Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fun Diversion: Political Compass

I know that the "political compass" test has been around for a long time now, but I finally got around to trying it out the other day. This is a two-dimensional test measuring economic left vs. right and social libertarian vs. authoritarian views. The scores go from -10 to +10 for each dimension, with minus being the economic left and social libertarian endpoints (minus not being a value judgment on us, I hope!) As will probably come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, I came out as very strongly to the economic left and only slightly less--but still quite strongly--tilted to the social libertarian point of view. Here are my official scores:

Economic Left/Right: -9.63 [very strongly to the economic left, almost at the very edge]

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.0 [strongly, if not quite completely, to the social libertarian end]

From available info on line, it seems that these scores place me beyond (on both dimensions) not only Bernie Sanders but even beyond Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Has anyone else on this blog, or who reads it, tried the political compass test? If so, feel free to post your own scores and thoughts in the comments!

1 comment:

Ambivalent_Maybe said...

Here I am, over in the Libertarian Left, with Gandhi.

Economic Left/Right: -8.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.69