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a political ideology m-type thing

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Over at FB, several people took this meme testing where we fall on a political spectrum. My results:

Radicalism 66.5
Socialism 50
Tenderness 59.375

These scores indicate that you are a moderate progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with an animal rights activist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an idealist with very few strong opinions.”

The test brags that “Unlike many other political tests found on the Internet which base themselves on untested (and usually ideologically motivated) ideas, this inventory is adapted from Hans Eysenck’s own political inventory which was developed after extensive empirical investigations in the 20th Century.

And that explains a lot because some of the questions are… oddly phrased. I looked him up, and while I can’t find the exact date the survey was edited, Eysenck did publish a book about his political ideology spectrum in 1956. Eysenck was born and raised in Germany but came to the UK in the early 1930s, so this test came out of the whole post-WWII political scene. He was also an immigrant and had a hard time getting a professor position at first, mainly because of his German background.

Maybe because of this, I found some of the questions seriously odd. But the results were more interesting than most of these memes, though.

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dreamflower02
Aug. 23rd, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
That was an odd little test, but seemed slightly more accurate than most of those I've tried:

Political Values

Radicalism 69.25
Socialism 56.25
Tenderness 78.125

These scores indicate that you are a tender-minded moderate progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with an animal rights activist. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a devoted egalitarian with several strong opinions.

This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.


Thanks! That was really interesting!

Edited at 2013-08-23 01:57 am (UTC)
mrowe
Aug. 23rd, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
That was interesting (and fairly accurate, except I would say 'cynical' rather than 'suspicious and unsympathetic attitude', and the idealism is sort of faded into cynicism too *g*)


Radicalism 63.75
Socialism 75
Tenderness 34.375

These scores indicate that you are a tough-minded moderate progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a liberated atheist. It appears that you are cynical towards religion, and have a suspicious and unsympathetic attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as left-wing.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an idealist with several strong opinions.
lindahoyland
Aug. 23rd, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
I got 50% in all three areas!

Radicalism 50
Socialism 50
Tenderness 50

These scores indicate that you are a moderate; this is the political profile one might associate with a regular person. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a centrist with very few strong opinions.

Edited at 2013-08-23 08:25 pm (UTC)
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