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Llamas
10-21-2006, 03:58 PM
The political compass... tells you where you fall. http://www.politicalcompass.org/index

My results:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/cross.gif

I knew I was pretty damn moderate, but a little bit more toward liberal... not too shocking. Still, a cool test.

Tigger Army
10-21-2006, 04:34 PM
basically I'm as left winged as Mandela and as Libertarian as The Dalai Lama.

Not very surprising...

ermdevi@tion
10-21-2006, 04:37 PM
Your political compass:

Economic Left/Right: -9.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.64

Pretty much what I expected.

Edit: llamas, that's just a picture of a cross.

XYlophonetreeZ
10-21-2006, 04:40 PM
Llamas, I couldn't read your chart. Just this tiny cross in the corner showed up.

My results: http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-3.13&soc=-4.00
That's about where I thought I'd be going into the test, although based on a lot of my individual answers to the questions I thought I might actually come out more towards the middle.

Llamas
10-21-2006, 05:26 PM
yeah I did it wrong, I'm a moron. Basically, I was about -1, -1.

Everyone here seems to be verrrrry liberal. besides me. :P

HeadAroundU
10-21-2006, 06:02 PM
Awesome thing.

Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.56
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-1.88&soc=-0.56

I'm quite balanced.
Preocupado EDIT: Who am I lying? I'm so neutral.

Endymion
10-21-2006, 06:11 PM
Economic Left/Right: 7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.18

Preocupado
10-21-2006, 06:13 PM
More like neutral or drifter, HAU.

Balanced is this:

Economic Left/Right: -6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.82
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-6.00&soc=-6.82 (my result)

With a positioning, but balanced between reality and utopy.

wheelchairman
10-21-2006, 06:14 PM
It's entirely biased by the maker's geo-political perspective. And it's lame too, if you don't know where you lie.

But I'll take it because for this opinion, I only care a little. :(

Economic Left/Right: -4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

From the last time I took this, I've moved towards the center by half a square. Interesting I suppose.

mrconeman
10-21-2006, 06:17 PM
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

Pretty much as I expected.

Preocupado
10-21-2006, 06:25 PM
From the last time I took this, I've moved towards the center by half a square. Interesting I suppose.

I suppose i'll move towards the center a bit more once i graduate and put that diploma to work. Who knows.

Venom Symbiote
10-21-2006, 06:49 PM
Economic Left/Right: 0.00

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.97

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=0.00&soc=2.97

XYlophonetreeZ
10-21-2006, 07:25 PM
yeah I did it wrong, I'm a moron. Basically, I was about -1, -1.

Everyone here seems to be verrrrry liberal. besides me. :P
Bah, I wouldn't call -3.13 and -4 verrrrry liberal. Maybe verry with only 2 r's, but 5 is a little extreme.

And I'm about as liberal as the Pope and as libertarian as Mandela. It'd be cool if they could get some more political leaders' stats on there. Notice how almost all politicians are actually authoritarian.

0r4ng3
10-21-2006, 10:38 PM
There should be a "neutral" choice. I would have picked that for a lot of them. Anyway...

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

I'm Authoritarian left, apparently.

XYlophonetreeZ
10-21-2006, 11:36 PM
No, negative means you lean towards libertarian.

Rag Doll
10-21-2006, 11:45 PM
Economic Left/Right: -8.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.59

i'm just a smidge to the left...

Endymion
10-22-2006, 12:49 AM
why am i the only one with differing signs?

sKratch
10-22-2006, 01:16 AM
I can't take tests like these because I meta-respond, thinking about the implications of my answers. In any case, here were my results:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

Llamas
10-22-2006, 01:59 AM
why am i the only one with differing signs?

cause you're a stupid righty!!

ermdevi@tion
10-22-2006, 03:49 AM
Economic Left/Right: -4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23


Would've expected that to come out much further left for you. A lot of people come up as equally, if not more, socialist than you.

Just shows these tests don't always get it right...

Tigger Army
10-22-2006, 03:50 AM
There should be a "neutral" choice. I would have picked that for a lot of them.

True, I think I would want some of those too. But forcing you to make a choice makes sure people don't choose neutral on every item. It makes you think about the issue, rather than "when in doubt choose neutral"


I can't take tests like these because I meta-respond, thinking about the implications of my answers.

