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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #40

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. Given the key role that the environment plays in economic activities, assessing economic health must necessarily factor in environmental health. .  

*2. Protecting the environment is so important that requirements and standards can not be made too high and continuing environmental improvements must be made regardless of the cost.

3. Ideally, a corporation’s right to use resources that we all hold in common -- like air, water, public land, etc. -- should be linked to its responsibility to help protect its integrity.

*4. I think that the ideal size of a family ought to be two children or less.

*5. I am very willing to pay much higher prices in order to protect the environment.

*6. I believe that stricter environment regulations hurt the economy and are not worth the cost. 

7. To allow mining, large agribusiness farming / forestry operations, chemical manufacturing, dumping wastes, biotechnology, genetic engineering, or nuclear energy activities to proceed totally unregulated is to invite environmental disaster.

8. I think that the “gross national product” economists use is a pretty poor indicator of economic health and well being because it ignores so much that’s important, yet difficult to measure. It should be replaced by something better.

*9. We need to place fewer restrictions on the oil and gas companies to make it easier for them to increase energy production.

10. Our entire way of keeping “economic score” needs to be redesigned so that activities that environmental “winners” are also economic “winners” and wasteful, polluting activities are also economic “losers”.

*11. I consider what pollution is doing to the environment to be greatest danger to the world, more so than dangers posed by the gap between rich and poor, religious and ethnic hatred, or nuclear weapons.

*12. I worry about the pollution of drinking water.

*13. Consider two position statements on energy policy. 1) An important priority for this country ought to be expanding exploration, mining, drilling and construction of new power plants, 2) An important priority for this country ought to be more energy conservation and regulation on energy use and prices. My own position is closer to that of statement 2) than statement 1).

*14. I believe that increased carbon dioxide and other gases released into the atmosphere will, if unchecked, lead to global warming and an increase in average temperatures.

*15. There is too much government regulation in the area of environmental protection.


For Worldview Theme #40, Environmental Economics
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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