How populist are you? A Guardian quiz

Greg Mayer sent me a link to this Guardian quiz, “How populist are you?”. Click on the screenshot to go to the 20-question quiz, which takes a bit of demographic information and then asks you to rank your views on various social, political, and economic issues.

 

Here are the positions of various leaders:

And my own position—on the line connecting Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders, on the populist left, firmly in the left, but close to the populist-nonpopulist line. I don’t know what this means except I’m on the right side (i.e., left side) of history.


 

Where do you fall? I’m sure some readers will have pungent remarks about the questions.

h/t: Greg

112 Comments

  1. Christopher
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Least similar to tRump (what a surprise) and most similar to Iglesias. For whatever it’s worth, on US political spectrum quizzes I tend to fall into the libertarian left quadrant. I can’t help but to wonder how my more moderate answers affect the results, as I always answer in my head “well, that depends on…(what you mean exactly or the specific situation)”.

    • David Coxill
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      Also least like the snatch snatcher ,just below and to the right of AMLO.

    • Mark R.
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      ditto for me.

  2. GBJames
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I ended up pretty much where the “Your score” arrow points.

  3. Benjamin
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Non-populist left, generally a little to the left of your own score and less populist than Obama

    • Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      Ah – I was a tad below Macron!

    • rom
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      about 25.4 mm below Macron

      • Michael Fisher
        Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

        Scale/resolution problem with that description 🙂

  4. Merilee
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    A couple of hexagons below Jerry, just to the left of my msn, Barack.

  5. nwalsh
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    It won’t allow me past the first question. Need my coffee?

    • Rita Prangle
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:52 am | Permalink

      +1

    • Derek Freyberg
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      I have the same problem (I use Firefox with some ad- and popup-blocking add-ons; perhaps that’s the cause).

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:21 am | Permalink

      It confused me at first, but for me the question fades out and is replaced by the next question in situ.

  6. Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Well the bit that bothers me on this thing is that someone answered took the quiz for the politicians which means that their positions on the grid is really only a guess.
    I hate that. You wouldn’t want someone to answer a quiz about you based on news bites and other snippets of information would you?
    While those results MAY be accurate, I/we have no way to know that with any real certainty imho.

    • Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      I am ambivalent about many of these things – for example I think marriage should be banned altogether! 🙂 I mean not recognised as a state institution. Whether people want to marry in some ceremony is up to them, but I do not see that it is anything to do with government, or why they should be advantaged in tax. I suppose that puts me at some extreme! 😉

      • Christopher
        Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:21 am | Permalink

        Marriage is a wonderful institution…but who wants to live in an institution?

        • David Coxill
          Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

          I knew a bloke who was always looking to see when his marriage licence expired .

        • Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

          I do.

      • Liz
        Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:48 am | Permalink

        +1

        • Merilee
          Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:15 am | Permalink

          +another

      • Derek Freyberg
        Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

        Recognition for default inheritance purposes and protection of children makes sense, I think.
        I was talking taxes with a New Zealand friend recently and was surprised to discover that NZ taxes every taxpayer as an individual without regard to marriage status – no change in rates. Quite unlike the US. But NZ does a lot to keep its individual taxation as simple as possible, and people with only salary/wage income have no need to file tax returns at all.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

          I think – in NZ, if you’re married (OR de facto/living in sin – the legal status of your cohabitation is of no interest to Inland Revenue) and if your wife/hubby isn’t working, you can claim them as a dependent for tax purposes.

          If you only have salary/wage income, your tax was deducted by your employer. You don’t need to file a return unless you have significant other income, OR can claim expenses (dependent relatives etc).

          That’s as I dimly recall.

          cr

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

          I think Canada is the same. No dealio for the married.

  7. Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    No pun intended but I fell almost exactly on top of Barack Obama. Not sure what that means.

  8. Geoff Toscano
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I’m just below and slightly to the left of you. I align most closely with Obama and am, thankfully, way off Trump.

  9. mikeyc
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Ended where I expected, but that was the point of this ridiculous quiz. The questions are loaded (one could drive the answer any which way one wants as the the point of each question is obvious), simple minded and far too few to make any real predictions.

    A parlor game at best.

  10. Malcolm
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Ended up in the 5th hexagon to the left on the x axis, most like Obama least like Trump. Easy to game these questions though if you could be bothered.

