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Another political quiz, via nwhyte:



Crime and punishment, internationalism

Your position on this axis is -5.8
You are likely to be very internationalist and rehabilitationist.

Economics, etc

Your position on this axis is -1.2
You are likely to be slightly socialist and anti-war.



More interesting because it gives you a lot of data and comparisons - my results are here. The results for the vertical axis are much more clumped together than the horizontal axis, and the combination of economic and military answers often balances out, I think.

I'm Very Left Wing, apparently. More shocking news. 95.3% of the population are significantly to my right on the horizontal axis, which is a little bizarre - I don't think of my opinions as particularly extreme. I was going to say web survey = self-selecting sample, source bias, etc etc, but it turns out the comparisons are based on a properly representative 2,000 person poll of the population - there's a very interesting PDF with graphs and contour lines of those results. I particularly like the three at the bottom that are presented without comment. (And if you're avoiding it because it's a PDF, get Foxit Reader immediately and you will never have to worry about PDF problems again.)

Clicky here to take the test.

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zagreb2
Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
Additionally, terms like "anti-war" and "pro-war" are a bit silly. There are a lot of people who specifically opposed the Iraq war, for example, and are lazily called "anti-war activists" and yet many of them would support military action in certain circumstances so this isn't a good description - it's too black and white.

Similar with "pro-war", which like "pro-abortion" gives the impression of people who are in favour of war in general rather than think it's a last-resort solution in certain situations. I called Orwell "pro-war" earlier which he would be in black/white logic (he was strongly anti-pacifist and in favour of using force where he thought it was the only thing that would work - usually against fascists) however Orwell could hardly be described as thinking that war was a good or favourable thing which "pro-war" implies.

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