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#1 Posted by shmoodow (14 posts) -

I thought it might be interesting to see a cross-section of people's political views, so go and take the test at http://www.politicalcompass.org/, post your results here and we'll have a share.

Note: this is not a place to argue about politics.

#2 Posted by shmoodow (14 posts) -

Mine, slightly more left than I expected.

#3 Posted by spiceninja (3053 posts) -

Eh, I don't want to fill out a 6 page survey. I already know that I lean left.

#4 Posted by BaneFireLord (2881 posts) -

Last time I took that, I was almost exactly in the middle, about one square left and one square down.

#5 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (262 posts) -

Deal with it.

#6 Posted by Bribo (583 posts) -

@A_Talking_Donkey: That's what happens when you put in "Hitler" as the answer to all the questions.

#7 Edited by falling_fast (2148 posts) -

not surprised.

I thought a number of the questions were kind of dumb/could have been worded better.

#8 Edited by uniform (1830 posts) -

Had one of these threads a while back. I don't believe I've changed, so I'll just post my old result. 

#9 Posted by SMTDante89 (2481 posts) -
#10 Posted by shmoodow (14 posts) -

@uniform: I did a quick search and the only one I could find was from 2008, apologies if this is a well-worn topic.

#11 Posted by Soapy86 (2599 posts) -
#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

So, apparently I prefer anarchy and think the Dalai Lama is pretty cool?

#13 Edited by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

I didn't really like the questions, many of them were unclear and seemed like none of the answers accurately described my views but here we go.

I expected to end up a bit lower but well, what do you know.

Free market anarchism all the way, baby!

#14 Edited by uniform (1830 posts) -
@shmoodow said:

@uniform: I did a quick search and the only one I could find was from 2008, apologies if this is a well-worn topic.

Oh no. It's not worn out..at least I don't believe it is. I just brought up the old thread as a reference to my original result, or a quick link so others could see how/if their result changed from that thread. This is only the second, or third, time I've seen it. 
#15 Posted by KirkyX (115 posts) -

I'm in pretty much exactly the same place as I was the last time I took this test. Not exactly the 'edgiest' score by Internet standards, but I'm happy with it.

#16 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

So, apparently I prefer anarchy and think the Dalai Lama is pretty cool?

Scary. That's EXACTLY where I ended up.

I don't like this quiz, though. There needs to be another option, neither agree nor disagree. I would have chosen that a few times.

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#17 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2999 posts) -

Somewhat left and very libertarian. Sounds accurate.

#18 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
#19 Posted by EpicSteve (6444 posts) -

Some of those questions are really stupid. Like the one asking if you should be automatically loyal to your country. I get that it's a liberal stereotype that they aren't patriotic, so I wonder if that's what it's looking for.

#20 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@BoG said:

Scary. That's EXACTLY where I ended up.

I don't like this quiz, though. There needs to be another option, neither agree nor disagree. I would have chosen that a few times.

Agreed, a lot of the questions were too binary and didn't let me accurately represent my opinion.

#21 Posted by Inkerman (1448 posts) -

The problem is that it lacks a Z axis, for those who are politically conservative but socially liberal. For example being pro-marijuana legalisation does not mean you support libertarianism.

#22 Posted by shel (6 posts) -

Well, I would think there are going to be a lot of black and white or stereotypical questions in a survey like this anyway; I think you'd be hard pressed to find one that isn't, but I could be wrong. I generally don't like to label the entirety of my viewpoint with one or two words since deciding on how to react to something is situational for me, but I do like taking surveys:

#23 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

The problem is that it lacks a Z axis, for those who are politically conservative but socially liberal. For example being pro-marijuana legalisation does not mean you support libertarianism.

Well being pro-marijuana means you are more for the individual making his own choice, which is a libertarian value.

#24 Edited by MattyFTM (14247 posts) -

@BoG said:

@Ravenlight said:

So, apparently I prefer anarchy and think the Dalai Lama is pretty cool?

Scary. That's EXACTLY where I ended up.

I don't like this quiz, though. There needs to be another option, neither agree nor disagree. I would have chosen that a few times.

You know what's even more scary? How different it is from the last time you took the political compass.

I was just going to dig up that thread and post my old one since I couldn't be bothered to take the test again, but now I'm going to retake it to see if mine has changed.

