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Published on March 1, 2013 By Draginol In Everything Else

I’ve taken tests like this before. Very interesting to see where people end up.

Here’s the test:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

My result:

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http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=1.00&soc=-3.18


Comments (Page 5)
on Mar 02, 2013

Fuzzy Logic

In reality it's a totally false result. Here you have Ed Milliband and David Cameron over on the right despite them being opposite ends of left and right. I am far right compared to David Cameron yet on here I appear to be very far left...

If you're going by that graph of where they put world leaders, keep in mind they also put both Romney and Obama in the upper right, and pretty far into it too. I thus think where they put the "Center" is a bit... misleading. Also, it may be they are judging politicians on what they do in office, but simply by using power doesn't any leader seem more authoritarian  whatever their personal views?

on Mar 02, 2013

Hmmm, I'm wondering if there's a similar test to determine a persons moral compass?

If so, I dunno I'd post the results of mine here... anywhere, for that matter, but it'd be interesting to see who's moral, amoral and immoral... just downright incorrigible.

on Mar 02, 2013

I'm as Apolitical as they come, I abhor politics. Too much time was wasted while things went to hell.

*sorry......*

on Mar 02, 2013

I think the people who make the site project their opinions on world leaders. I highly doubt that Obama and Romney, if they took the test, would end up in the upper right Like that.

on Mar 02, 2013

Frogboy
I think the people who make the site project their opinions on world leaders. I highly doubt that Obama and Romney, if they took the test, would end up in the upper right Like that.

I have to say the same thing about the Canadian party leaders. The only social platform in the last election was the Conservatives pledge to get tougher on crime, so why are the Liberals and Conservatives both so authoritative on that chart? Both parties support gay marriage...  They seem confused about what libertarian and authoritarian means, as it seems to represent both social views or statism depending on who they are looking at.

on Mar 02, 2013

Conservatives in America are interesting to say the least.

on Mar 02, 2013


I think the religious questions made the difference of left or right.

how? I'm agnostic and I'm right of center.

on Mar 02, 2013

Frogboy
how? I'm agnostic and I'm right of center.
In general religious people tend to be more conservative. You strike me as pretty pure libertarian, which having been an anarchist myself through most of junior high (don't ask!), I can understand.

 

I also suspect that the "left/right" section deals solely with social issues, while economic liberalism/conservatism is simply called "authoritarian/libertarian" on the vertical axis.

on Mar 02, 2013

Frogboy
how? I'm agnostic and I'm right of center.

You're religious about it.

on Mar 02, 2013

Scoutdog
In general religious people tend to be more conservative. You strike me as pretty pure libertarian, which having been an anarchist myself through most of junior high (don't ask!), I can understand.

 

 

I also suspect that the "left/right" section deals solely with social issues, while economic liberalism/conservatism is simply called "authoritarian/libertarian" on the vertical axis.

 

Just because someone is Agnostic doesn't mean they're religious. There are agnostic atheists and agnostic theists. Agnostic atheists believe that divine creation is unlikely and most likely didn't occur but aren't going to go around tooting their horn about it because they believe in the burden of proof (Id est. the scientific process). Unfortunately in conservative America you run into predominantly Gnostic Theists.

on Mar 02, 2013

Frogboy


Quoting gmc2,
reply 51

I think the religious questions made the difference of left or right.

how? I'm agnostic and I'm right of center.

I noticed that some of the respondents have fairly religious opinions (from joeuser posts) and they all fell over into the right. I'm sure that one size doesn't fit all but that it was note worthy. In your case, and probably others, not.

 

on Mar 02, 2013

Nichtganz
Just because someone is Agnostic doesn't mean they're religious. There are agnostic atheists and agnostic theists. Agnostic atheists believe that divine creation is unlikely and most likely didn't occur but aren't going to go around tooting their horn about it because they believe in the burden of proof (Id est. the scientific process). Unfortunately in conservative America you run into predominantly Gnostic Theists.

I just find it ironic that you are using a two-axis color-coded quadrant graph to point out the flaws in a two-axis color-coded quadrant graph.

on Mar 02, 2013

Scoutdog


Quoting Nichtganz, reply 70Just because someone is Agnostic doesn't mean they're religious. There are agnostic atheists and agnostic theists. Agnostic atheists believe that divine creation is unlikely and most likely didn't occur but aren't going to go around tooting their horn about it because they believe in the burden of proof (Id est. the scientific process). Unfortunately in conservative America you run into predominantly Gnostic Theists.

I just find it ironic that you are using a two-axis color-coded quadrant graph to point out the flaws in a two-axis color-coded quadrant graph.

Well my opinion much like others is subjective. I see Gnosticism as being deeply flawed. In my mind Gnostic atheists are just as bad as Gnostic theists. My personal opinion aside i was trying to state that there can be atheistic and theistic agnostics.

on Mar 02, 2013

Don't take it too seriously. I just thought the resemblance between the graphs was funny.

on Mar 02, 2013

Fun little thing, I have done these before, pretty much what I suspected:

 

 

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