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Stuck in the middle with you

I took The Politics Test at It described me as socially liberal (70%) and economically conservative (60%), at least politically. This amused me because when I signed up for Facebook, I described my political views as “Socially liberal, fiscally conservative.”

Here are my leanings, in chart form:

I think the description of my politics are accurate, but I quibble with my placement on the chart. Rather than being a libertarian near both the democrats and the centrists, I would’ve expected to be much nearer the capitalists or even the republicans, and far away from the democrats. The thing is though, this test was made for Americans. A centrist in Canada would be seen as being well to the left in the United States.

Go take the test and report your results in the comments!


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  1. Kym

    No surprise at all — I am a social liberal (71%) and an economic liberal (33%) and am firmly in the democratic realm. Apparently I “exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.” And proud of it.….….:-))

  2. Rick

    Economic fairness is a phrase I’m not going to go near because it’s a ‘feel good’ phrase that could mean a number of things.

    I can’t tell whether they mean treating everyone in the same way and offering the same opportunities, or if they’re referring to government-legislated redistribution of wealth. The former is what I expect while the latter isn’t so obviously good, if it’s good at all.

  3. Jonathan

    Also no surprise I am socially liberal 83% economically liberal 10% (other 7% they didn’t say).

    I was told:

    You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. The chart places me squarely in the socialist zone. yay I’m the bogey man to the american teabaggers!

    I love the question:

    how much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

    oh wait that isn’t it… here it is:

    It’s wrong when environmental regulation puts people out of work, like when limits on logging make it harder for loggers to log logs.

    Worked teabagger in there YES!

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