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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #13

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. Consider the following list of major technological developments of the twentieth century: television, airplanes, automobiles, radio, nuclear energy, space flight, computers, and genetic engineering. If I had to pick one or two out of this list as the most significant, I would pick out "computers".  

2. Scientists are trained to believe that, ďIf you canít measure it, you have no dataĒ. Accordingly, models of complex systems to be used to aid public policy decision-making should only incorporate what is quantifiable.

3. Rather than steadfastly pursue a well thought out and carefully planned course of action, I tend to be mentally flexible and make changes if feedback I receive seems to warrant them.

4. Both my approach to problem solving and my style of thinking tend to be wholistic rather than reductionistic.

*5. In the past year I have used the web in relation to environmental issues.

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

*7. There are more important things to do in life than protect the environment.

*8. Scientists can be trusted to make the right decisions.

*9. Consider two opinions as to the value of planning and hard work. opinion 1) In the long run, hard work usually brings a better life. opinion 2) Hard work doesnít generally bring success -- itís more a matter of luck and connections. My own view is closer to that of opinion 2).

*10.  Scientists generally agree that global warming is real and can be connected with human activity.

11. Given continuing advances in computing power, in the foreseeable future, scientists will be able to model complex systems and use this understanding to make completely accurate, detailed, specific predictions of future system behavior.  


For Worldview Theme #13, Dancing With Systems
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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