The political spectrum is not one dimensional left-right. There have been many ways of attempting to describe it, but the Political Compass model is probably the simplest, while still capturing some of the complexity. Take the test and see where you are: http://politicalcompass.org/test (To copy the image into a post, just right click on it, then "Copy Image", and then you can post it directly into the editor here) This is me: http://politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=-5.00&soc=-6.10 Economic Left/Right: -5.00 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.10 Some relative positions: Other people: I've found the skeptical movement seems to be populated with social libertarians, which makes sense as we are skeptical of arbitrary rules and moral codes - especially when based in religion. However there seems to be a good left-right spread on economic factors, with many skeptics being quite right wing (free markets) economically. I'm more left-wing, preferring a degree of regulation to counteract market excesses and negative externalities.