Your Political Compass

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Your Political Compass

Post by Dev » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:30 pm

This originally was going to be just a contribution to bipeds general election thread. Then I thought it deserved a thread on its own.

Anyway, I'm aware of the limitations but it is of some use:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/

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I always find this infographic helpful:
http://i.imgur.com/5V3HR.gif
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:50 pm

I'm 3.62, -5.59

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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by Ygern » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Hmmm. I'm not sure I would describe myself as exactly libertarian.

Some of the questions were a little open to more than one interpretation, but for what it's worth.


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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by Dev » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:25 pm

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Ireland 2007
- This was taken from the same website. It seems accurate to me.
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:11 pm

Not far behind you Ygern, I came out 4 down and 3 left.
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by chemicals » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:55 pm

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that almost puts me next to Nelson Mandela :shock:
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by benroe » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:19 pm

I'm the Dali lama
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by Ygern » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:22 pm

Interesting, even the Socialists and the Greens are too authoritarian for me.

So far we can say that we seem to vary a fair bit in their economic opinions but we are all anti-authoritarian.
I wonder if this is the case for all atheists or disbelievers?
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by Ygern » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:26 pm

I'm kind of sceptical about their "famous names" chart. These individuals did not actually take the test, so these results are what someone else *thought* their responses would be.
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Re: Your Political Compass

Post by Bik » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:34 pm

4 down 9 left for me.
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