  11. DrBrydon
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    No shock here: non-populist right, about three ticks off both axes near the junction.I am closer to being non-populist left, than I am being populist right. Looking at the distribution of responses, it’s no surpose either where the majority of the Guardian’s readership lays. Impressive that they got Bernie and Angela to respond though. . . .

    • Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:34 am | Permalink

      That’s just the part that bugs me DrBrydon. Bernie and the rest did NOT take this quiz.
      Quoting, ” we asked a number of experts to take the same quiz as if they were the politician in question”
      Yeah, that bit really bothers me and strikes me as wholly dishonest to the core.
      How do we know that is where those politicians would have landed? It is pure speculation as I see it.

  12. DW
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I would question the validity of their scoring, given how they rate Macron as almost middle-of-the-road in terms of populism. The man is an incredibly out-of-touch elitist investment banker. He makes Mitt Romney look salt-of-the-earth. His elitist policies nearly saw Paris burned to the ground in the last few weeks because he was more interesting in virtue signaling to his buddies at Davos than with the welfare of the working class people of France.

  13. freiner
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    About 5 hexes WNW of Jerry, which is a bit further from both axes than I expected. I now should ponder both my ideological stance and the test’s validity, but what’s really on mind is finding a better way to describe a vector on a hexagonal tiling than using East-West, North-South terms.

    • Posted December 5, 2018 at 7:27 am | Permalink

      Like a proper coordinate system, you mean.

      -Ryan

      • Diane G
        Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:42 am | Permalink

        Yep. In hexagons, I fell at (-7.5, -7.5). Which still makes it damned difficult for someone else to see where that is w/o having to count the stupid hexagons. Esp. since you need to do so on both axes, as the stacking results in horizontal hexagons covering more distance than vertical ones…

        • Diane G
          Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:43 am | Permalink

          Oops, one too many minuses. Make that (-7.5, 7.5).

  14. Terry Sheldon
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    A bit farther NNW than PCC(E)…closer to Bernie Sanders, but how do you pin down good answers to some of those one-word “questions”?

  15. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    About 3 to the left of the line. Like Obama most unlike Trump. Never really understood the agree verses strongly agree answer.

  16. jacques Hausser
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    6 hexagons to the left of Barack Obama. I “feel” slightly more centrist and even less populist than that…

  17. E.A. Blair
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I am one hex above Bernie Sanders – more exactly, my position with respect to Sanders is the same as Sanders’ position with respect to Iglesias.

  18. Julian C
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    A bit left & up from PCC
    (The Guardian test reminds me of the long-existing Political Compass — http://www.politicalcompass.org)

    An anecdote: far away and long ago (Buenos Aires, early 1960s) an earlier version of the political compass was posted in the halls of the Science Faculty. One stood at the posting and “took” the test by totting up scores in one’s notebook — so essentially anyone around could see one’s results. It was amusing when one of the more rabid left-wing activists (a Communist Party member, too) discovered that his score put him close to Fascist & Nazis. He was not amused but many of us were…

    • Jon Gallant
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      Perfecto!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Exactly what I thought too.

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:46 am | Permalink

      Would like to see where most SJW’s fall out…

  19. Erwin
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Turns out, I AM Barack Obama. This explains why I thought that he makes a lot of sense 🙂

  20. Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I’m midway between Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, about where I would expect to be.

    So how did they get all those world leaders to take their quiz? 😁

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:48 am | Permalink

      See Tom Tetzlaff’s explanation at comment thread #11 above.

  21. Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Non-populist Left; on the edge of the map. Guardian has identified me as exactly opposite of Donald Trump.

    Most of my answers reveal that I do not hold politics against anyone and that politics has very little to do with the success (or failure) of civilization.

  22. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Exactly midway between you and Barack Obama.
    How did they get his score, or the scores of other people on the display?

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:49 am | Permalink

      See Tom Tetzlaff’s explanation at comment thread #11 above.

  23. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    The summary picture shows a kind of ‘heat map’ where people tend to be, I think, and if so it shows that most people are to the left.

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:50 am | Permalink

      Most people who read the Guardian & tend to take these “tests.”

