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.

Our armed forces should intervene to stop genocide in other countries.

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

Some overseas aid projects should be funded by the taxpayer, and can't be left to charities.

Marijuana is a more dangerous drug than alcohol.

Our society doesn't need any more lawyers.

Dealing with nuisance crimes like petty vandalism doesn't make serious crime less likely.

It's more important to rehabilitate criminals than to punish them.

Laziness is not immoral.

It's more important to decrease the gap between rich and poor than to make the poor richer.

Abortion is acceptable in some cases.

There are some sexual acts which are immoral, even between consenting adults.

Trial by jury shouldn't always be available by right.

Officials like public prosecutors should be directly elected rather than chosen by the government.

The government should raise revenue by taxing consumption rather than income.

Drug abuse is a problem primarily because of its effects on society, not its effects on drug users alone.


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