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Halo Infinity
09-26-2013, 04:32 PM
I've always noticed that there were a lot of discussions about politics in ETS so I thought of posting The Political Compass here. I also thought that this site might be of great interest in an entertaining way to some of the more politically active posters in ETS. I don't know why, but I forgot to post this ASAP in 2011. I don't think it was ever posted on ETS before either. Use this thread to post and discuss your results from The Political Compass.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/ - The home page.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/test - The test page.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/analysis - The analysis page, which suggests that you take the test first before checking this part of the site out.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/faq - The FAQ page.

09-26-2013, 06:17 PM

Hmm, I'm not as liberal as I used to be. And I like that someone else recognizes that Barack Obama is a far-right authoritarian.

09-26-2013, 07:04 PM
For anyone stumbling upon this thread and thinking about taking the test, DON'T BOTHER. That may be the stupidest waste of time on the entire internet. It just asks the most ridiculous, racist, homophobic, and elitist questions imaginable. Then asks you to say where you fit on the spectrum. All it did was make me hate humanity for the fact that these questions even have to be asked.

09-26-2013, 07:12 PM

xmd 5a
09-28-2013, 05:13 AM

Haha, didn't realise I was such an extremist! To be fair, a lot of the questions boil down to "Are you a mean-spirited arsehole?"

09-28-2013, 06:31 AM
For what it's worth, this was my result:


But a lot, if not most of those questions needed a "sometimes" or "not always" or "neutral" answer. For example:

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

If that had said PARENTS, I probably would have agreed, but the way the question is worded it sounds like a something you would have heard 50+ years ago.

09-28-2013, 10:45 AM

Halo Infinity
09-28-2013, 04:41 PM
To be fair, a lot of the questions boil down to "Are you a mean-spirited arsehole?"
I see what you mean there. I was also reminded to check out the FAQ page, which I also forgot to post, and they called them propositions instead. I'll also make sure to post the FAQ page back on the first post too.


09-30-2013, 04:28 PM

Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00

Def. moved towards libertarian by quite a bit since I last took it.

09-30-2013, 04:58 PM

Halo Infinity
11-21-2013, 05:50 PM
The Political CompassEconomic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.75&soc=-5.74