World image: man is good vs. corrupt
Variable: world4
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 . . .?
(READ EACH SET AND CIRCLE ONE CODE FOR EACH)

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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 People are good
2
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7 People are evil
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1994 1996 1998
417 393 310 216 165 194 233 168 213
316 314 301 217 193 277 319 182 295
269 319 255 179 169 257 265 199 279
264 429 370 235 262 298 388 243 368
86 139 92 57 63 120 122 91 123
46 50 43 31 34 60 43 35 57
104 141 87 53 32 70 77 65 91
6 0 5 1 2 2 4 2 5
26 34 18 17 8 81 19 6 14
0 0 0 531 444 158 1522 1913 1387
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 11783
Missing cases 50683