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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2010, 09:01:27 PM »
Well, I'm still more libertarian than all of the none right wing extremists and scottish freedom fighters.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2010, 11:40:12 PM »
That test seems silly.  Most of these are fun, but really don't get to the heart of things. 

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2010, 09:47:38 AM »
That test seems silly.  Most of these are fun, but really don't get to the heart of things. 

They don't give you someone's political philosophy, no, but they do a fairly good job of crudely graphing your political position.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2011, 07:13:01 PM »


Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.38

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Foreign Policy:



On the left side are pacifists and anti-war activists. On the right side are those who want a strong military that intervenes around the world. You scored: -9.36

Culture:



Where are you in the culture war? On the liberal side, or the conservative side? This scale may apply more to the US than other countries. You scored: -6.24
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2011, 09:44:39 PM »
Economic Left/Right: .12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

The economic results are skewed a little bit because the test is meant to measure attitudes rather than your beliefs on policy.  The tests ask whether you think globalization should serve the interests of multinational companies or people.  Well of course I think it should support people.  The test also asks if Multinational corporations are unethically exploiting third world resources.  I'd say so.

All those responses mean is that I would hope for the economy to work for the interests of the greater good.  That doesn't mean (a) the greater good should trump individual liberties or (b) I think economic regulation is the best way to achieve the best results for humanity as a whole.

Maybe all the test is meant to measure is attitudes, which is fine.  But I'm not quite sure.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2011, 09:50:38 PM »
Yeah I started to take it and then quit.  Among other things, the questions are overly simplistic to a ridiculous degree.  I understand that it's "just designed to gauge general leanings", but these things are a pointless waste of time IMO.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2011, 10:20:47 PM »
I'd think I would be even more libertarian.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »



It seems the majority of DTF are all pretty similar in their views.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2011, 09:03:12 PM »
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=6.00&soc=3.44

Economic Left/Right: 6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.44

EDIT: I seem to be by myself here...
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2011, 09:05:31 PM »
I took the test again, and compared to the last results (on the first page) I moved one column over to the left.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2011, 12:45:46 AM »
I took the test again, and compared to the last results (on the first page) I moved one column over to the left.
I've become slightly more of a libertarian in the last year.




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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2011, 12:49:58 AM »
And far more right wing it seems as well.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2011, 06:43:02 AM »
As I thought.  I'm a fence sitter.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2011, 07:30:02 AM »
William Wallace seems to be more right wing than I am, but everyone else is on the left wing side of spectrum. This is odd.  :lol
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2011, 01:32:19 PM »



I expected myself to be more right wing. 

I kind of feel some of the questions had no specific relevancy to any of the parties in question significantly more than another. 

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2011, 03:52:44 PM »
Figured I'd redo this and its practically the same thing.
Economic Left/Right: -1.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2011, 04:52:10 PM »


I've done the normal political compass a bunch of times too, ended up at slightly the same place last time around which was a few months ago.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2011, 06:33:23 PM »
You are a far-right social libertarian.
Right: 8.88, Libertarian: 7.44



Foreign Policy:

On the left side are pacifists and anti-war activists. On the right side are those who want a strong military that intervenes around the world. You scored: -7.53



Culture:

Where are you in the culture war? On the liberal side, or the conservative side? This scale may apply more to the US than other countries. You scored: -4.01


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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2011, 08:03:04 PM »
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2011, 10:27:27 PM »
Economic Left/Right: -0.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.67

Well, can't say I wasn't expecting that; being an economist and all. Imagine how boring life would be if there were more of us :)
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2011, 06:57:22 AM »
Left: 6.02, Libertarian: 5.49
Nathan is a left social libertarian. He is also a non-interventionist and culturally liberal.


Now the other test...

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2011, 04:01:22 AM »
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2012, 02:22:51 PM »
Saw the link in that other thread adn was reminded of this thread. I always meant to do this, but I never got around to it. Finally took the quiz. Interesting stuff.


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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2012, 04:31:45 PM »

Some of the questions were a bit loaded, weren't clear in what exactly they meant, or asked for the person to take a side when a balanced approach would be preferable. Though I still ended up in the correct quadrant, so there's that.

Edit: Also;

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2012, 04:49:44 PM »


Left: 4.63, Libertarian: 1.77



You scored: -7.74



You scored: -4.88

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2012, 05:42:34 PM »
Same as everybody else. How unoriginal.

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2012, 06:31:50 PM »

Economic Left/Right: 6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
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Bahaha. The way I was answering these I was expecting something a little more centrist, but what ever.  :lol



I feel like this one was more my "pragmatic" side showing through, whereas the gotoquiz showed my more extreme beliefs in a "this is how I wish the world was" kind of way.

Oh well, that was fun. And all this thread does is reinforce my belief that there's a liberal bias to this forum, though there are certainly more right libertarians than I first suspected.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2012, 08:34:18 PM »
I honestly think this compass is biased. The two people who got Authoritarian scores in this thread are the only ones who I've ever seen score so.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2012, 08:58:53 PM »
Have you seen some of the questions though? Only hardcore authoritarians could agree with them, let alone strongly agree. I don't reckon many of the pollies listed in the top half of the chart could really be considered "authoritarian" (although by being the "big cheese" are you authoritarian by default?)
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2012, 10:03:33 PM »



Far-left weak libertarian on both tests. That's not really what I was expecting, but I realize that describes me pretty accurately. Socially, I'm almost as left as they come, but economically I prefer capitalism (though under some pretty tight regulations).

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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2012, 05:55:33 AM »
Have you seen some of the questions though? Only hardcore authoritarians could agree with them, let alone strongly agree. I don't reckon many of the pollies listed in the top half of the chart could really be considered "authoritarian" (although by being the "big cheese" are you authoritarian by default?)

That's exactly my point, I think the questions are designed to skew it that way, so that anyone but a fascist would disagree with them. There should be more moderate questions like, "I believe government institutions can be relied upon to solve problems most of the time," or "Developed countries require large governments to sustain their size." Something along those lines.
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Re: Political Compass, where are you?
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »
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