Hehe, yeah that was my problem aswell. Sometimes I just thought: I take (dis)agree, however...

Sexy Panda
10-24-2006, 08:30 PM
The test is flawed (assuming that every question counts for something). Some of the questions are based on personal moral choices that have no basis on what you want the law to do.

Me wanting globalisation to serve humanity does not make me any less of a free marketeer than if I had've said transnational coporations. It's what I think the Govt should do about it if anything that is the real issue. Furthermore, me being proud of being an aussie does not make me any more or less authoritarian. Whether I think the artist or the business man is more important means diddly, and my own moral opinions on whether 'infotainment is valuable or not' also is irrelevent to where you stand on economic and social issues. As shocking as it is, you can have a libertarian who hates consumerism so beliefs on bottled water hardly tells you much.

That's just the first page. No wonder I haven't done this test in ages. I wonder if they've released the code for it.

The most offensive question of all is 'When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things.' What the fuck is that about? I don't remember there being an axis for denial in the results. "Yeah I hate thinking about my troubles." "YOU FUCKING FASCIST BASTARD".

However there is no doubting the relevance of one of the questions. As we all know, a belief in astrology means you have to be a socialist. There's no getting around that one.

I'd advocate the worlds smallest political quiz but that's too biased towards libertarianism. It gets to the point but it dresses up the 'right' answer just a bit too much for my liking.

This test is more like a 'half baked overarching morality test placed in a system where there is no possible logical correlation' questionnaire. I guess political compass made for a smaller web address.



Results

Economics 6.88
Social -5.79

Well my economic score has shot to the right (despite no real change in opinion on free markets). I must have become more of a bastard or maybe the test pissed me off.

I think I might do the test and try to get as far to the top right as possible while answering the questions within libertarian principles.

-0.13
2.46

I answered every question keeping in mind that the answers should reflect Govt not interfering, and answered all the bullshit moral questions like 'spanking kids' and 'homesexuality is not natural' in the most 'fuckwit' way I could think of. All answers that fit in with free market and social libertarian philosophy.

This test is bullshit.

HornyPope
10-24-2006, 11:26 PM
^ Yeah, but like in all standarized tests, all they do is categorize you with the people (very stupid people, mind you) who have similar stances. It doesn't nor can it read not translate your own personal opinions, all it can say is "your thought patterns are similar to the millions of followers of a given political reign". It's homosexual to the Ninth (pun) power.

Sexy Panda
10-25-2006, 04:07 AM
I know Pope, however I feel that this one is particularly poor. They can never be a very accurate determination however you can minismise it to a much greater extent than this poll does.

Tigger Army
10-25-2006, 04:18 AM
concidering most people get the result they expected I'd think it's at least moderatly trustworthy. Granted some of the questions may have been phrased in dubious or moralistic ways yet somehow it seems to place most people in the quadrant they should be in.

Also, this is ofcourse just a general thing to give it's users a global idea on what their position is. It shouldn't be used as a way to decide on what party you're going to vote or anything, just as a sort of introduction to the topic.

AND it's shouldn't be taken much more serious than most tests on thesparks.com (or similar sites)

Llamas
10-25-2006, 05:35 AM
concidering most people get the result they expected I'd think it's at least moderatly trustworthy. Granted some of the questions may have been phrased in dubious or moralistic ways yet somehow it seems to place most people in the quadrant they should be in.

Also, this is ofcourse just a general thing to give it's users a global idea on what their position is. It shouldn't be used as a way to decide on what party you're going to vote or anything, just as a sort of introduction to the topic.

AND it's shouldn't be taken much more serious than most tests on thesparks.com (or similar sites)

This post is 100% accurate. I actually fell on the chart EXACTLY where I expected to (almost in the middle, but ever so slightly to the left and libertarian). I wouldn't use it to define myself; it's just an interesting "test" to see what your answers "mean".

sKratch
10-25-2006, 07:57 AM
I know Pope, however I feel that this one is particularly poor. They can never be a very accurate determination however you can minismise it to a much greater extent than this poll does.

Well if you really want to sit there and take a 3 hour test to find out what your stance on socio-politics is, be my guest.

