Originally posted by tonton
(Questions by Trumptman)
I believe it fundamentally fair that the top 20% of income earners pay 80% of all taxes. (SA, A, D, SD)
How about this question:
I believe it fundamentally fair that the top 20% of income earners earn 80% of all income.
I believe that the strongest country in the world should police disagreements between less able countries in the world.
Whenever there's a "it depends" i need to select strongly disagree.
In this case, it depends on the projected outcome, not the intent.
I believe all business should not be state owned (no) and used for the common good (mostly).
SD/A (that's a horribly worded question, as there are two completely unrelated questions inside -- you're really not very good at this, are you?)
I believe that being free from being offended is not a fundimental right.
Anything in the world you do is going to offend someone. If you offend me, I'll sure as hell tell you that you did it, but I won't take away your right to do it.
Does that answer your question, Mr. Smarty Pants?
My point, and no I didn't claim to be perfect about writing questions to determine a person's political compass, really should have you agreeing and disagreeing with statements from all foun views. Instead with this survey if you disagree with a liberal statement, it labels you more conservative. To be fair it should have conservative statements that you have to disagree with in order to also be liberal. Likewise for authoritarian vs. libertarian.
There are some very liberal people on here who sometimes come across very authoritarian. This survey doesn't appear to have caught that because it only asks them to disagree with libertarian statements to move toward authoritarian.
Here's a good example. (Feel free to tweak the questions if you feel they are unclear.)
Abortion is a fundamental right. (Could indicate liberal perspective)
It is okay to use abortion for gender selection, genetic deformities, and for population control. (Could indicate authoritarian perspective even while supporting abortion rights)