World image: much evil vs. much good
Variable: world1
Module:
Core
Subject:
World View
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

People have different images of the world and human nature. We'd like to know the kinds of images you have. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of the world and human nature between the two contrasting images? (HAND CARD AH)
Look at the first set of contrasting images. If you think that "The world is basically filled with evil and sin," you would place yourself at 1. If you think "There is much goodness in the world which hints at God's goodness" you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere between these two you would place yourself at 2, 3,4, 5 or 6. (REPEAT EXAMPLE AS NECESSARY FOR EACH ITEM A-F) Where would you place your image of the world on the scale for . . .?
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 World is evil
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7 World is good
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002
100 143 103 66 47 74 78 107 125 71 38
41 68 54 38 28 52 61 65 92 74 26
105 154 112 77 76 73 155 179 196 135 75
447 461 428 290 279 339 418 553 687 503 253
377 372 340 229 243 326 345 467 542 465 212
194 225 180 134 126 237 196 298 384 327 139
242 365 237 151 116 169 196 268 307 278 148
7 0 7 0 2 3 1 5 7 4 14
21 31 20 21 11 86 20 18 29 20 3
0 0 0 531 444 158 1522 944 463 940 1857
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 16381
Missing cases 46085