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rojo's avatar

Where are you on the political/social scale?

Asked by rojo (24159points) January 20th, 2017

Discussion with another Jelly led me to this little test to find out where we stand.

The Political Compass

I am not claiming that this is scientific, just thought it would be fun to find out about our little online community. So, are you left, right or centrist?

My results: Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.62

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

50 Answers

Mimishu1995's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -2.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95

Cruiser's avatar

OK @rojo I bit…

Economic Left/Right: -1.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.38

My comment is the survey was very much tilted towards left leaning perspectives and was loaded with gotcha questions that are there solely to expose a right wing nut. The questions on race and abortion I had a yuge problem with as it was an either or choice that did not afford me a choice that truly reflected my POV on those issues. There were more than a handful of other questions that forced you down a rabbit hole I would otherwise not choose.

ragingloli's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.18

flutherother's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.18

I am just a little to the left of Gandhi.

Unofficial_Member's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.74

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -3.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.59

cinnamonk's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

Not sure what to do with this information…

zenvelo's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.92

To anyone East of Berkeley CA I am considered a flaming ultra-liberal. Here in San Francisco, I am seen as a moderate and anti-progressive.

rojo's avatar

@Cruiser just for fun. Try not to read so much into it. I felt it too.
@AnonymousAccount8 don’t do anything with it. Just enjoy looking at where the rest of the flutherverse is in comparison.
@zenvelo it would be interesting to add a geographic factor to the results.

rojo's avatar

Interesting, thus far no one has results on the plus side in either category.

Sneki95's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21

I’m in the green square.

cookieman's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.82

Also well into the green square.

filmfann's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -2.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.44

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

+0.63,-4.41
Center libertarian big surprise.
I took this test about 15 years ago and I was about the same. It’s pretty flawed, answers are binary and skew everyone to the left.

Pachy's avatar

Since Trump got elected, off the scale. Resolutely though unhappily, I have abandoned all political interest and activity.

Rarebear's avatar

I think their pick of the reading lists are more interesting than the score itself.

Seek's avatar

Really close to the bottom left corner.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -7.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67
Also “really close to the bottom left corner.”

Brian1946's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.72

I deleted my results without observing in what square I am, but thanks to @cookieman and @ANef_is_Enuf, I know I’m in the bottom-left corner of the green square*.

I’m surprised that I’m left of @ragingloli, particularly because I think it’s okay to profit from land transactions.

*Could that be the reason for the green-square avatar of another progressive jelly?

tinyfaery's avatar

Hahaha. I’m almost off the chart in the left hand bottom corner.

Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.21

janbb's avatar

I was in the high 7s for both so left hand bottom too. Hardly a surprise.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Well for giggles I tried it. There was not enough questions or options for the questions they did ask in my opinion, but what it rated me as was:
Economic Left/Right: 3.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.36

Strauss's avatar

Economic Left/Right ght – 8.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -5.85

I’m im the southwest (lower left) quadrant of the green square

janbb's avatar

Ok – all of us lower lefties let’s get together and form a commune!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Wow, seems like most are leftist leaning more to the end of communism (according to the scale), is not that an interesting fact…..

Zaku's avatar

Economic Left/Right: -7.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03

@Hypocrisy_Central No, that’s not a fact and it’s not interesting.

Seek's avatar

I’m down for the Commune!

cinnamonk's avatar

We’ll have a little farm with a cow, some chickens…we’ll live off the fat of the land, and no one will tell us what to do.

cookieman's avatar

Will there be cookies at this commune?

janbb's avatar

^^ One big one!

Strauss's avatar

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

“Blow up the tv, throw away the paper,
Move to the country, build us a home.
“Bring along the children, feed ‘em all peaches,
Try and Jesus, on our own

janbb's avatar

@Strauss I saw “Little Boxes” used in a TV ad the other day.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.95

janbb's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit You can be in the the bottom lefties commune too!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Thank you @janbb! I’m in.

(I’m not surprised by anything I’m seeing here.)

janbb's avatar

Yes, me neither.

Strauss's avatar

Yep, no surprise to me

SergeantQueen's avatar

Here is mine:
Economic Left/Right: -0.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.77

Not sure if good or bad.

Strauss's avatar

@SergeantQueen sounds like you’re just a little southwest of dead center!

SergeantQueen's avatar

@Strauss Yeah I am. I’m like (1,1) on a graph.
No one else has numbers that are both 0.XX numbers.

Patty_Melt's avatar

-4.63
-0.21
I too felt there were flaws.

jca's avatar

I remember this (or a similar quiz) being asked once. It would be interesting to see what the responses were and how they have changed. I’m going to do mine in a few.

jca's avatar

Me: Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13

I’m a little to the lower left center in the lower left green square.

dxs's avatar

https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcompass?ec=-8.0&soc=-10.0

Economic Left/Right: -8.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -10.0

dxs's avatar

@ragingloli You’re off the charts!

Strauss's avatar

^^Again, no surprise!

rojo's avatar

Wow. So @SergeantQueen it the closest thing to a centrist we have!

Even @Cruiser who I accused of being a rightist is a closet leftist. I stand corrected!

Thanks to all who participated and I hope the rest of the tide pool will bless us with their ratings as well.

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