  24. Bruce Cochrane
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Exactly the same place as PCC-E. Like most of these “surveys”, the generality of the questions asked render the results almost meaningless. And I wonder who might fall in the “non-populist left” (I don’t consider Obama, the quintessential centrist, to fall in that category).

  25. craigp
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Non-populist centrist here. I’m exactly on the y-axis and a few hexagons down on the non-populist side of the x-axis. Most like Macron and least like Sanders (no surprises there). If I’m honest I didn’t expect to be quite so non-populist, especially in a Grauniad test. It also confirms my self-perception of being fairly centrist (I despise far left and far right in roughly equal measure).

  26. Michael Fisher
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I’m here:
    aaa

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

      I’m the mirror opposite of you on the horizontal axis.

      • Diane G
        Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:53 am | Permalink

        Jeez, not sure I’d admit that if I were you, Diana! 😉 😉

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted December 6, 2018 at 6:20 am | Permalink

          I think it’s the way I answered around special interest groups etc. I think those answers are way different depending on what country your from and since I was “the rest of the world” I don’t think it lines up. In particular, the US has powerful lobby groups like the NRA that influences legislation despite what the populous wants. It also allows huge donations to parties. This makes it for more likely that special interest groups run things. In Canada, there is no such thing as lobby groups like what the US has and there is a cap on what political parties can take as a donation.

          • Diane G
            Posted December 7, 2018 at 2:54 am | Permalink

            That, plus you led me astray by mixing up your quadrants. 😉 (I did the same thing in my first post about my results.)

            No lobbyists–how refreshing that would be!

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:52 am | Permalink

      I’m the hex adjacent to you on the northwest.

  27. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Populism runs along two axes, but neither necessarily aligns with “Left” and “Right.” Among Americans, at least, there are “cultural” populists, like Pat Buchanan and George Wallace (and, now, Donald Trump). And there are “economic” populists; two of the most representative examples from the last century would be Robert M. La Follette from Wisconsin and Ralph Yarborough from Texas. And, then, there’ve been politicians who’ve been both (think Louisiana’s Huey Long).

    I abhor cultural populism. And while I’m not an economic populist (I support free enterprise and free trade), I can make common cause with them on some issues. Which is why I ended up on the grid within spitting distance of Barry O. and Manny Macron, I guess.

    • Merilee
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

      Manny Macron- LOL

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 3:56 am | Permalink

      Not a bad place to be…

  28. Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Hm. I am most similar to Evo Morales (although some six hexes less populist than him) and least similar to Donald Trump.

    Nevertheless, I think the results are a bit distorted by local circumstances. I guess strongly believing that important information is being concealed in the interest of a few is a populist answer, but it is a matter of fact where I live, in a maffia-controlled country.

  29. Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I was exactly on the horizontal line two dots to the left of the vertical line. About as close to the exact center as anyone could possibly get. Just to the right of the French president who was my closest match. I was furtherest from Trump.

  30. Curtis
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Absolutely dead center. As a Libertarian, this is a surprising place to find myself considering most of these quizzes put me at an extreme.

    I like being far from both Trump and Sanders but I am too close to Obama for my comfort.

    • Curtis
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      The interesting thing about being dead center is that the anti-me is also in the center. I reversed all my answers and ended up only two hexes differently. Apparently, opposites cancel out on this quiz which makes sense.

      • Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

        You presume that the creators of this test used some methodology other than pulling it out of their collective asses.

  31. Paul Beard
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    My impression is that a populist is someone the Guardian management don’t like.

    Another popular expression is ‘extreme right’ sometimes used, especially by the BBC, of foreign politicians who are in reality to the left of the British government in most ways.

    • Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Yes, “populist” used by the elite for ‘ordinary folks who reject our globalist economics and unfettered immigration policies, and whom we’d like to dismiss by mischaracterizing them as neo-fascists.’

      • Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

        They imply that it is bad of ordinary voters to demand being treated decently, and even worse for politicians to listen to voters.

  32. RPGNo1
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    According to the test I am in the non-populist left quarter, but much closer to the center than to the extremes. I am most similar to Emmanuel Macron and least similar to Donald Trump (that’s good 😃).

    The result corresponds quite well to my own assessment, since in recent years I have often agreed with the views of the German Alliance 90/The Greens, especially with the so-called Realo-wing.

  33. Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I took that test last week, and landed about three hexes to the right of your plot.

