Belief and Life Survey

Welcome to your Belief and Life Survey

What is your name (first and last)?
What is your birth year?
What is your sex?
What is your marital status?
What is your race or ethnicity?
What is your religious affiliation?
What is your political affiliation?
The greatest evil in the world is suffering and death.
The primary purpose of sex is to procreate.
“From each person according to his need and to each person according to his ability.”
Governments should financially support unprofitable industries to save jobs and stabilize society.
I am spiritual but not religious.
I hesitate to approach members (talking, touching, dating) of the opposite sex because they may accuse me wrongfully.
Economic equality is more important than economic freedom to a stable society.
I read my holy book or other religious writings at least once per week.
Though feelings can come on in an instant, I can control those feelings, control my emotions, and control my mood.
Governments are responsible to ensure that each citizen has an education, health care, and transportation.
Love is an action more than a feeling. I can choose to love or not.
Private ownership of land, homes, businesses, and other means of production is essential to a healthy economy.
I have told other people about my religion with the hope that others will join.
People who do not follow my religion will not go to heaven/paradise/nirvana/etc. after they die.
Individuals and families are responsible to care for their own children, parents, and extended families, including food, shelter, clothing, education, health care, and transportation.
Married couples are better off emotionally, financially, socially, physically, and sexually than single people.
Skills and experience are more important than race, gender, or other factors for setting pay and benefits in a job.
The purpose of economic laws in government is to promote equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
Non-governmental organizations such as churches are responsible to help their members achieve food, clothing, shelter, education, transportation, health care, and other necessities of life.
Men and women are responsible to marry for their own benefit and for a stable society.
If physically possible, having children is the responsibility of each married couple for the benefit of themselves and society.
People are intrinsically morally bad.
I would never forgive someone who deeply hurt me.
Religion is a source of comfort to me in trying times.
Miracles, events that are not explainable by modern science, are possible today and have happened in history.
Though subject to a myriad of influences for good and for ill, people are ultimately responsible for their own actions.
The rules in my religion should be the laws of my country.
What is good for individuals is more important than what is good for society.
Governments are responsible to ensure that each citizen has the basics of life, including food, shelter, and clothing.
Other people and social and governmental systems control my life more than I do.
Individuals and families are responsible to care for their own children, parents, and extended families, including food, shelter, clothing, education, health care, and transportation.
Regulations and other barriers to entry into markets for goods and services should be minimized to allow for competition.
My view of myself is largely determined by others’ views about me.
Obstacles and injuries in life are a source of weakness, not strength. They are a curse, not a blessing.
The husband is primarily though not exclusively responsible for the financial well-being of the family.
Morality cannot be legislated.
The wife is primarily but not exclusively responsible for caring for the home and children and nurturing the family.
I would rather share my spouse (in a polygamous but legally married relationship) than stay unmarried for life.
I wish that friends, family, and other trusted people would touch me more.
Doctrine, the details of what a religion teaches, is not important in day to day life.
All people are not created equal before the law in society. Some groups should have more power, rank, or rights than other groups.

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