Political Views

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:39 PM

Most people that know me who don't agree with me politically would call me a right winger. However, the political compass disagrees. Over the last year and a half, I've increasingly become a centrist! In June of 2002, I had an Economic Left/Right score of 4.00 (far right), tonight as with a few months ago, I had 2.75. I've also become slightly more “authoritarian” socially, going from -1.28 (slightly libertarian) to -0.05 (very slightly libertarian). I got a similar score on another test as well… you can see my complete results below.

Thanks to Christopher for reminding me about the Political Compass.

World's Shortest Political Quiz [Link]
Your Personal Self-Government Score is 40%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 60%.
Political Compass [Link]
Economic Left/Right: 2.75 Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.05
This makes me more libertarian than Gerhard Schroder and Tony Blair, but economically about the same.

I think this has to do with my (slightly) lessening interest in economic versus social issues (never fear, I'm not turning liberal or anything awful like that! ;-)). So how about you?

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