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November 13, 2003

websites that calculate ideology

In response to yesterday's post about websites that will calculate your ideology for you, Nels Lindahl emailed me about a site called The Political Compass. This is the most sophisticated and thoughtful example of the genre, in my opinion. One of its great virtues is its two-dimensional understanding of ideology, which is much better than a simple left-right scale. I took the quiz and came out as a moderately leftist social libertarian, similar to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. I'm happy to accept that score.

Posted by peterlevine at November 13, 2003 02:19 PM


See also the excellent American Choices site (http://www.AmericanChoices.org), which can determine your views of foreign policy. It's a sophisticated instrument developed by E-The People in connection with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and PBS's "By the People" project.

Posted by: Peter Levine at November 20, 2003 12:12 PM

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