Philobiblon: The American political scale

Monday, November 07, 2005

The American political scale

I'd just been debating with the Blogcritics editors where I stood on the American political scale (off the left-hand end, I was suggesting), then I came across this unusually intelligent (but very American) politiical quiz. (Sorry, I've forgotten how I got there now.)

So it seems I'm not off the scale, just at its very edges. (And I'm still trying to work out how the question of computers writing novels relates to your politics ...)

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(10% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test


Blogger Ahistoricality said...

You might have gotten it from me. It's happened before.

The tendency to try to pigeonhole everyone on a one-dimensional scale is indeed one of the great fallacies and dumb habits of our age. Even a two-dimensional scale like the chart in this quiz only covers two defining qualities, and there are so many other ways in which we cleave to and differ from each other, as humans....

11/07/2005 11:33:00 am  

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