Take the Ethics Survey

Take the Ethics Survey

Find out how your personal ethics compare with those of other Christians. The survey will take a few minutes and results are available immediately.

This results of this survey will be used in a class I’m teaching next week. Feel free to link to the survey, the more people taking the survey the better.



  1. #1 by Del on February 17, 2003 - 10:44 pm

    interesting survey,

  2. #2 by Cynthia Gilliatt on February 19, 2003 - 9:01 am

    The question rgarding “homosexuality” is bedly framed – murder, voting, drinkin, going to the movies, capital punishment – these are all actions which one may choose or not. Being homosexual is a state of being, over which one has no control. You might as well ask if being left-handed is always, sometimes etc. wrong. How one chooses to act on one’s sexual orientation IS a choice. One may be promiscuous, or celibate, or in a life-long committed relationship – just as heterosexuals may. In doing a survey, you need to have alist of like things. The homosexuality item is not like the others.

  3. #3 by Harry Coverston on February 19, 2003 - 2:25 pm

    Your personal information section is inadequate. Marital status should include living in committed relationship or life partnership. If you truly want information, you need to ask people where they are, not where you might want them to be. Also, I would expand your religious affiliation section to include Anglican or Episcopal. It really isn’t Protestant and it clearly isn’t Roman Catholic. I also second the comment on homosexuality question. Ask yourself how silly asking whether heterosexuality as always or never wrong would sound.

  4. #4 by Ryan on February 19, 2003 - 8:21 pm

    Have to take issue with the comment “Being homosexual is a state of being, over which one has no control.” – Cynthia Gilliatt

    The fact is, the whole discussion on whether homosexuality is nature or nurture has not been finalized, although certain parts of society would love for you to think science has proved otherwise. I believe the question asking whether the act of homosexuality is good or bad on a gradient scale is not a valid question. It would better be framed either in a affirmative/negative format (i.e. Is homosexuality right or wrong?).

  5. #5 by Paul Rider on February 20, 2003 - 3:31 am

    If you are going to put homosexuality on the list, I would suggest that you also include heterosexuality. Your survey is clearly aimed at provoking the kind of responses you want to see and is, therefore, not a “survey” as such, but more of a limus test for “right” thinking. Shame on you!

  6. #6 by Leighton Tebay on February 20, 2003 - 10:20 pm

    Actually, its just an online version of a paper based survey used at the Bible College I’m interning at. I have no agenda to provoke any kind of response. I just wanted to compare the paper answers I got with ones online. I didn’t create the survey and I believe that Homosexuality (which is a state of being and not an act) is a really bad issue for the survey. I’m about the only one at school that caught this, and I was interested in seeing how many others would.

  7. #7 by Leighton on February 20, 2003 - 11:35 pm

    I just looked up homosexuality in the dictionary. Apparently that word defines both an orientation and an act. I stand corrected!

    1. Sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
    2. Sexual activity with another of the same sex.

  8. #8 by Rachel C on February 21, 2003 - 7:52 pm

    As a statistician I would say that options 2 and 3 are too hard for people to distinguish between:

    2 = Wrong in some cases
    3 = Sometimes Wrong

    I know you didn’t write the questions but it’s something to keep in mind.

  9. #9 by Jake on February 24, 2003 - 8:17 am

    Jake from http://www.crimsonlight.com and http://www.jakerinard.com stopped by to check out the site! Good stuff here!! Keep it up!

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