Political Compass (v 3.0)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Lowbacca_1977, May 5, 2010.

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  1. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    I thought it would be interesting to see where people stand now, as the last Political Compass thread's last post was about 3 years ago, on top of which we've got plenty of new people in that time, and so this will also allow for us to see where the Senate is, as a whole.

    The past versions can be found here:
    Political Compass (v. 2.0)
    Political Compass 1.0
    The test itself can be found here:
    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    In version 2.0, GrandAdmiralJello shared a plot that came from the JCC's thread on this:
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/grandadmiraljello/polcomp2.jpg]
    And here's the Senate's data for version 2.0. If someone updated their results, I used the most recent one as the final number:
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/lowbacca/compass2.jpg]

    Finally, here is where everyone is using just the data for this thread:
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/lowbacca/compass3.jpg]


    So please feel free to share your own results so we can see where everyone stands in a more numerical fashion.
  2. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    Sep 13, 2007
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    So I here I was about 2 years ago--

    [image=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b222/tleivo/pcgraphpngphp.png]

    And now--

    [image=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b222/tleivo/pcgraphpngphp-1.png]

    Economic Left/Right: 0.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

    It's an interesting test, although, many of the questions are frustrating in that, "Agree/Disagree" doesn't really feel like enough. Some questions have a number of issues compounded in them, that I feel like need to be isolated, before saying simply yay or nay.

    It looks like, according to this test, I've grown more libertarian and a little more to the right.
  3. Jediflyer Force Ghost

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    Dec 5, 2001
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    And again:

    Economic Left/Right: -3.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.67
  4. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Apr 17, 2006
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    My old results from like a year ago or so:
    Economic Left/Right: -6.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.74

    My new results tonight:
    Economic Left/Right: -7.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72

    So I moved a tiny bit to the left and a tiny bit to the bottom. Hmm....certainly interesting. I don't have the numbers handy from the time i took this test two years and three years ago, but economically I've always been a leftist. The main change I've noticed through the years has been movement from a more authoritarian to a more libertarian outlook.
  5. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    In 2006 for the other thread I was at:
    Economic Left/Right: 3.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21

    My new location:
    Economic Left/Right: 1.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.15


    So I've apparently moved a bit closer to center economically and I'm continuing to move towards social libertarianism.
  6. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Jul 13, 2008
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    Economic Left/Right: -1.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

    [image=http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp39/darthramza/pcgraphpngphp.png]

    My social axis has been pretty fixed for a long time, though my economic preferences seem to have swung back to the right somewhat from the last time I took it, probably because my dad is employed now and I'm no longer raging against the economic regime, though I tended to be in favor of some pretty strict regulations.
  7. Valairy Scot Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2005
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    Cool, I agree some questions really should be more nuanced, but I can understand the limitations.

    Economic Left/Right: -3.88
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

    Eh, why can't I copy/paste that thing! Copy yes, paste, no.
  8. Darth_Smileyface Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2004
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    Economic Left/Right 0.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -2.97

    Right where I've always been, smack dab in the middle... Well, economically at least. I was a little surprised to find I was that far down the Libertarian scale. That's what being Canadian will do I guess. Things like Gay Marriage and legal pot are so normal here that you don't even realise they're issues in other places...
  9. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    Economic Left/Right: -5.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74
  10. Darth_Yuthura Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 7, 2007
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    6.62 to the Economic left.
    1.85 towards Social libertarian.

    I believe I'm more economic left because I believe a stable market/economy must be consistently regulated by people who don't have a stake in everything. You can't expect capitalism and a free market economy to maintain itself without inevitably falling into disrepair.
  11. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2001
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    I've been fairly steady, though I've moderated a bit in my libertarian/authoritarian views.


