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Your political compass

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Equuleus, Jun 27, 2007.

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What was your result after taking the political compass questionnaire?

  1. -10 to -5 Left/Right & -10 to -5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    14.3%
  2. -10 to -5 Left/Right & -5 to 0 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    7.6%
  3. -10 to -5 Left/Right & 0 to +5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    1.4%
  4. -10 to -5 Left/Right & +5 to +10 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    0.5%
  5. -5 to 0 Left/Right & -10 to -5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    9.5%
  6. -5 to 0 Left/Right & -5 to 0 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    28.1%
  7. -5 to 0 Left/Right & 0 to +5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    3.3%
  8. -5 to 0 Left/Right & +5 to +10 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    0.5%
  9. 0 to +5 Left/Right & -10 to -5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    1.9%
  10. 0 to +5 Left/Right & -5 to 0 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    11.4%
  11. 0 to +5 Left/Right & 0 to +5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    6.7%
  12. 0 to +5 Left/Right & +5 to +10 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    1.0%
  13. +5 to +10 Left/Right & -10 to -5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    1.9%
  14. +5 to +10 Left/Right & -5 to 0 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    5.2%
  15. +5 to +10 Left/Right & 0 to +5 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    4.3%
  16. +5 to +10 Left/Right & +5 to +10 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian

    2.4%
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  1. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    Overall, the PoliticsForum quiz considers you a materialist, internationalist, controlled-market kind of person.

    These characteristics would put you in the overall category of borderline internationalist. Your natural home at PoliticsForum would be the International Relations area.

    You scored 53 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to value the need for group actions and group benefit over individual enterprise and benefit.

    You scored 80 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist. This means that politically you are more likely to believe that religion and spirituality are superstitions that should not inform political debate.

    You scored 51 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that government should keep out of legislating social policies, leaving such decisions to individuals.

    You scored 68 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist. This means that politically you are more likely to favour international bodies over national ones.

    You scored 51 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to favour free trade over protectionist policies.

    You scored 58 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that there is an absolute truth that may guide your ideological beliefs.

    You scored 11 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. This means that politically you are more likely to believe that there is need for government regulation of industry.

    You scored 50 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to follow the philosophies of Marx.
     
  2. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Overall, the PoliticsForum quiz considers you an individually-orientated, materialist, small-government, nationalist, free-trade, non-absolutist, liberal-market kind of person, who doesn't sound like a Marxist.
     
  3. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    See signature for latest political compass standing, as of August 23rd, 2007.
     
  4. R.B.

    R.B. King of the Meeps

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    On the graph: +1, +3
     
  5. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    Individual/Social: 30
    Theist/Materialist: 52
    Big Gov/Small Gov: 73
    Nationalist/ Internationalist: 53
    Protection/ Free Trade: 100
    Absolute/Non-Absolute: 60
    Controlled/Liberal (Economy): 97
    Marxist/ Non-Marxist: 71

    So, I am for small government (although not a tiny one) and free trade. Does this surprise anyone? :p
     
  6. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    Nope, not at all. surprised you didn't get 100 with liberal economy though... :p
     
  7. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Yes, I'm more theist than Le Republicain Catholique!
     
  8. Tycoon101

    Tycoon101 Loves being STRONG

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    Not a Libertarian, but...

    These characteristics would put you in the overall category of libertarian. Your natural home at PoliticsForum would be the Liberalism area.

    You scored 37 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social.
    You scored 44 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist.
    You scored 81 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government.
    You scored 10 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist.
    You scored 90 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. (Argh!)
    You scored 27 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist
    You scored 98 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. (Double Argh!)
    You scored 53 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. (Triple Argh!)

    This is totally rigged, I say!
     
  9. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    I'm less of a Marxist than Tycoon? Interesting!
     
  10. Tycoon101

    Tycoon101 Loves being STRONG

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    I'm flabbergasted! I would retake the whole thing, but it's too long! :p
     
  11. Norbert

    Norbert Chieftain

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    If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...and you sir, are most definitely quacking. ;)
     
  12. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    Individual vs Social
    "The individualist believes that society works best through a focus on individual rights, freedoms, actions and responsibilities. The social thinker believes that the ideal state should focus more upon collective action and take a social approach to rights and responsibilities."



    Individual

    Social


    You scored 62 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social. This means that politically you are more likely to value the need for group actions and group benefit over individual enterprise and benefit.

    65% of test takers were more individual than you.
    33% of test takers were more social than you.



    Theist vs Materialist
    "The materialist believes that all objective criteria to influence politics can be reasonably derived without recourse to the divine or the spiritual. The theist believes that spiritual beliefs are important and should influence government policy."



    Theist

    Materialist


    You scored 30 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that religion and spirituality are superstitions that should not inform political debate.

    11% of test takers were more theist than you.
    88% of test takers were more materialist than you.



