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The I-A-B Political Compass Chart! [Pic]

Hits: 5892 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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hdmicable
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Friday, August 30, 2013 4:57:42 AM
great

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2573 Posts
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:42:29 PM
I've always said I disagree with the majority of people.. guess I'm right.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:13:45 AM
Thanks Squrlz! This is great. You must have been really bored.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25829 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:28:49 PM
@HolyGod: On this thread? Count the # of snarks directed at lefties vs righties...

Then STFU. K-Thx!

That wasn't snark because you're a leftie: It was snark because you're an idiot. Just fyi...

JadesDitoyr
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 514 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:19:13 PM
@HG

Ah, but it is the right of the minority to claim prosecution! This chart clearly shows that we are the minority, and thus deserve protection! Not just protection, extra benefits! Reparations! I demand that I get an inflated post count and link count, so that I may stand on equal footing as HG! </snark>

For the time that I've been lurking and registered on the site, I think its about 50/50, actually. To me, this speaks volumes about the quality of the people who view IAB.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:41:41 PM
Hey righties.

This site posts FAR more right-wing political related content than it does left-wing. So maybe take it down a notch with the persecution complex?

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:38:39 PM
Thanks Squrrrrrlz!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25829 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:31:13 PM
@papajohn & @elkingo: True! I was going to mention that:
-in general-
Many "righties" refuse to answer such polls or give "moderate" answers to avoid trouble.
Several very large studies have shown a consistent "under reporting" of about 2% or 3% on "right wing views" in Canada and the USA (on various topics).

I've even heard of "poll takers" arguing with those they don't agree with! Or deliberately leaving out the "right wing" replies...

It's a BIG THING that's been going on for DECADES now... at least 5 "IAB righties" said they didn't offer their results for fear of "liberal" backlash. NOT @Squrlz4Sale's fault!

@JadesDitoyr: Yeah, that would be nice... you listening? IAB Liberal Brigade???

JadesDitoyr
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 514 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:50:51 PM
There's nothing wrong with a liberal bias on a site, just like there's nothing wrong with a conservative bias. So long as both sides can be polite and level headed in the conversations.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3466 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:25:49 AM
@5Cats -- What is the point? On certain subjects around here (religion, politics, evolution, etc) if you state a certain belief you are called the "R" word. I simply don't state my beliefs just to be baited in to insults; and I am sure many more would be the same.

However, this chart does show nicely the left bias that many of us have yelled about for YEARS. It is going to stay left biased too, because most right wingers are ran off, and simply not interested in a lot of lefty nonsense.

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:29:36 AM
Should have repsonded; I was the exact same as 5cats.

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3261 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:11:58 AM
Great job, Squirz!

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2593 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:36:22 AM
Nice work and really interesting results. Thanks for the effort Squrlz. As always I seem to be about avarage for the group, perhaps I was too honest :)

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25829 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:10:16 AM
Another Observation: I'm glad several "low comment people" participated too! There's LOTS MORE lurkers than us chatty folks! Glad some included themselves in.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25829 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:06:28 AM
@HolyGod: I rather like the 4 answer format: it "forces" people to pick a side! As I mentioned: it's human nature to "drift towards the middle" and offering an "I don't know" would REALLY lump all the people together! It's an anonymous quiz! No harm in some "extreme" answers!

Abortion:
- Should be completely illegal
- Should be allowed only if the mother's health is threatened
(NOT: Should be allowed in cases of rape or incest)
- Should be a choice, but regulated and restricted
- Should be legal without restriction

There's the "4 answer" format which would get some "swingy" replies, I think. "Rape or incest" falls under "regulated and restricted. No need to say "Heavily" since that's implied in answer #2.

Just my opinion! Offering a suggestion.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25829 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:04:45 AM
Also: Several "righties" have mentioned they didn't participate because of "lib-tard backlash" and, sadly, SOME FOLKS have done just that!

FOR SHAME! Y'all know who y'all are...

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4641 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:41:51 AM
Bearing in mind the diversity of political, social and moral opinions of IAB users, I'd expect to see a more even distribution of the results over the entire chart.
What Squrlz4Sale's excellent chart shows is the inaccuracy of the marking system, or ambiguity of the questions.
I would say that the bulk of IAB'ers are 'middle of the road', so a valid questionnaire would give a cluster of results around the centre of the chart.
I sincerely hope that the author of the questionnaire is not responsible for social planning decisions, or we're all stuffed

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11322 Posts
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 1:41:24 AM
Well done Squrlz4Sale
for putting the effort in,
whatever you argumentative lot moan about give the the guy a bit of respect. he tried to do a survey,
anyone of you do any better? thought not
Nice one squrlz you got my respect mate

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 11:46:46 PM
A ton of people complained about this test. I agree the questions weren't set up the best.

Instead of:

Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal.
- Strongly Disagree
- Disagree
- Agree
- Strongly Agree

It should be more like:

Abortion:
- Should be completely illegal
- Should be allowed if the mother's health is threatened
- Should be allowed in cases of rape or incest
- Should be a choice, but highly regulated and restricted
- Should be legal without restriction
- I have no opinion

I think questions like that would give a better representation of where you fall on the spectrum. However, I haven't been able to find a test that is any better.

Do any of you complainers have a preferable alternative?

JadesDitoyr
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 514 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 11:00:26 PM
As everyone else said, great work Squrlz. I'd definitely be interested in a more solid test in the future.

Like you, I believe that we'll see a few more to the Right, and more Authoritarian. I do think we'll see a lot more Authoritarian Left, which might be surprising to some.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3466 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 9:34:43 PM
And... seeing where most people are on the chart is exactly why I didn't bother participating in this event.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 9:29:20 PM
I didn't even know anything about this, so f*** you. :P

RytWing
Male, 30-39, Western US
 316 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 9:28:43 PM
I Guess there wasn't any more room to the right of OldOllie.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12394 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 9:05:58 PM
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.87

I am neither left/ right wing, nor libertarian/ authoritarian. Yet I have strong conflicting opinions. Each question is independent and is not answered through an ideology leaning.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 8:49:26 PM
@ LandoGriffin & Dead-Kittens: Thanks, guys!

@ Stormith: I agree regarding the tight cluster of results centered around -5,-4. I think it's a flaw of the test, going back to which questions are and are not asked (no questions on gun control, for instance), and the way in which the questions are worded. I think a better designed test would move some of the population up higher into the Authoritarian regions and more to the Right.

The relationships of the users to one another do seem pretty accurate though, which has made the chart a lot of fun to peruse.

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