The Political Compass

October 9, 2007

bothaxes.gifU.S. political opinion has been (ridiculously) labeled and divided and into predictably misleading black and white terms: the liberal left and conservative right.

While this makes name-calling much easier, this view is overly simplistic for today’s complex political landscape.

Enter the Political Compass. This was developed by a political journalist with a university counselling background, assisted by a professor of social history. In addition to the standard economic (left-right) scale, a social scale has been added to better show actual political viewpoints and leanings.


Take the test – it’s absolutely anonymous – and find out where you stand in comparison to current U.S.presidential candidates , famous composers or various historic political figures (this is supplied along with your results after the test has been completed).

Either click on the picture above or go to http://www.politicalcompass.org/index to take the test.



One comment

  1. […] Props to Dr. Neal Winslow for finding this one. No Comments so far Leave a comment RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI Leave a comment Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> […]

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