Ah, that old chestnut

I thought I’d done this ages ago, but a quick trip through the archives doesn’t seem to show it up. And I dinnae cannae be bothered to do a proper search.

The Political Compass. A comprehensive test to see how you fit left/right (economic) and left/right (personal freedom). And I’m

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 4.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.69

Which is about right on the economic, but I thought I’d be more on the libertarian scale (where the bigger negative = good in my view). Oh well.

And the Moral Compass, which I thought was a bit weak (in that few of the questions offered answers that I identified with, and many of the questions has multiple answers which seemed to mean the same).

Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and -6.5 on the Moral Rules axis.


The following items best match your score:

System: Conservatism
Variation: Economic Conservatism
Ideologies: Conservative NeoLiberalism
US Parties: Republican Party
Presidents: Ronald Reagan (93.01%)
2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (79.04%), John Kerry (74.81%), Ralph Nader (56.14%)

Works for me.

0 thoughts on “Ah, that old chestnut

  1. You’re right again Ed – it is an old one. I first came across it in 1969. It was a pencil & paper job then as the internet (as we know it) hadn’t been invented.

  2. I tried this moral compass one. My results are all over the place. Apparently I’m conservative, liberal, neoconservative, neoliberal. I’d vote both Democrat and Republican and would probably have voted for Kerry (bull-shit). My president was Gerald Ford! Dear god.

    I think I got every option there is.

    Which means one of two things: 1) either my answers were inconsistent and I need to re-examine them, or 2) more worryingly, I have no morals.

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