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Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 11:46:32 MST Print View

I found this posted on the excellent Alan Slomans blog in the UK.
I'm pretty sure he won't mind me posting it here.
It will be interesting to see how US folk compare.
Try to be honest when filling in the questionaire, and be honest with the result.
I was -8.00 on the Economic Left/Right score, and -5.79 on the Social Libertarian/Authortarian scale.
The questionaire is HERE

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 12:02:51 MST Print View

Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 12:03:56 MST Print View

I was Economic Left/Right: -3.25 and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72

Closest to Ghandi but a little more to the right economically.

I found the way they posed some questions interesting - using the left's questions about corporations for instance, and applying them to public broadcassting.

I'd expect the average European and even the average Brit to land more to the left, because certain big questions in the USA (funding social services, universal health care, high-quality public broadcasting) are more taken for granted when they've been in place for 2 or 3 generations.

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 12:18:55 MST Print View

Economic Left Right: 1.75
Social Libertarian/ Authoritarian: -7.18

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 12:24:22 MST Print View

I came out a little to the right of Genghis Khan.

--B.G.--

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Mine's on 02/10/2012 12:26:43 MST Print View

Economic Left Right: 4.25
Social Libertarian/ Authoritarian: -1.69

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 12:27:24 MST Print View

I think I broke it, it wasn't prepared for extremes.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
:) on 02/10/2012 12:28:48 MST Print View

Nick, i love you!:)

Todd Hein
(todd1960) - MLife

Locale: Coastal Southern California
Why my libertarian bosses laugh at my opinions.... on 02/10/2012 12:33:47 MST Print View

Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.64

Although these bosses have parents on Medicare, collecting Social Security checks, and their kids attend public colleges and universities, etc.

Edited by todd1960 on 02/10/2012 12:38:42 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Coincidence? on 02/10/2012 12:50:39 MST Print View

My score is also the diopter measurement of my glasses. Are bookworms more to the left? And far-sighted hunters more to the right?

Todd: I know a lot of "libertarians" like that.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Looks About Right... on 02/10/2012 12:55:36 MST Print View

To me, quite a few of the questions were really providing "false choices" -- either this or that when the two choices aren't necessarily mutually exclusive! Regardless, after taking the test, the result jives with how I view myself. Back in my school days, I was a centrist with a slight tilt to the right. Now, I am a centrist with a slight tilt to the left.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Looks About Right... on 02/10/2012 12:58:56 MST Print View

I languish in the lower right hand corner. But everyone knows I did not have to take the test to determine that.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
We are all Jock Thomsons bairns on 02/10/2012 13:15:10 MST Print View

Attila the Hun would have been proud of you Nick. ;
I'm still waiting on Dan McHale to take up my invite to submit his results.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
On the scale on 02/10/2012 13:45:49 MST Print View

Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.46

Very close to Ghandi

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 14:04:22 MST Print View

lower right for me

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 14:06:00 MST Print View

I am still waiting for an extreme upper right. C'mon, identify yourself! :)

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Compass? GPS is better. on 02/10/2012 14:09:53 MST Print View

Economic Left/Right: -6.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21

I'm off to hug a tree ;-)

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 14:12:46 MST Print View

I prefer to think of myself as BEING the compass.

Cheers

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Where do you lie on the political/moral compass? on 02/10/2012 14:13:18 MST Print View

"I am still waiting for an extreme upper right. C'mon, identify yourself! :)"

They can't, they are occupying some street at the moment :)

The far, far right and far, far left usually merge in some time/space continuum where the speed is so great and the time spent reducing to zero results in convergence, anarchy and death. Best not to play around with physics.

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Lower Left Quadrant for me on 02/10/2012 14:32:44 MST Print View

I lie just a little ways into the lower left quadrant, perhaps a compassionate libertarian

Economic Left/Right: -2.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.28