Today, as a class collective, we completed the survey at The survey provides information on human value systems in terms of economic (left- vs. right-wing) and social (authoritarian vs. libertarian) dimensions, and so builds on scholarly research to provide a richer classification system than those offered by the more traditional dichotomous or spectrum-based approaches.

The originators of the Political Compass emphasize that there are “no right, wrong, or ideal” responses. That being said, I think we can conclude from our result that we are in fact great. Our score has us occupying the same political space as the likes of Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. We even ordered the official certificate (€7) just to prove precisely how great we are (that’s us represented by the red circle in the lower left quadrant):

Naturally, we learned quite a lot from this exercise (primarily, that we are great).


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