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You’re Standing on Ethics, Religion, and Science

This Survey is designed to see how religion and science shape your moral and political views.

Do you believe in a separation of church and state?

91% (122) YES
8% (12) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel that a fundamentalist's interpretation is essential for understanding religious text?

12% (17) YES
87% (117) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Are you a Democrat?

37% (50) YES
62% (84) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Is the United States of America a Christian Nation?

45% (61) YES
54% (73) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Is the only difference between Natural and Artificial selection the fact that in artificial selection humans are selecting favorable traits instead of nature?

65% (88) YES
34% (46) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Is the United States of America a secular Nation?

64% (86) YES
35% (48) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel your religion gives you (or should give you) more legal rights than Americans who think differently than you? (ie Homosexuals, Pro-Choice, Muslims, Scientologists, Atheists etc..)

9% (13) YES
90% (121) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Are you a Republican?

14% (19) YES
85% (115) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Does the Bible ever accept acts of immoral behavior?

55% (75) YES
44% (59) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you think evil is the result of a mystical being? (Devil, Lucifer, Hades, Set, etc..)

20% (28) YES
79% (106) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Given Jesus had extremely liberal views for the time he lived in. Do you think if he were here today he would be a Democrat or at least liberal?

53% (72) YES
46% (62) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

If you think Intelligent Design (Creationism) should be taught along with Evolution. Do you feel creation stories from Buddhist, Babylonian, Hindus, Egyptian, Native American, and Islamic cultures should be taught too?

23% (32) YES
23% (32) NO
52% (70) Intelligent Design should not be taught in science class at all.

134 voters have answered this question.

Are you registered as an Independent?

32% (43) YES
67% (91) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Hypothetically, if absolute proof was presented to you that God does not exist. Do you feel that would give you the right to break the law or behave in an immoral fashion?

10% (14) YES
89% (120) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Is genocide wrong regardless of what ANY religious text says? (ie. Bible, Koran, Dianetics, Torah etc..)

91% (123) YES
8% (11) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you think the earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old?

81% (109) YES
18% (25) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

According to the Bible and the Torah, do you feel what Moses did to the Midianites and Canaanites is an act of genocide?

62% (84) YES
37% (50) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel altruism is a result of Religious doctrine?

24% (33) YES
75% (101) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Today the United States of America condemns all acts of genocide. Do you agree that this act of moral behavior was achieved despite religious text and not because of it?

70% (94) YES
29% (40) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Given there are many examples of altruistic behavior in the animal kingdom, do you feel the “Selfish Gene Theory” is better reasoning for altruism as opposed to religious doctrine?

38% (51) YES
19% (26) NO
42% (57) I am unfamiliar with “Selfish Gene Theory”

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that fundamentalist’s interpretation of religious text leads to racism, intolerance, violence, and prevents the growth of knowledge?

73% (98) YES
26% (36) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you think Evolution says we evolved from modern day apes?

17% (23) YES
82% (111) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel it is right that religions glorify Moses, Joshua, and King David in succeeding at genocide when we condemn Hitler and Stalin who actually failed to commit genocide? (Genocide- the systematic killing of all the people from a national, ethnic, or religious group)

25% (34) YES
74% (100) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel genocide is wrong no matter who does it?

88% (118) YES
11% (16) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you think the earth is less than 10 thousand years old?

13% (18) YES
86% (116) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel evil is caused by a complete lack of empathy?

54% (73) YES
45% (60) NO

133 voters have answered this question.

If 99% of the world believed the sun revolved around the earth, would that make any more true?

6% (9) YES
93% (123) NO

132 voters have answered this question.

Would Jesus have ever condoned genocide?

20% (28) YES
79% (106) NO

134 voters have answered this question.

How would scientists, in a scientific context, rank these terms in order of importance?

11% (15) Most Important- Laws, Theories, Facts, Hypotheses- Least Important
12% (17) Most Important- Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, Facts- Least Important
76% (102) Most Important- Facts, Laws, Theories, Hypotheses- Least Important

134 voters have answered this question.

Which statement or statements makes the most sense to you?

54% (73) It makes no sense for a scientist to lie. Science is application based. If a Scientist lies applications simple do not work. (ie. Penicillin helped no one, Computers never work, Cars are useless, Rockets cannot leave Earth’s atmosphere etc..)
38% (51) Religious leaders truly believe in what they preach. They don’t lie because of the fear of being punished by a deity and want rewards in an afterlife.
20% (28) Scientists lie to cover up years of work. (Even though the process of peer review would weed out any cover ups)
55% (74) Religious Leaders will lie to control and manipulate a group of people.

134 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-10-18 22:29:07 by ethics&morals101
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