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Survey on Human Behavior

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-L.Impagliazzo

What is your approximate age?

36% (98) 14-18
30% (82) 19-23
9% (27) 24-28
6% (17) 29-33
5% (14) 34-38
2% (8) 39-43
1% (5) 44-48
4% (11) 49-53
1% (3) 54-58
0% (2) 59-63
0% (1) 64-68
0% (2) 69-73
0% (0) 74-78
0% (0) 79-83
0% (0) 84-88
0% (0) 89-93
0% (0) 94-98
0% (1) 99+

271 voters have answered this question.

What is your gender? (Required)

49% (132) Female
50% (135) Male

267 voters have answered this question.

What is your current profession?

5% (15) Accounting/Finance
4% (12) Computers/IT/Internet
0% (2) Consulting
1% (3) Customer Service/Support
4% (12) Education/Training/Mentoring
2% (8) Engineering
0% (1) Executive/Sr. Management
0% (2) General Administrative/Supervisory
1% (3) Government/Military
1% (4) Homemaker
1% (4) Manufacturing/Production
1% (4) Professional (Medical, Legal, etc)
0% (0) Real Estate
1% (4) Research/Development
1% (4) Retired
1% (3) Sales/Marketing/Advertising
1% (4) Self-Employed/Owner
27% (73) Student - High School
27% (75) Student - College+
0% (2) Trade/Craft/Vocational
0% (1) Artist/Design
3% (9) Other
5% (14) Unemployed/Between Jobs
3% (10) Not Applicable/Prefer not to answer

269 voters have answered this question.

What is the highest level of education you've attained?

1% (3) I have not had formal educational training
3% (8) Elementary/Grade School
26% (69) Some High School
16% (43) High School Diploma / GED (By or before 2006)
2% (7) Vocational/Trade School (By or before 2006)
6% (18) College - Associate's Degree (By or before 2006)
20% (53) College - Bachelor's Degree (By or before 2006)
12% (32) Masters Degree
2% (6) Doctorate/PhD
0% (1) Military School
8% (21) Not Applicable/Prefer not to answer

261 voters have answered this question.

What is your life goal? (Please be selective and limit to three)

59% (160) Family
44% (118) Money
12% (34) Power
40% (109) Knowledge
11% (31) Service/Philanthropy
10% (27) Fame
6% (18) Justice/Protection
58% (156) Happiness - Self
33% (90) Happiness - Others
2% (6) Not Applicable/Prefer not to answer

267 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that you have "found your calling" or purpose in life? (Required)

48% (127) Yes
51% (136) No

263 voters have answered this question.

(Ct'd) When did you decide/realize what your calling or purpose is?

10% (27) I've known all my life
1% (5) Elementary School
3% (8) Middle School/Junior High
15% (40) High School
0% (0) Vocational/Trade School
13% (36) College
0% (2) Gov't/Military Service
1% (3) Out of school - Age 5-10
2% (6) Out of school - Age 11-17
4% (12) Out of school - Age 18-23
6% (16) Outside of school - Age 24+
40% (107) Not Applicable/Haven't yet

262 voters have answered this question.

You see a homeless man sitting on a cold bench in the dead of winter. You can tell he hasn't eaten in days, you...

32% (84) Buy and give him soup
25% (66) Give him money (>$1)
8% (22) Give him change (<$1)
6% (16) Invite him over for dinner
4% (13) Tell him to go to the food bank
1% (4) Call the police to remove him
16% (42) Ignore him completely
5% (15) Prefer not to answer

262 voters have answered this question.

If people are hungry and cannot buy or grow food for themselves, who should assist them?

6% (17) No one / "survival of the fittest"
29% (77) Me / "every little bit helps"
27% (73) Charity Organization / "this is their job"
31% (83) The government / "our taxes pay for this"
4% (12) Prefer not to answer

262 voters have answered this question.

How would you describe your experiences with money?

16% (43) I have often had to rely on outside help
51% (134) I have almost always been able to make ends meet
10% (27) Money runs in my family/substantial inheritance
7% (19) I have always had a large expendible income
14% (38) Prefer not to answer

261 voters have answered this question.

Community service is for...

23% (63) ...people who have the time for it.
7% (19) ...convicted criminals.
65% (172) ...everyone.
3% (10) Prefer not to answer.

264 voters have answered this question.

High School students today are our future. How do you feel about that?

40% (105) Optimistic - They are a promising generation
35% (92) Nervous - Too early to tell/unsure
20% (53) Pessimistic - They are an immature generation
3% (10) Prefer not to answer

260 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever head of The Empty Bowls Project before completing this survey? (Required)

9% (24) Yes
90% (239) No

263 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2005-04-07 19:39:40 by The Pennsylvania State University - The
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