HeadAroundU
10-25-2006, 08:13 AM
I agree with tigger army too. Sexy panda, there is no need to make a mess around it.

HornyPope
10-25-2006, 11:50 AM
This post is 100% accurate. I actually fell on the chart EXACTLY where I expected to

Yeah but you have the most common and predictable stances because how well it fits in the mainstream polls.


concidering most people get the result they expected I'd think it's at least moderatly trustworthy.

This doesn't one bit contradict what I said in the previous reply. This test only places your opinion with groups who think likewise, and in most cases it's a good match since there is only so many political categories to have. But it can't account for the more extreme, the more deviative, fluctuating opinion. Such is the fault with all tests.

Tigger Army
10-25-2006, 11:54 AM
UHm Pope, I wasn't trying to challenge your post. Cause you're absolutely right in it. I was trying to say Jacross might chill out a bit though.

Sexy Panda
10-26-2006, 05:02 AM
I suppose I should chill out, however it's that damn "ignore your problems and let's think about happy things" question that gets to me. I don't even understand how a mind could create such a ridiculous question. Truly boggling.

I don't think more questions is the answer either, so the 3 hour test is a silly comment. If anything the authors attempt to be 'thorough' is what ruined the test in the first place. However considering that I have spent countless hours cultivating my views I don't think 3 hours is that much of a burden anyway.

Tigger Army made the best point, for it's flaws it does generally place people in the right area. I wouldn't use it for anything other than a laugh though. And to confirm that everybody here is an evil statist.

ninthlayer
10-26-2006, 09:27 PM
Dear Vlad,
I love you.

Yours Eternally,
Sean

Betty
10-28-2006, 04:43 PM
I have different signs too...

I don't know if I've moved one way or another, but I obviously knew pretty much where I stood. Which is semi-moderate libertarian. Libertarian defining, unlike in this test, both economic and social freedom.

Economic Left/Right: 4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69

I think the first question really starts the test off on the wrong foot though, I really don't like that one.

ermdevi@tion
10-28-2006, 05:34 PM
What's wrong with the first question? =/

Llamas
10-28-2006, 06:00 PM
Yeah but you have the most common and predictable stances because how well it fits in the mainstream polls.

what? You don't know what my stances are... I tend to disagree with almost everyone on my stances, actually.

plus, where I live particularly, I'm considered quite conservative in comparison to the "mainstream".

78 Water
10-28-2006, 06:36 PM
I know I sound retarted, but what is libertian and authorian?

Tigger Army
10-29-2006, 03:16 PM
I know I sound retarted, but what is libertian and authorian?

authorian: think facists
libertian: think hippie

actually although a bit rough for a black and white representation it's pretty decent.

authorian basically means there's one strict leadership/set of rules you MUST obey

libertian: you (and everyone else) can do as you want (rather anarchistic).

Sexy Panda
10-29-2006, 06:01 PM
authorian: think facists
libertian: think hippie

actually although a bit rough for a black and white representation it's pretty decent.

authorian basically means there's one strict leadership/set of rules you MUST obey

libertian: you (and everyone else) can do as you want (rather anarchistic).

Tigger that is both ridiculous and offensive to me. I condemn you to an eternity of water torture performed by R Kelly.

Go to wikipedia.com and type in libertarian. It gives a fairly decent introduction to what it is.

Sin Studly
10-29-2006, 09:03 PM
Hippies are too vag-commie to be libertarian. Besides, libertarians have jobs.

0r4ng3
10-29-2006, 09:05 PM
At libraries?

No, wait, forget I said that. Even I thought that was lame.

wheelchairman
10-30-2006, 01:51 AM
It isn't that far off though. I've seen libertarians who thought incest laws and age of consent laws went against their freedom.

sKratch
10-30-2006, 11:33 PM
And I've seen women who think they shouldn't have the right to vote. Doesn't mean it describes all of them (though it should) ;o

wheelchairman
10-31-2006, 06:21 AM
Well my general impression of libertarians is that they are douches in that manner. Sure they aren't all personally offended by sex-laws, but they get offended by other equally ridiculous laws.

Preocupado
10-31-2006, 12:15 PM
I'm offended by demagogues.

edit: one of them almost beat Lula at sunday's presidential election, and that means that there's plenty of people who are still too desperate to be able to use theyr brains.