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Brief Questionnaire to Assess Compatibility
With Worldview Theme #48

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 belong to, or have worked with and am supportive of, a voluntary organization that might be characterized as a local community action group (concerned with issues like poverty, housing, employment, discrimination, etc).   

2. I prefer co-operative economic arrangements built on worker ownership and profit sharing as an alternative to corporations where owners and executives dominate labor and hog economic returns.

3. I like to see power and control vested more in state, province, local governments or communities, and less in the centralized, national government. In general I prefer decentralized economic or government structures since they can better respond to local needs.

*4. With respect to how business and industry should be managed, I especially like arrangements where the employees own the business and elect the managers.

*5. In our society everyone must look out for himself or herself. It is of little use to unite with others and fight for one's goals in politics or in unions.

*6. I have worked with others in my community to try to solve some community problems.

*7. Organizing and holding public meetings to protest against the government should definitely be allowed in this country.

*8. I vote in all local elections.

*9. There is too much power concentrated in the hands of a few big companies.

*10. Consider the following goals that conceivably our nation might pursue in future years: a stable economy, progress toward a less impersonal and more humane society, progress toward a society in which ideas count more than money, making progress in the fight against crime. In ranking these, I think “progress toward a less impersonal and more humane society” is especially important.


For Worldview Theme #48, The Co-operative, Decentralized Society Advocate
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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