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Koolaid
05-04-2010, 07:18 PM
I did a quick search and hadn't seen this posted before.
Obviously this is nothing professional or even near 100% accurate, but I found it fairly interesting.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

Give it a try and post your results.

It has a bunch of comparisons where the site moderators have gone through speeches and literature and done up politicians.

Here is mine. Pretty much what I expected. Left and Libertarian. I don't want to see "lefties" or "righties" chicken out posting their graph if their dot falls on the wrong side.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/631/pcgraphpngphpx.png (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/pcgraphpngphpx.png/)

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Franco
05-04-2010, 08:08 PM
Cool test.:cool:

It's a very fine line betwen beeing an Authoritian and a Libetarian!

Oh, and one inch right and one inch over of bullseye.




http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/gumboyaya_2009/pcgraphpng.png

T. Mac
05-04-2010, 08:24 PM
http://www.tulemist.com/pcgraphpng.pngDown in the uninhabited purple zone

T. Mac

YardleyLabs
05-04-2010, 08:43 PM
http://jeffgoodwin.com/politics-rtf.jpg

Gerry Clinchy
05-04-2010, 08:54 PM
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=1.00&soc=-1.64

Interesting results. I thought that it was hard to strongly agree or strongly disagree with some of those questions.

Leddyman
05-04-2010, 09:06 PM
The questions gave me the creeps.

If I have to agree to the premise that economic globalization is inevitable then I'll pass. Economic globalization is half the problem with our economy. Where do you think all the jobs have gone?

I'd always support my country whether it was right ore wrong? The country isn't right or wrong, politicians make policy that is right or wrong. I'd always support my country even if it means standing up to politicians that were wrong.

Can you see where the very premise behind the questions is screwed up?

Every single one of the questions is wrong in its basic underlying assumption in some way. I just am not going to invest the effort in going down the list.

I wonder if it is some kind of sociology experiment to see if people will go along with the premises. Kind of like the shock experiments they did in the behavioral science experiments.

Very disturbing. I can't believe you could seriously answer those questions.

sandyg
05-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Economic Left/Right: 1.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.26

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=1.25&soc=-0.26

dnf777
05-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Pretty cool. Some questions could have been answered either way.

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/dnf777/pcgraphpngphpec-1.png

road kill
05-04-2010, 09:28 PM
I can't post mine.
I am computer challenged I guess.

1 line up, 4 lines to the right.

Whatever......



rk

subroc
05-04-2010, 09:30 PM
rk

me too. I just don't want to post.

I took it but at least 4 of the questions assumed a premise that I don't agree are accepted as a fact.

a typical left wing poll.

Koolaid
05-04-2010, 09:50 PM
If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

If economic globalisation is inevitable

If

Settle down, it was all in fun. Sorry to have wasted some of your time haha...

Koolaid
05-04-2010, 10:00 PM
The one thing I can say is that I would definatly been more to the right if questions about things like gun control were asked. But I mean what are you gonna do with a couple check boxes that take 2 mins to go through. Make it too comprehensive and then you make it a real time eater upper that most won't bother with.

depittydawg
05-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Interesting test. A little more left than I figured but not much... 4 left, 3 down. Left libertarian. I was once registered as a libertarian.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-4.38&soc=-2.72

BonMallari
05-04-2010, 10:31 PM
Cool test.:cool:

It's a very fine line betwen beeing an Authoritian and a Libetarian!

Oh, and one inch right and one inch over of bullseye.




http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/gumboyaya_2009/pcgraphpng.png

one square to the right of Franco....did not agree with the premise of quite a few of the questions but played along in the spirit of disclosure on POTUS

Marvin S
05-04-2010, 10:45 PM
one square to the right of Franco....did not agree with the premise of quite a few of the questions but played along in the spirit of disclosure on POTUS

Just a little to the right of you & Franco with a little more authoritarian. Me & Jos'e Zapatero, whoever that is :). 2.38 Econ & .77 Social.

Some of these Lefty's are lying :o. & some questions do not have enough answers.

M&K's Retrievers
05-04-2010, 11:00 PM
One up and one to the right

Henry V
05-04-2010, 11:02 PM
-4 left
-3 down

Pete
05-04-2010, 11:35 PM
That test was flawed
I was smack in the middle,and a half a square to the right, either that or I am incredibly balnced

JDogger
05-05-2010, 12:25 AM
That test was flawed
I was smack in the middle,and a half a square to the right, either that or I am incredibly balnced

You get my vote for incredibly balnced. JD

subroc
05-05-2010, 03:55 AM
One type of cognitive bias is confirmation bias, the tendency to interpret new information in such a way that confirms one's prior beliefs, even to the extreme of denial, ignoring information that conflicts with one's prior beliefs.

bla bla bla!

road kill
05-05-2010, 06:07 AM
So, according to this I am the furthest to the right here??