    Big Government vs Small Government
    "The big government advocate believes that governments should be responsible for regulating a wide array of social practices, even what might be considered personal decisions such as abortion, euthanasia, children's education and births. A small government advocate thinks that, wherever possible, these issues should be up to individuals or companies to direct."



    Big Gov

    Small Gov


    You scored 56 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that government should keep out of legislating social policies, leaving such decisions to individuals.

    43% of test takers were more big government than you.
    54% of test takers were more small government than you.



    Nationalist vs Internationalist
    "The nationalist believes in the sovereign rule of nation states, particularly his or her own. The internationalist believes that there should be more important international fora and perhaps, ultimately, international government."



    National

    International


    You scored 73 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist. This means that politically you are more likely to favour international bodies over national ones.

    77% of test takers were more nationalist than you.
    21% of test takers were more internationalist than you.



    Protectionist vs Free Trader
    "The protectionist believes in barriers against free trade most probably due to a belief that this is in his or her country's interests. The free trader rejects such notions, believing that the system ultimately suffers when tariffs, subsidies and other obstacles to free trade persist."



    Protection

    Free-Trade


    You scored 89 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. This means that politically you are more likely to favour free trade over protectionist policies.

    90% of test takers were more protectionist than you.
    9% of test takers were more pro free trade than you.



    Absolutist vs Non-Absolutist
    "The absolutist believes that either a divine presence or scientific laws provide absolute truths about the world, which can and should be applied in practise. The non-absolutist may be either a relativist, or simply someone who is more pragmatic."



    Absolute

    Non-Absolute


    You scored 54 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that there is an absolute truth that may guide your ideological beliefs.

    38% of test takers were more absolutist than you.
    59% of test takers were more non-absolutist than you.



    Controlled Market vs Liberal Market
    "Both of these categories assume a capitalist system. Assuming this system, the controlled market believer holds that government should intervene in regulating a nation's economy: wage laws, environmental standards, privatised industries and workplace relations policy. A liberal market thinker believes that such regulation is unnecessary and often counter-productive."



    Controlled

    Liberal


    You scored 23 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. This means that politically you are more likely to believe that there is need for government regulation of industry.

    23% of test takers were more controlled market thinkers than you.
    76% of test takers were more liberal market thinkers than you.



    Marxist vs Non-Marxist
    "This scale purports to show to what extent you follow the thought and teachings of Marx. Marxists tend to be scientific, materialist and revolutionary, believe in class struggle and the laws of historical and dialectic materialism."



    Marxist

    Non-Marxist


    You scored 56 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to follow the philosophies of Marx.

    71% of test takers were more Marxist than you.
    27% of test takers were more non-Marxist than you.

    I dont get controlled market, the rest are accuratish
     
  13. Dann

    Dann Green bug

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    Now that's more like it. I like myself better already. :goodjob:
     
  14. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Chieftain

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    59/100 - Individual-Social
    94/100 - Theist-Materialist
    67/100 - Big Gov-Small Gov
    88/100 - National-International
    96/100 - Protection-Free Trade
    63/100 - Absolute-Non-Absolute Truth
    34/100 - Controlled-Liberal Markets
    58/100 - Marxist-Non-Marxist

    Overall, the PoliticsForum quiz considers you a materialist, small-government, internationalist, free-trade, non-absolutist, controlled-market kind of person. These characteristics would put you in the overall category of libertarian. :)lol:, a libertarian who likes controlled markets.)
     
  15. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Its in my sig.
     
  16. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    Iiinteresting.
    You scored 63 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social. This means that politically you are more likely to value the need for group actions and group benefit over individual enterprise and benefit.
    * 67% of test takers were more individual than you.
    Effectiveness of group > sum of effectiveness of members. This is why we developed political parties instead of direct representation, isn't it?

    You scored 30 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that religion and spirituality are superstitions that should not inform political debate.
    * 11% of test takers were more theist than you.
    Does this surprise anyone? ;)

    You scored 59 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that government should keep out of legislating social policies, leaving such decisions to individuals.
    * 51% of test takers were more big government than you.
    Slightly more small government than average, still of the opinion that the government should set things like pollution standards.

    You scored 67 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist. This means that politically you are more likely to favour international bodies over national ones.
    * 65% of test takers were more nationalist than you.
    Actually, I mostly disfavor national bodies worse than international ones. International bodies are clunky and corrupt, but national bodies commit lobbying and war.

    You scored 77 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. This means that politically you are more likely to favour free trade over protectionist policies.
    * 81% of test takers were more protectionist than you.
    It works. Now get rid of those subsidies.

    You scored 47 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that there is an absolute truth that may guide your ideological beliefs.
    * 18% of test takers were more absolutist than you.
    Hoom. Curious. Apparently the test-takers are heavily skewed towards non absolutist.

    You scored 57 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that there is need for government regulation of industry.
    * 77% of test takers were more controlled market thinkers than you.
    See point 3 on government.

    You scored 49 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to follow the philosophies of Marx.
    * 53% of test takers were more Marxist than you.
    I am scientific and revolutionary.
     
