Political Compass

#1
I'm sure this has been done before, but after a search I could not find it here:

Essentially this is a questionaire to ascertain whether you are left or right, authoritarian or libertarian:

Political compass

I'd be fascinated by the Sven/Ashie results (but probably unsurprised) and by those of the more 'right of centre' pursuasion. Mainly because I suspect that the 'left' is now far more authoritarian than the 'right'.

My results for what they're worth (and yes, I have been called on a number of occasions a fascist/racist baby killer as have many in the armed forces):
 

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#2
The political compass is biased, it will make you appear more left-wing then you are.

Or at least that's what the school of politics in my university believes.
 
#3
There isnt a "no opinion" option so people must agree or disagree.

Some of the questions are not presented right the "The rich are too highly taxed" what is defined as rich?
or this one
"A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system."

Yes that is a great advantage but that doesn't mean I support a one party state.
 
#4
According to the very selective questions on that.


"Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -2.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.41"


Which is a bit left of centre and up a tadge from horizontal.
 
#5
These are the marks I scored, but I don't know how to get that graph thingy in my post.

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.87

The little spot was down in the bottom left-hand corner. Is that good or bad?

MsG
 
#6
ouyin said:
The political compass is biased, it will make you appear more left-wing then you are.

Or at least that's what the school of politics in my university believes.
Interesting. I'm not disagreeing with you, but on what basis does the scholl of politics base that that opinion? Surely it is a subjective measure unless there is a firm definition for right and left? The same must surely apply to authoritarianism and libertarianism?
 
#7
Im called a racist bigot etc etc, so where does that put my actual position? going by the above score?
 
#8
Well I'm off to a non-branded organic local greengrocer's to buy some mung beans and lentil's, then get some sandal's and heal some leper's on the way.
I came out between Ghandi and Nelson Mandella. However there wasn't a question about lining up English against a wall in an ethnic cleansing of Wales, else I would come out to the right of Pinochet! :D
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-8.00&soc=-4.56Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56
 
#9
Bugsy said:
These are the marks I scored, but I don't know how to get that graph thingy in my post.

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.87

The little spot was down in the bottom left-hand corner. Is that good or bad?

MsG
Very bad Bugsy. Unsurprising, but very bad :D
 
#11
wedge35 said:
I'm closest to Nelson Mandela apparently.
What were your scores, Wedgie? Can you remember?

MsG
 
#13
llech said:
Well I'm off to a non-branded organic local greengrocer's to buy some mung beans and lentil's, then get some sandal's and heal some leper's on the way.
I came out between Ghandi and Nelson Mandella. However there wasn't a question about lining up English against a wall in an ethnic cleansing of Wales, else I would come out to the right of Pinochet! :D
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-8.00&soc=-4.56Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.56
LOL. Fair enough - maybe this thread should be in ther NAAFI. I'm Sure it would skew the answers if there were questions about lining English/Welsh/Black/Yellow/Scottish/Irish people against the wall :D

Still, I liked my results :p
 
#17
colton said:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64
So are you a "Kommerniss", then? :lol:

MsG
 
#18
ouyin said:
The political compass is biased, it will make you appear more left-wing then you are.

Or at least that's what the school of politics in my university believes.
Probably because they are equating economic left-rightism with the more common "definition" that the media use. For example, the BNP are centre-left on the political compass due to their economic policies, whereas the media would have you believe they are extreme right due to their views on immigration etc.

I come out as:

Economic Left/Right: 6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

That's essentially an extremely free market, low-no tax, extreme personal freedom viewpoint. It's part of the way to anarcho-libertarianism, which would be the very bottom right corner, where the belief would be in dissolution of the state and total freedom.

Unfortunately, upon looking at the plot of the current UK parties:



None of them are that close to my viewpoints. Lib dems have moved away in recent years, so I really don't have any party to vote for. Oh well....
 
#19
Oyibo said:
I'm sure this has been done before, but after a search I could not find it here:

Essentially this is a questionaire to ascertain whether you are left or right, authoritarian or libertarian:

Political compass

I'd be fascinated by the Sven/Ashie results (but probably unsurprised) and by those of the more 'right of centre' pursuasion. Mainly because I suspect that the 'left' is now far more authoritarian than the 'right'.

My results for what they're worth (and yes, I have been called on a number of occasions a fascist/racist baby killer as have many in the armed forces):
I regret to inform you that the underlying methodology has serious defects.

My results are
Economic Left/Right: -3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.08

Which makes me a left-wing, pinko liberal, whereas anybody who knows me can confirm I'm an intolerant, domineering, megalomaniacal, fascist whose favourite barbecue meal is baby-on-a-bayonet ... and that's on a good day and after a spot of "counselling" and whilst I'm counting my collection of ears.

However, it appears to be pretty right-wing compared to some of the posted results.
 

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