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By Doug64
#15106001
I came across the 8values quiz just now, taking a look at eight opposing values (surprise!) on four lines. The values are:

    Equality (Economic)
    Those with higher Equality scores believe the economy should distribute value evenly among the populace. They tend to support progressive tax codes, social programs, and at high values, socialism.

    Markets (Economic)
    Those with higher Market scores believe the economy should be focused on rapid growth. They tend to support lower taxes, privatization, deregulation, and at high values, laissez-faire capitalism.

    Nation (Diplomatic)
    Those with higher Nation scores are patriotic and nationalist. They often believe in an aggressive foreign policy, valuing the military, strength, sovereignty, and at high values, territorial expansion.

    Globe (Diplomatic)
    Those with higher Globe scores are cosmopolitan and globalist. They often believe in a peaceful foreign policy, emphasizing diplomacy, cooperation, integration, and at high values, a world government.

    Liberty (State)
    Those with higher Liberty scores believe in strong civil liberties. They tend to support democracy and oppose state intervention in personal lives. Note that this refers to civil liberties, not economic liberties.

    Authority (State)
    Those with higher Authority scores believe in strong state power. They tend to support state intervention in personal lives, government surveillance, and at high values, censorship or autocracy.

    Tradition (Society)
    Those with higher Tradition scores believe in traditional values and strict adherence to a moral code. Though not always, they are usually religious, and support the status quo or the status quo ante.

    Progress (Society)
    Those with higher Progress scores believe in social change and rationality. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, and support environmental action and scientific or technological research.

For my own run, I got this:

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By Godstud
#15106016
Hmmm.... Cannot see what you got.

I got :

Economic Axis: Socialist
76.9% Equality
23.1% Markets

Diplomatic Axis: Peaceful
28.3% Nation
71.7% World

Civil Axis: Liberal
71.8% Liberty
28.2% Authority

Societal Axis: Very Progressive
15.4% Tradition
84.6% Progress

Closest Match: Libertarian Socialism


Interesting quiz, anyways. Accuracy? Who knows.
#15106023
Been meaning to redo it anyway. I got:

Economic Axis: Social
73.1% Equality
26.9% Markets

Diplomatic Axis: Balanced
46.1% Nation
53.9% World

Civil Axis: Moderate
58.3% Liberty
41.7% Authority

Societal Axis: Progressive
36.1% Tradition
63.9% Progress

Closest Match:
Democratic Socialism

I think it's much better than the political compass because it doesn't try to plot you on a two-dimensional graph.
By Doug64
#15106040
Since @Godstud said he couldn’t see what I got:

Economic Axis: Market
36.5% Equality
63.5% Markets

Diplomatic Axis: Patriotic
66.1% Nation
33.9% World

Civil Axis: Moderate
45.2% Liberty
54.8% Authority

Societal Axis: Traditional
67.6% Tradition
32.4% Progress

Closest Match: Moderate Conservatism

I do find the labels on the Diplomatic axis a little odd—the opposite of Patriotic is Peaceful?
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By late
#15106047
There were too many questions that didn't make clear what they were asking, or the answers didn't fit into a one click format.

I tried.
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By Saeko
#15106054
Economic Axis: Socialist, Equality 87.8%
Diplomatic Axis: Patriotic, Nation 67.2%
Civil Axis: Moderate, Authority 59.9%%
Societal Axis: Very Progressive, Progress 79.3%

Closest Match: State Socialism
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By ingliz
#15106103
Closest Match: Libertarian Communism

Problem: I am not an anarchist.

Verdict : Simplistic shite.


:lol:
#15106110
Saeko wrote:Economic Axis: Socialist, Equality 87.8%
Diplomatic Axis: Patriotic, Nation 67.2%
Civil Axis: Moderate, Authority 59.9%%
Societal Axis: Very Progressive, Progress 79.3%

Closest Match: State Socialism


We're the only ones that have state socialism.
By Doug64
#15106115
ingliz wrote:Closest Match: Libertarian Communism

Problem: I am not an anarchist.

Verdict : Simplistic shite.


:lol:

Libertarians aren’t anarchists, they favor strong government intervention within a limited sphere. But yeah, any quiz that combines liberty-loving Libertarianism with totalitarian Communism has problems. They do say that the Closest Match is a work in progress, though, what were your scores?
#15106116
Doug64 wrote:Libertarians aren’t anarchists, they favor strong government intervention within a limited sphere. But yeah, any quiz that combines liberty-loving Libertarianism with totalitarian Communism has problems. They do say that the Closest Match is a work in progress, though, what were your scores?


Anarcho-communists are 'libertarian socialists'.
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By JohnRawls
#15106140
Economic Axis: Centrist

55.8%
44.2%

Diplomatic Axis: Balanced

41.1%
58.9%

Civil Axis: Liberal

61.5%
38.5%

Societal Axis: Progressive

33.1%
66.9%

Closest Match: Liberalism
By Doug64
#15106161
Local Localist wrote:Anarcho-communists are 'libertarian socialists'.

There’s no such thing as a Libertarian Socialist—the level of private freedom libertarians preach is incompatible with the loss of personal property rights and level of government control required for any Socialist system.
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By Oxymoron
#15106165
Economic Axis: Market
Diplomatic Axis: Nationalist
Civil Axis: Statist
Societal Axis: Traditional

Closest Match: Neo-Conservatism

I do not really think Neocon is accurate... but what ever
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By annatar1914
#15106169
I was rated closest to a ''Theocratic Socialist'' :D

Very Authoritarian, Nationalist, Traditionalist, and Socialist on their scale.
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By Potemkin
#15106180
I do find the labels on the Diplomatic axis a little odd—the opposite of Patriotic is Peaceful?

All of these political quizes make simplifying assumptions in order to squeeze everybody into their preconceived 'axes'. Some of these simplifying assumptions can be egregious. Which is why I usually don't bother to take them; the results are skewed according to whichever preconceived ideas the framer of the quiz happens to possess.
By wat0n
#15106185
Economic Axis: Centrist

55.1%
44.9%

Diplomatic Axis: Balanced

40.6%
59.4%

Civil Axis: Moderate

59.1%
40.9%

Societal Axis: Progressive

31.0%
69.0%

Closest Match: Liberalism
#15106195
Economic Axis: Social
63.5% Equality
36.5% Markets

Diplomatic Axis: Balanced
51.1% Nation
48.9% World

Civil Axis: Liberal
61.9% Liberty
38.1% Authority

Societal Axis: Neutral
40.0% Tradition
60.0% Progress

Closest Match: Liberalism
By Doug64
#15106206
Potemkin wrote:All of these political quizes make simplifying assumptions in order to squeeze everybody into their preconceived 'axes'. Some of these simplifying assumptions can be egregious. Which is why I usually don't bother to take them; the results are skewed according to whichever preconceived ideas the framer of the quiz happens to possess.

Actually, looking at the other results, the labels might be dependent on more than just the percentage, but the answers as well. There’s both a Nationalist and Patriotic? Unless which of those labels is used depends on the percentage range, the reports with the “Nationalist” label don’t include the percentages so it’s hard to say.

Either way, I like the four groupings on this one, and the percentages don’t seem too bad whatever the labels.

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