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American-slanted Political Compass
Sep 10 2009, 10:19 am
By: CaptainWill
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Sep 10 2009, 10:19 am CaptainWill Post #1



We've had Political Compass topics on SEN before but I recently discovered a scaled-down version of the quiz (for those with short attention spans ;) ) with questions which concentrate more on American issues rather than the general nature of the questions on the regular political compass site.

There's been a bit of confusion over just what a person with particular views should be described as, so this might help clear things up (though the definitions are still, irritatingly, using American terminology :P ).

http://www.goldengiven.net/polimatrix/index.php

This is what it says I am:

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Economic score: -1.55
Social score: -2.96

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially centre-libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social centre-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.

In Europe this position would fall under the category of Social Liberalism, which I support so long as it doesn't go too far. Its basic premise is that true freedom of the individual cannot happen without the assistance of society (embodied by the state).



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Sep 10 2009, 11:12 am Riney Post #2

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Economic score: -1.68
Social score: -2.61

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially centre-libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social centre-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.

You and I arent so different.



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Sep 10 2009, 2:34 pm Moose Post #3

We live in a society.

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Economic score: +1.16
Social score: -0.87

Your score pegs you as economically centre-capitalist and socially centrist.

Centre-capitalists often support free trade and low taxes, but take pragmatic stances on economic issues, supporting what they see as the best balance between encouraging business and maintaining free trade.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.





Sep 10 2009, 3:05 pm Zycorax Post #4

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Economic score: -2.58
Social score: -4.52

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially moderately libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Moderate social libertarians generally favour a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.
That was somewhat expected :|




Sep 10 2009, 5:08 pm MasterJohnny Post #5



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Economic score: -2.19
Social score: -5.22

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social libertarians generally believe that the government should not judge morality, and are generally against the illegalization of things that do not directly affect other people in a negative way. Many strong social libertarians may also be social progressives, favouring legislation to correct what they see as socially backwards governmental regulation, although some simply wish for the government to make little judgment on social matters.

I thought I would be more heavily liberal instead of near libertarians. :dontgetit:



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Sep 10 2009, 5:19 pm EzDay281 Post #6



Frankly, I preferred the other compass quiz. I like my thoroughness.
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Economic score: -3.1
Social score: -4.17

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially moderately libertarian.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Moderate social libertarians generally favour a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.

edit: typo



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Sep 10 2009, 5:25 pm Lingie Post #7



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Economic score: -3.61
Social score: -5.04

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially libertarian.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Social libertarians generally believe that the government should not judge morality, and are generally against the illegalization of things that do not directly affect other people in a negative way. Many strong social libertarians may also be social progressives, favouring legislation to correct what they see as socially backwards governmental regulation, although some simply wish for the government to make little judgment on social matters.

I've got the most radical score yet.



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Sep 10 2009, 5:41 pm ClansAreForGays Post #8



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Economic score: -5.68
Social score: -6.09

Your score pegs you as economically leftist and socially libertarian.

Economic leftists mostly support strict economic controls and programs to assure that the poor are elevated to a higher position in society.

Social libertarians generally believe that the government should not judge morality, and are generally against the illegalization of things that do not directly affect other people in a negative way. Many strong social libertarians may also be social progressives, favouring legislation to correct what they see as socially backwards governmental regulation, although some simply wish for the government to make little judgment on social matters.





Sep 10 2009, 5:51 pm KrayZee Post #9



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Economic score: -4.77
Social score: -3.65

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially moderately libertarian.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Moderate social libertarians generally favour a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.
That's... odd.



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Sep 10 2009, 8:24 pm Riney Post #10

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Economic score: -3.61
Social score: -5.04

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially libertarian.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Social libertarians generally believe that the government should not judge morality, and are generally against the illegalization of things that do not directly affect other people in a negative way. Many strong social libertarians may also be social progressives, favouring legislation to correct what they see as socially backwards governmental regulation, although some simply wish for the government to make little judgment on social matters.

