Political Survey

In this survey, you are asked to give your opinion of a set of statements characterising political views. Please rate each statement on the scale given, which runs from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree".


For statistical purposes, please tell us where you live:

The following are a set of propositions. Tell us whether you agree with them, as they would apply to the country where you live.

Correct grammar doesn't matter.

New roads and railways should be built by private companies, not the government.

Companies should be free to pay their executives any salary, however large.

Breaking the law is not always immoral.

There is no such thing as an immoral sexual act between consenting adults.

Workers in the public sector shouldn't expect to earn as much as those doing similar jobs in private industry.

Having individual local representatives is more important than electing parties in exact proportion to their support.

Civilians are never a legitimate military target.

The wealthy should pay a larger proportion of their income in tax than the poor.

Sometimes interest rates should be raised to reduce inflation, even if doing so would cause a large number of job losses.

Our society doesn't need any more lawyers.

Members of society needn't be familiar with the history and traditions of our culture.

Our sense of right and wrong comes from religious faith.

There's no need to subsidise farmers if we can buy food more cheaply from abroad, even if that meant they went out of business.

It is acceptable to use any amount of force you choose to defend your property from criminals.


Political Survey: an open, honest version of politicalcompass.org.
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