SURVEY ON THE DEFINITION
in an age of deception, probably more so than any other time in history.
Ultimately each person must decide for himself what is true and what is
false. But first, one must understand what truth is and what makes a thing
or statement true. Help us find out by taking this poll.
This survey is for statistical purposes only. This is strictly a
research project. Your answers will remain confidential and you will
not be identified in any publication of the results of this survey without
your written permission. Further
explanation is at the end of this form. Please state:
is your definition of reality?
2.What is your definition of truth?
3.Do you believe that truth is "A" relative? or
"B" objective? or "C" There is no truth. Please circle your answer.
(A) Truth depends on each person's perception
and is different for different people. (B) Truth depends on the correct
perception of a thing or statement and is not dependent on how each person
views something. (C) Truth does not exist.
4.What is your definition of a fact?
5.Please describe your understanding of what
makes a thing or statement true.
6.Do you believe knowing the nature of truth is
important? Y/N ______ Why?
7.Do you believe there are alternative facts?
8.Do you believe in honor? Y/N________
Integrity? Y/N______ Honesty? Y/N______
9.Do you believe the end justifies the means?
Yes... No... Sometimes. Please circle your answer.
10.Are you registered to vote?: Yes... No... If
yes, how often do you vote: Always... Frequently... Seldom... Never
Please circle your answer(s).
11.Your name or
12. Your home town: _________________________
13. Your Gender: M - F _________
14. Your ethnicity: "A" Caucasian, "B"
Hispanic, "C" African American,
______ If other, please list ____________________
15. Your occupation __________________________
16. Please list your annual income "A" under
$12,000, "B" $12,000 to $20,000,;"C" $20,000 to $40,000; "D" $40,000 to
$100,000; "E" $100,000 to $300,000, "F" over $300,000: ______
17. Please categorize your age: "A" under 20,
"B" between 21 and 30, "C" between 31 and 60,
"D" over 60: :___________
18. Please list grade completed if not a
college graduate ____________
19. If college graduate, please list degree(s)
and college(s) attended:
15. If attended college, how many philosophy
classes have you taken? __________
16. Please list your political preference:
Independent. Please circle your answer. If
other, please specify ______________________
17. Please list your religious preference:
Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, Moslem,
Hindu, Atheist. Please circle your answer.
If other, please specify _______________________
18. Please list your sexual orientation:
Straight - L - G - B - T. Please circle your answer
19. Today's date _____________________
Would you like to receive
free access to
the preliminary edition of Why The Truth
Matters (see above cover). Yes... No. Would you like to be
kept informed of the results of the survey. Yes... No, don't bother me
again. May we contact you for further elucidation of your answers?
Yes... No. Please circle your answers.
This survey is being conducted under the auspices of
Western Research Institute, Inc., an Idaho non-profit entity (since 1987),
which is compiling a book-size report on Why The Truth Matters. As
an incentive for filling out and returning this form, we will email you back
immediate free access to the online abridged preliminary edition of Why The Truth
Matters plus preliminary results of the survey as the results are
being compiled, if you so wish as indicated above. The completed
unabridged copy of the full report including categorized results of the
survey is scheduled for publication sometime next year (2018).
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Research Institute, Inc.