Political compass quiz: What's my political ideology?

Where are you on the political compass? What's your political ideology? Find out now with this quiz!

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Political compass quiz

The political compass is an excellent way of finding out what your political ideology is! Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint to which side you tend. While right-wing parties often tend towards economics, left-wing parties focus more on the needs of society. But that’s only half the truth! The political compass also checks if you’re rather on the authoritarian or libertarian side.

Where do you stand on the political compass? Find out now!

Political ideology quiz

This quiz is the best way of finding out where you’re standing, politically speaking. With straightforward questions and only two answers to choose from, this quiz is made for everyone. Politics can be very overwhelming and overly complicated. That’s why this quiz tries to use easy-to-understand words and only two choices.

If you’re not happy with your result, redo the quiz. It is possible that you’re a mix of more than one result.

What is my political ideology?

There are a lot of different political parties around the world, but all of them can be divided into right-wing vs. left-wing parties and authoritarian vs. libertarian parties. So there are two different axes on the political compass.

Right-wing vs. left-wing

The first axis of the political compass contains right vs. left. Generally speaking, left-wing parties are characterized by an emphasis on society, freedom, rights, progress, and internationalism. Right-wing parties are rather the opposite and are characterized by an emphasis on authority, order, duty, tradition, and nationalism.

Most of the time, leftists are more progressive and rightists more conservative. Meaning, leftists want that society progresses and evolves into something better, while rightists want to uphold tradition and want everything to stay as it is.

Rightists want the economy to flourish, and leftists want the people to flourish.

Authoritarian vs. Libertarian

The other axis of the political compass contains authoritarian vs. libertarian. The want for more personal freedom defines libertarianism. People and freedom are the highest goods in libertarianism. On the other hand, authoritarianism is defined by the belief that authority should be obeyed and that total freedom can’t coexist with its ideas.

The extreme of libertarianism would be anarchism, the extreme of authoritarianism would be fascism.

Some believe, that authoritarianism is a pure right-wing thing and libertarianism a pure left-wing thing. But it can also occur the other way around.

So if you combine these political ideologies, it is possible to be an authoritarian leftist, authoritarian rightist, a libertarian leftist, or a libertarian rightist.

Who should I vote for?

This is a question nobody can answer for you. The best tip you can ever get is to see for yourself which parties stand for what thing. Of course, it’s easy to vote for the same party as your friends or family, but you’re better than that. You’re not a parrot. Form your very own opinions, educate yourself and compare politicians and always check if a source is trustworthy or not. If you’re not sure if you like left-wing or right-wing parties, just take this quiz. It will be very beneficial for you!

What are people ultimately divided by?

  1. Class
  2. Nationality

Should a same sex couple in a stable and loving relationship be excluded from the possibility of child adoption?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. Those with the ability to pay should have access to higher standards of medical care.
  2. Everybody should have access to the same standards of medical care.

Should corporations be regulated because they can't be trusted to protect the environment voluntarily?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. Every human is the same. There are no "superior races".
  2. Our race is superior compared with other races.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. Abortion, when the woman’s life is not threatened, should always be illegal.
  2. Abortion should always be legal.

Is it important that a child’s school instills religious values?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Which of the following is more important to be controlled?

  1. Inflation
  2. Unemployment

What should be the prime function of schooling?

  1. To create independent and better people.
  2. To equip the future generations to find jobs.

Authority should be ...

  1. Accepted
  2. Questioned

Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. Do you agree?

  1. No
  2. Yes

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. I'm proud of my country of birth.
  2. No one chooses their country of birth. It is foolish to be proud of it.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. The rich should pay more taxes.
  2. The rich are too highly taxed.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. The government should do more for those in need, even if it means going deeper into debt.
  2. The government can't afford to do much more to help those in need.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. Some people, especially those with severe inheritable disabilities, should not be allowed to reproduce.
  2. Everybody should be allowed to reproduce.

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view?

  1. It shouldn't be expected of women to be homemakers.
  2. Women are allowed to have careers, but home and family should be their number one priority.

What's more important?

  1. Businessmen & manufacturers
  2. Authors & artists

If economic globalization is inevitable, what should it primarily serve?

  1. The interests of trans-national corporations.
  2. Humanity
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Results

  1. Authoritarian Left

    You tend to be authoritarian left

    As an authoritarian leftist, you tend to approach collectivism with a rejection of political plurality.

    You support social equality and criticize social hierarchy. In your eyes, humanity flourishes when they engage in cooperative relations and eliminate status, power, and wealth.

    You prefer a rather highly concentrated and centralized government power maintained by the exclusion of potential challengers. In authoritarianism, the state is more important than the individual. Most of the time, there is some sort of ruler in authoritarianism. Authoritarianists often use violence to get what they want.

    If you're unhappy with your result, just redo the quiz. Maybe you're a mixture of more than just one political ideology!

  2. Libertarian Left

    You tend to be libertarian left

    As a libertarian leftist, you tend to approach collectivism with liberty and freedom as core principles.

    You support social equality and criticize social hierarchy. In your eyes, humanity flourishes when they engage in cooperative relations and eliminate status, power, and wealth.

    You want a decentralized state and prefer autonomy and political freedom. The more parties, the better. Core principles for you are freedom of choice, individualism, and voluntary association. As a libertarian, you are skeptical of authority and state power. The individual is more important to you than the state. Most of the time, libertarians refuse to use violence to get what they want, contrary to authoritarians.

    If you're unhappy with your result, just redo the quiz. Maybe you're a mixture of more than just one political ideology!

  3. Authoritarian Right

    You tend to be authoritarian right

    As an authoritarian rightist, you tend to approach corporatism with a rejection of political plurality.

    You support the view that some social orders and hierarchies are inevitable and normal, maybe even desirable. In your eyes, law, economics, and tradition are more important than anything.

    You prefer a rather highly concentrated and centralized government power maintained by the exclusion of potential challengers. In authoritarianism, the state is more important than the individual. Most of the time, there is some sort of ruler in authoritarianism. Authoritarianists often resort to using violence to get what they want.

    If you're unhappy with your result, just redo the quiz. Maybe you're a mixture of more than just one political ideology!

  4. Libertarian Right

    You tend to be libertarian right

    As a libertarian rightist, you tend to approach corporatism with liberty and freedom as core principles.

    You support the view that some social orders and hierarchies are inevitable and normal, maybe even desirable. In your eyes, law, economics, and tradition are more important than anything.

    You want a decentralized state and prefer autonomy and political freedom: the more parties, the better. Core principles for you are freedom of choice, individualism, and voluntary association. As a libertarian, you are skeptical of authority and state power. The individual is more important to you than the state. Most of the time, libertarians refuse to use violence to get what they want, contrary to authoritarians.

    If you're unhappy with your result, just redo the quiz. Maybe you're a mixture of more than just one political ideology!

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