28, 2007, 07:20:44 pm
Here are my scores!

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28



**EDIT**
Here is my spot on the graph...

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3391/mypoliticalcompasschartez8.th.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mypoliticalcompasschartez8.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on July 28, 2007, 07:33:41 pm
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54

Chatting it up with the Dalai Lama
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Wizard on July 28, 2007, 07:37:25 pm
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3827/mrwizardspoliticalgraphth0.th.gif) (http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3827/mrwizardspoliticalgraphth0.gif)

Ah, close to the middle, its where I like to be. :D Radicals can kiss my behind.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Neoteric on July 28, 2007, 07:38:54 pm
That was very interesting indeed.
Anyway, It seems that I'm:

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.00


Which, thinking about it, is probably right on the mark.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on July 28, 2007, 07:39:09 pm
Economic Left/Right: -5.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54

Thats a bit further left that I expected...
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on July 28, 2007, 07:39:26 pm
Dude, forget the Dali Llama, I'm hopping scotch with Gandhi.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Cobra on July 28, 2007, 08:27:04 pm
Economic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

I have to agree on the in ablitiy to put a neutral answer for some of them often I would side one way or the other but occasionally i would find my self thinking I neither agree or disagree.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 28, 2007, 08:58:38 pm
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.05

What the hell?  ???

I thought I was a moderate conservative, not a moderate... moderate...

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2931/politicalcompasskd6.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Wizard on July 28, 2007, 10:39:44 pm
 :D Thats a good graph.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Piloteer on July 28, 2007, 11:17:05 pm
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/Astrofan1018/Project2-3.png)

Looks right to me.

Very cool, although I could have easily told you that I am one of the most liberal people here. Hell, my vote for president is going to Kucinich! My political views are an open book. :D
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 28, 2007, 11:30:16 pm
Economic Left/Right: -1.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21

Someone should make a graph of the forum members.

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 29, 2007, 01:16:42 am
Ask and ye shall receive.

Rounded to the nearest 0.5.

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/596/politicalcompasssa0.png)

Lonely Daxx?  :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: shadowlord18 on July 29, 2007, 02:26:34 am
Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.54
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 29, 2007, 03:21:10 am
Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

I've done this before. We must have the most Freedom-loving Commie forum ever.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Plank of Wood on July 29, 2007, 03:45:01 am
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05

WTF???


I'm dead bang in the middle
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: SBD on July 29, 2007, 03:46:57 am
Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 29, 2007, 04:06:07 am
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.05

What the hell?  ???

I thought I was a moderate conservative, not a moderate... moderate...
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05

WTF???


I'm dead bang in the middle

*Nervous Laugh*

Updated:
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/6792/politicalcompasskn8.png)

Come on guys, we need some Hitlers. Gandhiland is getting cluttered  :D
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2007, 04:32:47 am
Damn, what is with all you lefties.

At a guess, I'd say LadyM is reasonably authoritarian but she's the only one I can think of out of hand.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: unlamp on July 29, 2007, 04:50:21 am
Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 29, 2007, 05:01:03 am
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1629/politicalcompass2bk7.jpg)

EDIT: Some points of reference added.

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1708/politicalcompass3in3.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2007, 05:42:16 am
what are the BNP doing on there?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 29, 2007, 05:43:08 am
Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.85

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/polcom.jpg)

Add another bleeding heart liberal to the lower left corner of the graph.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Werechicken on July 29, 2007, 05:53:44 am
Economic Left/Right: -3.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00

I think we can see a pretty clear trend...
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Plank of Wood on July 29, 2007, 05:55:14 am
I'd love it if someone got exactly where Hitler is....
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on July 29, 2007, 05:55:49 am
Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/greatdistance/GDpoliticalcompass.jpg)

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on July 29, 2007, 05:56:51 am
Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

Look at me! I'm interesting because I'm the same as everyone else.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 29, 2007, 06:03:45 am
I'm pretty sure this test has a natural lean towards that region at this point...  :-\
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: sgore on July 29, 2007, 06:32:16 am
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.62

Yay, I'm a left leaning liberal!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: SmileyMan on July 29, 2007, 06:33:38 am
Economic Left/Right: 1.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.15
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: LadyM on July 29, 2007, 07:18:44 am
Not quite what you expected Daxx.  ;) Seems I am a middle of the road leaning toward Libertarian.

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/compass.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Danger Mouse on July 29, 2007, 07:47:36 am
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/Simmanic1975/Graph2.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on July 29, 2007, 08:28:09 am
Economic Left/Right: 1.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.95
Pretty close to hitler.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 29, 2007, 09:54:13 am
My name is spelt incorrectly on the map.

Surely it's not very equal if everyone else's name is correct? So, feel free to change that.


I imagine, because most of us are Student-age or young, we will mainly be in that area. That demographic is the most socialist and liberalist. (Until they actually have to pay taxes, of course.)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 29, 2007, 10:01:24 am
I've decided that adding further names would be a moot point, but if I do then I'll fix it.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 29, 2007, 10:14:30 am
I'll have to wait for the next hypernationalist type to wander onto the forums. Where did The Necromonicon go?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Piloteer on July 29, 2007, 11:11:06 am
I imagine, because most of us are Student-age or young, we will mainly be in that area. That demographic is the most socialist and liberalist. (Until they actually have to pay taxes, of course.)

Unless you learn too much. You know what Bush said: "People who are too educated become Democrats".

So stop reading those damn books!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on July 29, 2007, 11:15:41 am
Daxx seeing as your all alone out there... Is now a good time to point out this was your idea?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: GrapeFruit on July 29, 2007, 11:22:20 am
that site won't load for me  :(
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: scorpia11 on July 29, 2007, 11:59:50 am
Nor for me.... >:(
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: SmileyMan on July 29, 2007, 12:02:54 pm
Daxx seeing as your all alone out there... Is now a good time to point out this was your idea?

Blitzonator and I are accompanying him in the top-right square.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 29, 2007, 12:06:16 pm
Facist bastards  :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on July 29, 2007, 12:20:34 pm
I'm the most. :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 29, 2007, 12:24:09 pm
I'm the most. :P

Probably intentionally.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on July 29, 2007, 12:25:19 pm
Daxx seeing as your all alone out there... Is now a good time to point out this was your idea?

Blitzonator and I are accompanying him in the top-right square.

Poor Daxx..


I'm kidding  :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on July 29, 2007, 01:22:13 pm
Well, here's another graph.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/greatdistance/politicalcompassgraph-1.jpg)

Daxx (6,0)
blitzonator (2,4)
SmileyMan (2,2)
Brandonazz (0,0)
Plank of Wood (0,0)
LadyM (0,-1)
Slartibartfast (-1,-2)
Cobra (-2,-5)
Mr. Wizard (-3,-2)
Werechicken (-3,-2)
Krakow Sam (-3,-4)
Interitus (-3,-6)
sgore (-3,-7)
SBD (-4,-1)
shadowlord18 (-4,-2)
PatMan33 (-4,-3)
Danger Mouse (-5,-1)
/lurk (-5,-4)
unlamp (-5,-4)
Person21 (-5,-6)
Neoteric (-6,0)
Great Distance (-6,-2)
Mr. Consideration (-6,-6)
Piloteer (-6,-6)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on July 29, 2007, 01:27:26 pm
It looks like a headless person dancing....

