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Politically correct

india Updated: Nov 28, 2009 02:11 IST

Have you always had a strong opinion about world events and trends but could never figure out what political jargon describes your ideology best? Log on to

www.politicalcompass.org

, and take their online test to find out your political orientation, and also which famous personality shares the same thoughts as you.

The ‘test’ section on the site has a comprehensive list of questions, spanning six pages, that might get too personal sometimes, but mostly concerns your individual opinion about contemporary propositions on a global level. For each question, you choose from: strongly agree, agree, disagree and strongly disagree to match what you feel. You might feel the need to have a ‘No opinion’ or ‘I don’t know’ option too, but since the questions posited don’t allude to any specific events in history, your answers are more or less based on hypothetical situations.

The site doesn’t ask you to enter any of your personal details, like your name or email address, so you needn’t fret even if you’re a stark right-wing authoritarian like George Bush. You can place an order for a paid certificate with your test score on it, for which, however, you will have to provide your email address and other necessary details.

Your position on the political compass, a set of four quadrants, is shown at the end of the test. The right and left quadrants depict right-wing and left-wing orientation and upper and lower quadrants determine whether you’re a libertarian or an authoritarian.

The site also has a Facebook widget with the help of which you can post the result on your Facebook profile.