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about a year ago, I made a poll asking about the political leanings of vegans. It received 137 votes and the thread reached 14 pages. The options in that poll were very vague, limited to "left" and "right". Now I'm hoping to receive more detailed answers, because for whatever reason I find this subject interesting.


So, I ask vegans to take this test and post the numbers they receive. If enough people respond I'll compile it into a pretty graph.


Here is the link: http://uselectionatlas.org/TOOLS/POLMTX/thetest.php

I'll start, the numbers I received are:

Economic score: -5.68
Social score: -7.3
 

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I get:
Economic score: -7.48
Social score: -2.96

Which is economically socialist and socially center-libertarian.

But I'm not really sure how to interpret those numbers. First test like this that has accused me of being center-anything.
 

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Economic score: -3.1
Social score: -2.09Note your scores and Login to your Atlas Account to Save your Scores

Your score pegs you as economically moderately leftist and socially center-libertarian.

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Social center-libertarians generally have moderate social views, with a slight lean toward avoiding government intervention. However, they support government intervention in matters that they see as threats to society.
 

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Economic score: -5.81
Social score: -5.74

This is fairly accurate, but I took a UK based one a while ago and scored quite a bit further left, presumably because I had more of an idea about exactly what the questions were asking.
 

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Check out http://www.politicalcompass.org

It uses the same general 2 axis graph but explains the graph better.

Over there I get
Economic Left/Right: -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.08

Which is somewhere around Gandhi. Good neighborhood.
 

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Check out http://www.politicalcompass.org

It uses the same general 2 axis graph but explains the graph better.

Over there I get
Economic Left/Right: -8.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.08

Which is somewhere around Gandhi. Good neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by stasher View Post

Economically leftist, moderate social libertarian.
Thanks for responding. In order to make the graph consistent, numbers from the same test (the one I posted) would work best.
 

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In order to make the graph consistent, numbers from the same test (the one I posted) would work best.
Definitely, because the two sites ask different questions which leads to slightly different results. I was thinking folks might be interested in a 2nd opinion just to see it.
 

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Economic score: -3.87
Social score: -5.5

 

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Social score: -9.13Note your scores and Login to your Atlas Account to Save your Scores
Your score pegs you as economically leftist and socially far-leftist.
Economic leftists mostly support strict economic controls and programs to assure that the poor are elevated to a higher position in society.
Social far-leftists generally believe that the government has no business enforcing morality on most matters, instead favoring a government that intervenes only when absolutely necessary to avoid direct harm. Many social far-leftists also look negatively on the government's past attitudes toward groups they view as persecuted, although some simply oppose government intervention on utilitarianist grounds.

^ Amusingly my little bullseye was right on the "a" in "radical" :p

Wonder if that stands for "atheist" or maybe "*******?"
 

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Economic score: -5.1
Social score: -7.74

Your score pegs you as economically leftist and socially far-leftist.

Economic leftists mostly support strict economic controls and programs to assure that the poor are elevated to a higher position in society.

Social far-leftists generally believe that the government has no business enforcing morality on most matters, instead favoring a government that intervenes only when absolutely necessary to avoid direct harm. Many social far-leftists also look negatively on the government's past attitudes toward groups they view as persecuted, although some simply oppose government intervention on utilitarianist grounds.

From the site Dave in MPLS cited, I got:

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.72
 

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Economic score: -6.00
Social score: -3.04

Your score pegs you as economically leftist and socially moderately libertarian.

Economic leftists mostly support strict economic controls and programs to assure that the poor are elevated to a higher position in society.

Moderate social libertarians generally favor a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.
 

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Economic Score +2 Center Capitalist
Social Score -8.61 Far Leftist

Center-capitalists often support free trade and low taxes, but take pragmatic stances on economic issues, supporting what they see as the best balance between encouraging business and maintaining free trade.

Social far-leftists generally believe that the government has no business enforcing morality on most matters, instead favoring a government that intervenes only when absolutely necessary to avoid direct harm. Many social far-leftists also look negatively on the government's past attitudes toward groups they view as persecuted, although some simply oppose government intervention on utilitarianist grounds.

Not too far off, lol.
 

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Economic score: -3.48 moderate leftist
Social score: -6.96 libertarian

Moderate economic leftists generally support regulation of free trade and business to assure that workers are fairly treated and prices remain stable.

Social libertarians generally believe that the government should not judge morality, and are generally against the illegalization of things that do not directly affect other people in a negative way. Many strong social libertarians may also be social progressives, favoring legislation to correct what they see as socially backwards governmental regulation, although some simply wish for the government to make little judgment on social matters

pretty much spot on for me
 
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