Thursday, May 3, 2007

Where are you on the Political Compass?


One of our newer MoHos, EvadingOdd, recently wrote about his Political Compass in his blog. He points to a quiz where you answer some questions and it plots where you stand. I realize these kinds of quizzes are just fun to do and don't represent any sort of scientific analysis. But, I also think that they probably aren't too far from the truth.

I took the quiz and was a bit surprised at the results. I consider myself pretty conservative in my political views. According to the quiz, I'm still right of center, but not as far right as I would have expected. In fact, I'm almost right dab in the middle both left-right and Authoritarian-Libertarian.

Economic Left/Right: 2.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.08

This got me to wondering where the other gay Mormon's fit on this Political Compass.

Let me make an offer, in case anyone else is interested. Take the quiz and send me the results. I'll then compile them together and post the results. I don't need the graph, just the values for Economic Left/Right and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian. I won't identify who responded, just a composite graph with a dot for each person who responds. I think it will be interesting to see if we are all over the chart, or if there is any clustering. You can either attach it as a comment, or email it to me directly.

10 comments:

My Best Is All I Have said...

Economic Left/Right = -0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian = -0.21

Kengo Biddles said...

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15

Me and Gandhi is chums!

salad said...

I'm in the bottom left quadrant...much more left than I would have thought.

SG said...

I surprised myself:

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.05

drex said...

I haven't changed much from the last time I took this thing.

Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.72

Sitting slightly left of center and slightly more authoritarian than libertarian. Before taking this test the first time I always thought I'd be slightly right of center, but apparently my views on economics bring me back to where I am. *shrug*

Loyalist (with defects) said...

dang it! i knew my libertarian leanings would get me.

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

after all i do to strive for the middle of the road policies. aarrgg!

Beck said...

My coordinates are X = -1.13, Y = -2.26. I was more Liberterian than I thought but definitely in the lower left of center. Maybe I should retake it?

-L- said...

Economic Left/Right: 0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15

Oh, I totally knew that. ;-)

Silus Grok said...

Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92

Wha?!

I'm an avowed centrist with a penchant for authoritarianism... but this says I'm a pinko libertarian.

I think something is up.

Hidden said...

Hmm... Me and Kengo get to be buds on this one *high five*

Economic Left/Right: -6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.82

I think I'm politically retarded. What does this mean? I can be friends with Ghandi, but so what?

Do my scores make me the most extreme? I don't get it...

~Hidden - politotard who needs an idiot's guide