    It’s a tendentious, garbage test, full of undefined terms and loaded, moralistic judgements.

  34. JD Anderson
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I ended up in the non-populist quadrant, just under the horizontal line and far to the left.

    And that’s fair, I suppose. I don’t think “ordinary people” should be listened to any more or less closely than non-ordinary people (equal voice in the vote is necessary, but I think scientists and health experts should be “listened” to most when it comes to matters of science and medicine that “ordinary people” are likely to be clueless or hold unfortunate views about, for example).

    But I also think that I answered a couple of questions differently than the quiz-makers intended. For example, the question about government officials bothered me because I’m sure they meant high-level politicians, but to me a government official is anyone from the President/Prime Minister down to your local city utility, and so judging their behaviors in aggregate is difficult.

  35. Posted December 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I came out closest to Tyrian Lannister.

    I think I might have pressed the wrong button.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      Hahahahaha I love Tyrion Lannister!

  36. Jon Gallant
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I occupy the hexagon exactly midway on a line between AMLO and Barack Obama. More specifically, my political tendance is like that of Rufus T. Firefly in “Duck Soup”.
    Remarkable that the new, rather general questions in the survey pegged us so well.

  37. Jon Gallant
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    That is “few” (not new) general questions.

  38. Mehul Shah
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Just below you in X-axis

  39. darrelle
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Huh. I ended up at nearly the exact same coordinates as Jerry.

    Many of the questions are of course horrible. For example, what exactly do they mean by “Socialism?” Do they mean something like the typical MAGA chanter’s conception of socialism or something more like the socialism actually practiced by the USSR?

    • veroxitatis
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

      It’s fairly typical of Faux News and many GOP supporters to see no difference between the social welfare practised by post War UK Conservative Governments and outright communism.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

      I thought of it as social democracy like what I would consider Canada to be. I would see USSR communist.

      • darrelle
        Posted December 5, 2018 at 7:02 am | Permalink

        A “Western” type social democracy is what I tend to think of when socialism comes up in the context of current politics too, or at least policies typical of such systems.

        I don’t think the USSR was ever really in danger of achieving communism, too corrupt. But communism requires socialism on the long path from start to attaining the goal of communism, i.e. no government and the people own everything. I think the USSR was a socialist state, a distorted one to be sure, far from the theoretical ideal.

        On this quiz questions like this one on socialism aren’t intended to get to the truth of what people actually think or believe, they are just a way to sort people based on their emotional, or Pavlovian even, response to trigger words.

        • Diane G
          Posted December 6, 2018 at 4:04 am | Permalink

          On this quiz questions like this one on socialism aren’t intended to get to the truth of what people actually think or believe, they are just a way to sort people based on their emotional, or Pavlovian even, response to trigger words.

          Which in its own way might say more about the participants’ actual feelings than what they would choose were they thinking critically. (Which is rare, anyway.)

          • darrelle
            Posted December 6, 2018 at 7:04 am | Permalink

            Good point. That sounds plausible and I’ve commented similarly about intoxication.

            It seems to me though that many people are misinformed about the issues that their political sources inflame them about. Their feelings may certainly be genuine but if they knew and accepted what the reality of the issues were they’d feel and think differently about them. Heck, the Republican Party propaganda machine routinely “frames” things to be the exact opposite of what actually occurred / is the case.

            • Diane G
              Posted December 7, 2018 at 2:59 am | Permalink

              Oh god, yes. Trump is right about fake news–but it’s mostly on the far right side, Fox news, radio talk shows, etc. And it’s terrifyingly successful.

              • Posted December 7, 2018 at 11:21 am | Permalink

                Trump himself is perhaps the biggest purveyor of fake news. Certainly the most powerful.

                (I have to vent my Trump Derangement first thing in the morning or I’ll feel my whole day is wasted.)

  40. Serendipitydawg
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I too ended up very close to Jerry’s coordinates – according to their evaluation I’m most similar to Barack Obama and least similar to Donald Trump. I find this oddly reassuring, though the whole premise of the test is a crock.

  41. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    A few questions seem to have very broad categories.

    I for example prefer the term “open markets” to “free markets”. Some versions of socialism seem to me a tad more promising than others.

    I respect classical conservatism, but not the form of conservatism dominating the Republican party today.

