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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #38

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 don’t 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. It is the parents’ duty to do their best for their children, even at the expense of their own well being.

*2. Regardless of the qualities and faults of one’s own parents, one must always love and respect them.

3. If you are needed, you should help care for your parents as they age.

*4. I typically spend time with parents or other relatives at least once a week.

*5. Sometimes people are asked to make great sacrifices for others in their family by caring for an elderly parent or a spouse who is seriously ill or injured. When someone is asked to give such care, they should feel obligated to do so.

*6. The aspect of my life involving my own family is extremely important to me.

*7. Children are more trouble than they are worth.

*8. Watching children grow up is life’s greatest joy.

9. Government policy should strengthen the family -- in particular giving parents more childcare options, and the right to choose the kind of education their children receive.

*10. I believe that it is always wrong for a married person having sexual relations with someone other than his or her husband or wife. 

*11. Consider the following eight things that one might be morally concerned about: 1) so many people living in poverty, 2) people not being personally responsible, 3) families breaking down under many pressures, 4) lack of respect for life, including abortion, 5) greed at the expense of others, 6) permissive attitudes and lack of discipline, 7) hard work not rewarded, and 8) families threatened by gay marriage and “Hollywood” values. If I had to pick two things out of those list, and identify them as my most important moral concerns, I’d select “families breaking down under many pressures” as one of my two choices. 

*12. If I was asked to name the three most important aspects of “living the American dream” (for those outside America, substitute “living the good life”) from the following list: freedom to make your own choices, children having a good education, having a good education, good health, a secure retirement, a good paying job, having a family, owning a home, a job you like, lack of debts, having leisure time and taking vacations, “having a family” would be one of the three things I’d name.

*13. To help the poor in this country, I’d support the government expanding subsidized day care. 

*14. My family is too busy to spend more time together.

*15. The government should do more to promote traditional values.

*16. Having a baby outside of marriage is morally wrong.


For Worldview Theme #38, Valuing Family
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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