    2003: Economic Left/Right: -4.25
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -5.08

    2005: Economic Left/Right: -7.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74

    2009: Economic Left/Right: -7.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23

    2010: Economic Left/Right: -8.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.64

    Still, I'm a radical lefty. Woogasm.
  12. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    May 25, 2000
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    Economic Left/Right: -3.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

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  13. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2000
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    I was on hiatus from the JC three years ago but here's where I stand now:

    visual


    Economic left/right: -7.12

    Social libertarian/authoritarian: -5.33
  14. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2004
    star 7
    Economic Left/Right: -8.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.51

    visual

    Furthest left I've been for a while... must be unemployment :p
  15. Ghost Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2003
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    I've taken this before, but I don't think I posted it in the Senate last time.

    Here's where I am today:

    [image=http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-3.75&soc=-5.28]

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -3.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.28

    About the same as I've always been.
  16. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 17, 2000
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    [image=http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=-9.00&soc=-6.10]

    No surprise there.
  17. shanerjedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 17, 2010
    star 4
    Looks like I didn't do it in '05 but did the '03 test.

    '03 results:

    Economic Left/Right: 4.38

    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.95



    Here's today's results:

    Economic Left/Right: 2.88

    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.54

    Not much shift socially, but some shift economically.

  18. JediSmuggler Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 1999
    star 5
    Economic Left/Right: 7.12
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.56


  19. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 19, 2000
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    Haven't done this before; cool link.

    I'm:
    Economic Left/Right: -0.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.69
  20. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 19, 1999
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    2003: Economic Left/Right: -3.25
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -6.10

    2010: Economic Left/Right: -5.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15

    That seems about right to me. The recession drove nearly everyone a bit to the left on economic issues, although I've always been suspicious of globalism and against financial deregulation.
  21. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    Upping this thread now that we have some visuals with this, and to encourage more users to post their results to flesh out the current profile a bit more.
  22. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2001
    star 6
    Mine:

    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: 1.12
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.08

    For comparison, my previous measurements (listed in v1.0) were:

    First Time
    Economic Left/Right: -0.50
    Authoritarian/Libertarian: -0.15

    Second Time
    Economic Left/Right: -0.25
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.31

    I did some tracking for v1.0 of the thread, and I think I still have that file somewhere at home. I'll see if I can dig it up tonight and post a graph of the results from then.

    However, here is the summary I gave in that thread of the statistical breakdown of the responses:
    If I get the time, I'll try to put together similar statistics for this thread when/if I get the chance.

    Kimball Kinnison
  23. shanerjedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 17, 2010
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    I was wondering if you'd do that with the scaling here in the Senate again Kimball. [face_mischief]
  24. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 28, 2001
    star 6
    I still haven't had the chance to look for my old file, but I did throw together a quick spreadsheet of all the values to date.

    The mean in the Senate has definitely shifted since I did the same analysis in 2003. Where before the mean was at (-0.55, -3.01), it is currently sitting at (-2.97, -4.10). From what I can see and remember of the previous analysis, this appears to be primarily through the departure of many of the people who scored more to the right and up.

    In fact, I think that this gives a good lesson in perceptions. For example, there are many people here who have accused my brother of becoming even more extreme over the past few years, and yet the test here shows that his scores have actually become less extreme. He went from (7.00, 1.69) to (7.12, 0.56). That shows almost no change on the Economic axis, and a better than 1 point change towards the center on the Social axis. However, because the mean here has shifted by (-2.42, -1.09), it creates the perception that he is more extreme.

    At the same time, where before I was almost exact at the mean on the Economic axis, my new score puts me strongly to the right of our sample. However, most of that shift comes from the mean moving, rather than me moving.

    Kimball Kinnison
  25. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 17, 2000
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    There's a difference between the extremity of views themselves, and the extremity of one's support for said views.

    "I think X-Men 3 is the best movie ever," is an extreme view expressed in a non-extreme manner.

    "Citizen Kane is the best movie ever, but with so many people liking 3D these days, I think the country is going to tear itself apart and I for one am willing to go to war to defend my conviction!" is an extreme expression of a non-extreme view.
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