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The Political Compass

Rezzo

Occasionally
So I found this political compass tool thing which plots what your political ideals roughly look like, and I thought it would be a cool thing to share.

I managed to get this:
Economic Left/Right: -6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72


And my graph looks a bit like this:
[img139]http://i.imgur.com/P41PgOB.png[/img139]

I don't really have much to say about it as I'm not much of a political nerd, but it put out the field I was expecting it to; a Left Wing Libertarian.

Try it out yourselves:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/test
 

Vernikova

Champion
I remember someone posting this a few years ago. This is what I got the first time:

[IMG139]http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/Survive_Vent/pcgraphpng_zpsf2e6d1d6.png[/IMG139]

This is what I got this time around:

[IMG139]http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/Survive_Vent/pcgraphpng2_zps7ef28631.png[/IMG139]

Pretty similar. I could be described as socially liberal and fiscally i-don't-give-a-fuck. Or liberal.
 
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The Admiral

solid state survivor
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46

So I'm left and somewhat libertarian. Proof again that the political compass has been demagnetized.

To be fair, though, I think that's about where Penn and Teller stand, going by Bullshit!, and I usually find them pretty agreeable, so I guess it's less ludicrous than I imagine.
 

Enjolras

Master of the House
Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38

Not really surprising.
 

poix_the_yak

I stay noided
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.82

[IMG139]http://i.imgur.com/0ST8osg.jpg[/IMG139]

Kind of what I as expecting.
 
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.46

So I'm left and somewhat libertarian. Proof again that the political compass has been demagnetized.

To be fair, though, I think that's about where Penn and Teller stand, going by Bullshit!, and I usually find them pretty agreeable, so I guess it's less ludicrous than I imagine.

Penn and Teller are massive free market advocates. So economically you are very different.

Political compass isn't really very good because so many of the questions are loaded. Not their fault, it's pretty hard to gleam someone's true beliefs from a few internet questions.

It's generally pretty misleading. For the record I took the test, and it was a very rough indicator of my views.
 

The Admiral

solid state survivor
Penn and Teller are massive free market advocates. So economically you are very different.

Fair.

Political compass isn't really very good because so many of the questions are loaded. Not their fault, it's pretty hard to gleam someone's true beliefs from a few internet questions.

It's generally pretty misleading. For the record I took the test, and it was a very rough indicator of my views.

A lot of them also could really benefit from having a "neutral" answer, because sometimes I couldn't entirely say I "agree" or "disagree" with the statements wholly.

And yeah, I would say that... anything of this sort would only prove a fairly rough indicator. Any sort of personality, etc. test. Especially on the Internet. Can't be helped, I guess.

(Also, the scores not really being hugely well-qualified other than the few examples they provided hurts them.)
 

starwars

megacharizard king
[IMG200]http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=4.50&soc=1.69[/IMG200]
I guess i'm the first one to not be a left libertarian. But it was similar to what I expected.
 

Psynergy

Strong Winds
Staff member
Super Mod
Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.36



Basically what I was expecting, but farther down than I would have expected. I don't know, being one of those "middle-road" people might not be a good thing, especially if I'll be spending the next four or so years in Berkeley, California. Or maybe I'm wrong and it will end up being a great thing.
 

GrizzlyB

Confused and Dazed
I don't have my chart with me, but my results had me about 2 units to the Right, and 0.4 units Authoritarian. Which I believe, in political circles, is known as the "stern-but-fair" ideology.
 
Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.46

[IMG139]http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-2.75&soc=-4.46[/IMG139]

I'm a little further down than Ghandi
 

John Madden

resident policy guy
Economic Left/Right: -8.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77

(oh hey, the GOP pushed me even further to the left)
 

jonnyc

Well-Known Member
I'm still young so I didn't really know what a handful of questions really implied. Some were too vague and had a lot of circumstantial what-ifs. I see myself voting Republican, yet I was put just off-center a unit to two left-and-down. I really didn't have any passion to strongly agree/disagree with a lot because I'm more rational on social views, whilst on economic views I just didn't fully grasp what they were trying to say, exactly. I feel that if I understood it a bit more I would be content with my result, even though I probably pay more attention to politics than the average teen my age.
 
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