World’s Smallest Political Quiz

This quiz is pretty good. It takes about 15 seconds to complete and I think that the results make a good bit of sense. Many view politics as one-dimensional. Some push it into two dimensions, like this quiz does, with economic beliefs on one axis and social beliefs on another. I’ve seen more complicated layouts, but none that I’ve found extremely satisfying, at least not yet.

What does my analysis mean? I wrote up a few paragraphs trying to explain it, but in an attempt to be as fair as possible to all sides I found it very hard to say anything that wasn’t a broad generalization. Let me just quote what the site says, and try to explain myself later.

Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.

Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government’s only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity.

Take the quiz yourself!