I’m a Socialist (apparently)

I took the OK Cupid Politics test (as did EiNY in this post). I wanted to see if I was more or less left-wing than he is. It seems that I am much more left wing than I imagined. I suspect it has to do with the fact that Americans call anyone with even a vague social conscience a socialist. I bet if a similar test was put together in England I’d find myself rated closer to the center.

Here are a few questions that stumped me, how I wonder, do these determine ones political persuasion?

– Eventually, a computer will write the best novel ever written.

– Most people are too stupid to know what’s best for them.

– Only literate people should be allowed to vote.

(I suppose those last two could ferret out a closet facist)

Here are my results:

You are a

Social Liberal
(68% permissive)

and an…

Economic Liberal
(20% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Take the test; let me know where you are on the radar. Especially you dad! If you’re a socialist I’ll laugh myself to sleep for week.

7 thoughts on “I’m a Socialist (apparently)

  1. You are a Social Moderate (43% permissive) and an…Economic Liberal (35% permissive) You are best described as a: Centrist

    You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

    What did you suggest as a law, Simon? Mine was:

    “I would dictate that…everyone must donate a percentage of their earnings to the less fortunate every year. The new law should be as forced as paying your taxes!”
    —CD from Queens, NY, USA

  2. I said I’d ban petrol cars. That’d speed up innovation, I’d give people a decade to get rid of their cars otherwise I’ll come round to their house and smash them all up! The test said you should be as tyrannical as you like).

    Heidi said she’d ban loud trucks and motorbikes and that anyone who violated these laws would lose their bike/truck etc. She hates loud noises you see. If you want to see her go beet purple with rage, drive a motorbike past her without its silencer.

  3. My results: you are a Social Liberal (75% permissive) and an Economic Liberal (6% permissive). You are best described as a: Socialist. You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

    (isn’t that last statement judgemental – revealing the bias of the test’s creators? And what does the score on Economic Liberal-ness mean?)

    I said I’d ban the influence of money on politics – the political agenda in the US is far too driven by an attention-grabbing, commercialized, short-attention-span media. France is better, but leaning the wrong way…

  4. My results: you are a Social Liberal (68% permissive) and an Economic Liberal (8% permissive). You are best described as a: Socialist. You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

  5. I’m a Social Liberal 60% permissive an Economic Liberal 31% permissive. Best described as a Democrat!
    I exhibit a very well developed sense of right and wrong and believe in economic fairness.
    I’ll ask your dad to have a go when he’s home.

  6. I scored just about the same as you did. I was surprised that I was that far left. It could explain a lot of things like my overall level of dissatisfaction with the state of things lately.

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