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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Themes #11A & 11B

Respond to each of the following below on a 1 to 5 scale, where
     1= strongly disagree      2 = disagree      3 = neutral      4 = agree      5 = strongly agree
If you donít have understand, or are confused by a particular question, select 3= neutral.

Note: An * in front of the question indicates that this has been used in national public opinion surveys. 

1. Events in individual lives and in general are fixed in advance for all time in such a manner that humans are powerless to change them.  

2. I donít worry much about things I do that could kill me. I figure when my time comes, Iíll go. Itís out of my hands.

3. Things donít just happen randomly, there is a reason or purpose behind why they happen (which some will say is based on what could be called ďGodís planĒ).

*4. Some people feel they have complete free choice and control over their lives, while other people feel that what they do has no real effect on what happens to them. Iím one of the former: I believe that I have a great deal of freedom and control over the way my life turns out.

5. Humans possess the power to freely choose between alternatives so that choice and action are (to at least some extent) creatively determined voluntarily by their conscious guidance. 

6. In the most fundamental sense, human behavior is not entirely governed by factors beyond human control.

*7. How a person's life turns out is decided by God (atheists substitute "natural laws" for "God").

*8. There's no sense planning a lot, if something good is going to happen, it will.

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For Worldview Theme #11A, Fatalism
Your Overall Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
                   Your Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
Ave. USA Adult Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale

For Worldview Theme #11B, Free Will
Your Overall Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
                   Your Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale
Ave. USA Adult Survey Question Score = On a 0 to 10 Scale

Interpreting Your Worldview Theme Assessment Scores

Generally speaking, the score you get for a particular worldview theme (based on your responses to the brief questionnaire provided) can be interpreted as follows:

If your score is... Interpretation: Your worldview...
                         0  is totally incompatible with this worldview theme
                 0.01 -- 2.49 is very incompatible with this worldview theme
                 2.50 -- 4.49 is mildly incompatible with this worldview theme
                 4.50 -- 5.49 is neutral or undecided in relation to this wv theme
                 5.50 -- 7.49 is mildly compatible with this worldview theme
                 7.50 -- 9.99 is very compatible with this worldview theme
                        10 is totally compatible with this worldview theme

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