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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The Blogosphere Political Compass Project

Updated February 2006

The Blogosphere Political Compass Project is graphing the approximate political affiliation of bloggers from all corners of the Internet. The chart below shows the relative positions of the bloggers who have responded thus far; graphing is done two-dimensionally in order to show both economic (liberal vs. conservative) and social (authoritarian vs. libertarian) leanings.




I'm sure everyone will notice that there are no longer labels on the graph; it has simply become too crowded in the moderate and conservative regions to include them. I am working on a plan to remedy this, but for the time being people are going to have to use the coordinates listed with each blogger to find their place on the chart.

New to the BPCP in February 2006

286 Xyba of Once More Into the Breach (7.3, 0.8)
287 Nehring of Nehring the Edge (1.3, -0.6)
288 Patrick of Born Again Redneck (5.6, 1.7)
289 eyerocker of eye'm off my rocker (3.9, 2.4)
290 Gary of Easter Lemming Liberal News Digest (-5.1, -5)
291 David of Dave's Not Here (3.4, -6.4)
292 Kiril of Sneakeasy's Joint (0.6, -0.2)
293 DR. Zubov of Banter in Atlanter (4.3, 1)
294 Laura of Survival Theory (3.5, 0.9)
295 Niall of Plain of Pillars (-7, -5)
296 Aaron of Aaron Kinney's Weblog (-3.8, 1.9)
297 Err0r of Mind of an Err0r (-0.4, -2.3)
298 FrauBudgie of Red Hot Cuppa Politics (-0.1, 0.2)
299 Sisyphos of Le Mont De Sisyphe (4.5, -2.8)

