June 27, 2003

Well, I went and did it

I keep seeing everyone posting their results from taking the test at politicalcompass.org. I really do not like such tests, because there are not enough choices for me to provide an accurate picture of where I stand on certain issues. But, be that as it may, here is how I came out:

In actuality, I think it is a pretty good representation of where I am.* I try to stay pretty close to the center. According to the chart they had of all the central political figures around the globe, I am almost exactly in the same spot on the political compass as Canadian Prime Minister, JEAN CHRÉTIEN. I really don't know much about Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. I do not follow Canadian politics as closely as I follow Mexican politics. Living in Texas will do that to you, I guess. I just hope no one expects me to start speaking French.

*I somehow suspect that I am nowhere near where U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft lies on the political compass. If I had to guess, I would guess he lies just off the chart near the upper right hand corner.

Posted by Tiger at June 27, 2003 10:13 AM

That is about the same place I ended up (mine was a step or two south of that, I don't remember), however, I never bother to publicize my result.

Posted by: AstreaEdge at June 27, 2003 04:46 PM

Wow, that would put you about where they say Ghandi would have been. I guess it is time for you to shave your head, don a flowing robe, and begin to walk everywhere . . . barefoot. ;)

Posted by: Tiger at June 27, 2003 06:01 PM

Still, I'm not convinced of the validity of the test. One would think that since I am a gun owner, and have killed my share of fluffy forest critters that I wouldn't be so far to the left. Maybe I misunderstood the questions?

Posted by: AstreaEdge at June 27, 2003 07:06 PM

I was pretty close to you, only on the other side of the center, between Tony Blair and Gerhard Schroder.

Posted by: Susie at June 27, 2003 08:50 PM

Not too surprised where I ended up, in the middle of the lower left quadrant. Like AstreaEdge, I wonder where it would have landed had they asked about my gun ownership, though.

Economic Left/Right: -5.12
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -5.18

Thanks for introducing me to this!

Posted by: Datanerd at June 28, 2003 06:56 AM

Hey, it was no problem. Thanks for coming by for a visit and please do come back often! ;)

Posted by: Tiger at June 28, 2003 09:44 AM