Thursday, June 02, 2005

Political Compass

On reader Mark's suggestion, I took the Political Compass test. I scored 0.50 on the economic scale (slightly to the right), and 0.56 on the authoritarian/libertarian scale (slightly authoritarian). I'm actually a little disappointed - I was hoping to be closer to Margaret Thatcher's ratings. Please feel free to post your results for this test in the comments section.


Anonymous anselm said...

Any test that has Hitler listed as a fascist rather than a socialist is an example of bias. Some of the questions were left-wing crap.

According to the results, I have to send them my resume....hmmmmmm

Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:54:00 p.m.  
Blogger Linda said...

Economic Left/Right: 0.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

Some of the questions were biased and/or didn't have an alternative that I really find palatable, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Thursday, June 02, 2005 3:15:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mark Francis said...


Describing Hitler as a socialist is an example of bias. Hitler tolerated and relied upon monied people and the upper class once in power. That's a hallmark of fascism, not socialism. Or, more specifically, it's a capitalist trait.

I'm curious as to which questions are considered biased. This is not a perfect test. Indeed, it's purpose is to quantify political and economic biases, so it's bound to raise a few eyebrows.

Anyway, as for myself:

I rate Economic Left/Right: -2.50, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31 from which makes me a centre-left libertarian

Cyrano: You're a centrist? Well, take the test again in a few days, and see if it's different.

Oh, Cyrano (Shane?), I tagged you on my blog. Take a look.

Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:02:00 p.m.  
Blogger Cyrano said...

Like I said, Mark - I've taken this before and pretty consistently score moderately right and authoritarian. I'm sure the iron lady hangs her head in shame at me.

I'm a teacher, and as you can probably guess, most teachers are pretty left-leaning. Another teacher forwarded me the test, and when I came out the same as here (approximately), one other teacher and I had fun calling each other fascist and communist for the rest of the day - great fun.

BTW, yes, it is Shane.

Thursday, June 02, 2005 10:33:00 p.m.  

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