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Eysenck Political Test

In the 1970s, psychologist Hans Eysenck proposed that much of politics can be explained using just four simple factors. While Eysenck carried out some studies that seemed to confirm his theory, this line of research has mostly been abandoned.

What would Eysenck’s theory predict about you? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 24

Production and trade should largely be free from government interference.



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This test has been made on the basis of the work of Hans Jurgen Eysenck, Ph.D. and further developed by political analysts and respondents from all sides of the political spectrum. Even so, please keep in mind that Eysenck’s theory of psychological politics is not without its critics. Most notably, some academics contend that his theory of left-wing authoritarianism is invalid.

Political Compass and Political Coordinates Tests, whether they are professional research-based ones like this or free online tests like those that are “just for fun,” are indicators to help give you an initial clue to your political standpoint. No test ever devised can designate your political standpoint with complete accuracy or reliability and no Political Compass or Political Coordinates Test can replace familiarizing yourself with the workings of day to day politics to an extensive degree.

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Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online Eysenck Political Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your coordinates on five major political dimensions, as seen in European democracies of the 1970s.

2. Agenda-free. While there are other political tests out there, many of them attempt to spin the questions so as to have the respondent come out in agreement with the personal political views of the test creators. This test attempts to be agenda-free by putting the questions to you in the same manner H.J. Eysenck did, and preserving Eysenck’s model.

3. Long view of politics. While more modern Political Coordinates and Political Compass tests are sometimes overly influenced by contemporary issues, this test attempts to take a long view of politics by looking at the scientific root factors thought to influence political orientation.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally in political science and the psychology that influences politics.