Complete List of Participants

001 Ben England of Galen's Log (3.9, -2.6)
002 Clare of The Sicilian (8.9, -3.8)
003 Ezra Klein of Pandagon (-5.4, -4.2)
004 Frank J. of IMAO (5.6, 0.1)
005 Harvey of Bad Example (8.9, -1.7)
006 Jesse Taylor of Pandagon (-4.3, -6.6)
007 Linus Gelber of Pepper of the Earth (-7.5, -5.3)
008 Lynn of Reflections in d Minor (-3.4, -1.1)
009 Neil of The Great War (8.0, -3.6)
010 Puddle Pirate of Brain Shavings (6.3, 1.1)
011 RadarRider of Musings of a Techno-Geek (4.0, -2.6)
012 Rich of SeldomSober (1.9, 2.7)
013 rockynogin of Cornpone (7.1, -0.7)
014 sandor at the zoo of The Zoo (3.4, -5.2)
015 sarahk of Mountaineer Musings (3.5, 2.4)
016 Susie of Practical Penumbra (3.4, 1.9)
017 Al Barger of Culpepper Log (6.3, -1.4)
018 Al Maviva of SashaCastel.com (4, 0.3)
019 Bill of Bill's Comments (6, -1.4)
020 LibertyBob of LibertyBob.com (1.1, -1)
021 Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice (-2, -2.1)
022 Physics Geek of Physics Geek (6.3, 0.3)
023 Chase of Wide Awake (8, 3)
024 CRVeck of Chris Veck's World (5.4, 2.9)
025 yayaempress of YaYaEmpress (-1, 0.4)
026 DaDougster of DaDougster (4.1, 1.2)
027 not perfection of not perfection (2.9, 1.4)
028 Elliot Temple of Curiosity (9.3, -4.4)
029 jfielek of Quibbles-n-Bits (6, -2.1)
030 xipe of XiPE (7.3, -3.2)
031 S. Michael Moore of Fuki Blog (6.6, -6)
032 GuyS of Snug Harbor (0.8, -0.4)
033 Semi of Tram Town (5.3, -2.3)
034 Gilly of Gilly's World (3, 3.3)
035 bo the nook of a geezer's corner (2.4, -1.3)
036 Jim of Snooze Button Dreams (0.1, -0.1)
037 Joe of Cold Fury (3.4, 0.4)
038 Beck of INCITE (5.5, -1.5)
039 Laurence Simon of This Blog is Full of Crap (-0.3, 0.4)
040 Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium (10, -1.5)
041 Matt Harris of Launch Pad Zero (6.4, -2.1)
042 Patton of Not Just One Man's Opinion (3.6, -0.2)
043 Michelle Malkin of Michelle Malkin (6.8, 0)
044 Metallica Rat of FlashBang (1, -0.5)
045 stig_mata of NewsDesk (4.1, 0.2)
046 Nick Queen of Patriot Paradox (2.9, -0.2)
047 Pierre Jelenc of Pepper of the Earth (-2.3, -0.5)
048 Pink Kitty of Pink Kitty's Scratching Post (3.9, 0.2)
049 Richard of Pearly Gates (7.6, -0.7)
050 Rick of Brutally Honest (3.4, 0.9)
051 The Anonymous Conservative of Conservatives Anonymous (6.1, 2.1)
052 Scott of Confessions of a Jesus Phreak (3.5, -0.4)
053 Steve Rugg of JusTalkin (6.4, 0.5)
054 timekeeper of Horologium (6.4, 0.2)
055 Chris of Sworn Enemy (8.4, 0.2)
056 Tex the Pontificator of Tex the Pontificator (5.3, 0.3)
057 Mad Anthony of Mad Anthony (7.4, -0.5)
058 The Discerning Texan of The Discerning Texan (5, 0.4)
059 Curtis of a_sdf (3, 2)
060 Elliot Fladen of The Fladen Experience (7.6, -5.2)
061 William C. Fisher of The Crusader (3.1, 4.5)
062 Paulie at The Commons of The Commons (4.3, 0.9)
063 Gary of RightPundit.com (3, 2.6)
064 geekWithA.45 of The Musings Of The geekWithA.45 (6, -3.9)
065 Mr Minority of Mr Minority - Speaks His Mind!! (1.8, 1)
066 Jacqui of Enviropundit: The Green Building Blog (-0.8, -0.9)
067 Mark Humphrys of Mark Humphrys (4.1, -2.5)
068 Maureen of Aliens in This World (0.6, -0.4)
069 Joel of Good Morning America (4, 3)
070 One Ordinary York U Student of The Truth About York (0.8, 1.2)
071 Stan of The New American Revolutionist (9, -4.3)
072 Rachel Ann of Willow Tree (-3.8, -1.8)
073 Tim Worstall of timworstall.com (7.1, -4.4)
074 Tom Grey of Liberty Dad (5.4, 1.5)
075 Tom of Hilarity Ensues (6, 4.4)
076 Zackery of Zackery Shalom Berger (-4.4, -2.8)
077 Doug Payton of Considerettes (3.4, 1.4)
078 liberty of My Arse From My Elbow (7.8, -3.3)
079 KevinE of Jperspective (1.6, 0.4)
080 Kevin of LeanLeft (-7.3, -8.1)
081 Michael of The Common Virtue (7.9, 1.6)
082 SpaceMonkey of The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles (3.6, 2.5)