Interesting!!




rk

dback
05-05-2010, 06:29 AM
That test was flawed
I was smack in the middle,and a half a square to the right, either that or I am incredibly balnced

+1... Bullseye 1/2 MOA low...no way I'm that balanced!!!!!!!

badbullgator
05-05-2010, 06:44 AM
http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=6.00&soc=-1.33


I guess my pot smoking and porn dropped me down into the Libertarian section. The question were not the best.....

Matt McKenzie
05-05-2010, 07:45 AM
Economic Left/Right: 2.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.87

So 2 clicks right and one click down. For what it's worth. I didn't much like the questions, but that's about where I expected to be.

Pete
05-05-2010, 08:38 AM
[QUOTE]You get my vote for incredibly balnced. JD/QUOTE]

Thanks JD
I'll take that as a compliment:D
Pete

Leddyman
05-05-2010, 08:43 AM
.................................................. .................................................. .
One type of cognitive bias is confirmation bias, the tendency to interpret new information in such a way that confirms one's prior beliefs, even to the extreme of denial, ignoring information that conflicts with one's prior beliefs.


............

Citing the definition of confirmation bias doesn't prove a dang thing. You obviously don't understand the practical application of the theory you so blithely regurgitate.

Everyone has a bias. Realizing it is important. I am biased in favor of this country. Every one can not win, so let someone else be the loser. I am biased in favor of my family. I am biased in favor of Christianity. I am biased in favor of personal liberty. I am biased in a few other areas as well. I am mostly proud of my biases. The few I am not, I am working on.

If you are biased against my biases then I don't particularly give a good fat cat turd what you think about my biases.

Let me give you a good practical application of confirmation bias.

You are either one of us or one of them.
If you are one of us you may become one of them.
If you are one of them you ain't never gonna be one of us.

Buzz
05-05-2010, 11:25 AM
This surprises me, although I answered a lot of questions a lot differently than I normally would, in light of the BP thing going on in the Gulf right now. So I think I would have been a few ticks to the right at another time. I wonder if that is effecting other scores, as I view many of you based on comments here as being much further right. The Libertarian score does not surprise me however.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n3/davebezesky/pcgraphpng.png

depittydawg
05-05-2010, 11:28 AM
This surprises me, although I answered a lot of questions a lot differently than I normally would, in light of the BP thing going on in the Gulf right now. So I think I would have been a few ticks to the right at another time. I wonder if that is effecting other scores, as I view many of you based on comments here as being much further right. The Libertarian score does not surprise me however.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n3/davebezesky/pcgraphpng.png

I think overall this was not a very accurate tool because of the choice of questions. Probably pushed everyone a little left of where they are.

2tall
05-05-2010, 11:57 AM
Buzz, I came in just slightly north and east of you. If I had taken this test 2 years ago, I would have been in the far upper right corner. Funny how your outlook changes when you come face to face with the collapse of the economy!

Bayou Magic
05-05-2010, 12:52 PM
My results:

Economic Left/Right: 0.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.92

Really??????

When did Hitler and Ghandi take this little quiz?

fp

Koolaid
05-05-2010, 04:12 PM
The site clearly explains that

toddh
05-05-2010, 04:26 PM
+1... Bullseye 1/2 MOA low...no way I'm that balanced!!!!!!!

+2............

Bayou Magic
05-05-2010, 04:59 PM
The site clearly explains that

Well slap me nekked. Guess I missed that.

fp

caryalsobrook
05-05-2010, 10:56 PM
I don't thnk you are anymore roadkill I'm over 4 clicks to the right and over 6 clicks down. About where Milton Friedman a renowned economist about was:)

charly_t
05-06-2010, 01:05 AM
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.18



I know that this cannot be correct ! I refuse to accept this placement !
charly_t

dnf777
05-06-2010, 04:54 AM
Seems like those farthest to the right are technologically challenged. Where's the graphs? :D

Edit: figured I'd better say that with a smile on my face!

Hoosier
05-06-2010, 08:11 AM
I was right on the x axis about 2/3's of a square to the right. Seems I'm actually the moderate on this board.

Sabireley
05-06-2010, 10:13 AM
Some of wording was strange so I picked the least objectionable answer.

Steve

charly_t
05-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Seems like those farthest to the right are technologically challenged. Where's the graphs? :D

Edit: figured I'd better say that with a smile on my face!

LOL ! Well, I tried "cutting and pasting" but it did not work :-) Since
I have no computer skills at all that is my limit. I did have to laugh when I saw my results. Late at night my views are probably not what they are early in the morning. Maybe I should take the test again.........NOT. I've had my laugh !!!!!!