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What is the CFI forums political philsophy?
Posted: 08 September 2008 12:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The Political Compass Test (<—Click to take test)

Take the test and post your results, I will compile the data and place CFI on the chart below. Then we can see how well represented CFI is in terms of political candidates.

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CFI Results (Mean CFI Score)

Economics Left/Right: -5.4
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.4

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Posted: 08 September 2008 12:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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pcgraphpngphp.png Post an Image of your result if you want this is my results.

My Results

Economic Left/Right: -5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.49

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Posted: 08 September 2008 05:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I was about a box or two to the left of you, danl.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The abortion one is always the ONE I have an issue answering. I wan’t to put strongly agree and strongly disagree at once.

One this one I wrote “Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.” agree, but I think it needs to be extended to fathers too. Parents may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

I have taken this before, and in the past year I have become more and more libertarian. I used to get left and authoritarian.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 08:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Danl, I’m a few squares to your right. Couldn’t figure out how to post the graph—good thing the quiz wasn’t about computer problem solving skills!

(I forgot to mention I’m a few squares north as well)

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Posted: 08 September 2008 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.79

Big surprise, solidly Old Left.


We’ve had a couple fo previous threads on the political orientation of members here. THIS is probably the closest to the topic of the current thread.
At the time, the following were our survey results, though the number of people voting was small and the categories contentious.

What label *best reflects* your political philosophy?
libertarian 11
objectivist 4
economically conservative (classical liberal) 10
socially conservative 2
economically liberal (welfare liberal) 11
socialist 16
civil libertarian 5
authoritarian 1
anarchist 6
Total Votes: 66

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Posted: 08 September 2008 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Interesting. I’m more towards Libertarian than I expected.

Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

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Posted: 08 September 2008 01:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Jules - 08 September 2008 12:55 PM

Interesting. I’m more towards Libertarian than I expected.

Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

Yes, you are about where I am, I would never describe myself as Libertarian.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Weird, huh? I’ll have to ponder this for a while… I may not be who I think I am wink

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Posted: 08 September 2008 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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asanta - 08 September 2008 01:24 PM
Jules - 08 September 2008 12:55 PM

Interesting. I’m more towards Libertarian than I expected.

Economic Left/Right: -4.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31

Yes, you are about where I am, I would never describe myself as Libertarian.

In this context libertarian is only referring to civil rights/liberties, civil libertarians can be found in both left and right wing politics. Don’t get that confused with the complete political philosophy libertarianism which is right wing; examples would be Mike Gravel and Ron Paul.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks for clarifying that, Dan. I will have to do some research on the differences - since I am not up-to-speed on this topic.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Fascinating.  I took this test a few years ago and I was somewhat farther up and to the right than I am now.  I’m becoming more libertarian and less authoritarian in my old age.  That is, more radical.  LOL

Like asanta, I haven’t the slightest idea of how to bring that page here.  My numeric results were:

Economic Left/Right:  -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian:  -6.56

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Posted: 08 September 2008 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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When viewing the finished graph on the website, I right clicked on it and chose “save image as” and saved it to my desktop. Then in my reply I included it as an attachment using the tool at the bottom of the “reply” screen. You can do it Occam - I know you can!
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Posted: 08 September 2008 06:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Lets see if that worked?Yup..it worked.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Numeric Results are actually easier for me to use when graphing people and finding average because i don’t have to count squares and estimate.

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Posted: 08 September 2008 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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