Where do you score on the Political Compass?

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  1. G51989, Jul 12, 2014
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    http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

    I feel this is a better test of where people stand than " left vs right "

    This is a base chart to go by

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    Mine is

    Economic Left/Right: -8.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

    With graph attached. When you post, save the image and upload. The site does not save graphs nor will it let you link to them.
     

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    Here is mine:

    Economic Left/Right: -5.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.21

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    Kinda surprised to be Obama placed so far into right. I thought he'd be much closer to center.
     
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    Nice!

    Well, this website goes off world politics, not just American ones. Even the most left wing American mainstream politics tend to be either on the center or the right. And as far as the American right goes, its very very much to the right.
     
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    I wish I were more authoritarian, damn my liberal free thiking :mad:
     
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    Oh no....free thinking.
     

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    Kinda figured this. Although some of questions were very open to circumstance and interpretations.
     

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    Yup, not surprised ;)
     

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    Yeah, I'm disappointed by my 'libertarianism'. I usually end up as Joe Stalin in these things. I blame the lack of questions about state ownership of industry and resources; I had to make do with asking for greater regulation of the so-called free market.

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    Hmm I sorta don't like being in the area as François Hollande
     
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    Economic Left/Right: -7.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10

    And to think, back in the 1970's people considered me boringly in the middle, and, my views haven't changed much. The world has sure changed. I continue to be amazed that Barack Obama is considered Left/Liberal by anyone.
     
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    Yeah.

    It's not a perfect test, but I find this way more thought out than the typical " left vs right wing " tests you normally see. Its much better thought out as well.
     
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    Economic Left/Right: -7.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.15

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    I agree but I thought he'd be closer to the center, and not so far into right very close to Romney.
     
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    By American standards, yes.

    But this is world standards, and America is the most right wing nation in the developed world, so its to be expected.
     
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    I guess, kinda shows how American politics is stuck in the early 1900s
     
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    You commie!!! :p
     
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    It seems like it.
     
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    I'm a lot farther left and libertarian than what I thought I was.
     
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    You aren't. The chart has been moving steadily to the northeast for the last 35 years.
     
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    I'm too lazy to take a screenshot and upload, but I scored pretty much in the dead center of the green box.


    This is a good thread though. Goes to show why I laugh every time I hear republicans try to call Obama "left", "liberal", or whatever. Policy wise, he's pretty much a Republican (at least, a Republican before they went ******* insane the last 8 years or so).

    I'd love to see a political scientist do a study comparing candidate Obama on the political spectrum to President Obama.
     
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