Saturday, 30 June 2007

Political Compass

My latest Political Compass score (it fluctuates a bit every time I take the test):

Economic Left/Right: -3.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38

Instead of using the usual but inaccurate and simple 1D left-right scale, in which either left or right can mean a number of things, the Political Compass is a 2D graph: the X-axis is one's economic views — left for collectivized/socialist and right for neo-liberal — and the Y-axis is one's social views — either libertarian or authoritarian. Thus the Y-axis covers freedom (libertarian) versus security (authoritarian) and the X-axis. America especially defines "liberals" and "conservatives" different from the rest of the world, with a more right-ward tilt. See the FAQs.

Out of all the political ideology quizzes out there, the Political Compass is actually good, in its methodology and overall results. Take the test yourself if you're interested (it's short, but think before you answer) and post your score as a comment.

1 comment:

Logger said...

I've taken that test before, tis good..