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: unlamp on July 29, 2007, 01:28:07 pm
I was just about to post that.  :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on July 29, 2007, 01:30:23 pm
I see it!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Gungnir on July 29, 2007, 01:37:17 pm


I put mainly strongly disagree on the religion/sex parts..except questions 3 and 4 on part 6
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: unlamp on July 29, 2007, 01:39:40 pm
(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/889/untitledmt8.png)


I see it!
It looks like a headless person dancing....




Kinda like that?  (except without the head) :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Oviraptor on July 29, 2007, 01:49:27 pm
Economic Left/Right: -0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on July 29, 2007, 02:12:25 pm


I put mainly strongly disagree on the religion/sex parts..except questions 3 and 4 on part 6
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64

I don't know if I'd put my answers up, those would probably cause people to judge you more then you actual results
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2007, 03:04:43 pm
Daxx seeing as your all alone out there... Is now a good time to point out this was your idea?

Eh, I'm not bothered.

Brandon, I think you should update yours. It was quite interesting seeing where everyone was. Otherwise I will have to do it for curiosity's sake, and I'd rather not have to considering that you've already started.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on July 29, 2007, 03:10:21 pm
Heey, didn't I just make a fine graph over there?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2007, 03:12:42 pm
Heey, didn't I just make a fine graph over there?

Well you did, but Brandon's had names on and the dots were to the closest 0.5 rather than 1.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on July 29, 2007, 03:15:34 pm
But I like my graph better. :P

It has a headless guy dancing!

Edit: And it was to the closest 1 in the original graph, too!
Edit2: Besides, I have the coordinates right under the graphic...
Edit3: They're in order.
Edit4: Brandon's one was obviously too cluttered.
Edit5: Don't you think that dancing guy is cool?
Edit6: Lual is trying to kill me at gabbly, that's pretty mean.
Edit7: Actually they're all trying to kill me. And I don't know why.
Edit8: Hey, my graph really is pretty cool. That's the only thing I got done today. I mean yesterday.
Edit9: Did I already mention that the names and coordinates are right under the graph??
Edit10: I think I should start to explain my posts more. But writing is, like, boring.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on July 29, 2007, 03:54:00 pm
Yeah but the other graph has the names next to the dots.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on July 29, 2007, 03:56:30 pm
Edit4: Brandon's one was obviously too cluttered.

And it would be hard to add anything in there.

Are you saying you're too stupid to read the coordinates? <.< >.>

Edit8: Hey, my graph really is pretty cool. That's the only thing I got done today. I mean yesterday.

I'm pretty proud of my graph. Do not try to put me down.

Edit n: If Daxx didn't think I was a total fool after the drawing incident, he probably thinks so now.

The Edit button is funny.

I should go to bed.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: sgore on July 29, 2007, 04:06:40 pm
Is it just me, or do quadrants II and IV seem somewhat empty?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2007, 04:09:46 pm
I tend to hover on the line between 1 and 2, so it really depends on the mood I'm in at the time I take the test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: MetallicDragon on July 29, 2007, 04:58:07 pm
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.59

And I thought I was unique  :'(
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Com on July 29, 2007, 05:13:42 pm

Barney lies
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: stuck on July 29, 2007, 07:10:27 pm
Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Pretty close to Ghandi, and it seems just about everyone here.

I'm sure I would've been more towards the middle if there were neutral choices.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Snake on July 29, 2007, 07:20:08 pm
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.41

Yea.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Piloteer on July 29, 2007, 07:20:59 pm
Economic Left/Right: -4.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Pretty close to Ghandi, and it seems just about everyone here.

I'm sure I would've been more towards the middle if there were neutral choices.

I knew Gahndi, and you, sir are no Gahndi!

But you might be a Dan Quayle.

Nobody got that. :-\
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yossitaru on July 29, 2007, 09:04:31 pm
Quote
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.72

Hmm, I thought I'd be a bit more central, but this is close enough.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kishmond on July 29, 2007, 09:46:40 pm
Economic Left/Right: -2.13

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.36



Almost in the center, but barely in the left.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 29, 2007, 09:47:33 pm
[img]
I see it!
It looks like a headless person dancing....
Kinda like that?  (except without the head) :P
It also appears to be giving the top right quadrant the bird.   :-X
Quite unnecessary.

I think we're all over here because we don't trust our governments, as opposed to being Gandhi-esque.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: T-BirD on July 30, 2007, 01:18:31 am
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.26

Another Gandhi buddy ;)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on July 30, 2007, 01:43:04 am
EDIT: Something's wrong with modify, this was my third attempt.

Apologies to whoever I couldn't fit.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9585/politicalcompass4vg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Rhodix on July 30, 2007, 04:20:42 am
Economic Left/Right: -3.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.82

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r101/Rhodix/Other%20Drawings/PoliticalCompass.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Quantum Burrito on July 30, 2007, 10:40:28 am
Economic Left/Right: -2.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.18

I'm more moderate than I thought. Better go hand out more free money!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on July 30, 2007, 11:38:44 pm
Me:
Economic Left/Right: 3.46
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15

I'm getting closer to Daxx...

Basically i'm Free Market, Free People, but i guess i'm a bit nationalistic too.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: ilikesanta on July 31, 2007, 01:00:52 pm
(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2636/compassgh4.jpg)

Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

There I am
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on July 31, 2007, 02:00:58 pm
I think we're all over here because we don't trust our governments, as opposed to being Gandhi-esque.
I Don't trust my govement. They are turning politics so that if you say hi to a forener It is racist. They get about 50K+ a year and some are even begging! That is why I am there.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 31, 2007, 02:04:02 pm
I Don't trust my govement. They are turning politics so that if you say hi to a forener It is racist. They get about 50K+ a year and some are even begging! That is why I am there.

Come again?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: sgore on July 31, 2007, 02:17:40 pm
Blitz, your wording confused me. Please Clarify.

Edit: For now I'll just leave it at that.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on July 31, 2007, 04:12:25 pm
I Don't trust my govement. They are turning politics so that if you say hi to a forener It is racist. They get about 50K+ a year and some are even begging! That is why I am there.

What.

You're like 12. Without meaning to sound condescending, do you know what you're talking about, or are you regurgitating something you heard elsewhere?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 31, 2007, 04:52:04 pm
Sounds like he's parroting things said by parents and/or relatives mixed with stuff he's read on the internet.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on July 31, 2007, 06:02:47 pm
Parroting... hey I like that word.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: bwl2 on August 01, 2007, 12:07:31 pm
(http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/cross.gif)  lol I think my graph broke... oh well I was gandi
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 01, 2007, 12:10:43 pm
(http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/cross.gif) I had a strange feeling I was on the other end of the George W spectrum

You cant copy and paste the image, you have to copy and paste your score and apply it to a grid. I made the same mistake.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 01, 2007, 12:11:44 pm
No really, I was in a shop that was under new manegment lokking for chewing gum. I couldn't buy it because the manager runs in screaming "GET OUT! GET OUT! YOU don't belong in here! GET OUT!"
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on August 01, 2007, 12:24:07 pm
You're still not making any sense.

