Political Compass Tests

I took some political compass tests. I dare you to try them out as well, at least the first one.

The test I think most are familiar with is the Political Compass Test. I’ve taken this test a few times, and I seem to slide more towards Left and Social Libertarian each time. This time, I got Economic Left/Right -10.00 and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -8.26. It’s the first time I got a clean -10.

I have a few questions, though;

Abstract art that doesn’t represent anything shouldn’t be considered art at all.
Astrology accurately explains many things.
Some people are naturally unlucky.

What does this have to do with anything? And why is the charity question in the religious section?

Politopia. A test more directed at the American electorate. I felt that I would have answered differently on many of the questions if there were more options to choose from. I voted for Ralph Nader because he seemed harmless enough. I got Jesse Jackson mixed up with Jesse James at first…

The OkCupid’s test (A site I don’t use, before you think anything) says my “True Political Self” is Social Liberal 61% Permissive and Economical Liberal 3% Permissive, and I am best described as a Socialist. The test has a few eyebrow raisers:

A person cannot be truly spiritual without regularly attending church or temple.
Something like the theory of Natural Selection explains why some people are homeless.
It bugs me when somebody names their child something like ‘Sunshine’ or ‘Charm’.
The ‘Word of God’ exists only as human beings interpret it.
It should be legal for two consenting adults to challenge each other to a duel and fight a Death Match.
It bothers me that many American companies have moved jobs overseas. [Americentrism]
Being poor and black is an advantage in getting into college.

Pretty damn strange quiz, if you ask me.

Typology. One thing I found weird was the statements about one’s financial position, why would that in itself have anything to do with one’s political stance? And it seems to assume that Democrat/Independent(as in, between the two)/Republican are the only political parties one can support, and Liberal/Moderate/Conservative the only political afflications in general. Fairly questionable statements, as well.
And Americentric as hell. I sure as [expletive removed] am no liberal except in a very very loose sense of the word, it just happens to be the most left-leaning “type” in this test, it appears.

Political Spectrum Quiz. I must say the “How much does this issue matter” questions are really annoying, as it really makes it hard to think what to answer to that. That test was a bitch to take. And it’s Americentric. I got Left: 8.73, Libertarian: 2.61.

Conclusion: These tests perhaps say more about the test makers than the test takers.

See also: the funny Satirical Political Beliefs Assessments Test. I actually agreed with the Archconservative at one question (television is clearly the opiate of the masses 😛 ).


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