Know Your Politics!
The following is an adaptation of
1) the World's Smallest Political Quiz, developed by
Advocates for Self-Government.
and 2) the Nolan Chart (shown below) developed in 1969 by a founding father of
the libertarian movement,
The Nolan chart is used to describe the spectrum of political philosophy using two dimensions: 1) the familiar liberal / conservative (left / right) and 2) the less familiar libertarian / authoritarian (up / down).
To plot your politics on the Nolan Chart begin by responding
to the ten questions below.
The questions are grouped into two categories:
Personal Freedom and Economic Freedom.
For each question provide one of three possible responses: Totally Disagree, Agree, Somewhat, or Totally Agree
|Next, add up the points shown for your responses, for both categories (Economic Freedom and Personal Freedom). Those two values are used to locate your political perspective on the Nolan Chart, as shown in the example below.|
responses: 20, 20, 10, 20, 10;
Those responses indicate a political perspective located the upper left side of the chart.