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8th Apr 2006, 16:39
Dunno if this has been posted before,probably has but here goes...


I got..

Economic Left/Right: -2.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.49

Which on the graph puts me top left quadrant,3 up,2 from centre.

I honestly expected to be right of centre which shows I think just how vague the left/right wing descriptives really are,and my own and probably many other's actual understanding of how their views translate.

8th Apr 2006, 16:50
Economic Left/Right: -3.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.82

Which puts me near Ghandi. Which is worrying, because I look awful in a loin cloth!

8th Apr 2006, 17:00
Economic Left/Right: 2.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 4.31 was mine.

8th Apr 2006, 17:10
Economic Left/Right: -5.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.26

Looks about the same as Gandhi - suits me, but I think he'd be a bit alarmed! :}

8th Apr 2006, 17:19
Economic Left/Right: 1.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.51

Not sure where that puts me - a frenzy of indifference?

8th Apr 2006, 17:20
No frostbite..

You're a fence-sitter!:ok:

So far,has anybody been especially surprised by their results or were they as you expected?

8th Apr 2006, 17:20
Left 6/ Libertarian 4,21

Nice to see I'm close to Nelson Mandela and Calaļ-Lama.

8th Apr 2006, 17:26
Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

almost exactly half-way betweem Gandhi and Friedman

tony draper
8th Apr 2006, 17:50
Economic Left/Right: 7.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 7.74
hee hee
where's me Jackboots

8th Apr 2006, 17:55
Economic Left/Right: -0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.92

Uh? I always thought that I was a shade to the right of Attilla the Hun!

Musta got some of the answers the wrong way round.

8th Apr 2006, 18:10
I really must get out more. I was almost dead center of the charts.

(Or maybe I'm just wishy washy):(

8th Apr 2006, 18:24
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.59

Most similar to Ghandi :D

Looks like it's off with the shoes and burning the ID card for me !

8th Apr 2006, 18:29
L/R: 6.63

-0.67 (slightly lib)

But I have a bone to pick: many questions were too general. "All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind." What's meant by "their own kind" ?? Those of similar race, those with similar beliefs, those with uncivilized behavior ...??? :suspect:

Try the World's smallest political quiz (http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html) for a change.

8th Apr 2006, 18:36
L/R: 6.63

Try the World's smallest political quiz (http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html) for a change.

I got "pretty lib", and "slightly left" on that one. Can't understand as I was a Founder Member of the "Maggie Statue on Every Village Green" campaign:confused:

8th Apr 2006, 21:54
Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.54
Surprisingly close to the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi.
I guess that's what you get if you give simple answers to complex questions!

8th Apr 2006, 22:18
Load of rubbish. I'm not like that at all! ;) I'm an Authoritarian on the first test and a Liberal on the second. And they put me left of the centre. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa! Who writes these things? :confused:

West Coast
9th Apr 2006, 03:10
"I was almost dead center of the charts"

Ditto. How many times have we been called neo-cons?

9th Apr 2006, 04:37
Too true West, too true.

Of course I haven't seen any of the usual suspects admitting to taking the test.;)

Except Grandpa, but then his results were no surprise.:p

No insult intended Grandpa, you are who you are.:ok:

Mac the Knife
9th Apr 2006, 05:49
Economic Left/Right: -1.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00


I must be slipping :p

9th Apr 2006, 06:20
I sink zat zees tests should be eliminated und anyvon caught dooink zem should be shot!

You ain't tricking me with no test to give away my political leanings. :*

9th Apr 2006, 06:21
.................was not allways the answer I would have chosen.

9th Apr 2006, 09:44
Economic +0.76
Authoritarian 0.26

Funny as I too consider myself to be a Thatcher child. Maybe the questions on state control have adjusted my results a touch.

On the smallest quiz I am a Libertarian.

I need to go for a lie down.

Interesting to see what clowns gets..

9th Apr 2006, 14:04
Economic Left/Right: -6.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15

This is an extraordinary interpretation which puts me just to the right of grandpa. Not that there's anything wrong with that per se, Grandpa, I empathise with your despair for the human race, but it is utterly skewed from what I really believe. I suspect far too much weight was given to the fact that I distrust multinationals and I believe sex should be utterly unfettered.

If others are happy with their score, I'm far from happy with mine, and therefore assume the natural defense of accusing the quiz of being wrong.

Of course, it's one of those quizzes which are easy to preempt should you wish to proclaim yourself proudly as an extremist, which made it fairly easy for Mr Draper to complete. In fact, I bet I could do the quiz again and replicate Mr D's score. I'm still stunned at mine though. :uhoh:

9th Apr 2006, 15:16
I believe sex should be utterly unfettered

But some people like handcuffs! :)

8.5/-1.85. Pretty lonely quadrant.


9th Apr 2006, 17:36
Left/Right 0.00
Lib/Author -1.49

My little red dot is one little square directly below dead centre. Makes me seem very sensible! I'm keeping notes on all of you wierdos though!!

9th Apr 2006, 20:10
Left/Right 4.13
Social/Lib 0.15

Anyone for jackboots!! :ok:

Gingerbread Man
9th Apr 2006, 22:12
At last test I was 6/6 in both eyes.