Remember this is the internet. We don't know who you are, so we don't know things about you which you might think are obvious.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 01, 2007, 12:29:00 pm
You distrust your government because they do not allow you the Right to Chewing Gum! It all makes sense!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on August 01, 2007, 12:31:33 pm
No really, I was in a shop that was under new manegment lokking for chewing gum. I couldn't buy it because the manager runs in screaming "GET OUT! GET OUT! YOU don't belong in here! GET OUT!"

...so this has to do with politics.....

how?

Is this about saying "Hi" to foreigners apparently makes you racist.  You have to explain who calls you a racist? And How does saying hello to them make you a racist? I think this has nothing to do with politics and more to do with your community.   
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on August 01, 2007, 12:33:49 pm
Here is what you do guys, you ignore Blitz.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 01, 2007, 12:44:54 pm
Is this about saying "Hi" to foreigners apparently makes you racist.  You have to explain who calls you a racist? And How does saying hello to them make you a racist? I think this has nothing to do with politics and more to do with your community.   
Indain immigrints. They get money if they are mocked racially. So some reply to a hi with "That was a mean tone. Are you mocking me? Are you mocking the way I talk? You racist. Stay there while I call the police." in about 10 seconds.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on August 01, 2007, 12:50:05 pm
Here is what you do guys, you ignore Blitz.

That sounds sensible.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 01, 2007, 12:51:34 pm
Ha ha. Daxx has a small gramatical error on his profile.
A cookie for the person to find it.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on August 01, 2007, 12:51:51 pm
Is this about saying "Hi" to foreigners apparently makes you racist.  You have to explain who calls you a racist? And How does saying hello to them make you a racist? I think this has nothing to do with politics and more to do with your community.   
Indain immigrints. They get money if they are mocked racially. So some reply to a hi with "That was a mean tone. Are you mocking me? Are you mocking the way I talk? You racist. Stay there while I call the police." in about 10 seconds.

Has this ever actually happened to you?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on August 01, 2007, 12:52:52 pm
I think it has happened to him once, and he is generalising.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 01, 2007, 12:54:33 pm
twice. Once out side a corner shop and the other one was my freinds dad.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Interitus on August 01, 2007, 12:55:31 pm
That has to be something exclusive to your community or state. I've never heard of that anywhere else. Any other American can you confirm this for me?

I would say it's stupid on all sides. Giving away money because someone shouts racist. If the tables were turned at white people could do that and get money, you can bet they would too. Giving money to victims of racism doesn't help anything. And it just angers other more who are more likely to make more racist comments which just fuels the cycle.  I wonder where the money for each racist slur is coming from.

Now if money was paid out once then you went way overboard with you just said. Your blowing things far out of proportion to justify yourself.  And you most likely were told to get out once and took it the wrong way. Heck I know store owners who don't like punk kids in their store.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on August 01, 2007, 12:56:07 pm
I think he's probably lying.

Although it's also possible that since Blitz claims to have AS, he just doesn't understand what's going on.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 01, 2007, 12:57:37 pm
I'm scottish.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on August 01, 2007, 01:30:53 pm
:(
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Com on August 01, 2007, 02:50:59 pm
I'm scottish.

explains so much
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on August 01, 2007, 02:54:46 pm
I was going to say that  :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: blitzonator on August 02, 2007, 02:51:35 pm
Ah, an answer to everything. That shut you up, eh? :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on August 02, 2007, 03:26:10 pm
Ah, an answer to everything. That shut you up, eh? :P

Unless you didn't realise, the three posts above yours were the functional equivalent of facepalms.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on May 18, 2008, 12:23:36 pm
Forgive the bump and whatnot.

I've found another political test, and this time the results have a neat little political party chart to go with them.

I warn you though, it's a mite Ameri-centric.

http://www.okcupid.com/politics

___________________________________

Quote
You are a
Social Liberal
(65% permissive)

and an...
Economic Liberal
(28% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat


Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 18, 2008, 12:38:02 pm
Using the original test, I got this:
(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=6.00&soc=2.36)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: B.A.S. on May 18, 2008, 12:38:09 pm
Oh man if this thread wasnt so old I would have straight out told Blitz to shut his mouth. I like these tests though and I only follow UK and Canadian Politics, sometimes American since its so close. Great find Brandon.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Oviraptor on May 18, 2008, 12:44:37 pm
I got (using Brandon's test):

Quote
You are a

Social Liberal
(70% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(35% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat

Actually seems rather similar to Brandon's results. :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 18, 2008, 12:45:59 pm
Your true political self:
You are a

Social Conservative
(31% permissive)


and an...

Economic Conservative
(75% permissive)


You are best described as a:


Republican


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

That's what I got with Brandon's test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Oviraptor on May 18, 2008, 12:47:12 pm
You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

Hehe, does it say this for everyone? (It said it for me, too).
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 18, 2008, 12:48:03 pm
You are best described as a:

Socialist

You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

You are a

Social Liberal
(76% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(10% permissive)


Big suprise there. Although, like most tests like this, it doesn't take into account the existence of more extreme belief systems. It assumes you believe in the essential existence of a state; and I think I became less 'Socialist' on this one for caring about the Environment, which makes no sense.

In what way do Republicans believe in economic fairness?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 18, 2008, 12:49:15 pm
Ummm...  I believe that the government shouldn't mess up big corporations unfairly.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 18, 2008, 12:50:52 pm
I took 'economic fairness' to mean 'economic equality'.

I see what it means. Very cheeky little statement to put in.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doctor Z on May 18, 2008, 01:01:37 pm
You are a

Social Liberal
(73% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(11% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.


I got the same as Mr. C, apparently. >>;
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on May 18, 2008, 01:07:50 pm
I am a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(20% permissive)

I'm are best described as a:

Socialist

Similar to DocterZ and Mr.C.

And most other people who'll post ther results.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 18, 2008, 01:11:21 pm
By the way, a while ago we had a graph with everyone on it.  Can we bring that back with some of the new ones?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 18, 2008, 02:24:44 pm
Umm, when you click the famous people button on the graph, why is Adam Sandler up there?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on May 18, 2008, 02:31:02 pm
Darth Vader is too. I ignore that particular graph.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Gungnir on May 18, 2008, 03:42:55 pm
I am a
Social Moderate
(55% permissive)
and an...
Economic Moderate
(43% permissive)
I am best described as a:
Centrist
You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. loc: (18, -25)
modscore: (26, 33)

Most political quizzes place me as a centrist.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Serdun on May 18, 2008, 04:15:47 pm
Can't say I'm a huge fan of this quiz. A lot of the questions are very leading.

I found a short one that works pretty well: World's Smallest Political Quiz (http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html)
It's made by some libertarian group, but I've found it's actually very, very accurate in measuring a person's political leanings.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doctor Z on May 18, 2008, 04:26:18 pm
Well, on that one...


LIBERTARIANS support maximum liberty in both personal and
economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one
that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.
Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose
government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate
diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

(http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz-score/draw.php?p=9&e=8)

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 90%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 80%.

>.> Apparently, I'm a hippy.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on May 18, 2008, 04:36:55 pm
That labeled me a libertarian-centrist.

