Proposed membership Attitudes and Opinion Survey. Suggestions sought!

DEAR MEMBERS: BELOW IS A QUESTIONNAIRE THAT I AM FLOATING TO HELP DEFINE MEMBERS’ INTERESTS AND POSITIONS ON ISSUES OF THE DAY. IT’S JUST FOR FUN. THIS IS ONLY PROPOSED AT THIS TIME…NO NEED TO FILL IN YOUR ANSWERS. IF/WHEN A FINAL VERSION IS APPROVED, WE WILL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE ANONYMITY. FOR NOW, I AM JUST LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK: COMMENTS, ADDITIONS, DELETIONS. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!

Skeptics and Atheists of Durango: PROPOSED Questionnaire V3.2

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS (but it would be nice to know!):

Your age to the nearest (10):   20   30   40   50   60   70   80+

Your political affiliation:     Republican     Democrat     Independent         Libertarian

Marital Status: Married Single

Educational Background: High School      2-Year College      4-Year College      Graduate School and/or Advanced Degree

Areas of Interest/Expertise _____________________________________

In the statements below, please indicate the degree to which you agree:
1 = I strongly disagree 5 = I strongly agree

1. I support the legalization of marijuana. 1 2 3 4 5
2. Every home should have at least one gun. 1 2 3 4 5
3. I support ‘open carry’ gun laws 1 2 3 4 5
4. I am happy with Colorado’s gun laws as they stand. 1 2 3 4 5
5. I support stronger gun laws, such as background checks. 1 2 3 4 5
6. I believe homeopathic drugs are effective 1 2 3 4 5
7. I support the Affordable Care Act (aka, ‘ObamaCare’) 1 2 3 4 5
8. I support new insurance regulations which eliminate ‘existing conditions’ and extend the coverage of
children under their parents’ policy until age 26. 1 2 3 4 5
9. I have health insurance (through my employer/self purchase/Medicare/Medicaid)
10. I support expanding Medicare for all US citizens. 1 2 3 4 5
11. I support the right to a Death with Dignity, aka ‘Assisted Suicide’ 1 2 3 4 5
12. I support capital punishment in the U.S.
13. I support the individual’s right to seek an abortion for unwanted pregnancy 1 2 3 4 5
14. *I am pleased with our state’s US Senators* 1 2 3 4 5
15. *I am pleased with our US Representative* 1 2 3 4 5
16. Global Climate Change is human-caused; it must be addressed 1 2 3 4 5
17. I vote in every (local/national/presidential/every) election. 1 2 3 4 5
18. Education is the most important function of government 1 2 3 4 5
19. Care of the environment is the most important function of government 1 2 3 4 5
20. Budget and deficit concerns are the most important functions of government 1 2 3 4 5
21. The military and defense are the most important functions of government 1 2 3 4 5
22. I support immigration reform, and a path to citizenship for undocumented workers 1 2 3 4 5
23. Deport the Dreamers and the kids-on-the-border 1 2 3 4 5
24. *I am happy with the performance of the US Congress* 1 2 3 4 5
25. *I am happy with the performance of President Obama* 1 2 3 4 5
26. *I am happy with the performance of the Supreme Court of the US* 1 2 3 4 5
27. My birth family was (RC, Evangelical, Protestant) Christian 1 2 3 4 5
28. *My birth family was a religion other than Christian* 1 2 3 4 5
29. I have issues with some family members regarding religion 1 2 3 4 5
30. I subscribe to the Durango Herald 1 2 3 4 5
31. *List your most frequent source(s) of news. ___________________________
32. I read for pleasure 1 2 3 4 5
33. Is there a genre of books you enjoy reading the most? _______________________

Send suggested additional questions, deletions, comments or revisions to: larrybollinger@comcast.net

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