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The Political Compass - assess your political leanings

Found this on the net.  It assesses your political leanings along two axes - economic and social. 

Economic leanings form the X-axis going from collectivism (Pol-pot)  to neo-liberalism (Friedman).  Social leanings go from Libertarian to Authoritarianism. 

Take the test.  It won't take too long.  I came in the bottom-left quadrant (economically left and socially liberal).  Quite delighted to see Mohandas Gandhi, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela in the same quadrant. 


Naveen's picture

Srivathsa - I'm With You

A good set of questions to test oneself with. I took the test & found myself in the same bottom-left quadrant !

psaram42's picture

I am economically left slighty Authoritarian Socially

Fantastic work behind the test questions. I was Faltering between the left right march. I remained at the center, slightly towards the red (Fascists) though. Thanks for the post sri. you both Navin and sri are with Mahatma Gandhi and Dalai lama!


silkboard's picture

me too - bottom left

Found myself in bottom left quadrant, not too far from the center though. I am guessing most of us will fall in this zone as I find most of us (I am talking about the frequent members here, those that I have met - even Murali, or Mcadambi) are moderate liberals and socialism rooted people.


Economic Left/Right: -1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.05


Vinay's picture

Bottom Left :-)

Bottom left, but very close to center. Very interesting stuff!!

Economic Left/Right: -2.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.23

roshanrk's picture

 I'm on the bottom right -

 I'm on the bottom right -  Right Liberal

Economic Left/Right: 1.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79

murali772's picture

I am closest to Mahatma Gandhi

I came across this test just today, while searching for something else. And, quite as SB had predicted, I too landed up in the left bottom quadrant. But, I was not quite prepared for being the closest to Mahatma Gandhi.

My scores - Economic: (-)4.12; Social: (-) 2.05 .

Need to celebrate that with a beer - cheers

Muralidhar Rao
Ravi_D's picture

Reinforcing the trend...

Economic (Left): -3.88

Social (Libertarian): -2.56

Can't believe my score puts me to the right of Murali Sir!

rs's picture

I guess I am a little more to

I guess I am a little more to the left.


Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.69



kbsyed61's picture

I am in bottom left!

Found myself in bottom left quadrant, not too far from the center though.

Economic Left/Right: -1.75 (Excatly as SB's score)

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38

As SB had said most of us are in middle of the right and left as we were born and grew up in socialist era slowly accepting to be liberal, economy to be free & regulated, govt socially responisble and civil society to take responisbilities.

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