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Where I'm Clicking Now: Political Compass

Where I'm Clicking Now: Political Compass

Political Compass doesn't tell you what political party you should vote for; instead, it gauges your ideology. The website explains:

The old one-dimensional categories of "right" and "left," established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape.

And now you can compare where you fall, with the Presidential candidates and other politicians. Interestingly enough, most US politicians fall in the same box.

While I've heard some complaints about bias in the academic-developed questions around the Sugar HQ, I haven't heard too many complaints about the end results. Take the test and tell me what you think. Do you match up with your favorite politician? And, to see where historical figures fall on the political compass



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hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
Yeah, thanks Lainetm for putting the site on there. I dunno why I didn't do that. :shrug:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I'm Nelson Mandela, the gay version.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
As far bottom right as you get. That seems pretty accurate.
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 9 years
Economic Left/Right: -1.38 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.95 Not exactly what I expected, but I'm in good company :)
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 9 years Right there. Yep. Not really close to anyone...
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
(But I also guessed on a couple of the questions, because I am not well-studied in that particular material, so I didn't entirely understand the question -- for instance, some of the economics questions.) *And I'm not ashamed to admit it. I was annoyed that there wasn't an "I don't know" or "what does that mean?" option.* :p
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
hartsfull, thanks for that suggestion, it was interesting. According to that, I'm "Disaffected". :oy: If anyone else is intersted, it's at
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I'm in the general neighborhood of Gandhi, Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Whatever that means. ((shrugs))
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
I'm mid conservative according to this. I agree with Syako on the questions. Has anyone ever been to Pew Research's typology quiz? I like pew research stuff. :)
zboundy zboundy 9 years
I'm a more extreme ghandi
verily verily 9 years
You see where Nader's dot sits? That's where my dot is too. ;)
meumitsuki meumitsuki 9 years
Exact Center of the purple square, so I am a conservative libertarian? It was a little too close to anarchist for me. I thought some of the questions were worded a little weirdly.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
WOW! I did! I guess in the sugar world this means I've hit puberty.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
hey rac did you just go gold?
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I'm Dennis Kucinich. I'm a diminutive left-wing populist who has a hot wife but can't get any national recognition. I'm so depressed.
stephley stephley 9 years
Raci, you sound like a chicken.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I had to take a special animal quiz, so I wound up farther left than a porcupine and less authoritarian than the mongoose. Which is weird because I used to the think the mongoose was really laid back.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Wow, that didn't come out anywhere near what I expected. I though I would me more right and libertarian. How sure are we of the accuracy of (1) the questions, and (2) the placement of politicians in the primary? I wouldn't have expected nearly all of the candidates to fall into the same "corner" of the graph. I *always* have a problem with "always / never" types of questions, because I can "always" think of plausible exceptions. I scored Economic Left/Right = 1.62 and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian = 0.56. I think my GOP card just tarnished a little.... :oops:
BeautiJunki BeautiJunki 9 years
I'm Dennis Kucinich too, dead on. weird.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I'm pretty much dead center but more right and libertarian. I'm not close to anyone but Ron Paul and Mike Gravel are probably my closest ones. Ron Paul is the man though so I kinds knew Id be around there somewhere near him :)
stephley stephley 9 years
Hey, where are Raci and Yesteryear?
zeze zeze 9 years
Economic Left/Right: 0.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.26 hmmm.....I'm basically dead center, just slightly to the right and slightly libertarian. There is no one in my box on the international chart and Friedman is wayyyy too right. :(
melizzle melizzle 9 years
I'm somewheres around Sarkozy & GWB... Who knew that I would become such a raging conservative back when I was hanging out at anti-war protests in college? :)
stiletta stiletta 9 years
I think it's fascinating that all the political heavyweights all fall on the right of the spectrum. Shows we're all republicans at heart.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
that was a cool test - i was in the libertarian/lower left box. pretty accurate!
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