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Old September 16th, 2018 (7:58 PM).
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Take this quiz.

How close is your result to your actual political ideology? What's different between your result and your actual beliefs?
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Old September 17th, 2018 (7:54 AM). Edited September 17th, 2018 by Enpatsu Shakugan.
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Yeah I think it suits me pretty well. I generally detest extremes.
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Old September 17th, 2018 (3:00 PM).
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now people will definitely never listen to me lol
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Old September 17th, 2018 (6:28 PM).
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I find this one really interesting, because almost all of it reflects my views pretty accurately... except the liberty/authority scale. I am actually of the opinion that a socialist society cannot work without a strong centralised government bound by policy that compels it to protect the equality valued by such a system. Humans are greedy creatures and without that we would inevitably revert back to a capitalist society and that doesn't work.
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Old September 17th, 2018 (8:01 PM). Edited September 17th, 2018 by Enpatsu Shakugan.
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No wonder I get into a lot of disagreements here...
I'm probably most against very leftist views.
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Old September 17th, 2018 (9:05 PM).
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in the middle at everything ok then
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Old September 17th, 2018 (9:19 PM). Edited September 17th, 2018 by MysticalNinetales.
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I'm a little astounded by my results. I suppose I'm a tad more traditional than I had hypothesized and I'm a bit more fond of authority as well. I fall under the category of Social Liberalism, however, I'm much more inclined to refer to myself as a centrist.

I think it's crucial to have balance in all things, even politics. Having an open mind and a willingness to listen to those with differing views is incredibly important, as it's one way in which we can gain insight and grow as individuals.
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Old September 17th, 2018 (11:06 PM). Edited September 17th, 2018 by Hands.
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    Some of the questions were a bit more nuanced than "strongly agree" could really be an answer for, and the fact I got an oxymoron as my ideology is kinda funny but I assume the libertarian bit comes from the social values but they do say that part is a work in progress
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    Old September 18th, 2018 (4:46 AM).
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    I took it twice, got the same category both times but with slightly different percentages:



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    Old September 18th, 2018 (5:05 AM).
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      Well, this is spot on. No woder, with the questions they ask. Was unsure about many and had to go neutral, though. Without context, some of the questions really don't mean much.
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      Old September 18th, 2018 (6:12 AM).
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        I took it twice, got the same category both times but with slightly different percentages:



        Mine were really close to yours percentage wise but I got a different outcome? How odd
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        Old September 18th, 2018 (7:38 AM). Edited September 18th, 2018 by Vragon2.0.
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          Overall, I did find some of the questions often vague or one directional oriented. Not the worst of these type of quizzes I've taken, but far from what I'd consider a proper one. To often I found myself having to answer with unsure/undecided due to how the questions wasn't specific enough to a case that I could answer.
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          Old September 18th, 2018 (11:11 AM).
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          Mine were really close to yours percentage wise but I got a different outcome? How odd
          Maybe the slight differences were just enough to push you into the next category? Especially the economic part, there's like a ~15% difference there. Or maybe it's just because their system isn't perfect yet. Hard to tell.
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          Old September 18th, 2018 (11:46 AM).
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            Some of the questions were a bit more nuanced than "strongly agree" could really be an answer for...
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            Overall, I did find some of the questions often vague or one directional oriented. Not the worst of these type of quizzes I've taken, but far from what I'd consider a proper one. To often I found myself having to answer with unsure/undecided due to how the questions wasn't specific enough to a case that I could answer.
            I often found myself in similar situations with some of the questions posed. Okay, I can agree or disagree, but my (strong) 'agreement' or (strong) 'disagreement' requires a bit of nuance; not to mention some of the questions were a bit vague for the nature of topics covered. It would've been more accurate, in my opinion, if the survey allowed open-ended answers & utilized some sort of algorithm to fit their result parameters via word choices, or the questions should have been worded differently. Of course, this could also reveal the extent of ignorance conveyed by those who conducted the survey.

