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Cognitive Dissonance in Relation to Religion

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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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1. What is your gender?

77% (34) Male
22% (10) Female
0% (0) Other

44 voters have answered this question.

2. What religion/belief/faith do you follow?

18% (8) Agnostic
25% (11) Atheist
2% (1) Buddhist/Taoist
11% (5) Christian (catholic)
6% (3) Christian (LDS)
22% (10) Christian (Protestant)
6% (3) Christian (other)
0% (0) Hindu
0% (0) Jewish
2% (1) Muslim/Islam
0% (0) Pagan/Wiccan
4% (2) Spiritual but not religious
0% (0) Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/241024226.html">here</a>)

44 voters have answered this question.

3. What sources do you feel have the greatest effect on your morals?

40% (18) religion
38% (17) friends
2% (1) co-workers
68% (30) own research and life experiences
18% (8) boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/spouse/crush
52% (23) parent or guardian
22% (10) other family member(s)
15% (7) media
22% (10) school
2% (1) other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/477024229.html">here</a>

44 voters have answered this question.

4. Rate your degree of involvement with your religion.
1 no religious involvement – 10 highest involvement

29% (13) 1
15% (7) 2
0% (0) 3
9% (4) 4
6% (3) 5
4% (2) 6
13% (6) 7
4% (2) 8
9% (4) 9
6% (3) 10

44 voters have answered this question.

5. How well do your views on same-sex marriages agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict

36% (16) 1
13% (6) 2
4% (2) 3
4% (2) 4
6% (3) 5
0% (0) 6
4% (2) 7
4% (2) 8
2% (1) 9
22% (10) 10

44 voters have answered this question.

6. How well do your views on abortion agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict

29% (13) 1
20% (9) 2
9% (4) 3
4% (2) 4
2% (1) 5
4% (2) 6
6% (3) 7
2% (1) 8
0% (0) 9
20% (9) 10

44 voters have answered this question.

7. How well do your views on capitol punishment agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict

19% (8) 1
4% (2) 2
14% (6) 3
9% (4) 4
26% (11) 5
0% (0) 6
9% (4) 7
7% (3) 8
0% (0) 9
9% (4) 10

42 voters have answered this question.

8. How well do your views on premarital sex agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict

32% (14) 1
13% (6) 2
4% (2) 3
6% (3) 4
4% (2) 5
2% (1) 6
4% (2) 7
4% (2) 8
4% (2) 9
20% (9) 10

43 voters have answered this question.

9. How well do your views on adultery agree with your religion’s officially stated view?
1 perfect harmony – 10 extreme conflict

27% (12) 1
11% (5) 2
9% (4) 3
4% (2) 4
9% (4) 5
0% (0) 6
0% (0) 7
11% (5) 8
6% (3) 9
20% (9) 10

44 voters have answered this question.

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

28% (12) 1
2% (1) 2
16% (7) 3
14% (6) 4
0% (0) 5
4% (2) 6
7% (3) 7
9% (4) 8
2% (1) 9
14% (6) 10

42 voters have answered this question.

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

30% (13) 1
13% (6) 2
9% (4) 3
4% (2) 4
9% (4) 5
2% (1) 6
6% (3) 7
6% (3) 8
2% (1) 9
13% (6) 10

43 voters have answered this question.

12. Which issue causes you the most conflict between your personal beliefs and religious doctrine?

26% (11) Same-sex marriage
4% (2) Abortion
7% (3) Capitol punishment
11% (5) Premarital sex
11% (5) Adultery
21% (9) Drugs
16% (7) Marriage to some one with different religious beliefs

42 voters have answered this question.

13. When there is a conflict between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine what is usually the result?

4% (2) You give up your ideas in favor of those of your religion
19% (8) You make some justification for your beliefs and do not change them
11% (5) You start looking for another religion that better matches your beliefs
28% (12) You remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
7% (3) You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and end up changing your views to match those of your religion
0% (0) You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
0% (0) 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
19% (8) I have never had conflict between my personal beliefs and religious doctrine
9% (4) Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/729024227.html">here</a>)

42 voters have answered this question.

14. Have you ever strayed from or left your religion because of a conflict between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine?

11% (5) Strayed a little bit
9% (4) Strayed moderately
11% (5) Strayed severely
20% (9) Left my religion because of conflict with the doctrine
23% (10) Never strayed from or left my religion because of it
23% (10) Never had any conflict with my religion’s doctrine

43 voters have answered this question.

15. Overall how comfortable are you with the relationship between your personal beliefs and your religion’s doctrine?
1 highly UNcomfortable – 10 completely comfortable

4% (2) 1
11% (5) 2
2% (1) 3
0% (0) 4
7% (3) 5
2% (1) 6
4% (2) 7
19% (8) 8
11% (5) 9
35% (15) 10

42 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2005-03-19 17:58:07 by bickpl
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