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Cognitive Dissonance in Relation to Religion

This survey is completely confidential. I have no way of knowing who replied with what answers, so please answer as truthfully as possible. I have done my best to include any possible answers in this survey with out making it too complicated, but I am sure that I have left out some answers. My apologies for that.

If you are not religious or your religion has no set doctrine, for questions 5-15 please answer for the religion you were raised around. If you were not raised around any religion or the religion you were raised around does not have a set doctrine, please reply according to the decisiveness of your own beliefs. Meaning if you have a clear opinion on the topic, you would answer no conflict, and if you debate over several possible opinions, then rate the level of conflict accordingly.

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Thank you for taking time to fill out this survey and helping me with my project.
1. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Other
2. What religion/belief/faith do you follow?
Agnostic
Atheist
Buddhist/Taoist
Christian (catholic)
Christian (LDS)
Christian (Protestant)
Christian (other)
Hindu
Jewish
Muslim/Islam
Pagan/Wiccan
Spiritual but not religious
Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/241024226.html">here</a>)
3. What sources do you feel have the greatest effect on your morals?
religion
friends
co-workers
own research and life experiences
boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/spouse/crush
parent or guardian
other family member(s)
media
school
other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/477024229.html">here</a>
4. Rate your degree of involvement with your religion.
1 no religious involvement – 10 highest involvement
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5. How well do your views on same-sex marriages agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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6. How well do your views on abortion agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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7. How well do your views on capitol punishment agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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8. How well do your views on premarital sex agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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9. How well do your views on adultery agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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10. How well do your views on drugs (cigarettes, drinking, and any other drugs) agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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11. How well do your views on marrying some one of a different religion agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict
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12. Which issue causes you the most conflict between your personal beliefs and religious doctrine?
Same-sex marriage
Abortion
Capitol punishment
Premarital sex
Adultery
Drugs
Marriage to some one with different religious beliefs
13. When there is a conflict between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine what is usually the result?
You give up your ideas in favor of those of your religion
You make some justification for your beliefs and do not change them
You start looking for another religion that better matches your beliefs
You remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and end up changing your views to match those of your religion
You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and based on what they say make justifications for your beliefs and do not change them
I have never had conflict between my personal beliefs and religious doctrine
Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/729024227.html">here</a>)
14. Have you ever strayed from or left your religion because of a conflict between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine?
Strayed a little bit
Strayed moderately
Strayed severely
Left my religion because of conflict with the doctrine
Never strayed from or left my religion because of it
Never had any conflict with my religion’s doctrine
15. Overall how comfortable are you with the relationship between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine?
1 highly UNcomfortable – 10 completely comfortable
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This poll was created on 2005-03-19 17:58:07 by bickpl