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.

The mix of minorities in public institutions should reflect their numbers in the general population.

Our armed forces shouldn't intervene in other countries, even to stop genocide.

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

It's unacceptable for a businessman to bribe a foreign official to complete a sale.

It's not worth raising interest rates to reduce inflation if this would result in the loss of large numbers of jobs.

Marijuana is a more dangerous drug than alcohol.

Abortion is acceptable in some cases.

The wealthy shouldn't pay a larger proportion of their income in tax than the poor.

Sometimes international agreements should override national law.

The government should subsidise farmers so that they stay in business, even if it would be cheaper to buy food from abroad.

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

Smokers should be required to kick the habit before receiving medical care for smoking-related illnesses.

Class distinctions should exist.

It is never necessary to break the law to make a legitimate point of view heard.

No crime, however serious, should be punished by death.


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