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What is ZA 8 values?
ZA (South Africa) 8 values is, in essence, a political quiz that attempts to assign percentages for eight different political values. You will be presented by a statement, and then you will answer with your opinion on the statement, from spanly Agree to spanly Disagree, with each answer slightly affecting your scores. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be compared to the maximum possible for each value, thus giving you a percentage.
The quiz is a code branch form 8values on GitHub for which the questions was rephrased to fit within a South Africa context!
What are the eight values?
There are four independent axes - (a) Economic, (b) Diplomatic, (c) State, and (d) Society - and each has two opposing values assigned to them. They are:
The Economic Axes
Those with higher Equality scores believe the economy should distribute value evenly among the populace. They tend to support progressive tax codes, social programs, and at high values, socialism.
Those with higher Market scores believe the economy should be focused on rapid growth. They tend to support lower taxes, privatization, deregulation, and at high values, laissez-faire capitalism.
The Diplomatic Axes
Those with higher Nation scores are patriotic and nationalist. They often believe in an aggressive foreign policy, valuing the military, strength, sovereignty, and at high values, territorial expansion.
Those with higher Globe scores are cosmopolitan and globalist. They often believe in a peaceful foreign policy, emphasizing diplomacy, cooperation, integration, and at high values, a world government.
The State Axes
Those with higher Liberty scores believe in span civil liberties. They tend to support democracy and oppose state intervention in personal lives. Note that this refers to civil liberties, not economic liberties.
Those with higher Authority scores believe in span state power. They tend to support state intervention in personal lives, government surveillance, and at high values, censorship or autocracy.
The Society Axes
Those with higher Tradition scores believe in traditional values and strict adherence to a moral code. Though not always, they are usually religious, and support the status quo or the status quo ante.
Those with higher Progress scores believe in social change and rationality. Though not always, they are usually secular or atheist, and support environmental action and scientific or technological research.
What's the "Closest Match" mean at the bottom of the results?
In addition to matching you to the eight values, the quiz also attempts to match you to a political ideology. This is a work in progress and is much less accurate than the values and axes, so don't take it too seriously.
I also added new variables to allow each ideology to have a different weight for different values. This is done because some ideologies, like anarcho-capitalism, have little to nothing to do with society, while others, such as fascism, are very tradition-oriented.
If you never read the South Africa Constitution, please do so.