Thursday, September 22, 2005

Apparently, I'm a Closet Dipper

I felt inclined to take this ridiculous Conservative/Liberal test again and publish the results. Seriously, what does supporting the Iraq war have anything to do with being a conservative or a liberal? You mean, it's impossible to be conservative and not support the war in Iraq?

Your Political Profile

Overall: 40% Conservative, 60% Liberal

Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal



Mentok said...

You're right that these surveys are no longer really meaningful. Modern ideology is largely a sham. Most people's policy views are too nuanced to be easily put in a box.

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad. If you become a Liberal you can be onthe winning side.

Stephen Taylor said...

Remember,this is likely measured on the American spectrum.

The Conservative Party of Canada and John Kerry find themselves similar on the political compass.

Anonymous said...

Most of these questions are only directly relevant to Americans. Some of the institutions have no relevance to Canada.

That being said, I thought it was pretty accurate for me. Check out my blog for my results.

angryroughneck said...

Mr. Stephen taylor is right. Even Canadian conservatives believe in big government and our very close to democratic savant Kerry. I get teary eyed just saying it.

aidan maconachy said...

I agree they aren't meaningful because the actual terms are no longer water tight. Some Republicans for example are quite liberal leaning, some Dems tend to the right.

In some ways partisan terms are part of an earlier era.

D.R.M. said...

Being placed liberal dosen't make a person a dipper. There is a distiction between the NDP & liberalism. Liberal Economices ( is degulatory. Liberal economics are Free market. Social democracy is probably closer to what this test meant than "liberal".