You can take this test at: https://www.politicalcompass.org/test. I’ve copied the questions and shown my answers with commentary where appropriate.
|If economic globalization is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.||Strongly agree|
|I’d always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.||Strongly disagree|
|No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it’s foolish to be proud of it.|| Disagree
If you’re country is doing something legitimately well, there’s no reason not to be proud of it.
|Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.|| Disagree
I acknowledge that there are some differences between racial demographics.
|The enemy of my enemy is my friend.||Disagree|
|Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.|| Agree
Defense of direct attack is reasonable.
|There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.||Strongly disagree|
|People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.||Disagree|
|Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.|| Agree
This is a weird one, since neither of these are things that can really be “controlled”.
|Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation.||Strongly agree|
|“from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is a fundamentally good idea.|| Strongly disagree
One should be able to earn more than they strictly need
|It’s a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product.|| Strongly agree
Bottled water is dumb. Paying extra for the right brand of water is dumber.
|Land shouldn’t be a commodity to be bought and sold.|| Agree
I believe individuals should be able to own land they use.
|It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society.||Strongly agree|
|Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade.||Agree|
|The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders.|| Strongly disagree
Companies have obligations to their employees and customers.
|The rich are too highly taxed.|| Agree
Almost everyone is too highly taxed
|Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care .|| Agree
I believe that some basic level of care should be provided to all, but beyond that, people should be able to choose as they like.
|Governments should penalise businesses that mislead the public.|| Agree
Fraud should be illegal.
|A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.||Strongly agree|
|The freer the market, the freer the people.|| Agree
In general, true, but can be taken to extremes.
|Abortion, when the woman’s life is not threatened, should always be illegal.|| Disagree
I believe in reasonable limits (i.e. no abortion after a certain amount of time)
|All authority should be questioned.||Strongly agree|
|An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.||Disagree|
|Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis.|| Strongly agree
The arts can raise money via donations, but not via the government.
|Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory.|| Strongly agree
Small children should be required to attend, but at least high school should be optional.
|All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind.||Strongly disagree|
|Good parents sometimes have to spank their children.|| Agree
This should be limited to cases where a child is doing something that puts them or another in danger.
|It’s natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents.||Strongly agree|
|Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offense.|| Strongly agree
I would make other drugs legal as well.
|The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs.|| Disagree
School should teach one how to learn and think.
|People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce.||Strongly disagree|
|The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline.||Strongly disagree|
|There are no savage and civilised peoples; there are only different cultures.|| Strongly disagree
Cultural relativism is rubbish. Cultures where it is acceptable to behead people are not as civilised as cultures where it is not.
|Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society’s support.||Strongly agree|
|When you are troubled, it’s better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things.|| Agree
Introspecting on what you can change is fine. Dwelling on your troubles is not so good.
|First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country.||Disagree|
|What’s good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us.||Strongly disagree|
|No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding.||Strongly agree|
|Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism.||Strongly agree|
|A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system.||Strongly disagree|
|Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried.||Strongly disagree|
|The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes.|| Agree
Second strike murderers, for example.
|In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded.||Strongly disagree|
|Abstract art that doesn’t represent anything shouldn’t be considered art at all.|| Agree
Just an opinion, here.
|In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation.|| Agree
Really, prevention of harm to others should be paramount.
|It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals.||Strongly agree|
|The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist.||Disagree|
|Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.|| Disagree
Mothers need to keep their commitments. If you expect your partner to be a home maker, you should discuss this before having children.
|Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries.||Disagree|
|Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity.|| Agree
You have to accept reality, but you don’t have to like it.
|Astrology accurately explains many things.||Strongly disagree|
|You cannot be moral without being religious.||Strongly disagree|
|Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged.||Strongly agree|
|Some people are naturally unlucky.||Strongly disagree|
|It is important that my child’s school instills religious values.||Strongly disagree|
|Sex outside marriage is usually immoral.|| Disagree
Adultery, on the other hand, is immoral.
|A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption.|| Agree
If they are the best couple that can be found. I’d personally prefer to have my child placed with a mixed couple, all other factors being equal.
|Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population.|| Strongly agree
I have serious problems with pornography, but I don’t think making it illegal is the solution.
|What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state.||Strongly agree|
|No one can feel naturally homosexual.|| Disagree
How can one possibly know?
|These days openness about sex has gone too far.||Agree|
According to the website, my answers makes me a Centrist/Libertarian.