Opinions on political matters

Jul 25, 2013
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Hey! My names Derek, I'm doing a completely anonymous survey for school. It's about my fellow Christians and their ideas on some political matters. If you guys would be so kind to do my 1 minute survey, that'd be greatly appreciated. Here is the link to the webpage for the survey. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ky51Crl7mpPb2ieTX3IMW0KZjHGkkHeChk1N8Esr8YM/viewform?usp=send_form
Derek, I tried taking the survey, but the questions didn't correspond with the options to answer.

For example, one question was "Do you believe that the Bible is a literal record of events or a fictional set of beliefs to live by?"
The answers were:
  • The Bible is 100% real
  • It is somewhat true
  • It is 100% fictional
Literal doesn't mean real. Figurative could still be real even if it isn't literal. The Bible is a bunch of books compiled, and some of it is literal, and some of it is symbolic, but it is all 100% real. So I don't know what the question is ultimately asking.
 
Nov 30, 2014
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Derek, I tried taking the survey, but the questions didn't correspond with the options to answer.

For example, one question was "Do you believe that the Bible is a literal record of events or a fictional set of beliefs to live by?"
The answers were:
  • The Bible is 100% real
  • It is somewhat true
  • It is 100% fictional
Literal doesn't mean real. Figurative could still be real even if it isn't literal. The Bible is a bunch of books compiled, and some of it is literal, and some of it is symbolic, but it is all 100% real. So I don't know what the question is ultimately asking.
Sorry for the confusion, but I wanted to keep it to 3 choices so I was limited in my options. So in your case from what you are describing I would choose A) 100% real. Thanks!
 
Jun 22, 2013
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Derek, I tried taking the survey, but the questions didn't correspond with the options to answer.

For example, one question was "Do you believe that the Bible is a literal record of events or a fictional set of beliefs to live by?"
The answers were:
  • The Bible is 100% real
  • It is somewhat true
  • It is 100% fictional
Literal doesn't mean real. Figurative could still be real even if it isn't literal. The Bible is a bunch of books compiled, and some of it is literal, and some of it is symbolic, but it is all 100% real. So I don't know what the question is ultimately asking.
Yeah, that's the question I got hung up on as well, for the same reason.

Derek, I know you can't change the wording of the survey now, but something like this probably provides clearer options:

To what degree do you believe the Bible reflects truth?
- A literal reading of the Bible reflects truth 100% perfectly
- The Bible reflects truth 100% perfectly, but sometimes through figurative language
- The Bible may not reflect truth 100% of the time