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Are you left, right, or center?

 
 
CoastalRat
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:07 am
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=2.38&soc=2.05

Hmmm, thought I would be in the purple area. But then, there were some questions I would have liked to have been neutral about, but had to go the agree/disagree route, so that may have affected the outcome. Or not. Who knows.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:59 am
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

Actually, I think I'm the same as I always was and the grid shifted right. Very Happy


I take this back. I do think I've got a much more global outlook today than previously and my shift away from Ameri-centric thinking is probably reflected in my new graph point.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 08:27 am
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=3.25&soc=-1.38

New questions on the test from last I took it.
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revelette
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 08:50 am
Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.03


http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.75&soc=-3.03

I not sure what it means it means either, actually I am kinda surprised, would have thought I would have been further left than it shows.



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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 09:05 am
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-4.25&soc=-2.72

I'm a ? librarian ...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 09:09 am
@eurocelticyankee,
My position hasn't changed ...

http://i50.tinypic.com/6ds7b7.jpg

... but what makes me wonder is why Hollande is to right of me.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 09:46 am
I fell about where JPB did. Havent figured how to post the graph. I"m not sure the test really shows what its claims because the questions are either or.
some of my answers were not accurate as to what I think.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 12:06 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -8.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.74

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.12&soc=-3.74
It seems like I'm the farthest on the left spectrum then anyone whose posted so far. Is it odd that there are no left wing authoritarians here?
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vikorr
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 03:48 pm
I'll say it again - it's rather surprising how many people on this forum are bottom left (and by a significant degree)
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 03:56 pm
@vikorr,
There are some upper rights here. They've chosen not to participate.
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 04:15 pm
@JPB,
Politics isn't about labeling. It's about platforms -- what their preferences are, what and who they represent -- their characters, their morality, their willingness to compromise.

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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is WHAT WE DO.
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 05:44 pm
Here's mine.
There were a number of questions that I would have preferred to have voted "neutral" to.

Economic Left/Right: -8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.64

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-8.88&soc=-7.64
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:13 pm
@msolga,
Anarchist! Smile
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:16 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:
There were a number of questions that I would have preferred to have voted "neutral" to.


Me too. I think it skews the final score when your choice of answers is so limited. Several times I actually found myself switching back and forth between 'agree' and 'disagree', not sure how much I cared one way or the other. A simple 'uncertain' or 'no opinion' or 'undecided' option would have been tremendously helpful.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:23 pm
@hingehead,
Surprised

Laughing

I found the analysis of Oz political parties in the two previous election interesting. Check them out & see what you think.:

Australian Election 2010:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/aus2010

Australian Election 2007:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/aus2007

.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:28 pm
This is interesting, too.:

The US Presidential Election 2012:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2012
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:31 pm
@ossobuco,
I gave my opinion.

I might back my opinion up, but not today.

I said the survey was creepy, which was my take.

I haven't looked at the survey again, but I trust my own takes on what is creepy.

I guess I'll revel in being the only one voted down.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:34 pm
@msolga,
Interesting that the NP was in the middle ground between Labor and the Libs in 2010. The reassimilation of various groups since 2007 is interesting too.

Hey Olgs I'm too lazy to look but how does the sight define 'Right' and 'Left'. I used to think that extreme left was pinko commies - but I'm hard pressed to think of say, the Chinese government as being 'Left'.
georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:37 pm
I'm clearly much more moderate in my views than either Msolga or Walter Hindler..

Economic Left/Right: 4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2012 06:47 pm
@hingehead,
In simplistic terms, a combination of your responses to the questions, taking into account both your economic & social attitudes.
If someone can explain it better, please go ahead ... I won't be offended. Smile

Quote:
....The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left', established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape. For example, who are the 'conservatives' in today's Russia? Are they the unreconstructed Stalinists, or the reformers who have adopted the right-wing views of conservatives like Margaret Thatcher ?

On the standard left-right scale, how do you distinguish leftists like Stalin and Gandhi? It's not sufficient to say that Stalin was simply more left than Gandhi. There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain. Similarly, we generally describe social reactionaries as 'right-wingers', yet that leaves left-wing reactionaries like Robert Mugabe and Pol Pot off the hook.

... That's about as much as we should tell you for now. After you've responded to the following propositions during the next 3-5 minutes, all will be explained. In each instance, you're asked to choose the response that best describes your feeling: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree or Strongly Agree. At the end of the test, you'll be given the compass, with your own special position on it.


Welcome to The Political Compass:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/index
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