My thoughts on my results in two political tests ”The world’s smallest political quiz”, classified me as liberal. I scored 10% in the economic category and 60% in the personal category. Liberalists’ perspective reflects being liberal on personal and economic issues, but they do believe we need economic control from the government, which will function as a safety net. I am surprised at how the few questions I answered produced an accurate reflection of my general thoughts on how a society should be organised.
“The Political Compass Test” defined me as a libertarian. I scored -7,12 on the economic left/right scale and -3,54 on the social libertarian/authoritarian scale. Compared to being liberal, being a libertarian means you don’t understand the need for governmental influence, so I do not feel this test was as accurate as the first one. However, the fact that the test results placed me close to my long-term role model, Gandhi, is reassuring.
The results forced me to reflect on my political stance. I think it is important to be aware of your own beliefs and be aware of the current political direction when reporting politics as a journalist.