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Political Compass

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:45 pm

Check this out ...

http://www.politicalcompass.org/

Might be useful to map the politics of the board.

I'm -7.38 to the left and -4.10 to the libetarian end of the spectrum. Guess i'm your average socialist.

Andrew

Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:59 pm

Thanks for the link, Andrew !

I was -7.63 to the left & -5.28 to the libertarian !

Hey, I'm more of a lefty liberal than you are !

Is it true GG tried this & was off the scale ?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:32 pm

Interesting test, Andrew. I'm close to where you are on the graph, as I came in at -5.25 to the left, and -2.26 to the libertarian. Kinda surprised me a little bit, actually. But hey, the numbers don't lie, I guess!

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:32 pm

2.25 economic left, 3.59 libertarian for me

Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:41 pm

Economic Left/Right: + 0.63 Right
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: + 1.85 Authoritarian

Anyone surprised?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:28 pm

EagleUSA wrote:Economic Left/Right: + 0.63 Right
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: + 1.85 Authoritarian

Anyone surprised?


nope

Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:30 pm

Economic Left/Right: -5.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.97

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:27 pm

Economic Left/Right: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.85

Further left than I would have guessed!

Geoff

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:55 pm

ColinB wrote:Is it true GG tried this & was off the scale ?


Hype! All hype!



In fact, I took it and ........

Economic Left/Right: -5.10
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.54


It had my dot in the Left, and same area as Ghandi ?!?!

but goooood. 8)
It will help rally the Left to my cause, like lambs to the slaughter,
as The Garden Party plans to take over da vorld! :twisted:

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:09 am

Graceland Gardener wrote:... I took it and ........

Economic Left/Right: -5.10
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.54


Something wrong there.................

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:40 am

Economic left -3.75. Social libertarian -1.64. So I'm an ever-so-mild libertarian, but more left of center than I would've thought! :shock:

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:43 am

Pete Dube wrote:Economic left -3.75. Social libertarian -1.64. So I'm an ever-so-mild libertarian, but more left of center than I would've thought! :shock:


There is obviously something wrong with the way it is weighted or calibrated.

It is placing everyone further to the to the left than they are !

Even GG came out on the left !

Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:45 am

Is it just me, or are some of the questions worded in such a way that the results will probably skew left? I would have gone with a more reliable point system instead of relying on four simple choices for answers.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:07 am

I noticed right off the batt that the questions were a bit loaded.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:09 am

ColinB wrote:
Pete Dube wrote:Economic left -3.75. Social libertarian -1.64. So I'm an ever-so-mild libertarian, but more left of center than I would've thought! :shock:


There is obviously something wrong with the way it is weighted or calibrated.

It is placing everyone further to the to the left than they are !

Even GG came out on the left !


Phew! I'm glad to hear that Colin. I just couldn't get used to thinking of GG as Graceland Ghandi.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:38 am

Hell, I come off as more conservative than GG!!!!!!!!! Somethin's gotta be wrong.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:13 am

EagleUSA wrote:Hell, I come off as more conservative than GG!!!!!!!!! Somethin's gotta be wrong.


GG was more left than me on the economic side :lol: Yeah, I think the questions are worded in a way that the results are skewed.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:02 am

Maybe I am Economically Left - so what?

I believe that the richest 10% should be taxed more than everyone else.
They got more they should pay more.

and Middle Class definition of income has raised so high, that most families today are technically Poverty level but 50 years ago (in a better America) those same families, and their jobs/occupations, were really Middle Class.

Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:51 am

Maybe there is a difference between being economically left and socially left? That might explain the interesting results.

The questions are slightly skewed - but i guess we are all doing the same questions so it's a valid test.

Andrew

Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:38 pm

-4.88 left libertarian -0.97

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Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:59 pm

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

It would appear that I am in the same club as Mandela and Ghandi.

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:08 pm

Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:54 pm

Economic Left/Right: +0.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: +5.03

bwahaha. i think i out-conservatived everybody. :lol:

now, what happened to gg? :shock:

now, admittedly, i vehemently read between the lines of what the questions were asking to vote for what the questions were ACTUALLY asking without the liberal bias.

Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:16 pm

Economic left/right: - 5.50
Social libertarian/authoritarian: - 5.08

Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:21 pm

Ringrock wrote:Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36


Hey, you're more to the left than I am !