But here's a bit of an explanation.
I've observed that there is as much range in other countries definitions of left versus ring wing politics, as there are in Canada, but left and right don't always have the same starting points.
I'm sure I am leaving some things out, and I welcome people's thoughts on this in the comment section, but here is a basic diagram explaining how I've seen the difference in the Canada, the USA and the UK. (For my at least one UK reader, I'm sorry that I didn't include any of the parties on this graph, but I don't know enough of them, or enough about them, to place them accordingly).
I challenged a few American friends to take the test, and interestingly enough, one came out almost exactly the same as me. Another, who identifies as a Libertarian (by the American standards of definitions for this term) ended up coming out more progressive and left leaning than me in the Canadian quiz!
I think a major factor is the hyper-local issues we each face in our different countries.
As a Canadian how do I choose a viewpoint on levels of authoritarian power within the US government, as someone who lives under a Monarchy?
As a foreigner to Canada how do you choose a standpoint on Quebec sovereignty/separatism or thoughts on monarchism (if you come from a non-Monarchist nation)?
Still, it's interesting to see what results we get! Why not take the two quizzes and show me your results in the comments below (the comment system supports the uploading of images, so feel free to insert a screenshot of your results!)
Important instructions for the Canadian test!
- When you are asked for your "postal code" just use M4C 1B5 (just in case you don't live here and you don't have a postal code to use).
- When you get to the census page (i.e. the page where it asks your age and gender etc) just scroll to the bottom without filling that page out and click "DONE" to skip it.
- When you are asked any question you have no clue how to answer, you can click "Don't know", "Neutral" or if it's a scale of 0 - 10 choose 5.
- Have fun!
- Let me know your results in the comments below!