With so few questions and the oddball result, I can't see that test favorably.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on May 18, 2008, 04:55:33 pm
Crikey, that was short. I got Liberal, but then I expected to. Along with the entire U.K. government system.

Libertarians aren't hippies - they're scary and you should never take them seriously. Or perhaps I'm just saying that because, as far as I can tell, they don't exist in my country and their policies sound foreign and terrifying to someone who grew up with the NHS's help.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Draugr on May 18, 2008, 06:01:51 pm
Economic Left/Right: 1.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.05
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Crazen on May 18, 2008, 06:31:03 pm
libertarien-liberal.

 but im not an anarchist.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2008, 07:14:43 pm
Left/Right: -2.85

Authoritarian/ Libertarian: 1.15
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on May 18, 2008, 07:35:16 pm
Libertarian (ive taken many tests with the same results). I think i've already posted my results here anyways.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Werechicken on May 18, 2008, 11:43:43 pm
It continues to amuse me that on the old graph Daxx was more right wing than Hitler.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2008, 03:05:02 am
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.28
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Draugr on May 19, 2008, 03:46:16 am
i guese im a semi-fascist
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 19, 2008, 04:17:29 am
Crikey, that was short. I got Liberal, but then I expected to. Along with the entire U.K. government system.

Libertarians aren't hippies - they're scary and you should never take them seriously. Or perhaps I'm just saying that because, as far as I can tell, they don't exist in my country and their policies sound foreign and terrifying to someone who grew up with the NHS's help.

Funny, Libertarians used to be considered to be left wing. Libertariansim doesn't have much to do with free healthcare or socialism. As the opposite of authoritarianism its just the belief that people should do what the hell they like (although extreme libertarians extend this to taking class A drugs and so forth) as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.

Took the original compass test again. I think I've shifted a little left on both axes, but not by much. I think I've just become slightly firmer in my convictions about civil liberties.

Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Took Brandon's test as well. Didn't like some of the questions, but whatever:

Social Liberal
(73% permissive)

Economic Liberal
(20% permissive)

You are best described as a:
Socialist

Mwuhahaha! Foolish Amerikanski will fall to mighty socialist ideology! ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_mwrsx6plU&feature=related

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 19, 2008, 06:38:49 am
(http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz-score/draw.php?p=3&e=9)
ACCORDING TO YOUR ANSWERS,

The political group that
agrees with you most is...

.

CONSERVATIVE


CONSERVATIVES tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently

support laws to restrict personal behavior that violates "traditional
values." They oppose excessive government control of business,

while endorsing government action to defend morality and the

traditional family structure. Conservatives usually support a strong

military, oppose bureaucracy and high taxes, favor a free-market

economy, and endorse strong law enforcement.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yuu on May 19, 2008, 08:14:18 am
I'm in the upper-left tip of Vader's helmet in Brand's test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yannick on May 19, 2008, 08:57:51 am
First test:
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64

Hah, kiss my left libertarian behind!

Now doing Brandon's.
You are a

Social Moderate
(55% permissive)


and an...

Economic Liberal
(33% permissive)


You are best described as a:


Centrist


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. loc: (18, -63)



Quote
It should be legal for two consenting adults to challenge each other to a duel and fight a Death Match.
Quote
Books with potentially deadly knowledge (like instructions for making awesome bombs) should be regulated.

LMAO, funny questions.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 19, 2008, 09:09:55 am
Libertarianism scares me because all it seems to say is 'Let's give all the power to Rich people and Corporations.'

After all, such people are renowned for caring about the common man and being stalwartly ethical....As far as I can see it, it can only lead to Corporate-rule or some form of Fuedal system.

Associating these people with Anarchists in my opinion is not correct; as Anarchists generally reject Capitalism in favour of Collectivisation or some form of Socialism, aside from people who are explicitly Anarco-Capitalist.

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -9.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.85

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-9.25&soc=-7.85

I've become more Left-Wing, which is entirely true. I used to a moderate Left-winger.

Some of the questions on the original test were stupid. What was with the Astrology one? How does believing in Astrology affect one's political beliefs? It also assumed that Theists were right-wing, which is not necessarily true.

EDIT: Isn't the Democrat Party Socialist?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mae on May 19, 2008, 09:23:30 am
-2.88
-2.77

So, I'm like Gandhi then. Pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on May 19, 2008, 12:11:01 pm
Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54

I was at the exact center last time, so you can see that I've swung in a very liberal way. I blame all of you.

Also, holy bajeebers Mr. Consideration. Can you possibly get any more liberal? Blasted anarcho-socialist scum!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: emmet on May 19, 2008, 12:24:09 pm
I'm basically in the exact same place as Gandhi on the scale.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 19, 2008, 12:24:40 pm
Nah, it's just that you're all intensley bourgeois and fascist.

Up the Worker.



Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: sgore on May 19, 2008, 12:50:43 pm
From Brandon's test:
Social Liberal
(85% permissive)

Economic Liberal
(18% permissive)

best described as a:
Socialist

Hm. According to the Famous people scale I fall directly on Barack Obama's right eye. (His right, not mine.)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 19, 2008, 04:18:20 pm
Ma test:

***

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)


and an...

Economic Moderate
(41% permissive)


You are best described as a:


Democrat


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

***

Well it sorta got it right  :-\. Beside that point, I apparently I have more in common with Bono than I thought. My pin falls directly on the middle of his forehead.


And now for my other test.

***

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97

***
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Clockwerk on May 19, 2008, 04:19:15 pm
From Brandon's test:

You are a

Social Liberal
(61% permissive)


and an...

Economic Moderate
(43% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist


And from the main test Economic

Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Draugr on May 19, 2008, 04:44:39 pm
Your true political self:
You are a

Social Conservative
(26% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(78% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Strong Republican


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. loc: (-88, 105)
modscore: (47, 16)
raw: (4420)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 19, 2008, 04:54:48 pm
I'm basically in the exact same place as Gandhi on the scale.

Shame ghandi was so luddite and anti-modernist.

Nehru was much better  :)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 19, 2008, 05:00:01 pm
Brandon's test puts me as a Centrist, right on McCain's chin.

But with a lot of these points, my opinions are more detailed than a four point scale.  What I need is a short answer political quiz.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: LadyM on May 19, 2008, 05:25:35 pm
Brandon's test puts me as a Centrist, right on McCain's chin.

But with a lot of these points, my opinions are more detailed than a four point scale.  What I need is a short answer political quiz.
Hey, I was rated as a Centrist too.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on May 27, 2008, 08:21:51 am
I am apparently both economically permissive (86%) and socially permissive (70%), in line with someone like Thomas Jefferson. This, I can definitely live with. I'm a self-described centrist, though, because I believe if you lean too heavily to any side you inevitably falter and fall. Use logic and reason to determine the best outcome from any given course of action based on predetermined goals.

Edit: Also, the first test posted here was pretty awful. It has some of the worst questions I have ever seen. It's clearly written to evoke certain responses.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on May 27, 2008, 08:52:10 am
I am apparently both economically permissive (86%) and socially permissive (70%), in line with someone like Thomas Jefferson. This, I can definitely live with. I'm a self-described centrist, though, because I believe if you lean too heavily to any side you inevitably falter and fall. Use logic and reason to determine the best outcome from any given course of action based on predetermined goals.