  17. SonicX

    SonicX Chieftain

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    56/100 - Individual-Social
    50 % more individual, 47 % more social than me
    73/100 - Theist-Materialist
    68 % more theist, 31 % more materialist
    52/100 - Big Gov-Small Gov
    34 % more big gov, 64 % more small gov :eek:
    42/100 - National-International
    20 % more nationalist, 79 % more internationalist
    53/100 - Protection-Free Trade
    47 % more protectionist, 51 % more free trade
    63/100 - Absolute-Non-Absolute Truth
    70 % more absolutist, 27 % more non-absolutist
    58/100 - Controlled-Liberal Markets
    78 % more controlled market, 21 % more liberal market
    82/100 - Marxist-Non-Marxist
    99 % more marxist, 1 % more non-marxist :goodjob:

    I'm such a centrist according to PoliticsForum :(
     
  18. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Chieftain

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    46, 58, 69, 45, 60, 42, 57, 64

    I think that's about as independant and moderate as you can get.

    Average rating: 55.125
     
  19. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Overall, the PoliticsForum quiz considers you an individually-orientated, theist, small-government, nationalist, free-trade, liberal-market kind of person, who doesn't sound like a Marxist.

    These characteristics would put you in the overall category of libertarian.

    Individual vs Social
    "The individualist believes that society works best through a focus on individual rights, freedoms, actions and responsibilities. The social thinker believes that the ideal state should focus more upon collective action and take a social approach to rights and responsibilities."


    Individual Social

    You scored 12 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social. This means that politically you are less likely to value the need for group actions and group benefit over individual enterprise and benefit.

    2% of test takers were more individual than you.
    97% of test takers were more social than you.



    Theist vs Materialist
    "The materialist believes that all objective criteria to influence politics can be reasonably derived without recourse to the divine or the spiritual. The theist believes that spiritual beliefs are important and should influence government policy."


    Theist Materialist

    You scored 33 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that religion and spirituality are superstitions that should not inform political debate.

    13% of test takers were more theist than you.
    86% of test takers were more materialist than you.




    Big Government vs Small Government
    "The big government advocate believes that governments should be responsible for regulating a wide array of social practices, even what might be considered personal decisions such as abortion, euthanasia, children's education and births. A small government advocate thinks that, wherever possible, these issues should be up to individuals or companies to direct."


    Big Gov Small Gov

    You scored 88 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government. This means that politically you are more likely to believe that government should keep out of legislating social policies, leaving such decisions to individuals.

    94% of test takers were more big government than you.
    5% of test takers were more small government than you.



    Nationalist vs Internationalist
    "The nationalist believes in the sovereign rule of nation states, particularly his or her own. The internationalist believes that there should be more important international fora and perhaps, ultimately, international government."


    National International

    You scored 13 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist. This means that politically you are less likely to favour international bodies over national ones.

    2% of test takers were more nationalist than you.
    98% of test takers were more internationalist than you.



    Protectionist vs Free Trader
    "The protectionist believes in barriers against free trade most probably due to a belief that this is in his or her country's interests. The free trader rejects such notions, believing that the system ultimately suffers when tariffs, subsidies and other obstacles to free trade persist."


    Protection Free-Trade

    You scored 90 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. This means that politically you are more likely to favour free trade over protectionist policies.

    91% of test takers were more protectionist than you.
    8% of test takers were more pro free trade than you.



    Absolutist vs Non-Absolutist
    "The absolutist believes that either a divine presence or scientific laws provide absolute truths about the world, which can and should be applied in practise. The non-absolutist may be either a relativist, or simply someone who is more pragmatic."


    Absolute Non-Absolute

    You scored 49 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that there is an absolute truth that may guide your ideological beliefs.

    23% of test takers were more absolutist than you.
    75% of test takers were more non-absolutist than you.



    Controlled Market vs Liberal Market
    "Both of these categories assume a capitalist system. Assuming this system, the controlled market believer holds that government should intervene in regulating a nation's economy: wage laws, environmental standards, privatised industries and workplace relations policy. A liberal market thinker believes that such regulation is unnecessary and often counter-productive."


    Controlled Liberal

    You scored 94 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that there is need for government regulation of industry.

    96% of test takers were more controlled market thinkers than you.
    3% of test takers were more liberal market thinkers than you.



    Marxist vs Non-Marxist
    "This scale purports to show to what extent you follow the thought and teachings of Marx. Marxists tend to be scientific, materialist and revolutionary, believe in class struggle and the laws of historical and dialectic materialism."


    Marxist Non-Marxist

    You scored 75 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. This means that politically you are less likely to follow the philosophies of Marx.

    96% of test takers were more Marxist than you.
    3% of test takers were more non-Marxist than you.
     
  20. C~G

    C~G Untouchable

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    I stopped the politicsforum-quiz when it only gave two choices (positive/negative) how I see US...

    Who are the freaking idiots who make these questions?

    It's absolutely BS question and nothing to do with anything.
     
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