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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

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Political Alignment Quizzes
Various folks have been posting this new quiz:

Centrist

You scored 46% Personal Liberty and 56% Economic Liberty!

A centrist believes in moderate government intervention in both personal and economic matters. They tend to be somewhat ambiguous, as they may have the oppurtunity to pick the side of any group surrounding them on any given issue. They generally believe in a moderate social safety net and what they consider to be a balanced stance on personal liberty. Centrists tend to emphasize compromise and cooperation between partisan groups.



Link: The Politics Test written by brainpolice on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


"Centrist" is not how I describe myself. I don't think anybody who knows me describes me that way either. I've seen other folks comment on how unexpected the results were, too. I think it's just that it's not that well done a quiz. Many of the questions were hard to interpret, especially the ones where you can say "yes" whether you think it's a good or bad thing.

The same site also has this quiz, by the same name:

You are a

Social Liberal
(60% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(80% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Capitalist




Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating


Depending on my mood I'll be on either the capitalist or libertarian side of the line, which fits my actual view much better. One of the things I love about this quiz is that they've asked everyone taking it how they voted in 2004 and then plotted it on their axes as red or blue dots. That lets you see how the different ideologies split between the candidates:

That's Bush voters in red and Kerry ones in blue, for those fortunate enough to have purged their memories of the "red-blue" maps. You can see I land close to the border . . . and maybe by that definition you can consider me a centrist.

Current Mood: irked

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