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Political Pathways Test

The Political Pathways Test is a contemporary Political Coordinates-style test. Unlike other political tests, the Political Pathways Test pairs the traditional left/right axis with the modern globalist/localist distinction to yield the globalist left, globalist right, localist left, and localist right.

To take the test, indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.

Question 1 of 24

The way the West has spread democracy and human rights around the world is a positive development that helps promote peace and stability.



The IDRlabs Political Pathways Test was developed by IDRlabs.

Globalism is a term used to describe the increasing interconnectedness of the world, particularly in terms of economic, cultural, and political exchange. It is driven by a range of factors, including technological developments, the growth of international trade, and the increasing ease of travel and communication. While globalism has many potential benefits, such as increased economic growth and cultural exchange, it has also faced significant resistance from various groups.

One of the primary sources of resistance to globalism is the perception that it is leading to the erosion of national sovereignty and the loss of control over important economic, cultural, and political decisions. This is particularly true in the context of international trade agreements, which are often seen as favoring large corporations over small businesses and workers. Many people believe that these agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), have contributed to the outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, and greater economic inequality. Resistance to these agreements has been seen in the form of protests, political campaigns, and even the election of populist leaders who promise to prioritize national interests over international agreements.

Another source of resistance to globalism is the perception that it is contributing to the erosion of local cultures and the homogenization of global culture. As people from different cultures come into contact with each other, there is often a blending of traditions and ideas. While this can be seen as a positive development, there are also concerns that it is leading to the loss of unique cultural identities and traditions. This has led to a growing interest in preserving and promoting local cultures, particularly in the face of increasing globalization.

Resistance to globalism has also been fueled by concerns about the environmental impact of increased international trade and economic growth. Many people believe that globalism has contributed to environmental degradation, including pollution, deforestation, and climate change. As a result, there has been growing interest in sustainability and environmental protection, and many people are calling for greater regulation of international trade to promote these goals.

While globalism has many potential benefits, including increased economic growth and cultural exchange, it has also faced significant resistance from various groups. This resistance is driven by concerns about the erosion of national sovereignty, the loss of unique cultural identities, and the environmental impact of increased economic growth. As the world continues to become more interconnected, it is likely that the debate over the merits of globalism will continue and that new forms of resistance will emerge.

As the developers and publishers of this Political Pathways Test, which allows you to screen yourself for whether you are a globalist or localist, left or right-wing, we have striven to make this test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Political Pathways Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Political Pathways Test is available to you at no charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on the traditional left/right as well as the globalist/localist scales.

2. Statistical controls. Test scores for this quiz are entered into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum validity and accuracy of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.