Quiz - are you left or right wing?

(84 Posts)
flockwallpaper Thu 07-Jan-10 14:01:36

With the election coming up, I thought it would be interesting to do this quiz

I come out as slightly right wing, tending towards anarchist blush

Please post your results - I'm interested to find out how similar, or diverse we are. I'm nothing to do with any political party, just curious smile

hannahsaunt Thu 07-Jan-10 14:24:04

My dot pretty much correlates with Nelson Mandela's dot. Sort of mid-left towards the middle line between liberal and authoritarian but on the liberal side. Think it's fairly accurate.

tisfedup Thu 07-Jan-10 14:33:36

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: 1.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.72

I am slightly to the right, libertarian. i think

1 box from centre of grid to the right and down 1 box to libertarian

tisfedup Thu 07-Jan-10 14:34:00

good quiz

i am a left libertarian, i think it is fairly spot on.

UnquietDad Thu 07-Jan-10 14:55:43

I came out a not-that-strong left-libertarian, bit nearer the centre than Gandhi and Mandela. Surprised actually - expected to be even more centre and maybe even shading slightly into the upper left quadrant.

cat64 Thu 07-Jan-10 15:01:58

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mateykatie Thu 07-Jan-10 15:18:24

This is me

www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=2.38&soc=-2.56

Pretty centrist, slightly to the right, slightly libertarian.

mateykatie Thu 07-Jan-10 15:21:27

To get a link to your own graph, just under your own graph on the results page, and click on "show graph on separate page for printing".

I'm a right Libertarian

flockwallpaper Thu 07-Jan-10 15:38:08

mateyKatie and tis, mine came out similarly to yours.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=0.75&soc=-2.26

I wonder why there are no examples of slightly right wing libertarian politicians? They are quite an authoritarian lot aren't they grin

Poledra Thu 07-Jan-10 15:43:35

I'm a bit to the right of Nelson Mandela, which surprised me a bit as I thought I would be more towards the right. Perhaps I subconsciously answered what I thought I should rather than what I really think.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 07-Jan-10 15:48:13

I did this a while ago and came out somewhere in the same quarter as Ghandi

ShutUpandDrinkYourGin Thu 07-Jan-10 15:53:27

am libertarian leftie - same as last time I htink

mateykatie Thu 07-Jan-10 15:56:58

flockwallpaper

Clegg is obviously the most libertarian of the main party leaders, for example, declassifying a lot of drugs, but I'm not sure where he fits on the left/right axis.

Cameron wants to scrap ID cards, doesn't want 42 days detention without charge for terrorist suspects, and wants to restrict council powers to spy on you. In itself, that is far more libertarian than Brown.

There are Tories who are very authoritarian, like Michael Howard, and Tories who are very libertarian, like David Davis and Daniel Hannan, but who are also far too right-wing for my liking.

Interestingly, Harriet Harman, one of the least libertarian politicians out there, was once the director of Liberty!

darcymum Thu 07-Jan-10 16:01:51

Just call me Gandhi.

diedandgonetodevon Thu 07-Jan-10 16:06:18

Unsurprisingly I come out as authoritarian right.

inthesticks Thu 07-Jan-10 16:06:50

I'm there with Nelson Mandela [Halo].
Must get DH to do this, he will , I suspect be over there with George Bush.

mateykatie Thu 07-Jan-10 16:09:03

I think people who spend a lot of time on the internet are automatically more libertarian than the population at large, whether they are left-wing or right-wing.

The internet by its nature is pretty anarchic, largely free from state interference, and gives much more power and freedom to individuals.

flockwallpaper Thu 07-Jan-10 16:09:31

So far, we are mostly libertarian, so why are all the main political parties drifting towards being more authoritarian? Is this the gap in politics that could be filled by a new party? Or do the libdems need to get back to where they were 20 odd years ago?

Didn't realise that about Harriet Harman mateykatie... shock

BelleDameSansMerci Thu 07-Jan-10 16:10:06

I'm between Gandhi and the Dalai Lama. As expected!

another leftie libertarian. Very interesting.

partystress Thu 07-Jan-10 16:12:58

Great quiz - made me think, which I haven't done for about 3 weeks grin

Economic Left/Right: -8.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

Nicely nestled between Mandela and the Dalai Lama

Will you do an analysis and post us a lovely pie chart please??

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 07-Jan-10 16:16:25

I am the Dalai Lama.

Good God that was a tough quiz. Need a rest now.

flockwallpaper Thu 07-Jan-10 16:16:57

partystress, will do if I get time grin

Off to do some work now, so speak later.

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