R A D S Form E
Name _____________________ Date __/__/__ Sex M F Birth Year ____ Major ______
The following is a study of what the general public thinks and feels about a number of important social and personal questions. The best answer to each statement below is your personal opinion. Whether you agree or disagree with any statement, you can be sure that many people feel the same as you do. Your responses will be kept confidential.
Mark each statement in the left margin according to how much you agree or disagree with it. Please mark every one. Write +1, +2, +3, or -1, -2, -3, depending on how you feel in each case.
+1: I AGREE A LITTLE
-1: I DISAGREE A
___ l. The United States and Russia have just about nothing in common.
___ 2. The highest form of government is a democracy and the highest form of democracy is a government run by those who are most intelligent.
___ 3. Even though freedom of speech for all groups is a worthwhile goal, it is unfortunately necessary to restrict the freedom of certain political groups.
___ 4. It is only natural that a person would have a much better acquaintance with ideas he believes in than with ideas he opposes.
___ 5. Man on his own is a helpless and miserable creature.
___ 6. Fundamentally, the world we live in is a pretty lonesome place.
___ 7. Most people just don't give a "damn" for others.
___ 8. I'd like it if I could find someone who would tell me how to solve my personal problems.
___ 9. It is only natural for a person to be rather fearful of the future.
___ 10. There is so much to be done and so little time to do it in.
___ 11. Once I get wound up in a heated discussion I just can't stop.
___ 12. In a discussion I often find it necessary to repeat myself several times to make sure I am being understood.
___ 13. In a heated discussion I generally become so absorbed in what I am going to say that I forget to listen to what the others are saying.
___ 14. It is better to be a dead hero than to be a live coward.
___ 15. While I don‘t like to admit this even to myself, my secret ambition is to become a great man, like Einstein, or Beethoven, or Shakespeare.
___ 16. The main thing in life is for a person to want to do something important.
___ 17. If given the chance I would do something of great benefit to the world.
___ 18. In the history of mankind there have probably been just a handful of really great thinkers.
___ 19, There are a number of people I have come to hate because of the things they stand for.
___ 20. A man who does not believe in some great cause has not really lived.
___ 21. It is only when a person devotes himself to an ideal or cause that life becomes meaningful.
___ 22. Of all the different philosophies which exist in this world there is probably only one which is correct.
___ 23. A person who gets enthusiastic about too many causes is likely to be a pretty "wishy-washy" sort of person.
___ 24. To compromise with our political opponents is dangerous because it usually leads to the betrayal of our own side.
___ 25. when it comes to differences of opinion in religion we must be careful not to compromise with those who believe differently from the way we do.
___ 26. In times like these, a person must be pretty selfish if he considers primarily his own happiness.
___ 27. The worst crime a person could commit is to attack publicly the people who believe in the same thing he does.
___ 28. In times like these it is often necessary to be more on guard against ideas put out by people or groups in one's own camp than by those in the opposing camp.
___ 29. A group which tolerates too much differences of opinion among its own members cannot exist for long.
___ 30. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are for the truth and those who are against the truth.
___ 31. My blood boils whenever a person stubbornly refuses to admit he's wrong.
___ 32. A person who thinks primarily of his own happiness is beneath contempt.
___ 33. Most of the ideas which get printed nowadays aren't worth the paper they are printed on.
___ 34. In this complicated world of ours the only way we can know what's going on is to rely on leaders or experts who can be trusted.
___ 35. It is often desirable to reserve judgment about what's going on until one has had a chance to hear the opinions of those one respects.
___ 36. In the long run the best way to live is to pick friends and associates whose tastes and beliefs are the same as one's own.
___ 37. The present is all too often full of unhappiness. It is only the future that counts.
___ 38. If a man is to accomplish his mission in life it is sometimes necessary to gamble "all or nothing at all."
___ 39. Unfortunately, a good many people with whom I have discussed important social and moral problems don't really understand what's going on.
___ 40. Most people just don't know what's good for them.