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.

Everyone should have the right to trial by jury.

Correct grammar is important.

Some crimes are so serious that the only proper punishment is the death penalty.

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

We don't need religious faith to have a sense of right and wrong.

Drivers should pay enough tax to cover the cost of environmental damage caused by motor transport, even if that would price some people off the roads.

Our society needs more lawyers.

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

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

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

The only way for some workers to achieve fair pay is through collective bargaining.

Breaking the law is not always immoral.

Class distinctions should not exist.

It doesn't matter whether the mix of minorities in public institutions reflects their numbers in the general population.

For society to be cohesive, it is important that everyone shares a common language.

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