sciforums political compass 2020

Discussion in 'Politics' started by James R, Feb 27, 2021.

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Where are you on the Political Compass? (Take the test in the opening post before answering.)

Poll closed Mar 27, 2021.
  1. Left Libertarian (bottom left quadrant)

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Left Authoritarian (top left quadrant)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Right Libertarian (bottom right quadrant)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Right Authoritarian (top right quadrant)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Near the centre (within four squares horizontally and vertically, from the centre)

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Near one outer edge of the diagram (within 4 small squares of just one edge, not two).

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Near one corner of the diagram (within four small squares of a corner, horizontally and vertically)

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. On one of the black-line axes of the diagram.

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. I'm not taking the test and/or not answering the poll. Just show me the results.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    OK James, since you seem unwilling to let this go, let me quote for your benefit the post I made when I took this very test, on another forum, a year ago:

    Yes I know. However I take issue with Political Compass in a number of ways. I did their test and came out in the bottom left quadrant, where nobody in Europe who knows me would place me.

    Their characterisation of the Left/Right axis strikes me as quite wrong and far too simplistic, for a start. They seem to equate it to a simple free market vs. command economy spectrum, leaving out views on the family, the social order, the church and other institutions, the military, and much else besides.

    I can only conclude that American politics (I assume Political Compass is American) has come to use these terms in a way that Europeans would barely recognise.

    Thatcher was an economic liberal, i.e. a free marketer, and as I recall she was not particularly authoritarian socially. She is believed to be by the Left, because she cut back trade union power and was involved in suppressing the riots that resulted from that. Thatcher was the first Conservative I voted for, as a young man fairly fresh out of college, and I voted for her more than once, in fact. I think she did the country a lot of good. So it seems bizarre that I come out on this diagram as diametrically opposed to her position.


    From: https://www.religiousforums.com/threads/your-beliefs-your-politics.232360/page-2#post-6622122
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Now that test (the Pew one) is specifically American.

    I took it anyway. I come out as a Solid Liberal, too. No surprises there.
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I'm whatever I need to be at the time because I can predict the future.
     
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  7. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    Economic Left/Right: -7.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.69
     
  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Is there a test somewhere?
     
  9. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Post #1.
     
  11. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    So... If someone could post the PDF cause I screwed up on downlowding it.

    Maybe that's more than just me.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    What PDF?
    You take the test (6 pages) and it tells you your results at the end.
     
  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    No, it dosen't

    :EDIT:

    I''m using Firefox.
     
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  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Hm. The link should land you here:

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    Then the button should take you here:

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    You do the test and it gives you the results on the last page. There may be a PDF of your results, but so far, no one has cared enough to check.
     
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  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Economic Left/Right: -7.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.62

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  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Dude. You can't link to images inside a passwall. We just see a 503 error.
     
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  18. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    Two-axis political spectrum models tend to be kinda weak. But then, multi-dimensional models--if you don't wanna bore or confuse the idjits--require some minimal animation skills.

    Regardless, this one particularly is especially weak--does anyone here actually know a real human being who would actually fall anywhere within the upper-right quadrant on this one? And I mean people you actually consider human beings, not, you know, loathesome pieces of shit.

    I mean, this:

    "If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations"

    Whose "gut reaction" is gonna be, "Oh, yeah, it should totally benefit trans-national corporations--fuck humanity!"? Seriously. Such a "person" needs to eat a bullet.

    That said--

    wait for it

    --I ain't recommending anything.
     
  19. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    Point being: the test claims that by "triggering" reactions, as opposed to carefully considered positions, it's gonna reveal tendencies towards "moderation" or "extremism."

    I disagree. If anything, this tests only illuminates the transparency of one's dickishness. I mean, we all think we're the good guys. We all think that what we believe is what is best for everyone.. If Ted Cruz were to take this test, I can almost guarantee that even he would fall somewhere within the lower-left quadrant. And that's just ridiculous.
     
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    This is a dream come true chart the way Trump woud fill it out to best suit the high morals he imagines he has... his ego of what a swell guy he is... his need for revenge an to make more money.!!!

    Economic Left/Right 6.88
    Social Libetarian/Authoritarian 4.56

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  21. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Economic Left/Right: -0.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36

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