Kiran over at Quotidian Glosses alerted me to a political spectrum survey one can take. I must say, it seems very slanted toward American concerns, and the questions seem rather biassed! Furthermore, as an Australian, I naturally take a much more benign view of, say, universally available healthcare (why do Americans have a phobia of this?), and this and other perfectly sensible views I hold had me turn out as left-wing! - whereas in Australian terms I'm sure I'm more to the right: a social conservative, certainly, but not ridiculously, madly laissez-faire economically either. I would certainly use the term conservative of myself to describe my political views. FWIW, here are the curious results the quiz I took accorded me:
My Political Views
I am a left social authoritarian
Left: 3.53, Authoritarian: 6.55
My Foreign Policy Views
My own idea of how government should operate rather oddly reflect these lines in the old Anglican Prayer for the Church Militant:
... We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy Servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.
Take the quiz yourself and see what curious results it turns up...