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The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« on: September 18, 2010, 06:24:06 PM »
http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

The political compass is an alternative to the traditional left to right political scale in that it differentiates between economic and social issues.  If you take the test and post your results, I'll add your name to the HAF chart.  I'm just curious to see what the political views of people on this forum are.

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 06:46:38 PM »
wow.  I figured I'd end up almost exactly in the middle. Not so much. -3.25,-5.69.  I'm a left leaning libertarian type I guess.

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 08:36:55 PM »
Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 09:02:42 PM »
I just found this posted on /b/.  Anyone wanna fess up?
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 09:14:40 PM »


I get the feeling this isn't necessarily the best way of discovering one's political beliefs. Not only that, but labeling one's self tends to make one follow the expectations of being labeled as such. Just try to be fair, informed, and good. However that manifests is what you are.
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 09:19:27 PM »
I have a chart I did before, not the numbers, it looks like.
-7.8 -5.2

So what about a Kalashnikov for the leftiest and a nice pair of black steel cap boots for the rightiest?

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 10:10:09 PM »

Economic Left/Right: -7.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.97

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I just found this posted on /b/. Anyone wanna fess up?

What is "/b/"? I see that, um ... 'term' (?), used a lot.
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 10:18:10 PM »
/b/ is a part of 4chan.  Troll central.   :)
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 01:44:12 AM »
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.46

There are some serious hippies on here.
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 01:59:57 AM »
Not really worth doing this for me as I pick and mix so many things and regularly change my mind based on how things change. But I would probably wander about the bottom left quadrant.
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 02:32:35 AM »
I didn't find this graph very accurate.

Some of the option I didn't agree or disagree, I was in the middle.

but heres my results.

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 07:20:03 AM »
In my country, I am considered to be far-right

On that graph, I'm bottom-slightly-left.
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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 08:01:07 AM »
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Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.46

There are some serious hippies on here.

Haha.  I actually thought the test was rigged.  I don't even see how an atheist could get the score you got SSY.  I know some straight up Christian Right Wing US republicans that would likely end up in the green quadrant...or close to it.

edit: I took it again entering all the answers I think that a Right Wing US Christian would, and I ended up almost exactly in the middle.  I'm no goddamn hippie.  I know because my hippie friends tell me so all the time.  The test is garbage imo.  There isn't even a "no opinion" option for the questions.

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 09:39:12 AM »
Obvious test is obvious.

Too many easily answered questions, IMHO.

Here's my anti-Joe take on it (I answered all questions opposite, and "Strongly Agree" or "Strongly Disagree")

Economic Left/Right: 8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 7.79

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Re: The Political Compass: Where Do You Fall On It?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 09:50:21 AM »
test was kind of silly, but fun for a quiet sunday.

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.92