Welcome! It’s timely to stress that The Political Compass has been on the internet since 2001. The uniqueness of our take on politics is reflected in the gratifyingly enthusiastic reviews we’ve enjoyed in the national media of many countries from our earliest years — as well as from many teachers and academics who continue to use our work.

Read more about our work here.

Where do you stand on
The Political Compass?

Test yourself and then print a free personal certificate!

Take The Test
Joseph Stalin Mao Zedong Thomas Hobbes Margaret Thatcher Emma Goldman Pyotr Kropotkin Ayn Rand Friedrich Hayek portrait by Original uploader was DickClarkMises at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Beao at en.wikipedia. - Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:JohnDoe0007 using CommonsHelper.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_Hayek_portrait.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Friedrich_Hayek_portrait.jpg

US physician, Dr. Ira Helfand, has been a tireless campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons for over 40 years. He warns that the risk of nuclear confrontation, through miscalculation or sheer madness, is now far greater than at the height of the Cold War. Paradoxically, the anti-nuclear movement is barely a shadow of its size a generation ago.
12 March 2020
Latest Comment and Analysis
For the vast majorority of voters, this extraordinary election is more like a referendum on the incumbent. You’re either for Trump or against him.
27 October 2020
Foreign visitors frequently report their surprise at one of the earliest questions most New Zealanders ask …
6 September 2020
Dear Christopher Columbus …
12 June 2020