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#25 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

You know what's even more scary? How different it is from the last time you took the political compass.

I was just going to dig up that thread and post my old one since I couldn't be bothered to take the test again, but now I'm going to retake it to see if mine has changed.

is obviously a replicant. It's the only explanation.

#26 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1784 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@BoG said:

Scary. That's EXACTLY where I ended up.

I don't like this quiz, though. There needs to be another option, neither agree nor disagree. I would have chosen that a few times.

Agreed, a lot of the questions were too binary and didn't let me accurately represent my opinion.

It was definitely missing the "Neither agree nor disagree" option.

#27 Posted by Animasta (14467 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

The problem is that it lacks a Z axis, for those who are politically conservative but socially liberal. For example being pro-marijuana legalisation does not mean you support libertarianism.

Libertarianism doesn't automatically mean the libertarian party, I think.

mine, which is basically slightly more libertarian than ghandi

#28 Posted by Bwast (1334 posts) -

@Hitchenson said:

Mine exactly. Let's be best friends.

#29 Edited by MattyFTM (14247 posts) -

OK, so here is mine:

And mine from 4 years ago in this thread:

So I've got even more left wing (which I didn't really think was possible) and slightly less libertarian.

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#31 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

@MattyFTM: @Ravenlight: I've changed a lot in 4 years. I was in high school when I made that topic the first time. I actually read books now!

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#32 Posted by believer258 (11067 posts) -

I would definitely say that the survey in question is a little too binary, but I would also remind people that it's meant to be an approximation and not an exact pinpoint of where you stand.

That said, this doesn't particularly surprise me:

Yep, looks about right to me. Close to the center, but leaning to the libertarian left.

#33 Edited by Canteu (2814 posts) -

I'm just going to say I'd be in the bottom left somewhere, had I the wherewithal to bother with this quiz.

#34 Posted by DarthOrange (3499 posts) -
  
#35 Posted by Zacagawea (1569 posts) -

Yep, about right.

#36 Posted by forkboy (973 posts) -

I'm slightly less socially liberal than I used to be, I remember doing this previously & ending up with a score somewhere around -9.5/-9.5. The ultimate political idealist would be how I'd phrase my position.

But I will say that while I think my result is a pretty accurate summing up of my own political views (in that I'd class myself at the very least as influenced by anarchist thinkers if not an actual believer in anarchism working in a large scale in the real world) some of the question are a bit leading & most people do tend to end up in the bottom left quadrant, though I'm not sure if that says something about the people of the internet generation compared to actual politicians or just that the scale is a bit whacked.

#37 Posted by myketuna (1631 posts) -

@SMTDante89 said:

I got the exact same thing.

I'm a little "I don't know, maybe? No. ...Yes?" on the death penalty, but ultimately I just said "Sure." That might affect this a bit, but I don't want to take the survey again.

#38 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

Seems about right, though I wish there was an option between Yes and No. Sometimes I just didn't really have an opinion.

#39 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -
#40 Posted by Patman99 (1545 posts) -

Look at all these pinkies. My god, Giant Bomb, how do you sleep with yourself?

#41 Posted by LiquidPrince (15632 posts) -

This quiz needed a neutral position on some of the questions.

#42 Edited by scalpel (314 posts) -

Pretty much what I expected, except I thought I'd be lower on the Y-axis.

@LiquidPrince: I agree. I don't care whether or not mothers are homemakers. I don't think that's any of my business in the first place.

#43 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@scalpel: The thing is the republican party hasnt really been economicly conservative for a while. They borrowed money they didn't have off China to fund wars, that pretty much goes against everything conservative IMO.

#44 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Fitting, then, that I'm not a Republican.

#45 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Oh, and these are the presidential candidates' position acoording to the site.

#46 Posted by Socialone (201 posts) -

I seem to fit in the norm here.

#47 Posted by WasabiCurry (415 posts) -

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

Oh, some of these questions! :3

#48 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -
Anarchy and communism for life, apparently!

I don't like these questions, or the fact that you can't be neutral about most of them. But yeah, that pretty much represents my Australian socialist values.

#49 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2999 posts) -

@Bwast said:

@Hitchenson said:

Mine exactly. Let's be best friends.

Mine as well.

#50 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

@imsh_pl: I wonder what their reasoning was placing Jill Stein lower than Johnson on the Y-axis.