083 tallglassofmilk of Drink This ... (1.4, 0.5)
084 the tiger in winter of The Tiger in Winter (3, -3.3)
085 The Overlord of Freedom Nation (8.9, 0.6)
086 Jerry Lawson of Milblog (1.1, -0.9)
087 E! of The Monkey Diaries (-2.5, -1)
088 Andy of έχω ζωη (7, 1.6)
089 Gary of The Owner's Manual (4.1, 0)
090 RTO Trainer of The Signaleer (1, -1.5)
091 el Seco of Rant Fever (5.9, 1.1)
092 Wacky Hermit of Organic Baby Farm (2.1, 2.1)
093 Scott of Scattered Thoughts (-7.3, -6.2)
094 Boileryard Clarke of The Boileryard (5.4, -3.1)
095 LEMadison of Strike Thee With Curses (5.1, 4.7)
096 Ogre of Ogre's Politics and Views (7.1, 2.3)
097 Vince of Southern Watch (7.5, -1.1)
098 The Liberal Avenger of The Liberal Avenger (-4.5, -6.7)
099 Fester of Fester's Place (-1.5, -4.4)
100 Sam of Very Simple (-4.1, -6.1)
101 Shaula Evans of Tsurezduregusa (-9.5, -6.3)
102 Mark Gisleson of Norwegianity (-7.1, -7.4)
103 Mark Madsen of Extended Phenotype (-4.4, -6.3)
104 r@d@r of ex-Lion Tamer (-9, -8.6)
105 Doug Mc of The Reality Stick (-7.8, -2.9)
106 Hal of Hellblazer (-2.8, -6)
107 David Parsons of This Space for Rent (-4.8, -6.6)
108 Kris of Dummocrats.com (4.8, -1.3)
109 Mike Jones of The 18 Minute Gap (-2.9, -4.7)
110 Dave Johnson of Seeing the Forest (-7, -3.5)
111 Brew of Brew's World (0.3, 2)
112 Sarah of Eleventh in Line (5, -2.2)
113 J.A. Olinger of Hello Infidels! (1, 3.23)
114 Jeff of Au Fait (5.6, 0.8)
115 Cyclopatra of Cyclopatra (-2.4, -5.6)
116 Matt Jordan of Matt's Rants (0.9, 2.5)
117 Lord Floppington of Imaginary Conversations and Random Thoughts (5.1, 0.4)
118 Justin Mason of Happy Software Prole (-7.1, -6.6)
119 Richard of Philosophy, et cetera (-5.4, -5.7)
120 Desert Cat of Desert Cat's Paradise (5.5, -1.3)
121 Paperwight of Paperwight's Fair Shot (-4.6, -4.9)
122 Libby Spencer of Last One Speaks (-5.8, -5)
123 Dennis of Dennis' Ramblings (7.1, -1.4)
124 Tinker of The Secret Life of Shoes (-4, -0.6)
125 J. Thomas Lowry of The Right Journal (6.5, 3.3)
126 The Chainik Hocker of The Chainik Hocker (4.4, -0.6)
127 Nixon Casablanca of Nixon's Memoirs (5, 0.5)
128 William Teach of Pirate's Cove (1.8, -0.4)
129 Daniel W. Casey of Daniel W. Casey's blog (7.6, 2.5)
130 Ptiza Odelay of Chicken Soup For the Vegan Soul (0.8, -4.9)
131 Anonymous of Vowels in the Mouth (4.6, 2.3)
132 Daniel K. O'Leary of Daniel K. O'Leary dot com (0.5, 0.5)
133 Steven of Plep (-5.8, -8.1)
134 Gullyborg of Resistance is Futile! (6.1, 2.1)
135 Susan Cook of Easy Bake Coven (-5.8, -6.5)
136 Ebabe of A Modicum of Decorum (4.9, 0.9)
137 Robert of Let's Try Freedom (6.4, 2.1)
138 Machelle of Quality Weenie (0.4, -0.6)
139 Zendo Deb of TFS Magnum (6, -1.6)
140 Jeremy of Parableman (1.1, 2.1)
141 Chris Edwards of The Real Ordeal (-0.8, -0.8)
142 Desert Tusk of The Desert Tusk (4.8, 1.2)
143 Sqotty MacKlingon of Kowabunga (7.2, 1.2)
144 Becki of The Question Fairy (1.1, -0.7)
145 Snay of Malnurtured Snay (-6.3, -6)
146 Eric of Vince Aut Morire (7.5, 3.5)
147 VW of One Happy Dog Speaks (-2.6, -1.3)
148 Rachel Richardson of Nonsensical Musings (-6.4, -5.6)
149 Rick of Unspun™ (-5.6, -5.4)
150 Ferdinand T. Cat of Conservative Cat (5.6, 0.4)
151 Beth of My Right Wing Conspiracy (7.6, 3.4)
152 Marcus of artitumis (3.6, 3.4)
153 RazorKiss of RazorKiss (4.8, 1.6)
154 Kevin of Preemptive Karma (-5.6, -4)
155 The News Writer of What It Is Today (-8.4, -6.4)
156 Jay of Accidental Verbosity (6.1, -3.3)
157 Gus Van Horn of Gus Van Horn (7.1, -1.6)
158 Dominic of Serenade (3.9, -1.2)
159 Janette of Common Sense Runs Wild (7.5, 4.4)
160 Mike of The Big Board (-7.3, -7.5)
161 John Nada of Try on the Glasses (5.5, 2.6)
162 Ace of The Pryhills (1.1, -2.1)
163 Romeo Cat of CatHouse Chat (5.1, -1.4)
164 Brian of brianpatton.org (-5, -4.2)
