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How did you score on the quiz?

Libertarian
35
26%
Left (Liberal)
68
51%
Centrist
26
20%
Right (Conservative)
2
2%
Authoritarian (Statist)
2
2%
 
Total votes: 133

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Rakysh » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:54 am UTC

I got 90/20, but I knew I was a pinko-commie-liberal anyway.

The political compass test was very interesting- I got somewhere in between Gandhi and Nelson Mandela :P

I do sometimes wonder at the point of these tests- I know what I am, and identification with a political group is overrated.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby nahvkolaj » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:07 am UTC

80/100. libertarian w00t. we did this test in my government class in high school. most of the kids scored republican/centrist with a couple liberals.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby ameretrifle » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:20 am UTC

90/30, Liberal.

On the longer one, I wound up with -8.38/-6.82 the first time I tried it, and -6.75/-6.77 when I went "What, really?" and tried it again. So. I think that makes me a commie. *blink* Well, in actuality, I'm liberal as hell on social issues and have grave doubts about the ability of business to function humanely without outside regulation (though I'm not convinced they could/should be done away with altogether), so that's probably what explains it. It occurs to me there could be an inconsistency in trusting individuals to decide things for themselves but not trusting businesses to do the same thing. Even if there were, I don't really have a problem with that, though.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby PhatPhungus » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:43 am UTC

90/50, at the edge of left and libertarian. I feel that's pretty accurate.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby suffer-cait » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:26 am UTC

80/80 right in the middle of liberaltarian or whatever. i barely know what that means and pay little attention to politics.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Auwolf » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:21 pm UTC

I scored Liberal, which was not surprising.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

80/20
I guess Al Gore and I will go get married and live on welfare for the rest of our lives now.

...man, those questions sucked. Still, at least it tried to put it on two axes rather than a line like a lot of those things do.... but yeah, I agree that it seemed designed to have people turn out as Libertarians.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby ethraax » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:52 pm UTC

I scored 70/20, making me a liberal. I don't feel like a liberal though...
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby suffer-cait » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:55 pm UTC

what does a liberal feel like?
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Hawknc » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:11 pm UTC

I got 100/30, which is a bit far left of where I usually sit. The questions in this were awful, though.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:50 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:liberaltarian or whatever.
suffer-cait wrote:I barely know what that means and pay little attention to politics.
Apparently.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Alzheimers » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:55 pm UTC

Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative.

I voted for the middle.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:08 pm UTC

Alzheimers wrote:Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative. I voted for the middle.
Did you take the test? I would think it would put you under Libertarian, given your statements and the somewhat weaselly, pro-libertarian nature of the test.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Alzheimers » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:36 pm UTC

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 80%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 50%.

According to your answers, the political group that agrees with you most is...Centrist
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Game_boy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:43 pm UTC

80/60 Libertarian. Which is how I would categorise myself.

It's biased though.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:49 pm UTC

Alzheimers wrote:According to your answers, the political group that agrees with you most is...Centrist
Alright then. I guess the test just thinks you're less fiscally conservative than you do, is all.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Midnight » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:54 pm UTC

leftmost possible centrist. i'm surprised, I thought I was a bit more libertarian than that. But then again, economically, I love the government, heh.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby rheakith » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:55 pm UTC

70/80 Libertarian. I took the longer 2 axis one and it put me as Libertarian on the edge of Conservative, which is where I would put myself.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby kleomenes » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:03 pm UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:
Alzheimers wrote:Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative. I voted for the middle.
Did you take the test? I would think it would put you under Libertarian, given your statements and the somewhat weaselly, pro-libertarian nature of the test.


Libertarians are fiscally extremely liberal though, yes? A person who is a strong fiscal conservative would be a leftist or a socialist.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Wiglaf » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:34 am UTC

These tests are designed with really no purpose other than to say "Hey, you're a libertarian! Guess what! We're libertarians! You're one of us! Support our platform, mindless drone!"

Easy way to test for such bias: Answer "Agree" to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE QUESTIONS. Hell, I didn't even read them. It's pretty well known that, all other things being equal, people will agree more than they disagree on polls. I think this is even more so if the questions are vague and unspecific.

