My Friend Jennifer Kalmanson suggested
a social values test based on Hans Eysenck's political inventory:
My results paint me as a political
centrist to an extent that I doubt that anyone can equal. I had
viewed myself as a political moderate. Given that I am in many ways
way to the left of Obama I am happy to have my basic objectivity
confirmed by this test. I have a passionate distaste for the
counter-factual delusions propagated by right wing and religious
political factions. I dislike false claims from the left but my view
is that in general the social harm from the left is far less.
I will not assume anything to be true
just because my friends deem it to be true. Heck, if the evidence
indicates that by views of 10 minutes ago are false they will be
gone. I am not willing to even buy into the tribal views of my past
selves. The evidence rules but that ruling is still subject to being
skeptical about the accuracy of any new evidence. I have copied my
results from the web site below.
These scores indicate that you are a
progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a
university professor. It appears that you are skeptical towards
religion, and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general.
Your attitudes towards economics appear
neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your
social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would
generally be described as a political centrist.
To round out the picture you appear to
be, political preference aside, a centrist with several strong
This concludes our analysis; we hope
you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.
Unlike many other political tests found
on the Internet which base themselves on untested (and usually
ideologically motivated) ideas, this inventory is adapted from Hans
Eysenck's own political inventory which was developed after extensive
empirical investigations in the 20th Century.