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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Themes #47A & 47B

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. Suppose you are one of your nationís leaders, involved in defense / foreign policy in a high government position. You would most likely decide that making real, lasting progress in implementing foreign policy is best carried out by initiating a short, but limited war youíre certain to win, instead of pursuing tedious diplomacy  that has only a chance of success.  

2. Suppose you have to vote on whether fluoride should be added to a cityís water supply. Assume leading scientists claim there is little conceivable chance of any harm coming from adding trace amounts of fluoride to the water supply, and obvious benefit in reduced tooth decay among the affected population. You would most likely side with those who instead preferred an educational campaign to urge people to buy fluoride-containing toothpaste, and vote NO on this initiative.

3. Once people are adults, it is nearly impossible to get them to change their attitudes and behaviors.

*4. This countryís environmental problems can be solved without any international agreements to handle them.

*5. People like me can have a lot of influence over local government decisions.

*6. With respect to international relations, our country should follow its own interests even if this leads to conflicts with other nations.

*7. There are no guns or revolvers in my home.

8. I oppose using guns, wars and violence to settle disputes.

9. Conceivably, someone might characterize me as both an idealist and a pacifist.

*10. Our nationís military troops should be used to install democratic governments in states ruled by dictators.

*11. I support the goals of the disarmament movement.

*12. Killing in self defense is never justifiable.

*13. I belong to an organization that might be thought of as part of the peace movement.

*14. I favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.


For Worldview Theme #47A, The Attitudinal Fix Mentality
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 #47B, Pacifism
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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