Political Spectrum

posted Sep 24, 2005

Been really busy with my new job. It's a dot-com, and I tend to spend spare time working on that in a push for First Release, rather than blogging. Plus my net connection during weekdays is basically non-existant. But I had to comment on this; normally I don't do these, in fact I think this is the first time I've posted one of these, but I find this interesting. (I slightly tweaked the HTML they gave me to also display the Bush/Kerry vote chart too.)

You are a Social Liberal (61% permissive) and an... Economic Conservative (68% permissive) You are best described as a: Libertarian Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

First, if I had to place myself on the politics chart, that's about where I'd do it. Not bad.

Second, the Bush/Kerry vote chart is quite interesting. I think it adds credence to my belief that there were several issues that could have conceivably made me swing Kerry, but that I didn't hear him talk about any of them. Apparently a lot of people near me did get their personal issues talked to, or their disgust with some aspects of the Bush administration overrode the reasons they might have supported it. I'm right on the border, the most likely place future party swings will occur.

It would be fascinating if we could only get some sort of reasonable historical view of that chart over the past 200 years, to see if we could watch the parties swing around in the way you'd expect or not. Unfortunately, that's probably impossible.

The "famous people" chart is interesting, placing me directly between Donald Trump and... Adam Sandler? Huh. (Not included.)

I'm going to see if I can get my wife to try this test.

I get the sense OKCupid actually tried with this test; I don't think it's just something some schmoe put together like the "What Star Wars Character Are You"-type tests. Interesting. Recommended.


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