I could probably write a Summer Glau-esque essay tearing apart this specific test.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 am UTC

kleomenes wrote:Libertarians are fiscally extremely liberal though, yes? A person who is a strong fiscal conservative would be a leftist or a socialist.
I may have them backwards then. When I hear "fiscally conservative" I think "the Conservative Party's economic policy". This may be wrong. When talking politics I tend to say "favouring economic/social intervention/non-intervention", or things to that effect.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:53 am UTC

Just re-took both.
80/10 Liberal on the "Quiz".
-9.50/-8.15 on the "Compass".
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby suffer-cait » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:56 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:
suffer-cait wrote:liberaltarian or whatever.
suffer-cait wrote:I barely know what that means and pay little attention to politics.
Apparently.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:15 am UTC

suffer-cait wrote:(I also can't spell for shit.)
Alright. I thought it was due to ignorance of the term.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby doogly » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:15 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:
kleomenes wrote:Libertarians are fiscally extremely liberal though, yes? A person who is a strong fiscal conservative would be a leftist or a socialist.
I may have them backwards then. When I hear "fiscally conservative" I think "the Conservative Party's economic policy". This may be wrong. When talking politics I tend to say "favouring economic/social intervention/non-intervention", or things to that effect.


Yeah, fiscally liberal means willing to spend money to support the liberal policy agenda. Fiscally conservative means willing to spend money only to support the conservative policy agenda. The only people who do not support spending a lot of money are people not in a position to do so, it seems (eg, all the new 'small government' Repubs in the US who hid for the last 8 years).
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Velict » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:25 am UTC

Seems simplistic, if fairly accurate.

I'm listed as conservative. It's lonely here :(

50/90 here.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby smw543 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:45 am UTC

doogly wrote:Yeah, fiscally liberal means willing to spend money to support the liberal policy agenda. Fiscally conservative means willing to spend money only to support the conservative policy agenda. The only people who do not support spending a lot of money are people not in a position to do so, it seems (eg, all the new 'small government' Repubs in the US who hid for the last 8 years).
Fiscal conservatism doesn't mean you support spending money on conservative causes, it means you support less government spending in general (in theory. In practice, the phrase "fiscal conservatism" hasn't meant anything in the US in many years. They're just words that republicans like to use to remind everyone that they're pro-Reagan.)
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby seladore » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:54 am UTC

90/20 liberal.

This test definitely had a libertarian flavour, though. Not as good as the political compass.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby SuperTD » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:04 am UTC

80/50. Apparantly I'm centrist. It was the meeting point of Centrist, liberatarian and liberal.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz

Postby doogly » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:36 pm UTC

smw543 wrote:
doogly wrote:Yeah, fiscally liberal means willing to spend money to support the liberal policy agenda. Fiscally conservative means willing to spend money only to support the conservative policy agenda. The only people who do not support spending a lot of money are people not in a position to do so, it seems (eg, all the new 'small government' Repubs in the US who hid for the last 8 years).
Fiscal conservatism doesn't mean you support spending money on conservative causes, it means you support less government spending in general (in theory. In practice, the phrase "fiscal conservatism" hasn't meant anything in the US in many years. They're just words that republicans like to use to remind everyone that they're pro-Reagan.)


Yeah, I was speaking in practice rather than in theory. Conservatives seem thrilled to spend fuckwads of money if it's for violence. There hasn't been a real small government president since pre-WWII.
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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby Scoopster » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:17 pm UTC

90/50 on the Liberal/Libertarian line (aka progressive), which is what I expected.

I haven't done the more thorough compass in a while but last time I checked I was somewhere around -6.5/-6..

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby vslayer » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:16 am UTC

100/60 - libertarian.

while personally a communist, when it comes to government i would generally consider myself just short of an anarchist; the only role of any government should be to assist those who are unable to get work sufficient to support themselves/their families and finding a fair way of acquiring the necessary funds for such tasks.

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Re: World's Smallest Political Quiz - Read OP first!

Postby ftarp » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:25 pm UTC

I got 100/60 (Libertarian) on the one, and -4.00/-8.62 on the other. This seems to be the closest I can get to my actual beliefs, but I have some rather unorthodox opinions. I personally categorize myself as an anarchist, but I believe in the importance of both private and public property, and I am free-market but anti-corporate. The problem with these quizzes, and even the electoral system in most "democratic" countries, is that the most accurate representation of one's beliefs are the beliefs themselves, which can't be expressed as just numbers.


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