Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Another kind of political test

quote [ In the following political test, you're asked about your attitude concerning different political topics. You will have to rate statements by fully agreeing, agreeing in part, being neutral, disagreeing or strongly disagreeing. You may emphasize up to five statements, if a certain issue is extremely important to you. After finishing the test, you'll get a detailed evaluation of your test and can compare it with the results of other participants. ]

I always found the old standard Political Compass to be kind of limited in how it displays results, as well as lacking the option to give 'no opinion'.

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[by ENZ@1:04amGMT]


sanepride said @ 1:48am GMT on 23rd Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
Some of these questions seem nonsensical. I'm guessing this test has been translated (poorly) from another language.
Solidarity has to be an obligation for all citizens.
What does this even mean?
steele said @ 1:54am GMT on 23rd Mar [Score:1 Informative]
"If you don't like it, leave."
ENZ said @ 1:59am GMT on 23rd Mar
It seems to default to German. Even when you select English, on the stats page a lot of the graph titles are in German.

As for that question, I interpreted as collectivism.
sanepride said @ 3:39am GMT on 23rd Mar
Steele's interpretation sounds more like nationalism. Besides the language issue, a lot of the questions seem skewed toward a distinctly European perspective.
Sure, I'm a Cosmopolitan Social Democrat, whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean, despite having fudged answers to questions either unfathomable or irrelevant to the US experience.
Especially interesting that I skewed "anthropocentric" over "ecological", I guess because I don't think it's necessary to stop eating meat or 'drastically reduce living standards' to save the environment.
lilmookieesquire said @ 3:59am GMT on 23rd Mar
Like workers unite. We're in this as a country. Pay your taxes etc.
sanepride said @ 4:22am GMT on 23rd Mar
The infrastructure works best, if the responsibility lies with competing undertakings.

It would be good for the public authorities to pay their debts no longer.

Employees have taken way too much liberty towards their employers by now.

Care to take a stab at these? All I get is a lot of clicking noises.

hellboy said @ 4:32pm GMT on 23rd Mar
The first one is "privatize social services", I believe the second one is "run up national debt" but it could also mean "eliminate national debt", the third one is "unions/labor rights suck".
Morris Forgot his Password said @ 6:35pm GMT on 23rd Mar
I thought the second one meant "unable to access capital to improve infrastructure...."
steele said @ 1:21am GMT on 23rd Mar
JWWargo said @ 2:55am GMT on 23rd Mar
avid said[1] @ 3:18am GMT on 23rd Mar
KingPellinore said @ 4:51pm GMT on 23rd Mar
Me too.
lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 4:02am GMT on 23rd Mar
the circus said @ 3:26am GMT on 23rd Mar
The political compass is bullshit. There's just a scale from hierarchy to democracy that people feel about different subjects. Having the authority to tell others what they can do is just the other side of the same coin as others not being able to hold you to rules.
hellboy said @ 4:32pm GMT on 23rd Mar
It matters which rules though.
arrowhen said @ 8:45am GMT on 23rd Mar
Apparently I'm a visionary secular commie extremist, but not as Cosmopolitan as the rest of you Social Democrats.

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