scarm wrote:helln00 wrote:Those kinds of questions can be a bit of an advantage since they encourage self sorting amongst the participants. I also dont think that its meant ot be answering for the right/left divide but the national/international divide. U can have nationalistic lefties
No you can't, not in the sense you mean it in this kind of theory. Being economically left but culturally right wing or even nationalistic would put you in the upper left corner. That is the point of the typology, the old left-right cleavage does not fully explain modern electorates, so we need to divide ideology into an economic and a cultural dimension.
@vividlyplain So answering the question "would you always support your country" with yes places you further on the culturally conservative axis. And no there are not people both on the (economical) left and right that would answer that question with yes BECAUSE this only corresponds to the auth-lib axis not the left-right axis. Put in another way this question has nothing to do with economy , and therefore only places you on the y-axis, not the x-axis.
The point of a grid like that is precisely to overcome the linear dichotomy of left and right. You can essentially score what you want by realising whether a question is an economical or a cultural one and which pole it corresponds with, hence why i was able to easily stay in the middle economically speaking and reach the highest possible cultural score.
The way the questions are worded is just imbecilic.