NZ–US Political Spectrometer

When I was living in the US, around the time of George W. Bush, I had a hard time explaining New Zealand politics to Americans. We meant completely different things by “left-wing” or “conservative”, and the red/blue colour coding seemed backwards. To help them understand where I was coming from, I created this handy diagram. And discovered the colour-coding was about right.

One thought on “NZ–US Political Spectrometer

  1. Félix

    I’d love to see the same kind of charts comparing more countries. Although I understand it doesn’t really align perfectly, does it?

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