Debunkers, Skeptics and Conspiracists: Where are you on the political compass?

Sartannis

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I've always considered myself a liberal minded, borderline socialist.... My results were unexpected... based on my answers I dont see how this is the case. I can only guess its because I answered nearly every question with "sure I might strongly agree or disagree..but" so I adjusted my answers based on what I thought the extremes were. So many statements I agreed with but under specific circumstances my answer would certainly change.
 

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Name

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Well I am a mom..I show some Authoritarianism..but some questions didn't say in between so i had to choose agree or disagree.
 

johnlilburne

New Member
Notice how almost everyone here is below the middle horizontal line, a couple are just above it, so why are all our politicians in the Anglosphere above the line? If you talk to most people they mostly agree on liberalism on social issues, so how come our elected officials don't share that view? Most people here are in the bottom left, so how come the vast majority of politicians are polar opposites, upper right? I guess I don't understand how in a democracy we can have a congress with a 10% approval rating year after year, and understand less how we go about fixing it.



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deirdre

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Notice how almost everyone here is below the middle horizontal line, a couple are just above it, so why are all our politicians in the Anglosphere above the line?
because conspiracy theorists and skeptics/debunkers don't represent the majority of the population.
 

Rory

Senior Member.
That it says I'm not as libertarian or left-wing as I would like I put down to the vagueness of some of the questions... ;)

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rkt88edmo

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Your Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.44



Not too surprised, generally libertarian for social issues, but I do like public good projects.
 

tinkertailor

Senior Member.

I'm maybe a bit more authoritarian and right than I expected but generally right in the neck of the woods I thought I would be. Super cool!
 

Hierophant

Member

Economic Left/Right: -3.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.08

Somehow I have the feeling a lot of the active political decision makers who ended up in the blue square would also end up in the green square if they had unlimited power and the assurance that their left libertarian utopia wouldn't implode.
 

brass

New Member
This is why I'll continue to lurk... :)

Your Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: 3.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.21

 

Marin B

Active Member
more left than I thought I would be, but not so far as some of the rest of you!

Your Political Compass
Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15


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Reziac

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Today I am here. Tomorrow I may be elsewhere.

Economic Left/Right: 2.0
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.41



Tho a little irked by several questions where I wished to answer "none of the above" or "in the middle, you silly poll".
 

Apple

New Member
This is my result from a couple of months ago, it might have grown more right since then although.
 
This is my result from a couple of months ago, it might have grown more right since then although.

It would indeed be interesting to see if and how positions have changed over time. Cultural aspects might also influence results. I'm from The Netherlands and considered to be on the right side. I was surprised to see the result of this test showed otherwise. Having said that, I noticed a rather consistent score (left - libertarian) for people that posted their results. Coincidental?

 

Tom Binney

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Economic Left/Right: -7.5
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13


I suspect I might be *slightly* closer to the middle if the questions had a "neutral/I don't know/I'm not informed enough on this topic to say" option.
 

deirdre

Senior Member.
It would indeed be interesting to see if and how positions have changed over time. Cultural aspects might also influence results.
I think based on the dalai lama, ghandi, nelson mendela's scores compared to many results here at skeptiville I think you are right about culture and time being an issue. Mine changed slightly over the past 3 years (but I haven't changed), red dot is current. Nice to see my new vague answers to black&white questions have moved me further away from Hitler though. Unless TPTB (ie angels) just wanted to move me into the pink/green area so it would match my signature :)

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Critical Thinker

Senior Member.
Several members have commented that they believe that the member of Metabunk seem to be more Liberal than Conservative, which may or may not be the case. I came across this article on IFLScience that may explain why that may be.

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deirdre

Senior Member.
IFL also says ( in an article shared only 19 times since last October, compared to the above article shared 15k times in last week)
 
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N92

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Bump.


Majority here looks to be green. Guess we're all good huh ;)
 

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cladking

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I'm near the lower right but I knew it would get it wrong. I have strong opinions and they sometimes seem contradictory to others.


 

yoda900

New Member
I took the test. here is my chart. Albiet, I am a little bit surprised. I thought I would be completely in the middle.
 

DasKleineTeilchen

Active Member
took the test a few years ago; didnt changed that much...in fact, not at all...thats the "new" one


nice part is, it matches my avatar-pic nearly perfect :) (you knew that from the beginning, didnt you mick?)
 

Rory

Senior Member.
That it says I'm not as libertarian or left-wing as I would like I put down to the vagueness of some of the questions... ;)

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I knew I was gonna be more right/authoritarian this time, given some of my answers, but didn't turn out as much as I thought.

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A bit less Bernie, a bit more Nicola Sturgeon. Happy with either of those, to be honest. :)
 

Lisboneu

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Honestly, I thought I would rate a bit more far-Left. The truth is, though, I do hold numerous beliefs that may be considered Right wing, so I suppose this graph is generally correct.

The one issue that makes me stand-out from Leftists? Although I do not support long-term wars, I do support preemptive strikes on our enemies and strong defense of our borders. But, I do support open and simplified immigration for out neighbors, Mexico/Latin America.

In my circles, Libertarian is a dirty word and not one anyone wishes to be associated with (this includes Leftist Libertarians. They are considered by many not much different than the Alt-Right, save for some particular issues.)

Overall, I am not very versed in Libertarianism. The Rightist Libertarians I do know are avoided like the plague. (I live in a very large, Leftist area of the country-- it's Democratic Party all the way-- we have no interest in anarchy and rewriting he Constitution.
 
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