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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:54 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-4.50&soc=-3.64

Not too surprising. Although, I'm surprised how far into Libertarian I am, I would have though I would have been borderline authoritarian/libertarian or even into the authoritarian part. Oh well, I'm a registered Democrat and I'll stay that way. Of course, you have to look at each candidates views separately, and who knows, maybe I'll end up voting for a third party candidate over a Republican or a Democrat someday.
 
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:19 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-1.50&soc=-0.15

Pretty well in the middle. I guess in hindsight (for me) that's not all that surprising.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:05 pm



Fair enough  

But I agree that the compass may be a little bit off. I would have considered myself center-right. Some questions are definitely based on the US like the one with the water on bottle. In Denmark, and I guess most of western Europe, tap water is of a very high quality - and at least here, tap water is of even higher quality than what you can buy on bottles in the stores.

And yes, there should have been another option for the questions that you don't really have an opinion about.

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:27 pm

Quoting Baroque (Reply 48):
Agree. They are also missing a fifth answer for some - "A PLAGUE ON YOUR QUESTION".

I was thinking that there were some questions that I didn't really care about, but there was no option for that. I like the way you stated it better.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:43 pm

No big surprises here:



edited to fix link.

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:46 pm

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64

 
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:59 pm

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:35 pm

About where I expected to be.

 
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:07 pm



Yeah, kind of what I expected based on how they asked the questions. I'm probably a little more right/libertarian leaning on the economic stuff than this suggests.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):
Economic Left/Right: -2.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

So, um, basically you are German.  
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Very US centric. Being Dutch, this is ingrained in your culture.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:28 pm

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=2.38&soc=1.54

Economic Left/Right: 2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.54
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:05 am



I've drifted a bit right over the last few years.

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:06 am


Seems about right.

Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 49):
Def. very US centred questions. Interesting is that most if not all of the Europeans on the forum ended up pretty much in the same place. I wonder whether we could find European political quiz that is in English (and not from England or Ireland which lean pretty close to the US)

I thought that too, especially the economic questions and the ones about taxation. But if nothing else, it shows where Europe compares to the US politically.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:35 am

Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:53 pm



This would be quite wrong in French politics, I usually vote either socialist party, communist party, or green party. The libertarian party (called liberal alternative, confusing !) gets like 3 votes in the country, and I loathe their ideas. Several of my answers called for strong regulations, and even protectionism, so I don't understand how I can end up that low.

Also, I don't think I'm that far left, a lot of questions in the test don't really make sense from a French perspective, for instance abortion or the death penalty are not political issues at all, here.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:07 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 52):
But I agree that the compass may be a little bit off. I would have considered myself center-right.

Same here...I think we had similar plots:

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:38 pm

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 65):
Same here...I think we had similar plots:

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Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:50 pm



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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:05 am

Kinda funny how many here are leftist and libertarians...wonder if that's how they vote when election time comes?   
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:43 am

Didnt expect that. Innaccurate. Middle is fine but leans more toward Libetarianism.

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:18 am

Some questions that I found interesting:

There was the one about an advantage of a single party system being that you can get stuff done faster without all the partisan bickering.

OK, I agree with that. Does that mean I favor such regimes? No. Men like Hitler, Moussolini, and Franco all "made the trains run on time." Fantastic.

Agreeing with the statement probably triggered an authoritarian calculation, but merely acknowledging that advantage shouldn't mean that. The statement is a fact.

Another one was "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." That's a central tenet of communism. Is it a FUNDAMENTALLY good idea? Of course it is. Is it a PRACTICALLY good idea? History demonstrates that it is absolutely not. Again, the question is a poor one.
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:51 am



Economy -2.25
social -4.87

Didn't think I'd be that far on the political left, but maybe the center in Europe is at another place than in the US  .
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:39 am

Didn’t expect to stand exactly there. But anyways.

 
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:50 pm



That pretty much sums up my political standing, although I don't vote any left party in France...

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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:01 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 70):
Some questions that I found interesting:

There was the one about an advantage of a single party system being that you can get stuff done faster without all the partisan bickering.

OK, I agree with that. Does that mean I favor such regimes? No. Men like Hitler, Moussolini, and Franco all "made the trains run on time." Fantastic.

Agreeing with the statement probably triggered an authoritarian calculation, but merely acknowledging that advantage shouldn't mean that. The statement is a fact.

Another one was "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." That's a central tenet of communism. Is it a FUNDAMENTALLY good idea? Of course it is. Is it a PRACTICALLY good idea? History demonstrates that it is absolutely not. Again, the question is a poor one.

Good points. For the first one I had an epidermic reaction so I disagreed, but I also realized that it was true. In fact in my ideal world there is zero political party, just a big computer to manage all things (you can argue that that would be hell, some have). But I applied the question to the current world where no such computer can be made.

I agreed with the second one however, and it's not such a bad idea even in practice. Our societies certainly try to encourage anybody to achieve their potential, some better than others, and they also provide for the disadvantaged ones, do they not ?
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RE: The Where Do You Really Stand Politically? Test

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