What is 8values?
8values is, in essence, a political quiz that attempts to assign percentages for eight different political values. You will be presented by a statement, and then you will answer with your opinion on the statement, from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, with each answer slightly affecting your scores. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be compared to the maximum possible for each value, thus giving you a percentage. Answer honestly!
There are questions in the test.
What are the eight values?
There are four independent axes – Economic, Diplomatic, State, and Society – and each has two opposing values assigned to them. They are:
Those with higher Equality scores believe the economy should distribute value evenly among the populace. They tend to support progressive tax codes, social programs, and at high values, socialism.
Those with higher Market scores believe the economy should be focused on rapid growth. They tend to support lower taxes, privatization, deregulation, and at high values, laissez-faire capitalism.
Those with higher Nation scores are patriotic and nationalist. They often believe in an aggressive foreign policy, valuing the military, strength, sovereignty, and at high values, territorial expansion.
Those with higher Globe scores are cosmopolitan and globalist. They often believe in a peaceful foreign policy, emphasizing diplomacy, cooperation, integration, and at high values, a world government.
Those with higher Liberty scores believe in strong civil liberties. They tend to support democracy and oppose state intervention in personal lives. Note that this refers to civil liberties, not economic liberties.
Those with higher Authority scores believe in strong state power. They tend to support state intervention in personal lives, government surveillance, and at high values, censorship or autocracy.
Those with higher Tradition scores believe in traditional values and strict adherence to a moral code. Though not always, they are usually religious, and support the status quo or the status quo ante.
Those with higher Progress scores believe in social change and rationality. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, and support environmental action and scientific or technological research.
What is LeftValues?
LeftValues is a leftist quiz inspired by and based upon the 8values quiz that seeks to identify your position on the left-wing spectrum. If you are not a leftist, this quiz is obviously not suited for you. You will be presented with a statement, and then you will answer with your opinion on the statement, from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, with each answer slightly affecting your scores. The questions for each axes are presented in order, rather than scattered. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be compared to the maximum possible for each value, thus giving you a percentage. Answer honestly!
There are questions in the test.
What are the values?
There are currently seven axes, each of which has two opposing values. They are:
Revolution vs. Reform
Those with a higher revolution score tend to support a radical and rapid overthrow of the capitalist system through a mass uprising. Those with a higher reform score tend to favor inducing gradual changes within capitalist structures, such as liberal democracy, with the eventual goal of reaching socialism.
Scientific vs. Utopian
Those with a higher scientific score tend to support or sympathize with the Marxist analysis of society along the lines of dialectical materialism. Those with a higher utopian score tend to believe in a more idealistic analysis of society and reject materialist approaches.
Central vs. Decentral
Those with a higher central score tend to support an economic structure based around centralized national planning. Those with a higher decentral score tend to support an economic structure based around decentralized planning, usually on a more localized scale.
International vs. National
Those with a higher international score tend to support forming an international socialist movement, often with the eventual goal of abolishing nations. Those with a higher national score tend to prioritize building socialism within existing borders and reject the goal of a world socialist republic.
Party vs. Union
Those with a higher party score tend to favor using political parties as the basis of a socialist movement. Those with a higher union score tend to favor using trade unions and other forms of mass organization as a basis of a socialist movement. Being pro-party does not necessarily mean you oppose unions and vice versa, it is more about preference.
Production vs. Nature
Those with a higher production score tend to prioritize industrial output and self-sustainability over ecological goals. Those with a higher nature score tend to support an environmentally oriented economy with strict ecological protections.
Conservative vs. Progressive
Those with a higher conservative score tend to favor more socially conservative policies and views. Those with a higher progressive score tend to support more socially progressive policies and views.
What does “Closest Match” mean in the results?
Similar to 8values, this quiz will attempt to match you with a specific leftist ideology. There are currently twelve possible ideologies, with more to come in the future. This is a work in progress and may not work as intended. Suggestions are very welcome. The current ideologies are: Marxism-Leninism, Orthodox Marxism, Eco-Marxism, Centrist Marxism, Council Communism, Left Communism, Anarcho-Communism, Eco-Anarchism, Market Anarchism, Utopian Socialism, Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy.
I don’t like my scores!
Please remember that you are not intended to get a 100% score in any of the categories. The point of the quiz is to challenge your views. If you have any suggestions or constructive criticism please fill out this short form or open an issue on the GitHub Page.
Am I being tracked?
LeftValues does utilize very basic tracking to get an idea of the amount of visitors. No personal information is collected and answers/results are not saved. If you do not believe me, the code is open source and available for all to see. For transparency purposes, the collected data for the first week since release can be viewed on this Google Document.
8values is licensed under the MIT License, which permits “without restriction” the rights to “use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software”. LeftValues is thus able to legally modify the original 8values without infringing on any copyright. LeftValues also utilizes the same license.LeftValues What is LeftValues? LeftValues is a leftist quiz inspired by and based upon the 8values quiz that seeks to identify your position on the left-wing spectrum. If you are not a ]]>