            That said, I took the quiz three times: first result, second result, and third result. Though the ratios remained relatively the same, I found it interesting that my "Economic Axis" swayed from "Market" to "Capitalist" & back to "Market" based on a few percentage points---as if market & capitalist are mutually exclusive somehow (unless we want to include State Capitalism or sometimes referred to as Crony Capitalism).

            Though I disagree with the leaning of Neo-Liberalism, since that requires The State being the central social structure, at least it recognizes that I am a fan of the free market (that is, without The State).
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            Old September 18th, 2018 (2:21 PM). Edited September 18th, 2018 by Ivysaur.
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            Libertarian socialist, gosh. And I call myself a liberal social-democrat.
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            Old September 18th, 2018 (5:20 PM).
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            looks like there are quite a few of us with similar scores here!
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            Old September 18th, 2018 (9:33 PM).
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              Maybe the slight differences were just enough to push you into the next category? Especially the economic part, there's like a ~15% difference there. Or maybe it's just because their system isn't perfect yet. Hard to tell.
              That would be enough to push it from social liberal to socialist yeah, but I'm sure the libertarian part had to come from the other three sections because you can't be for big govt involvemebt in economics and be a libertarian
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              Old September 21st, 2018 (3:26 AM).
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              I just say pure socialist because I think "libertarian socialist" is a bit contradictory?
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              Old September 21st, 2018 (10:38 AM). Edited September 21st, 2018 by twocows.
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              It's actually been in my signature for ages. I retake it every now and then and it changes a bit, though, mainly because my opinions change every now and then. I think I actually have a newer one than the one in my signature that's more patriotic, more progressive, and less liberal.

              (Edit: I've updated the link in my signature after retaking the test.)

              I link it in my signature because I think it provides a good sense of where I'm at politically
              - for economic issues, I tend to favor private-sector solutions, but I recognize the potential for abuse with these kinds of solutions and the strong need for oversight (who provides the oversight is an open question, though)
              - I think obviously international politics is relatively complex and requires more nuance than just "ignore everyone but ourselves," but I do think we should try to prioritize our own needs when possible (sometimes helping others is in our best interest, though)
              - I favor liberty when possible, though I think some degree of power needs to be delegated to the state in order to ensure peoples' rights aren't violated
              - I strongly favor forward-thinking solutions, though I may not always agree on what form those solutions might take; I also don't think religion and tradition are meaningless (quite the opposite, there's a lot to learn from them), I just think that we should use our own sensibilities and reasoning to make decisions and not give the old ways undue preference
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              Old September 22nd, 2018 (2:06 PM).
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                Old October 15th, 2018 (3:41 PM). Edited October 15th, 2018 by MortalPhoenix.
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                  I took the test a year ago. It still holds up. I will just type the results.

                  Social Liberal:

                  Economic Axis: Social (67.7% Equality vs 32.3% Markets)

                  Diplomatic Axis: Balanced (41.5% Nation vs 58.5% World)

                  Civil Axis: Liberal (69.2% Liberty vs 30.8% Authority)

                  Societal Axis: Progressive (27.4% Tradition vs 72.6% Progress)
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                  Old October 16th, 2018 (3:55 AM). Edited October 16th, 2018 by Tsutarja.
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                  I kinda disagree being labeled under socialism, but I guess my views on taxes and services to those who are in need are what set me there.
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                  Old October 16th, 2018 (11:27 AM).
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                  Not as extreme as some, but it does follow the same general pattern. The results are mostly accurate, for what questions it asks anyway, though everything does vary by around 5% or so on retakes. Still, this is pretty much what I always get on this test.
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                  Old October 17th, 2018 (3:19 PM). Edited October 17th, 2018 by Bidoof FTW.
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                  Seems like most everyone here is getting social liberalism.
                  Honestly kinda surprised, thought I'd get a bit more centrist.
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                  Old October 17th, 2018 (6:15 PM).
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                  hmm, i'm not sure i'd ever have considered myself libertarian - i'm all about a strong, central government. :thonk:
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