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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #43

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. I’d say that most of the time people try to be helpful, rather than mostly just looking out for themselves.  

*2. It is very just, very definitely right that people with higher incomes can buy better health care or get a better education than people with lower incomes.

3. I would be comfortable in a society built on the "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" credo.

*4. With respect to opportunities that people have for getting ahead, it is at least fairly important that they come from a wealthy family.

5. In the real “economic jungle” of economic or business transactions, the strong -- meaning the wealthy and powerful and ruthless -- triumph -- and the weak and meek, instead of “inheriting the earth”, are losers. Given natural laws (“survival of the fittest”), this is as it should be.

6. It is very important to me that not only I am in a position to be my own master, and that no one is “pulling my strings”, but that am able to wield power and exert influence over others.

7. I see material success -- having  large home(s), fancy car(s), luxuries, status symbols, etc --as evidence of the superiority of those who have these things over those who do not.

*8. 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 “greed at the expense of others” as one of my two choices. 

*9. If I could not have both, I’d prefer to have a good paying job instead of a job that I especially liked. 

*10. Of the following ten qualities that children should be encouraged to learn at home -- independence, hard work, feeling of responsibility, imagination, tolerance and respect for other people, thrift, determination, religious faith, unselfishness, obedience -- I’d consider unselfishness to be one of the five most important.

*11. Consider two position statements regarding wealth. 1) People can only accumulate wealth at the expense of others; 2) Wealth can grow so that there is enough to go around. I agree with the second statement much more than I do the first statement.


For Worldview Theme #43, Seeking Wealth & Power
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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