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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Themes #39A & 39B

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. If I care about another’s development, then I believe that to pamper, spoil, mollycoddle, or indulge that individual is to do him or her a disservice. Sometimes extreme kindness can do more harm than good, and “tough love” is a better approach.

2. In teaching someone something, I try to avoid “spoon feeding" them. In general I think that not explicitly instructing but rather letting another person discover for himself or herself (even if that means learning from mistakes) can provide more meaningful lessons.

3. Rather than unquestionably accepting excuses or rationalizations from someone, or just meekly accepting their shortcomings, I prefer confronting the individual and communicating expectations as to rectifying their behavior.

*4. 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 “people not being personally responsible” as one of my two choices.

*5. Those in need have to learn to take care of themselves and not depend on others.

*6. I try to be pleasant so that others won't get upset.

*7. I would describe myself as a pretty soft-hearted person.

*8. If we want to create a harmonious society, we must recognize that each ethnic group has the right to maintain its own unique traditions.

*9. Colleges and universities should admit students from racial minority groups even if they have lower high school GPAs and standardized test scores than other students.

10. Even if no one really knows who is to blame for some societal breakdown, it seems logical to point the finger at those who are different when it comes to assigning blame.

11. If some unfortunate, complicated situation exists, I am generally not opposed to efforts to assign blame to some person or some group for it.

12. In analyzing causes of social problems and making recommendations or voicing opinions as to how to fix them, I’d say that I’m more of a “divider” and less of a “uniter”.

*13. Here is a list of groups that some people feel are threatening to the social and political order in this society: Jews, capitalists, communists, immigrants, homosexuals, criminals, neo-Nazi right extremists. If I had to select from the list the one group or organization that I like least, I would select “Jews”. 

*14. In honestly assessing myself, I can say that I have at least some feelings of prejudice towards Muslims. (Muslims should replace "Muslims" with "Christians" above).

*15. Consider two position statements related to poverty. 1) Most adults who are poor are mainly to blame for their poverty. 2) Most adults who are poor are poor through no fault of their own. My own position is closer to 1) than 2).

*16. I approve of spanking children.


For Worldview Theme #39A, Tough Love
                                  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 #39B, Scapegoating
                                  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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