There's a problem with that: "Centrist" to you is pretty much beyond the political spectrum to the right of the U.K. If say the exact same thing, we can't both be right.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on May 27, 2008, 11:37:02 am
.... Sorry, you're going to have to repeat that, I didn't get what you just said.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Huckbuck on May 27, 2008, 11:52:55 am
Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 28, 2008, 06:14:26 am
.... Sorry, you're going to have to repeat that, I didn't get what you just said.

I think his point is that its impossible to objectively be a centrist, because theres too much variation in what people consider to be left or right wing.

A centrist in re the American government is actually more right wing than most members of the Conservative (right wing) party in England. Equally, the Labour (liberal) party of England is no doubt further right than the right-leaning parties of some of the South American states.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on May 28, 2008, 06:17:25 am
Ah, I see. Everyone's definition of a Centrist is different, hm? Well, my definition is that it's someone who views all solutions to a problem or argument or goal and finds the one that works best. I suppose that's not really much of a political alignment, though, as it is common sense...
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 28, 2008, 06:53:51 am
Yeah, that isn't what I'd say a centrist is.

Political leanings aren't defined with how you solve problems, but what you consider to be a problem in the first place.

Since its so hard to define what left and right wing even means, its even harder therefore to define what a centrist actually is.

I think the real problem is that these party-based systems try to make things into dualities and mush together seperate issues.

Left and right wing are presented as packages.
Left wing governments supposedly raise taxes, legalise abortion, treat criminals more leniently and intervene heavily in the interests of big businesses.
Precisely none of those things are particularly intricately linked. A government could just as easily raise taxes while being noninterventionist, outlawing abortion, but also outlawing the death penalty and giving criminals an easy ride.
Equally a government could constantly intervene in foreign affairs, but at the same time pump vast amounts of money into universal healthcare, give tax breaks to the very rich and very poor and tax the middle classes massively.

If you ask me, this two party, dualist way of thinking is not in the least bit good for democracy. In an ideal world, everyone would vote on individual issues, rather than on which party they want to decide everything.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 28, 2008, 08:21:52 am
That might be ideal, except that in an election (at least, a US election) you aren't voting on individual issues.  You're voting for one candidate, be it for state office, Congress, or the Presidency, who must make a decision on all the current issues.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on June 05, 2008, 06:26:35 pm
Oh hey, I've drifted over a bit since we started. Still an outlier, though.

Economic Left/Right: 2.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97

Also, here's a neat graph for everyone (apologies for lack of labels, but I've not used OpenOffice Calc before, and I'm struggling with it a little):

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7812/forumpoliticsht3.png)

I think a lot of people have probably changed since this thread was first posted, it might be worth re-taking the test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on June 05, 2008, 06:35:46 pm
Yeah, I'm curious; what represents what?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on June 05, 2008, 06:39:52 pm
Well, as with the original graphs, the y-axis is the social scale and the x-axis is the economic scale.

I'd do fancy things with labels and trend lines, but I don't know how yet. :-\
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on June 05, 2008, 06:42:20 pm
I wonder if I am on that somewhere...
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on June 05, 2008, 06:46:06 pm
Well, as with the original graphs, the y-axis is the social scale and the x-axis is the economic scale.

I'd do fancy things with labels and trend lines, but I don't know how yet. :-\

I'm trying to plot this in windows excel, but it won't let me manually edit the bounds, among other things.

Sometimes paint is the easiest plotting tool.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on June 05, 2008, 06:47:46 pm
I wonder if I am on that somewhere...

If you've not posted your score in the thread then you won't be.

Well, as with the original graphs, the y-axis is the social scale and the x-axis is the economic scale.

I'd do fancy things with labels and trend lines, but I don't know how yet. :-\

I'm trying to plot this in windows excel, but it won't let me manually edit the bounds, among other things.

Sometimes paint is the easiest plotting tool.

Same here, that's why I added those points at 10, 10 and -10, -10, so it would artificially stretch the boundaries out.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on June 05, 2008, 06:52:55 pm
Retook the test:

Economic Left/Right: 3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

I think that i took this earlier, but don't really remember.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Axelgear on June 05, 2008, 06:53:54 pm
If you've not posted your score in the thread then you won't be.

Well, I did, but not from the original test. It's pretty awfully worded. It doesn't have a left or right slant, it's just awfully worded.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on June 05, 2008, 06:57:13 pm
Same here, that's why I added those points at 10, 10 and -10, -10, so it would artificially stretch the boundaries out.

Except when I tried that in excel, it brought the bounds to 15.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Daxx on June 05, 2008, 06:57:34 pm
Retook the test:

Economic Left/Right: 3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

You're basically exactly the same.

Me:
Economic Left/Right: 3.46
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on June 05, 2008, 07:04:57 pm
Wow. I do remember answering some of the questions differently, but it seems that my viewpoints have separated in a way that makes me even overall... Or something like that.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Little on June 05, 2008, 07:39:18 pm
Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 02, 2010, 06:10:09 pm
Time for everyone to update their political views!

Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

I'm a pinko! I'm farther left and down than Mr. C was way back when.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 02, 2010, 06:20:15 pm
Good idea!

Economic Left/Right: 8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.13

I've changed quite a bit this time, since I just realized that my last two scores are only 2 posts above me. Milton Friedman is my new idol.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on March 02, 2010, 06:22:38 pm
Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28



**EDIT**
Here is my spot on the graph...

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3391/mypoliticalcompasschartez8.th.jpg) (http://img337.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mypoliticalcompasschartez8.jpg)

And the current result (with new colorful graph)...

Economic Left/Right: -1.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28


(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2818/politicalcompassgraph32.th.png) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/politicalcompassgraph32.png/)

Looks like I got more right. Thank god I'm less wrong.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 02, 2010, 06:23:52 pm
Economic Left/Right: 8.25

Mr. Ryan.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on March 02, 2010, 06:27:58 pm
Here are your old scores, guys:

Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.05

What the hell?  ???

Me:
Economic Left/Right: 3.46
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15

I'm getting closer to Daxx...

Basically i'm Free Market, Free People, but i guess i'm a bit nationalistic too.

Jesus, Brandon... when did you become such a liberal hippie douche?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Clarke on March 02, 2010, 06:28:54 pm
There's nothing wrong with being a hippie:D

Economic Left/Right: -8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.38&soc=-3.90)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 02, 2010, 06:30:52 pm
Jesus, Brandon... when did you become such a liberal hippie douche?

I'm like the normal force of the Republican Party.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 02, 2010, 06:31:29 pm
Economic Left/Right: 8.25

Mr. Ryan.

Probably because I'm in the process of reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

And I decided to use the "Strongly" option more often than last time.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Luminar on March 02, 2010, 06:34:07 pm
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7976/pcgraphpngphpec512soc5.th.png) (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/pcgraphpngphpec512soc5.png/)

Pretty much what I expected. How come there's no examples of "purples" in the OP? Is there really some overarching upward-right correlation?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 02, 2010, 06:36:53 pm
I believe that giant foot of 'New World Order' and 'Democracy for Everyone' cut off any chances of experimentation in governments that could possibly hurt people. The political circle only got to Hitler and Stalin before it was cut off.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on March 02, 2010, 06:37:26 pm
Could be one of Daxx's schemes. >_>
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 02, 2010, 06:40:11 pm
Pretty much what I expected. How come there's no examples of "purples" in the OP? Is there really some overarching upward-right correlation?

