Monday, 29 June 2009

Political Spectrometry

Scrubone is mapping the Political Spectrum scores of various NZ political bloggers, so here's mine:

My Political Views
I am a far-left social libertarian
Left: 8.8, Libertarian: 4.57

Political Spectrum Quiz

A few years back Idiot/Savant undertook a similar task, although it should be noted that the political compass test he used was quite different.

You can do the current test yourself here. Deborah has already noted that it's quite US-focused, and presumes there is a God. I'd also add that I'm not clear about why it asked about abortion twice, and there didn't seem to be much else explicitly on the feminist agenda (e.g. pay equality, rape, political representation). Even so if everyone does the same test it will still be a useful exercise in comparison.


anthea said...

I stalled at question 2 because I have no idea what they mean. No idea.

Julie said...

Yeah I struggled with Q2 as well. (Unions were instrumental in creating the middle class, iirc)

On the one hand I thought the middle class pre-dated unions, but on the other unions have been instrumental in lifting the wages and conditions of many to the point where those occupations have become more middle class than working class.

In short, I wasn't sure what the correct answer was ;-)

Disturbed Kiwi said...

My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 5.45, Libertarian: 4.45
br>Political Spectrum Quiz

Wow, that seemed quite clear as to what the authors thought were the 'right' answers. OR am I mistaken?