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    Every time I take this test I find I've drifted further towards the bottom left

    I would describe my politics as any of Progressive, Utilitarian, Left-Libertarian and Egalitarian. So this is pretty accurate.
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    Surprisingly I'm more left...
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    I seem to have moved slightly closer to libertarianism since I last did this test over two years ago, but I'm pretty much exactly where I was on the left-right scale.

    I did find that some of the questions are almost impossible to answer without further clarification, while others cried out for a 'neither agree nor disagree' option that wasn't available; that might be responsible for some discrepancy.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    I seem to have moved slightly closer to libertarianism since I last did this test over two years ago, but I'm pretty much exactly where I was on the left-right scale.

    I did find that some of the questions are almost impossible to answer without further clarification, while others cried out for a 'neither agree nor disagree' option that wasn't available; that might be responsible for some discrepancy.
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    How do you find this one: http://www.celebritytypes.com/politi...nates/test.php

    I get extremely similar results:

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    It seems somewhat accurate because I am in almost every area very libertarian; i.e. I think individual freedom is everything
    however I think by and large, big government, in the economic sense, can be very effective; historically high government spending to create jobs/fuel the economy has seemed to have more positive effects than laissez fare policies (compare 1920s Republican government "leave well alone!" fiasco with Bill Clinton's high government spending and corresponding high economic growth for instance), I support high taxes on the wealthy, I support state institutions, provided they are not a pile of **** (the NHS for instance..), I support certain regulations on big businesses, particularly trying to alleviate the strangleholds of monopolies, protecting workers rights, and environmental regulations.

    Yet it would seem that the lower left quadrant is also home to the "progressive" sphere which I am always criticising...I think these tests might have a libertarian bias as those folks are quite authoritarian in many ways. In particular the original one spends a lot of time asking about crap like religious morals, presumably lumping religiosity with authoritarianism (and little time on anything like affirmative action, freedom of speech, notions of equality)
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    In particular the original one spends a lot of time asking about crap like religious morals, presumably lumping religiosity with authoritarianism (and little time on anything like affirmative action, freedom of speech, notions of equality)
    Yes, there is no question about this and it clearly flaws the test.
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    It's so cool how we all have different views on how the world should be. I guess I'm more similar to Thatcher than anyone else, which is great because I'm a big fan!

    I think my religious views might have made me more authoritarian than libertarian...
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