165 John Clifford of Thirty Second Thoughts (0.1, -0.9)
166 Ex Mea Sententia of Ex Mea Sententia (-4.5, -5.5)
167 basil of basil's blog (1.9, 3.1)
168 Len Kutchma of Rite Turn Only (5.5, 5.6)
169 Dr. Sanity of Dr. Sanity (6.8, -3.7)
170 Sisyphus of Sisyphean Musings (2.3, -1.2)
171 Eric of The Cliffs of Insanity (1.5, 0)
172 Marc Coffeyof Decision '08 (3.3, -2.3)
173 Anslem of Hill Country Views (2, -0.8)
174 Kilabe of Kilabe's Hive (1.5, 1.4)
175 Jeff of Oh-Dark-Thirty (-0.5, 2.8)
176 Kevin of www.eckernet.com (6.3, 2)
177 Kari Holtz of Dogwood Dreams (0.8, 1.7)
178 Sal of Stand Up and Walk (0.3, 1.1)
179 SilverBubble of Echoes of Forever (1.4, 1.2)
180 Michael of Davidson's Law (5.9, 2)
181 birdwoman of the flightless hag (5.3, -2.1)
182 Flaming Duck of VARepublicMan (3.5, 0.1)
183 Jeremy Bol of American Warmonger (-0.8, -1.6)
184 Tom of The Age of Reason (7, -0.5)
185 Linda of tired atheist (-5.3, -7)
186 Doug Pascover of Developmental Disability System Reform (4.3, -2.4)
187 tincanman of The Tincanman (-4, -1.6)
188 Dave of Shadydowns Soapbox (6.4, 1.7)
189 Antonion Artaud of Meself is Steam (-0.3, -4.5)
190 Andrew Donaldson of Bread and Circuses (-6.4, -5)
191 Daryl Cobranchi of Home Education & Other Stuff (3.9, -6.1)
192 Amigo of Amigo's Place (5.3, 2.2)
193 Lori of Home Burrough (-5.3, -6.6)
194 Curtis Gale Weeks of Klados (-5.9, -4.8)
195 PW of Prarie Weather (-3.9, -6.3)
196 Karl of This is not a Fugazi T-Shirt (-7.4, -6.6)
197 Dylan of Something Requisitely Witty and Urbane (-5.6, -7)
198 Auguste of MalkinWatch (-6.1, -4.7)
199 Anátema of o uno e o múltiplo (-9.3, -8.6)
200 Umm Hmm of Nur al Cubicle (-7.4, -7.7)
201 The Man of GOP and the City (4, 0.4)
202 J Rob of JRob's House of Opinions (1, 0.8)
203 Toby of bilious young fogey (9, -2.3)
204 Andy of Andy's Intestinal Bloggage (-4.8, -6.4)
205 Carol of Ain't chicken (-3.6, -3)
206 John of Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek (-0.5, 0.6)
207 Jody of thebandwagon (4.4, -0.1)
208 John Climacus of Alpaca Burger Forum (4, -0.2)
209 Alex of BLOGZIL! (-2.8, -5.9)
210 Bill of Possibility Knot (2.5, -0.1)
211 Angelo of Poisoned Cordials (7, 2.6)
212 Oddybobo of Bobo Blogger (5.6, 1.8)
213 Cosmic Siren of Echoes through space (0, -1.4)
214 Merri of Rachael Ray Redux (4.3, 4.5)
215 The Maximum Leader of Naked Villainy (5.3, -0.2)
216 Ahmed Bilal of a journey to the end of time (-4.9, -2.7)
217 Vigil of Neocon Cabalist (7.9, 3.9)
218 Dave C of The Unexamined Lifeboat (-9.6, -7.1)
219 GreenEggs of Daily Fry (-6.8, -6.9)
220 Tom of The Donegal Express (-1, 3.1)
221 Cao of Cao's Blog (0.6, 3.7)
222 Rebecca of The New York Minute Blog (2.3, 0.6)
223 Kevin Trainor of Wombat Rampant (5.3, 0.3)
224 Brian Bonner of The Uncooperative Blogger (0.9, 1.4)
225 Drew of Conservative Friends (5.3, 2.7)
226 Richard of Highway 290 Revisited (-6.8, -5)
227 Larry of Blog Inside Larry's Head (3.5, -1.8)
228 Travis Benning of Metaphysically Wrinkle-Free (7.4, 0.8)
229 Brian of Psychopolotik (4.8, -3.8)
230 MichelleB of Elshell (5.9, 0.8)
231 ButterflyLane of Butterfly's Flutterbys (-6, -1)
232 Ray of Shared Daily (1.4, -0.5)
233 Mustang 23 of Assumption of Command (0.1, 0.7)
234 Shamalama of Common Folk Using Common Sense (3.6, -1.1)
235 Gun-Toting Liberal of A Gun-Toting Liberal (-5.4, -4)
236 Mike of Grendel's Dragon (6.5, 2.3)
237 Pwyll of Carnal Reason (4.9, -2.9)
238 Buckley F. Williams of The Nose on Your Face (6, 1.5)
239 Carol Lee Susman of For the Curious (-0.8, -1.1)
240 Some Soldier's Mom of Some Soldier's Mom (-0.6, -2.3)
241 Two Dogs of Mean Ol' Meany (8.1, 2.6)
242 rjschwarz or rjschwarz.com (5, -0.9)
243 David Aitken of Life's Better Ideas (5.6, -2.7)
244 David of Third World Country (2.1, 0.1)
245 Cerebus of The Gates of Hell (-2.9, 0.4)
246 rgcombs of Combs Spouts Off (8.9, -2.7)