Because we tend to have our social and economic views tangled up real well in political culture. Conservatives and Liberals.

We don't have many populists or commies around here, which would be red, and only a couple of borderline libertarians in the purple.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 02, 2010, 06:41:50 pm
After taking this test for a third time, and after having more experience under my belt, I've got to say that the statements are actually pretty poor. They are all loaded in more ways than one, and some force you to take a side (unless you want to look like a total dick). But I can't think of anything better, and I don't want to bother looking for another test. I just felt like complaining...

Pretty much what I expected. How come there's no examples of "purples" in the OP? Is there really some overarching upward-right correlation?

Because we tend to have our social and economic views tangled up real well in political culture. Conservatives and Liberals.

We don't have many populists or commies around here, which would be red, and only a couple of borderline libertarians in the purple.

Except for me! I'm a trailblazer. Forward pioneers!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kitkat on March 02, 2010, 06:42:48 pm
My Political Compass:

Economic Left/Right: -6.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Detoxicated on March 02, 2010, 06:44:31 pm
Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doctor Z on March 02, 2010, 06:46:36 pm
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.03

(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-7.50&soc=-5.03)


I thought I'd be around there. :D
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Rysworld on March 02, 2010, 07:11:17 pm
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -2.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9496/mypoliticalcompass.png) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/mypoliticalcompass.png/)

I actually expected the questions on this to be hard to understand and harder to answer. The test was, surprisingly enough, very easy to answer, though some of the political terms confused me for a moment. I'm used to hearing them in simpler words, to be frank.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: eropS on March 02, 2010, 07:13:48 pm
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 1.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15

Nope, pretty much neutral.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on March 02, 2010, 07:53:37 pm
Huh, turns out I never took the original test.

Economic Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.31
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/politicalcompass.png)

Several questions had me hovering over the Disagree/Agree buttons for a minute.  I think that I'd stay in those four middle boxes, but might move around a bit depending on the day I took the test.  Like someone said, (It might have been me) those are some very loaded questions.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Gunner on March 02, 2010, 08:03:07 pm
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k285/Gunneroid/pcgraphpng.png)
hm. didn't really think I'd be that far down the libertarian way, but whatever.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doctor Z on March 02, 2010, 08:03:22 pm
Axel said that, Inky.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Cyst on March 02, 2010, 08:07:47 pm
Economic Left/Right: -3.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.46


(http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.62&soc=-0.46)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on March 02, 2010, 08:09:44 pm
Well, Axel was right.  But yeah, some of those are hefty questions that can't really be properly adressed on a four point scale.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kenotai on March 02, 2010, 08:11:38 pm
Quote
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.49

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 02, 2010, 08:23:19 pm
I said the same thing in my last post as well. They need to phrase those better.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yuu on March 02, 2010, 11:23:52 pm
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 03, 2010, 05:48:48 am
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/polcom-1.png)

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

I've become more authoritarian but more economically liberal. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: munchkin5 on March 03, 2010, 07:41:53 am
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

About what i expected, moderately liberal.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Haseri on March 03, 2010, 08:28:21 am
Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.23

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww256/Hazeri/pcompass.png)

Huh. Close to Mandela. Ish.

Pretty much what I expected though.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Uroboros on March 03, 2010, 08:47:41 am
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8550/farts.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 03, 2010, 08:57:15 am
Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.49

In the green.

I'm pretty certain Gamingsteve has a fairly large buildup of lefties, but the result probably has something to do with the fact that it just analyses agreement with statements, rather than the thoughs behind their agreement.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Grazony on March 03, 2010, 09:24:07 am
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff318/Grazony/pcgraphpng1.png)
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.36
:P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: emmet on March 03, 2010, 01:01:58 pm
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2v3hrmu.png)

Just what I expected.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 03, 2010, 02:44:20 pm
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff318/Grazony/pcgraphpng1.png)
Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.36
:P

Communist.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 03, 2010, 03:03:26 pm
BETTER DEAD THAN RED D:
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 03, 2010, 03:04:26 pm
Hush you! You're more authoritarian. Becoming a complacent tool of the state.  :(
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Cow on March 03, 2010, 03:06:56 pm
Anyway, me:

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj178/Cowless_bucket/pcgraphpngphp.png)(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj178/Cowless_bucket/pcgraphpngphp.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kenotai on March 03, 2010, 04:46:30 pm
Quote
You are a
Social Liberal
(78% permissive)
and an...
Economic Liberal
(18% permissive)
You are best described as a:
Socialist

Using the OKCupid test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 03, 2010, 08:29:15 pm
I've become more socially permissive and marginally less economically permissive on that test.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Luminar on March 03, 2010, 08:51:21 pm
So if i'm reading this right, it goes:

Green: Socialist
Red: Communist
Blue: Conservative
Purple: ???
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on March 03, 2010, 08:51:54 pm
HAAAAAAAAY!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 04, 2010, 05:17:27 am
So if i'm reading this right, it goes:

Green: Socialist
Red: Communist
Blue: Conservative
Purple: ???

If you're comparing red to communism then blue would match Fascism, and purple would be objectivism or anarchy.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yokto on March 04, 2010, 06:08:23 am
Though Anarchism is a bit tricky. It spans the hole lower spectrum and there many Anarchist that thinks economic endeavors (In the form of companies and such) is just a other form of government. But yes the purple would be more objectivism view. laissez faire capitalism. Pure free market economy. That sort of thing.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: eropS on March 04, 2010, 07:44:35 pm
Hm, Am i the only one who got purple? The rest of you seem red or green to me. Free lovin, Socialist bastards, all of you
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doomsday on March 04, 2010, 08:23:16 pm
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m163/OpDDay2001/pcgraphpngphp.png)
Economic Left/Right: -5.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.74

Apparently you are, eropS. >.> I'd say that that's about right... except that I'm a bit more sporadic/chaotic than the chart would suggest. While I safely fall in the "liberal" area for social issues, my stance on economics tends to jump around between center and right. I tend to believe in dynamic government, and an ever changing/adapting role towards a variety of issues, including (and especially) economics. I believe in a free market, but a market shouldn't have rampant freedom. America is a free nation, and country but we have laws (regulations) to protect people from intruding on the rights and freedoms of others, so I feel that a market, even a 'free' market, should have the same obligation to follow regulations (laws) to protect others from having their rights and freedoms (the right to the pursuit of happiness, for example) from being trampled on.

>.> I ranted and rambled. Sorry.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 05, 2010, 12:41:27 pm
Good idea!

Economic Left/Right: 8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.13

I've changed quite a bit this time, since I just realized that my last two scores are only 2 posts above me. Milton Friedman is my new idol.

