Survey about the libertarian/anarchist degree

Are you libertarian/anarchist or authoritarian? This survey makes some hints and working hypothesis on this matter. The answers to the following questions are used to estimate the degree of autonomy and socialism, and the libertarian/anarchist degree - and the authoritarian degree - are then estimated by the formulas on  .

Answer 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree or 4 = strongly agree (after the number of the question) to the following statements, after copying and pasting it in an e-mail to IIFOR, send it to IIFOR - Click here!

Soon you will have the results, calculated by our spreadsheet. We promise full anonymity.

[ 1 ]

If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

[ 2 ]

I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.

[ 3 ]

No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it.

[ 4 ]

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.

[ 5 ]

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

[ 6 ]

Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.

[ 7 ]

There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.

[ 8 ]

People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality.

[ 9 ]

Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment.

[ 10 ]

Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation.

[ 11 ]

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea.

[ 12 ]

It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product.

[ 13 ]

It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society.

[ 14 ]

Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade.

[ 15 ]

The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders.

[ 16 ]

The rich are too highly taxed.

[ 17 ]

Those with the ability to pay should have the right to higher standards of medical care .

[ 18 ]

A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies.

[ 19 ]

The freer the market, the freer the people.

[ 20 ]

Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal.

[ 21 ]

All authority should be questioned.

[ 22 ]

Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theatres or museums that cannot survive on a commercial


[ 23 ]

All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own


[ 24 ]

Good parents sometimes have to spank their children.

[ 25 ]

It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents.

[ 26 ]

Marijuana should be legalised.

[ 27 ]

People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce.

[ 28 ]

The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline.

[ 29 ]

Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support.

[ 30 ]

First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country.

[ 31 ]

What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us.

[ 32 ]

No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding.

[ 33 ]

Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism.

[ 34 ]

A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system.

[ 35 ]

Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried.

[ 36 ]

The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes.

[ 37 ]

In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded.

[ 38 ]

Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all.

[ 39 ]

In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation.

[ 40 ]

The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist.

[ 41 ]

Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

[ 42 ]

Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries.

[ 43 ]

Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity.

[ 44 ]

Astrology accurately explains many things.

[ 45 ]

You cannot be moral without being religious.

[ 46 ]

Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged.

[ 47 ]

Some people are naturally unlucky.

[ 48 ]

It is important that my child's school instills religious values.

[ 49 ]

Sex outside marriage is usually immoral.

[ 50 ]

A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship, should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption.

[ 51 ]

Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population.

[ 52 ]

What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state.

[ 53 ]

No one can feel naturally homosexual.

[ 54 ]

It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far.

[ 55 ]

If a system is moving upwards on the economical-political map, see and "tip over" from i) more influence from the top downwards to the bottom, - to the opposite, ii) more influence from the people, grassroots, the bottom, and upwards, economically and political/administrative, it becomes anarchy.

Best regards P. Johansen and H. Fagerhus for IIFOR*)


*) We have used a lot of the same questions as the Political Compass, but some questions of PC are omitted and one new is added. IIFOR uses a weighted average, not an unweighted as PC probably does. PC's survey is probably biased towards the libertarian, what IIFOR's survey is not. And the map of PC is somewhat different than the . Thus it is not the same investigation.