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Interesting Political Test

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by l99999us, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. l99999us

    l99999us New Member

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    I came across this test and thought this would be interesting to see what the results here are. This is different from many political tests i have seen. My results are socialistic moderate



    test page

    http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=4768561581799943467
     
  2. Brandon

    Brandon New Member

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    Libertarian
    93% Liberal, 90% Capitalist, 70% Radical

    You scored in the top ten percent for Legal Equality. This would probably make you a Libertarian. You just want to be left alone by the state in terms of everyday choices and probably believe in a wall between Church and State. You scored above 50 percent in the Capitalism rating. I have no way of knowing how high you scored, but at the very minimum you believe in fairly free movement of capital, and if you get very high you may believe in trickle down economics is the savior of any and all economics. You scored in the Republican area of the radical line. You probably hate racism but don't necessarily believe in Affirmative Action. Equality, but not at all costs may be applicable. You're a mainstream Libertarian. You're all for capitalism, and equality under the law but you're not sure the state has the right to force social equality.
     
  3. dong

    dong New Member

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    Heh, Todd, I scored almost exactly the same as you did. That said, I'm not sure about the applicability of the test analysis- it's aware of its own limitations it seems. The overlaps in the ideologies can be so large that it isn't very useful and can sometimes be rather inaccurate actually, but in terms of making one think, this is a fairly good run-of-the-mill quiz. For an example of what I refer to, look up Ayn Rand's works on objectivism and libertarianism- it's not just a legal freedom but also necessarily advocates laissez-faire capitalism via the implications of freedom to own private property.
     
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    I was mainstream which I find funny, but some of the wording of the questions bothered me.
     
  5. l99999us

    l99999us New Member

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    I certainly agree with you that it is not per say 100% accurate (though i think this analysis applies to most internet quizzes). Though I do think it may help someone explore what their views are. I liked it as it was one of the only quizzes that had 3 axises and didn't necessarilly fall into the old conservative/liberal catorigization.

    I do not necessarilly understand your point with Ayn Rand though i am familiar (at least to a certain extent with her philosophy). Most Objectivists would probably fall into the libertarian category as Brandon did. But it doesn't mean necessarilly one can not support political freedom and personal freedom yet still support a socialist (or more socialist) economic system. As such i do not think it is a contridiction though it may appear to be from some philosophies.

    then again i do suppose it does depend on one's point of view.

     
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    They asked for to much personal information so i didnt do it. I really hate when they want to mail you the results. I expect tons of spam.
     
  7. Brandon

    Brandon New Member

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    You don't have to fill in the age/screen name part.
     
  8. eldragon

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    Socialistic Moderate
    65% Liberal, 40% Capitalist, 85% Radical You scored in the upper half of the Liberal Category. You prefer individualism over community rights although I'm not sure how much due to scoring category restraints. At the very minimum, you could be mainstream American and at the very maximum you could lean libertarian-esque or even towards Anarchism. You scored in the bottom half of the Capitalist category which probably means you're socialist leaning. You lean towards the planning style economy but wouldn't call yourself a Communist. Socialist, perhaps. You scored in the Republican area of the radical line. You probably hate racism but don't necessarily believe in Affirmative Action. Equality, but not at all costs may be applicable. You're a Socialistic Moderate because you believe in socialistic policies, as well as liberal civil rights policies. You aren't extreme in any way, and while you agree there should be equality you aren't sure if it should be forced. You agree with legal equality but you wouldn't call yourself a libertarian.
     
  9. hokeshel

    hokeshel New Member

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    Hmmmm. I took the test and posted the results but, it somehow dissappeared. These types of tests should never be taken too seriously but, my results were pretty much what I thought they would be.
     
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