247 C. Diddy of Intermittent Stream (2.1, 1.9)
248 GoNavy25 of The Underscore (3, 2.3)
249 Jim Hartline of Dr. Hartline (7.5, 2.7)
250 Sarah Beth of Reclaim Your Brain (6.6, -2.7)
251 Lil Bobo of Bastard Art and Commerce (5.5, -7.5)
252 mattfast1 of The Random Ramblings of mattfast1 (3.1, -1.6)
253 Steve of Steve the Pirate (6.9, 5.6)
254 Joe of Joe Missionary (0.6, 0.9)
255 Jacqueline Passey of Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey (7.5, -4.9)
256 David of Kaufmanet (5.6, -2.4)
257 TJ of NIF (5.3, 3.4)
258 Cranky of Balance Sheet (4, 4.1)
259 Merri of Merri Musings (5.4, 3.2)
260 David Farrar of David Farrar (10, -6.2)
261 Pierre Legrand of The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill (9.8, -1)
262 rightwingprof of RightWingNation (8.1, 1.7)
263 Kevin W. of The Kevin Show (1.8, 2.2)
264 Michael Holtum of Raven's Realm News Feed (2.4, 4.4)
265 Funky Dung of Ales Rarus (-4.8, -1.4)
266 DLW of The Anti-Manicheist (-5.5, -2.9)
267 Rob Carr of Unspace (-2.8, -5.4)
268 George Dienhart of The Catholic Conservative (6.3, 3.7)
269 Fitch of Fitch is Always Right (5.1, -1)
270 DJ Waletzky of Casual Asides (-9.4, -6.9)
271 David of DavidAndLara (2.5, 3.1)
272 Abe of Don't Let Me Stop You (7.6, -1.8)
273 fmragtops of Fmragtops Spews (5.3, 1)
274 Pete of iHillary (4.3, 0.5)
275 The Artist of The Art of the Blog (8.1, 0.3)
276 Tad Babbert of Chronicles of the Knights Simplar (6.5, 0.5)
277 Pamela of Atlas Shrugs (8, -1.2)
278 Tommy of Striving for Average (0.6, -0.4)
279 Everyman of Everyman Chronicles (5, 3.6)
280 Katelyn Sills of Stand Up and Speak Out (1.3, 1.1)
281 Robert of Immature With No Conscience (0.4, -0.9)
282 Dane Bramage of Dane Bramage (4.1, 3.5)
283 Lost of Lost … in Lima Ohio (4, 4.1)
284 Peter Porcupine of Peter Porcupine (3.1, 1.1)
285 ir8-n8 of The Irate Nation (4.5, 2.5)
286 Xyba of Once More Into the Breach (7.3, 0.8)
287 Nehring of Nehring the Edge (1.3, -0.6)
288 Patrick of Born Again Redneck (5.6, 1.7)
289 eyerocker of eye'm off my rocker (3.9, 2.4)
290 Gary of Easter Lemming Liberal News Digest (-5.1, -5)
291 David of Dave's Not Here (3.4, -6.4)
292 Kiril of Sneakeasy's Joint (0.6, -0.2)
293 DR. Zubov of Banter in Atlanter (4.3, 1)
294 Laura of Survival Theory (3.5, 0.9)
295 Niall of Plain of Pillars (-7, -5)
296 Aaron of Aaron Kinney's Weblog (-3.8, 1.9)
297 Err0r of Mind of an Err0r (-0.4, -2.3)
298 FrauBudgie of Red Hot Cuppa Politics (-0.1, 0.2)
299 Sisyphos of Le Mont De Sisyphe (4.5, -2.8)

If you have a blog and would like to be part of this project, please follow these instructions:

1) Go to the Political Compass web site and take the Political Compass Quiz. It takes about 10 minutes. Here at The Zoo we are well aware that the questions are not perfectly designed, so please refrain from sending us complaints. The BPCP is an attempt to get a general idea of blogger's political affiliation and should not be construed as definitive or infallible.

2) Send me your results, along with the name of your blog and the name you use when posting. The BPCP Graph will be updated once each month (on or about the 15th). Note that all respondents will be researched to ensure that quiz results are coming from actual bloggers and have really been sent by the party in question.

3) Each update includes links, immediately below the BPCP Graph, to the bloggers new to the project. A permanent list of BPCP participants is maintained further down the page and new additions will "slide down" onto it with the following update.

Thanks to everyone who is participating! Non-bloggers are also invited to take the test and leave their results in the comments section; we're all interested in where our readers stand.


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