comment by magfrump ·
2011-12-23T00:51:40.869Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
A couple of breakdowns from the data:
37 Left libertarian, moderate non-US liberal, or "liberaltarian."
33 US liberal, progressive, or social democrat.
13 Nothing like any of those.
11 Anarcho-capitalist or minarchist, but not paleo-libertarian.
6 Libertarian socialist, anarcho-socialist, or anarcho-communist.
5 Centrist or moderate.
5 I don't care about politics.
4 Paleoconservative, paleo-libertarian, alternative right, or nationalist.
1 Fusionist conservative.
1 Green, deep ecologist, or anarcho-primitivist.
1 Religious conservative.
Liberals seem similarly populus to the original poll, but "socialists" basically disappeared. Libertarians abound in various flavors, but the sweet spot seems to be "liberaltarianism," which is bundled with the "moderate non-US liberal" tag, which in my mind puts it basically right in the middle of the trio of liberal, libertarian, and socialist from the original survey.
Left-libertarians were almost exactly evenly split as originally identifying as liberals or libertarians (15 vs 14) with a smattering of socialists and people who didn't pick in the first poll.
"Nothing like any of those" had a pretty even distribution of lots of answers on the original survey, from conservative to socialist.
Anarcho-capitalist/minarchists uniformly identified as libertarians, and reported converting from both liberal and conservative backgrounds (from Green party to religious conservative).
Libertarian socialists uniformly identified as socialists.
Centrists almost entirely identified as liberals, and often reported converting from extreme positions (2 out of 5... very small sample size).
Paleoconservatives mostly identified as libertarians.
40 of 118 willing respondents reported being diagnosed with various mental disorders, with half of those being diagnosed with depression, and nearly half being diagnosed with multiple disorders. I don't think there's enough data to see any real correspondences between disorders and politics.
I'd like to see statistics from the general population about these disorders.
I will try to plot the numeric data and draw little circles around the labels but I'm not sure if my technical skills will suffice or how I'll go about uploading the picture if I do make it.
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↑ comment by magfrump ·
2011-12-23T02:01:32.025Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Left-libertarian identification doesn't seem to correlate much with ANY numeric measure; "economic" positioning ranged from 1 to 98, social positioning from 10 to 99.99, and violence positioning from 2 to 99; though 25 of the 37 were left of center on the social axis (though plenty in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s)
Only two people who identified as US-liberal listed either measure as below 50, but there too there was a wide range, with plenty of people everywhere from the 50s to the 90s.
This leaves me with a few questions:
How much of this variance is explained by people having different ideas about the general population, versus different political opinions?
Are there particular issues on which these self-identified groups agree, even if they have different general ideas?
I made a picture of the numeric results, but it's hideous, needs a key, and I don't have a nice way of uploading it anyway.