    One question is “The people I politically disagree with are not evil”. I would answer this one way in the 1980s, but differently today.

  42. Robert
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Non-populist, left. Just a typical Canadian.

  43. veroxitatis
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Much relieved to find myself on the opposite side of the spectrum from Dump!! I am very slightly left of Macron , many similarities, but I think he speaks better French.

    I found a couple of questions perhaps more suited to the US than UK. 1) Not sure in what context the word “conservatism” is being used. Does it relate to politics with a capital P, or small p or just a tendency tp prefer leaving things as they are if not broken. 2) In the UK a “Government Official” would be a civil servant, but I think in the US the words often refer to a member of Congress or state legislatures, do they not?

    • JD Anderson
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      It depends on where you are. In Oregon, for example, all employees of State, County, and Municipal governments are considered officials, so that would be very similar to the UK. Other states use different definitions (and have different laws for them relative to citizens).

      So yeah. Very difficult question to answer without knowing what the quiz makers intended.

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 4:08 am | Permalink

      “Much relieved to find myself on the opposite side of the spectrum from Dump!!”

      Like every other person here… 😉

      Angela Merkel is an interesting outlier.

  44. Posted December 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I am well to the south-west of Mr Obama. I shall not be running for office ….

  45. eric
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Two hexes west and one south of Obama. Yeah some of the questions were wierd, but meh, it was okay.

  46. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m bang on the neutral line, and slightly further left than Pablo Iglesias.

    What a surprise.

    Of course, many of those answers are generalisations and context-dependent; and many depend on how one defines terms. “Do you approve of the Left” ? – depends which bit of the Left we’re talking about, doesn’t it?

    cr

  47. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Makes sense for me: flip the left-right axis and I end up with Merkel. So non-populist left-ish, likely because Guardian center is so relatively right to where I live.

  48. Posted December 4, 2018 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Non-populist right, closer to populist than to left. I am in the same quadrant with Merkel, but don’t care about it.

  49. Peter
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I got to ‘non-populist left’, a quarter very uninhabitied by politicians. (Obama nearest)

  50. Kieran
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Non-populist left just where the textbox is n your diagram

  51. denise
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget – the results are going into your dossier and will be sold for marketing purposes.

    • darrelle
      Posted December 5, 2018 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      “I hope you know that this will go down
      on your permanent record.”

      A favorite of mine.

  52. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Non populist left pretty much right in the middle of the lower right quadrant. It’s my love of the gays and socialists that did it. 🙂

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted December 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

      Lower left quadrant. I misled up my left and right a lot. Probably due to the gays.

      • Diane G
        Posted December 6, 2018 at 4:09 am | Permalink

        Phew. I take back what I said about you above. 😀

  53. Posted December 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Apparently I’m closest to Macron, which doesn’t completely surprise me. I fall ever so slightly to the right in the northeast quadrant.

    I tend to take these surveys with a grain of salt though and this one was no exception. Some of the questions were vague or could be interpreted different ways by different people, as other commenters have touched on. Examples would be the questions about conservatism and nationalism (which are broadly defined concepts) and even church authority.

  54. Posted December 5, 2018 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Two up and one right of Obama.

  55. Posted December 5, 2018 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    A bit more to the upper left than PCC(E). Not sure what that means.

    -Ryan

  56. Bob Scott Placier
    Posted December 5, 2018 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty much along the same line as you, Jerry, but closer to Pablo Iglesias than to Obama. The political writers I am closest to are two Georges, Orwell and Scialabba.

  57. Alex Reamy
    Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I fell slightly below you on the “Populist” axis, closest to Obama and farthest from Trump. Many of the questions were too ambiguous to give simple “Agree/Disagree” responses – it would take several pages to adequately explain how I feel about socialism, free markets, etc. Still, it was a fun little quiz.

  58. Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I was in a hexagon directly adjacent to Jerry, just slightly more populist and slightly more left.

  59. ubernez
    Posted December 5, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I landed on a tesseract, and facing towards the left I saw the back of my own psyche to the right.
    ‘Tis a Crooked House we find ourselves in, where left and right have lost all meaning.

    I took the test again…and I think I sank his battleship…

    • Diane G
      Posted December 6, 2018 at 4:12 am | Permalink

      *Like* 🙂


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