Hm, Am i the only one who got purple? The rest of you seem red or green to me. Free lovin, Socialist bastards, all of you

Nope, I'm right there by you. No wonder I felt a connection. Libertarians rule!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: eropS on March 05, 2010, 03:52:47 pm
Ah! A fellow undefined purple!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Doomsday on March 05, 2010, 07:38:45 pm
Purple would be Conservative Libertarian, wouldn't it? High on social justice, rights, freedoms, and the like as well as big on the free market, limited-to-no regulations on said market, and little government interference in financial/business affairs.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yokto on March 06, 2010, 04:42:50 am
There is not real conservative values in the purple field. Your typical conservative view is found in the blue field. But it may be a bit hard to see with the small political window used in USA. You can look at the information on the site about where (According to them) different political leaders would be placed. In USA most would be politician would be in the blue area and both dominating parties are really in that area.

It is not unique to USA. We can see smiler treads existing in many other parts of the world. Europe has have a bend toward Authoritarian society with a neo-liberal economy. Some have started to protest this but the scary thing is that Fascist and other extremist have started to gain even more ground even though they general stand for the same policy yet to a more extreme degree. Oddly enough a lot of people seems to be in the Green area (And this is not just the forum here that is in that area) yet for some reason ether votes for more conservative values as a sort of protest or even worse. Do not vote at all. Those parties that say they belong to the Green side like  Social Democrats and many Green Parties (Not all green parties. Some have very conservative values.) should really start acting as such and not behave like New Labor which is clearly now in the Blue field. Though maybe we just need new radical green field parties. If they gain a lot of votes then other parties are likely to follow them.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 06, 2010, 08:42:42 am
I would say that the purple area is basically Libertarian, as they generally support overall freedom in all areas. The area furthest south would best be labeled Anarchy (as they suggest), since that is closest to the polar opposite of Authoritarianism. Blue could easily be fascism and red communism whereas green would most likely be socialism or democratic socialism.

What I think is interesting is that for more simple models, such as the line determining whether you are right or left would actually be better described as a ring. Once you get to certain extremes, everything starts to blend together. It would be interesting to see a possible third dimension to this chart that shows political activism or the size of suggested government. That would probably be more accurate in determing the political status, but it would be hard to set it up.   
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 06, 2010, 11:08:30 am
That seems mostly right Josasa, but I think the reason that political persuasions seem to blend as they approach the extremes is that they are so different from the social norms of most people that they would require an equally powerful government force of some sort to establish them.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Josasa on March 06, 2010, 03:44:19 pm
Good point. Then maybe government size is another major factor that determines a person's stance.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Luminar on March 06, 2010, 03:49:42 pm
Okay, so:
Green = Socialist (Liberty, controlled market)
Red = Communist (Control, controlled market)
Purple = Libertarian (Liberty, free market)
Blue = Facist? (Control, free market)

Though if you wanted to get really divisive about ideology and naming them, the chart would look more like this:
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4091/polchartalt.jpg)
I looked up facism and it seems like it'd fall more in the light blue here. Red, green and magenta seem the same. I guess purple would be capitalism? As for the rest, I don't know the names but it's still intuitive what each thing means - up for control, down for liberty. Left for controlled market and right for free market. Being in the far corners would make you an extremist - red is communism, but light red in the corner I guess would make you totalitarian.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Yokto on March 06, 2010, 05:54:33 pm
Yeah i would say Facism is more in general in the light blue area then dark blue. There often pro biz but in general just biz that supports them.

Capitalism it self is in general just pro free market and may be done in a liberal or Authoritarian society. Thus in general Capitalism could be considered to be the hole Right spectrum just like Anarchism can be seen as the hole bottom spectrum.

Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on March 06, 2010, 06:35:00 pm
*Sits on his grey throne of Moderation*
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on March 06, 2010, 07:04:45 pm
That throne is reserved for moderators.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on May 31, 2015, 01:13:58 am
I decided to retake this test for the hell of it.

Get on my level.

(http://i.imgur.com/ATavzKZ.png)

EDIT: July, 2007 Reference:

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9585/politicalcompass4vg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 31, 2015, 04:16:14 am
I've shifted a few squares left in 8 years, not entirely surprising.

Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.97


Though I have noticed from taking the test this time that the questions do actually have a pretty heavy left/libertarian "bias".

I mean "What's good for corporations is always good for the people"? Seriously. I don't think even the most diehard Randroids would actually agree with such an unsubtle statement.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Slinky on May 31, 2015, 08:26:19 am
Ah, you haven't met my dad.

Also:

Economic Left/Right: -1.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.05

Kind of surprising to me because I consider myself pretty left, but it is murrican left which is apparently the rest of the world's right.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2015, 09:09:52 am
Alright! Amazingly enough, the old links I posted here still work. So I've got my old scores and re-hosted them, and I'll take a new test to see how I'm doing.

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28



**EDIT**
Here is my spot on the graph...

(http://i.imgur.com/wtBycOE.jpg)

And the current result (with new colorful graph)...

Economic Left/Right: -1.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28


(http://i.imgur.com/wilfiou.png)

Looks like I got more right. Thank god I'm less wrong.

And the third result. I am writing this before I take it so I'll tell you my expectations. The first time I took it was right after High School and the second time I took it was during my disastrous college career, but before I dropped out for the first time. Expecting the result to have changed more than last time.



Here it is:

Economic Left/Right: -8.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46


(http://i.imgur.com/0Lhhr7O.png)

Unsurprisingly, I've become more extreme about altruistic issues. Probably because I've been in need a lot more the last few years than prior and recognize that the system does not want to help me because I'm "not doing bad enough" yet. :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Pixxel on May 31, 2015, 12:10:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/4UiTyfp.png)

Thought I would be more on the right side.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on May 31, 2015, 12:28:28 pm
Nobody's on the right side because the test is skewed (and some of us are actually godless commie pinko scum).

All of these kinds of tests tend to skew left since it's impossible to make authoritarian capitalism sound good on paper and nobody over the age of ten believes in anarchocapitalism.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2015, 12:57:15 pm
Well, I mean, when most people don't consider the logical conclusion of the free market enterprise, how can you expect them to even associate monopolies with an unregulated free market?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Great Distance on May 31, 2015, 01:08:29 pm
I've moved a peg down to more libertarian. Otherwise no change as far as this test is concerned.

I've been reading into politics a lot more in the past year, and I've been thinking all that reading must have brainwashed me a bit. But apparently my political stance is the same as before, when I knew nothing about politics. If you can put any credibility to this test, anyway.

I think all this test proves is that I think a certain way about the questions asked, and I tend to shy away from the strongest opinions. I may think a statement is utter bull****, but I'll still click just "Disagree", because who has energy to feel so strongly about something.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 31, 2015, 01:47:31 pm
I forgot how odd some of these questions are, on topics that don't really come up in current politics.

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

"People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce."

Segregation and Eugenics for all!  Hooray!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 31, 2015, 01:58:32 pm
Huh, turns out I never took the original test.

Economic Left/Right: -0.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.31
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/politicalcompass.png)

Several questions had me hovering over the Disagree/Agree buttons for a minute.  I think that I'd stay in those four middle boxes, but might move around a bit depending on the day I took the test.  Like someone said, (It might have been me) those are some very loaded questions.

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/political%20compass%205-15.png)

Looks like I've always thought these questions were terrible.  So have I become more libertarian in the last 5 years, or has the political landscape shifted?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2015, 02:11:22 pm
This question had me stuck for a bit: A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.

