Apologies, and revisiting political surveys

Hmm. Sorry for the light blogging recently. I’ve not really been in the mood. I’ve felt like half a person for a while now. Also, sorry that most of the posts are about Formula 1 at the moment.

While I can’t think of anything interesting to write about, I might as well do the Political Compass again. I am sure many readers will be aware of the Political Compass already. But I haven’t taken it for a year or two, so I thought it would be interesting to see where I am on it now.

My Political Compass result Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.08

It is pretty much what I expected. The past couple of times I took the test I was further to the left on the horizontal (economic) axis and maybe a bit further towards the bottom of the vertical (social) axis. The last time I actually expected to be further towards the centre on the economic scale: I have considered myself to be an economic centrist for years now.

This time around I am pretty much bang on the centre (just ever so slightly to the left), and still very much a social libertarian.

I’ve also taken this survey again, and I came up as pretty left-wing and pretty pragmatic. Not too far away from Charles Kennedy.


  1. According to my latest Political Compass reading, this is my stance:

    Economic Left/Right: -3.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.18

    I’ve gone from +3 points to the right, to -3 points to the left since the last time I took the test a couple of years back I expect. Crivvens. At least I’m not a bloody liberal though.