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View Poll Results: What is your political orientation?
Authoritarian right 1 4.00%
Libertarian right 4 16.00%
Libertarian left 17 68.00%
Authoritarian left 3 12.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

Tonington
#1
In a few threads there have been some posts about the political leaning of this forum, and Canada. I thought about going back and looking at the older threads on the same topic, but I thought I would rather look at current and active posters' responses.

So, it's the political compass that many of us have filled out before. If you want to take part, complete the test, post the numerical values for the two variables Economic left/right, and Social libertarian/authoritarian, and select the quadrant the test places you in from the poll attached to this thread.

It would be great if we could get 30 or so posters to respond.

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Ron in Regina
#2


With some different questions this time around (from what I recall), I've
moved pretty far N.E. of where I was the last couple of times (over the
last couple of years) that I took this test. Maybe I'm just a a different
place in my life & viewpoints though too...& maybe it's both. Hmmm....

Hell, for all I know, the questions might be the same, but I'm assuming
that they aren't.
 
Colpy
+1
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

In a few threads there have been some posts about the political leaning of this forum, and Canada. I thought about going back and looking at the older threads on the same topic, but I thought I would rather look at current and active posters' responses.

So, it's the political compass that many of us have filled out before. If you want to take part, complete the test, post the numerical values for the two variables Economic left/right, and Social libertarian/authoritarian, and select the quadrant the test places you in from the poll attached to this thread.

It would be great if we could get 30 or so posters to respond.

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I'm a moderate left-winger....

Actually, I've moved...........previously I was much closer to Libertarian, and more left.
 
Tonington
#4
Did either of you get the numerical scores?
 
Colpy
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Did either of you get the numerical scores?

left-right; - 1.38

Libertarian-Authoritarian: -0.36
 
Tonington
#6
Thank you!
 
Cliffy
#7
Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77


 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#8
Economic Left/Right: -0.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.28

I would have defineatly thought of my self as right wing economically and more of an authoritarian although I am very close to the middle on both.

Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

left-right; - 1.38

Libertarian-Authoritarian: -0.36

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77

I would never have guessed that you two would be in the same quadrant (and the same quadrant as me no less).
 
Goober
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Thank you!

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

Now where in hell am I????

 
SLM
#10
left/right:-2.5 and libertarian/authoratarian:-3.9
 
lone wolf
#11
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.15
 
Just the Facts
#12
Economic Left/Right: 0.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.46

I had to put lib right in the poll, but lib centre would be more precise.
 
wulfie68
#13
This pretty close to where I was the last couple times I took the test. If there was a centrist option in the poll, I'd be there.

Economic Left/Right: -1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38

 
Machjo
#14
Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.41




But as before, some of the questions were open to interpretation.

In spite of this poll, I'd still consider myself more left than right overall, even if only slightly. Most of the questions in this poll do tend to pull me right a little more than other questions could have.
 
gerryh
#15
Economic Left/Right: -4.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36




 
Colpy
#16
okay, who is the Godless Commie????

(Authoritarian Left)

We know you're out there! You are on the poll!

CONFESS!!!!!
 
VanIsle
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.77

I'm in the same "block" as you but - I'm up higher - 2 down from the coral and right smack in the middle of the green. I recall reading -5? as the top number but have no idea what the next one said. I've never taken this test before.

Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

Now where in hell am I????

Well - if you move up 3 and over to the left by 1, you'll be with me.
 
Goober
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Economic Left/Right: -3.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

Now where in hell am I????

Not me - Ghandi and I are quite similar. Go figure.
 
mentalfloss
+2
#19
Not surprisingly libertarian left. I'm not going to do the test again, but basically I'm Ghandi.

Oh, and Colpy is Mussolini.


Seriously, though.. give people social freedoms, but have a tightly controlled economic system and we all win.
 
Colpy
+2
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Not surprisingly libertarian left. I'm not going to do the test again, but basically I'm Ghandi.

Oh, and Colpy is Mussolini.


Seriously, though.. give people social freedoms, but have a tightly controlled economic system and we all win.

Il Duce to you, Buddy.....
 
Cannuck
#21
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I seem to bounce back and forth between the left and the right depending on my mood which probably affects how I interpret the questions. I'm always on the libertarian side though.
 
Goober
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Not surprisingly libertarian left. I'm not going to do the test again, but basically I'm Ghandi.

Oh, and Colpy is Mussolini.


Seriously, though.. give people social freedoms, but have a tightly controlled economic system and we all win.

That is quite the compliment you gave Colpy - They say Il Duce was hung - Now I do not want to know how you knew. No how no way.
 
DaSleeper
#23



 
In Between Man
#24
Economic Left/Right: 8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.92


 
Cannuck
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post



Interesting how you are a little bit to the left of me.
 
Goober
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by alleywayzalwayzView Post

Economic Left/Right: 8.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.92


Do I hear Jack Boots in the background
 
In Between Man
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Do I hear Jack Boots in the background

*salutes*
 
Goober
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by alleywayzalwayzView Post

*salutes*

Of course my friend - May life be good for you and yours.
 
DaSleeper
+2
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Interesting how you are a little bit to the left of me.

That would mean that either questionnaires like this one and the ones by the CBC some time ago are completely wrong....or....I've been fooling everyone in the forum into believing I'm a right wing gun toting extremist...
 
WLDB
#30
Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15

Surprising that most so far are in the same area.
 

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