I wasn't sure how to approach it. On the one hand as a statement of fact, the answer could be one way. But as a matter of opinion the answer could go another.


Or this one, for instance: Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold.

I may not have my fancy degree, but I am pretty sure you can't phrase a question as a negative like this because it makes the answer open to debate because it confuses people.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: emmet on May 31, 2015, 02:26:56 pm
Yeah it was pretty confusing how it went back and forth between affirmative and negative statements. Kept second guessing myself.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on May 31, 2015, 04:47:05 pm
Exactly as a pinko commie would.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Person21 on May 31, 2015, 11:07:34 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KxXkYgw.png)

My hair isn't yet sexy enough to be a new Stalin.
Wonder if he thought that astrology accurately explained many things
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Rysworld on June 01, 2015, 08:17:37 am
(http://i.imgur.com/lPPwDMd.png)

Note that just because I think "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea doesn't mean I think it works, but I agreed with that one anyways.

There are a couple statements like that, as well as ones I didn't particularly disagree or agree with. Wish there was a neutral answer.

The only ones I answered strongly about were for the most part the sex and religion questions, so that says something about me I guess.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on June 04, 2015, 08:06:24 pm
I used another quiz [Link] (http://www.gotoquiz.com/politics/political-spectrum-quiz.html)that seems to have fewer leading questions. It also allows you to compare your result to party members in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.

You can also compare your results against the average for a given age group, race, gender, location, or any combination thereof.

It's still using self-reported data (i.e. typical internet user bias), but the relative positions of the various groups are potentially informative.

Here's my data and some comparison charts to the average alignment of parties in the UK and US. It's on a scale of 10 to -10.

You are a left social libertarian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_socialism):
Left: 6.36, Libertarian: 5.03
I am also non-interventionist (-7.02) and culturally liberal (-6.95). These don't show up in the graph - just the report.

(http://i.imgur.com/Nnr3ZS2.png)(http://i.imgur.com/b5hRymG.png)

EDIT: I checked where the SNP was, and it's dead center between Labour and Lib Dems. I am not at all surprised, given how many voters switched over.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on June 04, 2015, 08:57:21 pm
Yeah okay.

You are a center-left moderate social libertarian.
Left: 1.5, Libertarian: 1.82

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/political%20compass%20gotoquiz%205-15.gif)

Foreign policy was .93 and Culture was a -.38

Still a damn dirty moderate, but I'm okay with weed and think the gays should be allowed to exist so I'm a bit on the left.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on June 04, 2015, 10:15:27 pm
I once knew a weed who injected two gays and he died.

Don't joke about that.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Rysworld on June 04, 2015, 10:29:05 pm
Wow I'm so excited to take this new and better test I wonder how different-

(http://i.imgur.com/n98Ycz0.png)

It's the same goddamn thing.

It always seems in this test like I'm less of a dirty gobbunist than I thought- guess that's what growing up in the US political climate gets you.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: /lurk on June 04, 2015, 10:53:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5JvZtBX.gif)

gommunibbum


Interestingly, the average of all quiz-takers is right on top of Inkling there.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Brandonazz on June 04, 2015, 11:05:24 pm
Interestingly, the average of all quiz-takers is right on top of Inkling there.

Interesting, but not surprising.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on June 05, 2015, 12:52:27 am
reeeeee

(http://i.imgur.com/nanObDS.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/uMfLodI.png)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: emmet on June 05, 2015, 05:59:17 am
Surprising nobody:

(http://i.imgur.com/EWNm2Sb.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/phmwqsd.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/EZbyjoY.gif)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on June 05, 2015, 02:24:31 pm
Interestingly, the average of all quiz-takers is right on top of Inkling there.

Interesting, but not surprising.

It's one of my superpowers.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Slinky on June 05, 2015, 02:32:37 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/AWBgoxt.jpg)

eyy
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on October 16, 2016, 01:09:55 pm
Let's bring it back up! Here are my results over the years:

(http://i.imgur.com/RbM5ELR.jpg)
July 2007

(http://i.imgur.com/2RwBz5r.png)
March 2008

(http://i.imgur.com/03YDEbs.png)
March 2010

(http://i.imgur.com/UVESV5J.png)
May 2015

(http://i.imgur.com/tOVDcNk.png)
October 2016


And here is the entire forum in July 2007:

(http://i.imgur.com/Md7O8tq.jpg)
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 16, 2016, 03:35:47 pm
Heh, since that last one I've become more left-libertarian.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Legodragonxp on October 16, 2016, 04:05:52 pm
Well aren't I the old curmudgeon.

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.79

So almost 2 point up and slightly left of center.

-Lego
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 16, 2016, 05:15:40 pm
I don't think you have a monopoly on being socially libertarian _
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: emmet on October 16, 2016, 05:20:45 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/JgR6eYP.jpg)

I too have descended further down the communist rabbit hole
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 16, 2016, 05:23:32 pm
Jesus, you're even more anarchist than me. Gonna start burning down public institutions are we?
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Cobra on October 16, 2016, 06:34:06 pm
Economic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

Moving a little bit to the middle it seems.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Inkling on October 16, 2016, 09:10:14 pm
I wonder how much of it is our views changing and how much is their questions being dated.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on October 17, 2016, 09:07:11 am
Fair and valid point. Do we have other tests to take? I know we tried that alternate one before and it ended up being pretty  much the same. :P
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kishmond on October 25, 2016, 09:07:16 pm
I like isidewith.com (http://www.isidewith.com). It's more focused towards political parties and candidates, but it has one of these:
(Note it's upside down from what we've been looking at so far.
(http://i.imgur.com/onPAE6H.png)
It seems I've gotten slightly more authoritarian, but not by much.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Ultimatum on October 26, 2016, 04:21:09 am
I apparently sided with Gary Johnson
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: PatMan33 on October 26, 2016, 05:31:18 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCf2ZZLHy-k
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Kishmond on October 26, 2016, 09:47:16 am
isidewith.com (http://www.isidewith.com)

I just tried to take this test, and ran into too many questions that I couldn't answer with the options available.

Did you see an option like 'More options'? There are lots of answers for each question, and an 'Other' if those aren't enough.
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Hydromancerx on October 26, 2016, 01:41:47 pm
Since I already sent in my ballot i decided to see if my political compass matched my vote. And this is what the results gave me ...

Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.1

Just so you know I register as Republican but my religious bent is Agnostic. I also am very for gay rights, gender equality and racial equality. So I am not as conservative in those aspects. I also tend to lean more towards saving the environment too. On the other hand there are some conservative things I do agree with such as less government, strong military, gun rights, border security and free market. There are some things I am on the fence about, such as abortion since I can see both sides. And I think each situation needs to be considered. For instance rape or incest I would be more towards abortion but then late term abortion I am not for at all. So yeah on the compass I was near the center in the purple zone.

EDIT: This one i did not like how it was worded ...

"Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers."

I agree the first duty is to be homemakers but I disagree it should always be a mother. I think Dad's can be homemakers too!
Title: Re: Political Compass
Post by: Hydromancerx on October 26, 2016, 04:13:05 pm
Yeah, I read the homemakers question and had no clue how to form an opinion on it.  I am not even sure what first duty is supposed to mean.

I read it as meaning putting family before work.