Economic Left/Right: 6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.64
I disagree with some of the positions of their site. But it's odd to see NO WORLD LEADER whatsoever on liberal democratic quadrant.
Anyway, I don't think the Pope is a leftist, much less authoritarian. Considering he fought communism for a large period of his life, that seems unlikely.
I also don't think Mandela is as much as a libertarian. Hitler should much more to the left, due to the anti-capitalist aspects of national-socialism. Stalin should also have maxed the authoritarian score. Some of the other ones they measured also appear to be way off.
Hmm...-4.88 and -4.62 That places me about in between the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. Cool, but like you said, I'm not sure as to the accuracy of the compass. I think a political magnet weather-balloon was passing overhead as I answered the questions Sure would've been nice to have a 'no opinion' option.
I agree. For example, one question asks if the primary task of a mother should be to take care of her children. Well, that should be the first task of the mother... and the father! It should habe nothing to do with feminism...
Taking the test now. I think the best way to explain myself is individual emails...I honestly prefer either an essay, or the addition of "neither agree nor disagree", since there are probably some questions to which you were middle of the pack.
I was about to add my score, but my dad overloaded the circuit...anyway...I'm generally considered a right wing conservative (I'm closer to a moderate these days), yet the test scores me as a left wing libertarian
Economic Left/Right: -4.12, and
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.15
Another angle on it...you tend to handle more than a few of the questions on a case-by-case basis, forcing you to choose...eh...whatever
What surprises me is that the test doesn't really capture my political orientation. Although I'm entirely right wing, I am in no way conservative - I am for legalization of drugs and prostitution, for abortion, rabidly atheist and a great supporter of the ACLU. Economically though I couldn't be more right wing - I believe in a completely unregulated market, low or no taxation and a general "every man for himself" view on welfare. So on the one hand I'm what Bill O'Reilly would describe as a leftist moron, but on the other I'm ridiculously right wing. I don't think my result really captured that... It would be interesting to see something like a Kierney test with 4 categories...
Ah that test... lovely. It might be fairly accurate for the US political system.
I took part in a poll in a German forum based on that test and guess what *ALL* of us had been in the lower left quadrant (Libertarian, Left), even those who though of themselves as being conservative and right Not that I have a problem to be in one Quadrant with Gandi (in fact of all people mentioned in the charts I'd prefer those in that quadrant), but I am most certainly not a sympathisant of the Green party.
Note: The left right scale is not the same as is commonly used when saying leftwing party or rightwing party.