I've got the most radical score yet.

He supported the legalization of prostitiution AND made it a major issue. Only way he got that :hurr:



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Sep 10 2009, 8:30 pm Syphon Post #11



Economic score: -2.45
Social score: -7.65

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially far-leftist.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social far-leftists generally believe that the government has no business enforcing morality on most matters, instead favouring a government that intervenes only when absolutely necessary to avoid direct harm. Many social far-leftists also look negatively on the government's past attitudes toward groups they view as persecuted, although some simply oppose government intervention on utilitarianist grounds.



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Sep 10 2009, 8:39 pm Fierce Post #12



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Economic score: -1.03
Social score: -0.7

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially centrist.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.




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Sep 10 2009, 8:43 pm dumbducky Post #13



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Economic score: +7.61
Social score: +0.87

Your score pegs you as economically extremely capitalist and socially centrist.

Extreme capitalists generally believe that the free market should be unregulated and laissez-faire in nature, with government either only intervening in extreme cases or never intervening at all. They also believe in significant reductions of government services. Many extreme capitalists believe that it is not the government's responsibility to assure welfare for the poor, but rather that the poor should fend for themselves or receive welfare through some form of private charity.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.
I'm the only capitalist.



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Sep 10 2009, 8:53 pm NudeRaider Post #14

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

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Economic score: -1.87
Social score: -2.7

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially centre-libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social centre-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.
/joining centre-leftist/libertarian club
(which is pretty accurate I guess)




Sep 10 2009, 9:31 pm Neki Post #15



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Economic score: -1.81
Social score: -1.74

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially centre-libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Social centre-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.

Though the reason is because I chose neutral a lot, because I couldn't really disagree or really agree with doing some of the stuff. Some of the stuff to support is tough, don't know if I would agree or disagree with what they're saying.



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Sep 10 2009, 9:35 pm Excalibur Post #16

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Economic score: -0.9
Social score: -1.74

Your score pegs you as economically centrist and socially centre-libertarian.

Economic centrists generally support economic policy that they see as fit for specific situations, although they may have different views relating to taxes and regulation.

Social centre-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.





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Sep 10 2009, 9:50 pm Centreri Post #17

Relatively ancient and inactive

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Economic score: -3.48
Social score: +0.52

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially centrist.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.
Interesting. Apart from Dumbducky, I'm the only (positive score) social centrist. And the only social-centrist and moderate-leftist.



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Sep 10 2009, 11:05 pm poison_us Post #18

Back* from the grave

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Economic score: +4.39
Social score: 0.00

Your score pegs you as economically moderately capitalist and socially centrist.

Moderate capitalists usually support free trade and low taxes, but take pragmatic stances according to what they believe will be best for business and workers.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.
there's no way this is right...I know I'm more of a capitalist...I seriously went on a 8-minute rant about 2 hours ago about how the american gov't is sticking its nose where it doesn't belong.




Sep 10 2009, 11:20 pm CaptainWill Post #19



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Economic score: +4.39
Social score: 0.00

Your score pegs you as economically moderately capitalist and socially centrist.

Moderate capitalists usually support free trade and low taxes, but take pragmatic stances according to what they believe will be best for business and workers.

Social centrists generally believe in a mix of individual liberties and controls, corresponding to what they see as moral or best for society.
there's no way this is right...I know I'm more of a capitalist...I seriously went on a 8-minute rant about 2 hours ago about how the american gov't is sticking its nose where it doesn't belong.

Sounds accurate to me. It's basically saying you support the free market and any economic interference is strictly for the benefit of business and smooth running of the market, not the poor etc.



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Sep 11 2009, 12:48 am Doodle77 Post #20



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Economic score: -1.81
Social score: -3.48

Your score pegs you as economically centre-leftist and socially moderately libertarian.

Economic centre-leftists typically support above average controls on free trade, raising or maintaining the current tax levels, but still support free trade.

Moderate social libertarians generally favour a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.
Sounds accurate



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