Political Compass

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by lamebums, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    I know there's been several threads about people's political beliefs, usually the one-dimensional scale of "liberal" or "conservative", and I'd see a lot of people say they were independent.

    So I'd like to throw in this test which has been around for a few years. It's very Euro-centric, but is on two dimensions instead of one--economic and social.


    (The link should work...)

    My results:

    Economic Left/Right: 0.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 8.56
  2. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Nice tool.... Its been a while since I've seen something so interesting...

    hummm... just for giggles, I'll bite:

    Here's mine (I think I can see Gandhi nearby...):eek:

    Economic Left/Right: -4.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.36


  3. BailOut

    BailOut My favorite holiday is Earth Day!

    Interesting. :)

    Economic Left/Right: -7.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

    Ghandi is my nearest one too, and Nelson Mandela is a close second.
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Strong Right, Slightly Libertarian. Almost on top of Milton Friedman.
    Economic Left/Right: 5.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

    Sadly, there are NO current world leaders in that quadrant. I'd go with Ghandi before I went to Thatcher, though.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  5. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Brian, thank you for posting yours...
    ... for a minute there I thought I was going to be the only one occupying that quadrant. :D


  6. Daox

    Daox Well-Known Member

    I'm with BailOut (his comment at least)... Interesting. :)

    Economic Left/Right: -3.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.08
  7. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    My Score

    It said:

    Economic Left/Right: -1.25​
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.59 ​
    ...but I think the truth is more like...

    Economic Left/Right: 1.25​
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.59 ​

    Anyone else think some of their questions were worded anything but neutral?
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  8. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I would tend to agree with that assessment, Chuck. :)
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Yes. Some of those questions were definitely baited. I saw a bias that said "transnational corporations are evil".
  10. warthog1984

    warthog1984 Well-Known Member

    Economic: -4.88
    Social: -1.54

    However, this test is very poorly worded almost to the point of being a push poll.

    Reworking the questions to neutral, I'd be slightly positive economically and socially.
  11. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    Economic Left/Right: -4.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

    but i am not totally sure i understand the whole thing.
  12. 93Hatch

    93Hatch Well-Known Member

    Here is me.

    Economic Left/Right: -0.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.21

    What the heck does that mean?
  13. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Economic Left/Right: 2.0
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05

    Someone should make a graphic with everyone on it. I would but I am going to be busy for the next week.

    Like this one:

    OMG. I just realized am closest to John Edwards.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  14. rdprice64

    rdprice64 Still Learning

    Me and Ghandi

    Economic Left/Right: -4.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21
  15. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I'd think a good poll of this nature would have most political figures in the center. Since this one does not, it strongly hints at the political leaning of the poll ;)

  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Romney and Thompson are more Authoritarian than Obama and Clinton? That doesn't seem right...
  17. worthywads

    worthywads Don't Feel Like Satan, I am to AAA

    Economic Right 6.12

    Social Libertarian -4.10

    Not quite as far right as Milton Friedman, but quite a bit more socially libertarian.

    I appear to be one of the few in the economic right so far, though I'm a little surprised that only Kucinich is on the economic left of the "traditional" candidates.
  18. 93Hatch

    93Hatch Well-Known Member

    LOL, I was almost dead center in the middle. Maybe I am really a politician.:D
  19. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    My perception of dead center or 0,0 is somewhere between Bill Richardson and John McCain - does it sound strange that graph list all Democrats but one in right field?
  20. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Here is the graph where everyone stands. Some interesting locations.


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