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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.

If you have any questions please contact me.
Email: bickpl@bu.edu
AIM: whishastar.

Thank you for taking time to fill out this survey and helping me with my project.

1. What is your gender?

37% (88) Male
61% (146) Female
0% (2) Other

236 voters have answered this question.

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

11% (28) Agnostic
8% (19) Atheist
1% (4) Buddhist/Taoist
20% (49) Christian (catholic)
1% (4) Christian (LDS)
14% (33) Christian (Protestant)
9% (22) Christian (other)
2% (6) Hindu
10% (25) Jewish
2% (5) Muslim/Islam
2% (6) Pagan/Wiccan
9% (23) Spiritual but not religious
4% (11) Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/241024226.html">here</a>)

235 voters have answered this question.

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

13% (85) religion
13% (83) friends
1% (9) co-workers
25% (154) own research and life experiences
6% (37) boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/spouse/crush
23% (144) parent or guardian
9% (61) other family member(s)
2% (16) media
3% (19) school
1% (7) other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/477024229.html">here</a>

615 voters have answered this question.

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

23% (56) 1
13% (31) 2
12% (30) 3
8% (21) 4
7% (17) 5
7% (18) 6
7% (17) 7
6% (16) 8
4% (10) 9
8% (19) 10

235 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

35% (81) 1
6% (15) 2
6% (14) 3
1% (4) 4
12% (28) 5
4% (10) 6
3% (9) 7
5% (13) 8
6% (15) 9
18% (42) 10

231 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

31% (73) 1
6% (15) 2
7% (18) 3
5% (12) 4
13% (31) 5
3% (9) 6
5% (12) 7
6% (15) 8
3% (8) 9
16% (38) 10

231 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

30% (69) 1
6% (15) 2
8% (19) 3
6% (15) 4
25% (58) 5
4% (10) 6
5% (13) 7
3% (9) 8
2% (6) 9
6% (16) 10

230 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

31% (73) 1
7% (18) 2
6% (15) 3
3% (8) 4
8% (20) 5
2% (5) 6
5% (14) 7
7% (18) 8
5% (12) 9
21% (51) 10

234 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

44% (103) 1
11% (26) 2
10% (24) 3
5% (12) 4
9% (22) 5
0% (2) 6
3% (9) 7
1% (4) 8
2% (6) 9
10% (25) 10

233 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% (66) 1
10% (25) 2
9% (21) 3
5% (13) 4
13% (31) 5
4% (10) 6
6% (14) 7
10% (24) 8
4% (11) 9
6% (16) 10

231 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

36% (84) 1
7% (18) 2
5% (13) 3
4% (10) 4
12% (29) 5
5% (12) 6
5% (12) 7
3% (9) 8
5% (13) 9
13% (32) 10

232 voters have answered this question.

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

22% (48) Same-sex marriage
15% (33) Abortion
13% (28) Capitol punishment
17% (37) Premarital sex
5% (11) Adultery
6% (13) Drugs
19% (40) Marriage to some one with different religious beliefs

210 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?

2% (6) You give up your ideas in favor of those of your religion
27% (62) You make some justification for your beliefs and do not change them
7% (16) You start looking for another religion that better matches your beliefs
29% (66) You remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
3% (8) You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and end up changing your views to match those of your religion
1% (4) You talk to a leader in your religion for advice and remain in conflict with little or no change to your beliefs
2% (6) 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
17% (40) I have never had conflict between my personal beliefs and religious doctrine
8% (19) Other (please specify <a href="http://www.opinionpower.com/Surveys/729024227.html">here</a>)

227 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?

22% (51) Strayed a little bit
12% (28) Strayed moderately
11% (26) Strayed severely
18% (43) Left my religion because of conflict with the doctrine
17% (39) Never strayed from or left my religion because of it
18% (42) Never had any conflict with my religion’s doctrine

229 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

8% (19) 1
4% (10) 2
6% (14) 3
2% (5) 4
11% (27) 5
4% (11) 6
11% (26) 7
10% (25) 8
11% (26) 9
29% (67) 10

230 voters have answered this question.

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