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66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,137 Disability Gamechanger
Has anyone taken this test?


I was surprised by my results. I always considered myself moderately "Right" - perhaps because I was comparing myself with the extreme "Left" views that frequent the news?

I, also, always assumed I was a slight Capitalist but I am apparently more central - in fact very slightly toward the communist side.

I would be interested to know peoples results if they took the test. Of course if you want to take it and keep your result private that's entirely up to you, I just found it interesting. :)

Here is my result:


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,329 Disability Gamechanger
    My results are the same whenever I do the test I am as I know I am far left
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  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 900 Pioneering

    Your Political Compass

    Economic Left/Right: -6.0
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21

    Terrible questions. What does it all mean? I can't read the graphs

  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,406 Disability Gamechanger
    I found it quite difficult to do because I was so in the middle and kept changing my mind about my answers. Some of the questions were really interesting though and challenged me to pick on things I hadn't really thought about.

    @WhatThe, ours are quite similar. It's saying you tested as more to the left politically and more liberal than authoritarian. Does that sound about right for you?

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,137 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2
    Thanks for sharing everyone, interesting to see your results.

    What they do is separate monetary/economic views from Liberal/Conservative views on rights etc.

    Having just "Left" and "Right" is not accurate, because as you can see in the graph it is possible to be Left wing economically but Conservative when it comes to human rights - think China - being Left wing r.e. money doesn't automatically make you a Liberal. Likewise, it's possible to be economically Right Wing but very Liberal, although I can't think of any examples of countries or people who fit into that category.

    @WhatThe The quiz has been going for 20 years and is used by many institutions but of course if you think the questions are awful that's entirely up to you. That said, if it helps, you are not meant to think too hard about the questions, also, they are supposed to provoke emotion and you are meant to give an answer quickly, not overthink.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,137 Disability Gamechanger
    Here are some political figures positioned on the graph if you want to see where they lie.

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Traditionally "left" and "right" were just economic terms. How Authoritarian or Liberal you were didn't come into being "left" or "right". Both  have molded slightly into social terms as well.

    You will often see the more extreme views online, everyone's Overton window can be slightly different. The  compass should be looked at with a skeptical eye though, as it does remove nuance from the situation/concept. 
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2
    Well, I never expected to be so close to the Dalai Lama. :o  :D

  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 900 Pioneering
    edited January 2

    Really interesting, especially Obama twice! Never heard of Overton window. I'll find the suspect questions another time if that's ok  ;)  

    Biblioklept yes happy with that thank you  

    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 159 Pioneering
    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 159 Pioneering
    I like the certificate lol


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