Political Coordinates Test
This free political observance test will allow you to obtain your scores on the two major political scales found in Western democracies. Though there are several other "political coordinates" and "political observance" tests in existence, these tests have commonly been criticized for seeking to trick the respondent into answering in a certain way, for example by applying spin to the questions or framing them in such a way as to provoke emotional reactions in the respondent. By contrast, this test attempts to simply confront you with the questions without any coating or spin.
Question 1 of 36
Rehabilitating criminals is more important than punishing them.
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This test has been made with the aid of professional political analysts and respondents from all sides of the political spectrum. Even so, please keep in mind that tests are merely indicators - a first peek at the system to get you started.
Political Coordinates Tests, whether they are professional or "official" tests used in academic research, or free online tests like this one, are indicators to help give you a cue as to your political standpoint. No test ever devised can designate your political allegiances with complete accuracy or reliability and no Political Coordinates Test can replace familiarizing yourself with the politics of your country in depth.
The authors of this free online political coordinates test are certified in the use of multiple different personality tests and have worked professionally with psychology, political psychology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free online test, please note that the results are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online political coordinates test, please consult our Terms of Service.
Why Use This Test?
1. Free. This free online political coordinates test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your coordinates on two major political dimensions, relegating you to one of the four major quadrants that are commonly seen in Western democracies.
2. Agenda-free. While there are other political coordinates tests out there, many of them attempt to spin the questions so as to have the respondent come out in agreement with their own political view. This test attempts to be agenda-free by putting the questions to you without bias or spin.
3. Contemporary. Several of the most popular political coordinates tests out there were made more than 10 years ago and/or made in conjunction with specific elections. In either case, the questions tend to revolve around issues that were relevant at those specific times and not in the contemporary political landscape. This test aims for a set of questions that is more up-to-date.
4. Made with the aid of professionals. The present test has been made with the input of researchers who work professionally with political science and political analysis.