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The Political Compass: I’m sort of like Gandhi

Posted at age 27.

Yesterday I watched the last Democratic and GOP debates, the first such viewing on my part this cycle. It was quite interesting, but I’m not going to go into all that now. This post is just to say, after watching the final GOP debate today, I remembered The Political Compass, a cool website with a tool that graphs you not just on an economic left-right scale, but a social authoritarian-libertarian scale.

See their analysis page for more information about the scale, or just take the 10 minute quiz and the same information will appear above your personalized results.

I know I took it about a decade ago, but I can’t find a record of my results in my email. I’ll update this if I find it. I know the quadrant was the same, but that’s all I can say for sure. I scored -5.75 on the economic scale, where -10 is absolute left and 10 is absolute right. I scored -5.44 on the social scale, where -10 is absolute libertarian and 10 is absolute authoritarian. This is apparently similar to but somewhat more libertarian than Gandhi. Below are some of their charts of famous political actors, US presidential candidates for 2012 and 2016, and then my result.

Famous people United States presidential candidates, 2012 United States presidential candidates, 2016 My political orientation as of January 2016