6/12/2012 DK 0 Comments

Please answer the polls below.
These are for research purposes and it it completely anonymousnone of your personal information will be recorded - so please be honest!
Thank you.
* In the results, the reason some of the percentages don't add up to 100 is because some people have selected more than one answer to the question.

1. Is Abortion Morally Wrong?

2. What do you think about gay marriage?

3. You are given a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity of your dreams, which requires you to live in a new city, leaving your ill parent(s) behind. You would:

4. Are moral principles/judgments objectively true - in other words, are there universal moral truths?

5. The Trolley Case: A run-away trolley will kill 5 (innocent) people. You have the power to divert the trolley. Once diverted, the trolley will kill 1 (innocent) person. Would you divert the trolley?

6. Thinking about your answer to the question above, in the same trolley case, if the one innocent person (who will be killed if you divert the trolley to save 5 people) is your direct family member (or partner, friend, etc), would you divert the trolley?

7. You witness a child drowning in water that is not deep enough for you to drown in. You are wearing a new $200 pair of shoes. You do not have enough time to take off the shoes. Would you save the child, ruining your new shoes?

8. You receive a mail from a trusted charity organisation, asking you to donate $200 in order to help children in poverty. Would you donate $200 (knowing that your money is not being wasted in non-charity-related costs)?

9. A machine copies all your information (cells, memories, ...) and sends them to another machine in a different place. The original "you" gets destroyed as the information transfers to the other machine and creates an identical "you". Is this a transporter?

10. Imagine there is an "experience machine" which lets you FEEL all the desirable experiences you could want while in reality you are merely lying inside a machine. Would you attach yourself to this machine for the rest of your life?


12. Is pornography harmful for society?

13. Does religion do more harm than good?

14. Is it morally acceptable to torture a terrorist or a suspected associate of a terrorist in order to prevent terrorism?

15. Should the government be able to control what we eat/drink to "fight obesity"? E.g. Should there be a special tax on junk food?