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http://www.vox.com/2015/9/10/9188517/political-bias

Applies to the US so best not to treat this as scientific certainty more a bit of fun.

I got 12/18 and am 25% biased. I got caught out on the crime questions.
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got 11/18 myself
a bit hard to answer some of the more US centered questions.

It's interesting to see though how the average American seems to know less than a European about their own country, considering i'm in the top 95% of people who took the test.
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I got 8/18 questions right, but am 8.33% biased. Very interesting.
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9/18
19.44% bias.
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5.56%

Which isn't too surprising in all honesty, despite being a massive lefty I do try to keep as open a mind as possible.
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7/18, mainly because it's pretty much all US centric, and as a young person in the UK I haven't a clue about US affairs like that. 0% politically biased, quite pleased with that to be honest
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7/18, mainly because it's pretty much all US centric, and as a young person in the UK I haven't a clue about US affairs like that. 0% politically biased, quite pleased with that to be honest
I got 7/18 too actually.
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19.44% bias 8/18 correct.
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(Original post by skeptical_john)
http://www.vox.com/2015/9/10/9188517/political-bias

Applies to the US so best not to treat this as scientific certainty more a bit of fun.

I got 12/18 and am 25% biased. I got caught out on the crime questions.
2.78%
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11/18, 0%
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11/18 0% political bias. Would be ridiculous for a philosopher to be biased.
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I wonder if by scoring lower you will end up being less biased purely because you're not informed enough to consciously make poor decisions?

I am interested in US politics but my viewing is heavily left wing skewed Colbert/Daily Show/Bill Maher/John Oliver etc.

If there was any entertaining right wing US shows I'd watch hem!
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(Original post by skeptical_john)
I wonder if by scoring lower you will end up being less biased purely because you're not informed enough to consciously make poor decisions?

I am interested in US politics but my viewing is heavily left wing skewed Colbert/Daily Show/Bill Maher/John Oliver etc.

If there was any entertaining right wing US shows I'd watch hem!
Try fox news, it's hilarious.

Must say though, Bill Maher is one of my favourite comedians but even he has nothing on Bill O'Reilly who never ceases to crease me up
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On a scale of 0-100%, your total political bias was 19.44%. Your score suggests you are less biased than about 75% of other test takers.
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Wow really, the US has the best welfare state?
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Try fox news, it's hilarious.

Must say though, Bill Maher is one of my favourite comedians but even he has nothing on Bill O'Reilly who never ceases to crease me up
Are you laughing with or at O'Reily?!
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Are you laughing with or at O'Reily?!
At, definitely.
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On a scale of 0-100%, your total political bias was 19.44%. Your score suggests you are less biased than about 75% of other test takers.
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Wow really, the US has the best welfare state?
Not the best, they just have to spend more on it than any other country. Same with their healthcare system actually. Their distaste for anything remotely "socialist" has really put them in a bad place regarding their public spending, and shows how their right wing philosophy doesn't work.
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Not the best, they just have to spend more on it than any other country. Same with their healthcare system actually. Their distaste for anything remotely "socialist" has really put them in a bad place regarding their public spending, and shows how their right wing philosophy doesn't work.
Ah right, that does seem far more accurate than 'the best' haha.
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Ah right, that does seem far more accurate than 'the best' haha.
Yep, in all actuality, if they'd be less ideologically driven and just accept that a single payer healthcare system is a much more efficient one then they'd save a lot of money, as well, if they'd do a similar thing with their social security they'd save money there too. It's all because socialism is such a dirt word over there and it gets brought up at any point of major reasonable reform.
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9/18 -On a scale of 0-100%, your total political bias was 0%. Great work! About 20% of test takers also got this score. 50% of people get a score between 23% and 58%. The average score is 40.82%.
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