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A Political Test that Sucks Less
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:30:22 pm »
The problems with the Political Compass have been made clear at this point IMO, so I was glad to find an online political test that sucks less: The Political Test.

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You are a social-democratic cosmopolitan. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 3 percent are more extremist than you.



(Alternatively, my results can be found at this link.)

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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 11:31:52 pm »
Ooooh multiple planes.  I like.

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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 11:44:12 pm »
You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat. 14 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 70 percent are more extremist than you.



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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 11:49:39 pm »
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You are an anarcho-collectivistic. 0 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 2 percent are more extremist than you.


I'm not entirely sure what this means, save that I don't seem to have many gray areas in my beliefs. I think they're saying I believe in working together for mutual benefit, but I've honestly got no idea how they define "anarcho-collectivistic". Or what that even means.

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Wikipedia: "Collectivist anarchism (also known as anarcho-collectivism) is a revolutionary doctrine that advocates the abolition of both the state and private ownership of the means of production. It instead envisions the means of production being owned collectively and controlled and managed by the producers themselves."

Okay, yeah, I'll buy that. Sounds like what I was saying in my AI government thread.
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 11:54:02 pm »
You are a Social Democrat. 10 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 36 percent are more extremist than you.



On the other hand, I find it hillarious that as an engineer in environmental sciences, who choose my career path out of a deep feeling of ecological responsabilities, I still apparently am more anthropocentric than ecological ; according to this test, of course. I guess because I eat meat and agree with medical animal testing? Give me a break. This, and other questions that I felt were a bit vague, leads me to believe that while it's a interesting test, it's far from a complete one.

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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 11:58:15 pm »
I took the test, and found it to be very poorly written in places. They offer no description of their methodology, which makes me wonder a bit if they're not just pulling it all out of their ass.
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 12:06:05 am »
I took the test, and found it to be very poorly written in places. They offer no description of their methodology, which makes me wonder a bit if they're not just pulling it all out of their ass.
I'm more interested in how they define their terms. There is little information at the end of the test that explains the results.
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 12:06:39 am »


Ok, how the fuck is my secular rating so damn low? I not only answered "strongly disagree" for every question on religion, but also weighted all but one of them.

I liked the political compass test a lot better.

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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 01:08:42 am »
You are a cosmopolitan Social Democrat . 14 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 33 percent are more extremist than you.




Looks like I'm almost a centrist. I didn't weight anything, though.
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 01:26:01 am »
You are a Social Democrat. 10 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 8 percent are more extremist than you.




I didn't think to weight them, though.
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 01:29:37 am »
I'm surprised you scored anthro Eva
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Religious education should be a compulsory subject at all schools.
does this mean like bible study or things like the tenants of islam for dummies cause I mean I think its important to know the tenants ofa  religion and also studying myths etc
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 07:09:03 am »
i didn't find this test to be any help, especially since it seems to USA-centric. according to the classical definitions, i'm to the left of extreme left wing, since i'm not on the chart anymore (anarcho-pacifist), but according to the test, i wound up a cosmopolitan social democrat without understanding why, and i'd be on the terrorist charts if i were in the US due to my beliefs that you can do whatever so long as it doesn't hurt anyone else...
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 07:24:53 am »
Forum full of capitalistic fascists! I thought we were supposed to be commie pinkos!

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You are a Trotskyist. 3 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 0 percent are more extremist than you.



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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 07:30:06 am »
Forum full of capitalistic fascists! I thought we were supposed to be commie pinkos!

that's what bugs me. i AM a commie pinko! give me my pinkiness dammit! just because i didn't strongly disagree on everything.... you know what, i don't think the political grid can pinpoint you what you really are with a multiple choice test, perhaps a politoligist, if it matters to you that much...
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Re: A Political Test that Sucks Less
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 07:38:57 am »
Forum full of capitalistic fascists! I thought we were supposed to be commie pinkos!

that's what bugs me. i AM a commie pinko! give me my pinkiness dammit! just because i didn't strongly disagree on everything.... you know what, i don't think the political grid can pinpoint you what you really are with a multiple choice test, perhaps a politoligist, if it matters to you that much...
What's funny is that I too believe that you should be able to do what you want as long as it's not hurting others, and I'm pretty satisfied with mine. I used strongly agree/disagree for when I think there's no exceptions.
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