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Political alignment quiz from ochame: 
8th-Feb-2009 08:21 pm
bearded collie
Heh. Well, I guess I'm about as far left as this graph goes:

My Political Views
I am a far-left moderate social libertarian
Left: 9.01, Libertarian: 1.06

Political Spectrum Quiz

If you believe this quiz, I'm much more liberal and much less libertarian than most Americans. My results on this graph do perhaps support the notion that Americans as a whole are culturally more libertarian when it comes to matters of freedom of speech and the like than in other countries.
9th-Feb-2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Although these days I see myself as a moderate pragmatist I always end up in the extreme bottom left on such quizzes!
9th-Feb-2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I think a lot of the time how we see ourselves doesn't coincide with reality, honestly. (Not that this quiz is an especially good judge or reality or anything. Just sayin'.)
9th-Feb-2009 02:16 am (UTC)
It obviously doesn't coincide in my case! But I used to be more left-wing! In those days I'd have broken their scale.

I definitely care less about politics these days. AndI have less faith in politival solutions, I guess I believe in the same things, but I no longer have any faith at all in the possibility of politics ever achieving anything.
9th-Feb-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I no longer have any faith at all in the possibility of politics ever achieving anything.

Or *politicians* ever achieving anything. I guess when it comes to politics I'm like Mulder in that I Want to Believe that it might still be possible to effect the sorts of things I'd like to see done. But I have little faith in the actual people charged with doing those things. (Obama, for example? Doing exactly what I was afraid he'd do waaaay back during the primaries: Not Enough.) Maybe after a few more election cycles I'll be even more pessimistic.
9th-Feb-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
I guess when it comes to politics I'm like Mulder in that I Want to Believe

I guess there's a reason I always identified more with Scully! Always the sceptic.
9th-Feb-2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Well, as you know, I'm very much the Scully fan myself. *sighs* I guess in my heart of hearts, I don't really believe that things are going to get better. Wanting to believe doesn't mean that I actually do believe, alas. It's why I loathed Obama's "Chance We Can Believe In" campaign message--'cause I didn't think he would. Change those things I most believe in.
9th-Feb-2009 03:46 am (UTC)
If you look at the "average results" for all quiz takers it seems clear that most of the people who have taken this quiz are young and idealistic moderate leftists. I myself dropped just a little to the left and a little to the libertarian than the average (Left: 3.55, Libertarian: 2.95), which doesn't necessarily surprise me, but at the same time it doesn't interest me, either. I did discover that I simply lacked an interest in some of the "hot button" issues as I was clicking away at answers (which may be why I dropped so far to the center?).
9th-Feb-2009 04:18 am (UTC)
There were a couple of questions that I thought were phrased especially badly, but for the most part it was pretty comprehensive philosophically. I don't take much stock either in its metric or its averages.
9th-Feb-2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Well, there's only so much stock to be taken in an internet quiz.
9th-Feb-2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Obviously. And that goes for every survey, not just the online ones. It's all about *how* you use them. ^_~
9th-Feb-2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Like, "as toilet paper?" ^_^
9th-Feb-2009 04:55 am (UTC)
When in a pinch... *snickers*
9th-Feb-2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Some of the questions worked from assumptions that I disagreed with (or felt were way too simplistic) that made me not want to click ANYTHING.
9th-Feb-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
*nods* The one about immigration really bothered me. The two sentences together seemed to express a contradiction.
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