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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Your Political Compass

Web surveys are an interesting diversion, but rarely more than that. However, the creators of The Political Compass have created a test that is not only interesting, but actually instructive and useful.

Like many political surveys, TPC attempts to measure your leanings. What makes TPC unique, however, is that it goes beyond the typical left vs. right, red vs. blue ratings to provide a more in-depth look at one's political makeup. It does this primarily by separating positions on economic issues from social issues.

Visit the site to see where your political views stand; you might be surprised. Then, see where the creators have rated historical figures and contemporary politicians. You'll be in for some surprises there as well.