Saturday, January 28, 2006

Politics Test

Via Bloggers4Labour:

You are a

Social Liberal
(61% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(10% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test


That said, some years ago I took part in in the test done by politicalcompass.org, which I recommend. It showed me up to be highly centerist, albeit slightly left/libertarian. A position I take more comfort in than the answers here.
But that said, some of the questions needed complex answers, or rather my answer would have been more complex. To take an extreme example (not listed in the test). I am pro gun control, find the NRA infuriating, and yet, if I around in 1969 and invited to Sharon Tate's infamous party, and I had a rifle on me when the Manson family stormed in. I would not have hesitated to use it on them!
Which, okay, as I said, it's a very extreme example and somewhat spurious, but you can see what I mean when I say that some questions need more cohesive answers than a yes or no which can pigeonhole you into something you don't quite believe.
Well that's my opinion anyway.

2 comments:

Bloggers4Labour said...

Yes, I felt that about many of the questions. For example, there are many museums I'd like to see subsidised, perhaps only a few theatres (and perhaps only for architectural reasons), and as for artists...!

Paul Burgin said...

But how happy were you with the conclusions they made with your test!