Friday, February 17, 2006

POLITICAL COMPASS

Friday and rolling into a long weekend, so you've got some time to learn what you are.

Duane @ Minutia posted a link to The Political Compass. Any test that claims "no right, wrong or ideal responses" is cool by us.

After the 5-minute quiz, we grabbed our results:
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
Apparently, we're leftists. Who'd have thunk it? This puts us over by Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. We'll take it. Click here to take the test. Show us your scores. Beads to the best.

24 comments:

Jim Lee II said...

(-3.75,-3.13), I just love graphs!

Rev.Vapor said...

(-2.00, -4.00)

John Stone said...

5.38, 5.33

Uh, oh ... I gotta' start looking for some different friends .... I don't like me ...

Anonymous said...

Economic Left/Right: -1.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

I'm a Libertarian. Hmmmm....

Duane Keys said...

(0.63, -2.41)

I bet I'm a minority at the bloggers' meeting!

DocLarry said...

Economic Left/Right: -7.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

And how do you define "the best" scores?

Ron Davis said...

Retaking the test, I wound up with:

Economic Left/Right: -2.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.85

Still leftist, but by this evening I'll be past you, Duane, and headed to Curbstone Critic territory. Conversely, I must wake up very early to be to the left of El Doctor.

skippys said...

Economic Left/Right: -4.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.77

Anonymous said...

I think John must have misread... every single question! :)

aleah marie said...

Economic Left/Right: -4.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.97

Just what I suspected ... I'm a stinkin' liberal. ;)

Anonymous said...

I keep my score posted on the sidebar at Rhetorica:

Economic left/right: -.62
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.46

--A. Cline

John Stone said...

Anonymous said...
I think John must have misread... every single question! :)


Hey I am right in there with Ghandi .. birds of a feather except I am better armed, dress more sensibly, eat better, and wear shoes ... unlike the people who call Billy Long on KWTO.

Anonymous said...

Odd position, although not really. I know myself:

Economic L/R: 0.88
Social L/A: -5.54

AK (but might be Bill Clinton. With numbers like mine, I could be elected!)

John Stone said...

Oops ... now I see .. .I forgot the minus signs ... -5.38, -5.33 ...

And I look at graphs all the time too ... definitely NOT in the upper right quadrant ... thwe only thing up there is a heart attack or breast cancer ...

Ron Davis said...

You go, AK! Numbers like Mott the Hoople!

Anonymous said...

Do you think we could get Mott the Hoople elected? Are they alive? Would it matter? Might be better than anyone the Dems are putting forth. Hey, this just might work ...

LocoFocoRampant said...

I came in at
Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian:
-3.85

I'm in with Ghandi and Mandela too. Guess I need to print up a card to carry around so I can claim to be a "card carrying Liberal."

Anonymous said...

So i'll give up all my paltry possessions and donate them to someone poorer than me.....
-7.75 economic left/right
-6.82 social lib/authorianian

It's ok, i've got a bumper sticker 'Jesus, Gandhi & MLk: Just a bunch of bleeding heart liberals'
Just don't touch my books!
I do have an issue with de shrubbers score- he's got to be closer to Authoritarian than it shows.
Glad to be here.

pirkiphat

griesegal said...

Economic Left/Right: -3.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian:
-3.79
Who'd of thunk it?

busplunge said...

-5.88 Economic Left/Right
-5.54 Social Liberatian/Authoritarian.

Heck, I thought I was a democrat.

Larry Litle said...

Very intersting. Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

mott the whople?

Bryan said...

So I just got around to testing and...

Left/Right: -6.13
Liber/Author: -4.97

My issue was there wasn't any "no opinion" option for the questions. You either had to pick one side or the other.

Anonymous said...

Right there with Ghandi and Mandella......
So why did I vote for "W" (and still would again)??