Straddling social issues

Today, I stumbled upon this social attitude test from my friend Neener’s blog, The Whole Kit and Caboodle.

I had to answer about fifty questions, and the results are:

Radicalism:   44.5
Socialism:     56.25
Tenderness:   75

These scores indicate that you are a tender-minded moderate; this is the political profile one might associate with a protective parent. It appears that you are accepting of religion, and have a generally optimistic 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, an egalitarian with few strong opinions.

It was an interesting questionnaire, which forced me to think about some of the social issues, like abortion, death penalty, and socialism. I am mildly surprised that I have “a few strong opinions” as people generally describe me as quite opinionated. The rest didn’t surprise me, as I have always thought of myself as open to other religions and peaceful coexistence with different beliefs; but I am surprised that I am a political “centrist”.

When I took up Political Economy in college, we took a political values test before, and I was quite a radical leftist. I think the events of the past few months has quite changed me into someone more mellow and accepting. Work, too, has made me see the tension between employer and employee, and I have had quite some time to practice balancing between the two. It is nice to be able to see both viewpoints, while trying to pacify both to achieve an outcome or response that suits all.

How about you, what’s your political values result?

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