The opinions expressed by students do not represent the views of Ramallah Friends School (FBS) and Friends United Meeting.
Survey Results
1. Newspapers should have the right to criticize government.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 31 (40%)No 44 (56%)Other 3 (4%)(78 total surveyed)
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2. Newspapers should have the right to criticize religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 31 (40%)No 43 (56%)Other 3 (4%)(77 total surveyed)
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3. For security reasons, your government has the right to listen to your telephone calls and read your emails.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 21 (28%)No 50 (66%)Other 5 (6%)(76 total surveyed)
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4. Marijuana should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 7 (9%)No 68 (88%)Other 2 (3%)(77 total surveyed)
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5. Polygamy should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 14 (18%)No 55 (72%)Other 7 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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6. All elderly or terminally-ill people have a legal right to commit suicide with government assistance if requested.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 27 (36%)No 45 (59%)Other 4 (5%)(76 total surveyed)
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7. Pornography should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 20 (26%)No 54 (70%)Other 3 (4%)(77 total surveyed)
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8. Government schools should not teach or promote religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 17 (23%)No 54 (72%)Other Other 4 (5%)(75 total surveyed)
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9. Homosexual marriage should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 13 (17%)No 58 (75%) Other 6 (8%)(77 total surveyed)
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10. Gambling should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 26 (34%) No 47 (62%)Other 3 (4%)(76 total surveyed)
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11. My religion is the only true one.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 22 (29%) No 47 (61%)Other 8 (10%) (77 total surveyed)
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12. Freedom of religion is more important than freedom of speech.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 30 (40%) No 29 (39%)Other 16 (21%)(75 total surveyed)
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13. Freedom of speech is more important than freedom of religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 27 (36%)No 34 (45%)Other 15 (19%)(76 total surveyed)
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14. Cloning human beings should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 18 (24%) No 54 (72%) Other 3 (4%)(75 total surveyed)
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15. I wish my country had a communist government.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 22 (29%)No 46 (61%) Other 8 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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16. Divorce for any reason should be legal.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 42 (56%)No 29 (39%)Other 4 (5%)(75 total surveyed)
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17. My country should be an Islamic state.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 14 (19%)No 52 (69%)Other 9 (12%)(75 total surveyed)
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18. Laws should be based on religious convictions.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 19 (25%) No 50 (66%) Other 7 (9%)(76 total surveyed)
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19. My country needs a strong dictator.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 34 (45%)No 39 (51%) Other 3 (4%)(76 total surveyed)
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20. All adults should have the right to buy and own guns.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 14 (19%) No 54 (72%) Other 7 (9%) (75 total surveyed)
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21. Democracy is the best form of government.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 49 (64%) No 21 (28%) Other 6 (8%) (76 total surveyed)
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22. Teenagers should not be able to legally drink alcohol.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 47 (61%)No 25 (32%) Other 5 (7%) (77 total surveyed)
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23. Teenagers should not be legally able to smoke cigarettes
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 50 (65%)No 19 (25%) Other 8 (10%) (77 total surveyed)
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24. Gays should be able to openly discuss their lifestyle.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 30 (39%) No 40 (53%)Other 6 (8%) (76 total surveyed)
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25. My freedom is more important to me than my faith.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 35 (46%)No 31 (41%)Other 10 (13%) (76 total surveyed)
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26. I would be willing to die for my freedom.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 46 (61%) No 24 (31%) Other 6 (8%) (76 total surveyed)
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27. No employer should be free to treat women differently.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 60 (79%)No 14 (18%) Other 2 (3%) (76 total surveyed)
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28. No employer should be free to treat individuals from minority religions differently.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 56 (74%)No 15 (20%) Other 5 (6%) (76 total surveyed)
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29. No employer should be free to treat homosexuals differently.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 37 (48%)No 34 (44%)Other 6 (8%) (77 total surveyed)
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Q30. Pornography is morally wrong.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 54 (71%) No 18 (24%) Other 4 (5%) (76 total surveyed)
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31. All Muslims go to Heaven.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 5 (7%) No 69 (91%) Other 2 (2%) (76 total surveyed)
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32. Only Christians can go to Heaven.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 4 (5%) No 68 (89%) Other 4 (6%) (76 total surveyed)
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33. There is really such a thing as magic.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 26 (34%) No 44 (58%) Other 6 (8%) (76 total surveyed)
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34. Jesus is God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 13 (17%) No 55 (73%)Other 7 (10%)(75 total surveyed)
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35. Government should not be influenced by religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 39 (51%) No 29 (38%)Other 8 (11%) (76 total surveyed)
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36. Divorce is morally wrong.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 24 (32%) No 42 (56%) Other 9 (12%) (75 total surveyed)
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37. Religious leaders should not be political leaders.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 37 (49%)No 32 (43%)Other 6 (8%)(75 total surveyed)
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38. Gambling is morally wrong.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 49 (64%) No 24 (32%) Other 3 (4%)(76 total surveyed)
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39. God loves me.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 45 (59%) No 15 (20%) Other 16 (21%)(76 total surveyed)
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40. Cloning human beings is immoral.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 42 (55%)No 28 (37%) Other 6 (8%)(76 total surveyed)
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41. Religion is the primary cause of intolerance and wars.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 19 (25%) No 48 (64%) Other 8 (11%)(75 total surveyed)
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42. God is irrelevant.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 14 (18%)No 51 (67%) Other 11 (15%) (76 total surveyed)
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43. I pray daily.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 19 (25%)No 49 (66%) Other 7 (9%)(75 total surveyed)
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44. I must always forgive people who sin against me.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 33 (44%)No 37 (49%) Other 5 (7%)(75 total surveyed)
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45. I hate religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 9 (12%)No 65 (87%) Other 1 (1%) (75 total surveyed)
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46. I have the right to kill people who blaspheme my God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 15 (20%)No 53 (71%) Other 7 (9%)(75 total surveyed)
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47. There are many ways to heaven.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 58 (76%)No 11 (14%)Other 7 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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48. My religion allows me to kill enemies of my God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 25 (33%) No 41 (55%) Other 9 (12%)(75 total surveyed)
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49. Religion is private and should not be discussed publicly.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 28 (37%) No 41 (55%) Other 41 (55%) (75 total surveyed)
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50. It’s wrong to try to convert other people to your religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 22 (29%) No 46 (61%) Other 8 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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51. I believe in God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 60 (79%)No 12 (16%) Other 4 (5%)(76 total surveyed)
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52. I love God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 58 (76%)No 11 (14%) Other 7 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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53. The Koran is without errors.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 41 (54%)No 25 (33%) Other 10 (13%)(76 total surveyed)
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54. All people who are compassionate and moral go to Heaven.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 29 (39%) No 38 (51%)Other 8 (10%) (75 total surveyed)
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55. The Bible has no errors.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 29 (39%) No 33 (44%) Other 13 (17%)(75 total surveyed)
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56. Hell exists.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 55 (73%)No 17 (23%) Other 3 (4%)(75 total surveyed)
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57. Angels and Demons exist.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 56 (75%) No 16 (21%) Other 3 (4%)(75 total surveyed)
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58. Heaven exists.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 58 (78%)No 13 (18%) Other 3 (4%)(74 total surveyed)
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59. My God tells me to love my enemies.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 24 (33%)No 41 (55%) Other 9 (12%)(74 total surveyed)
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60. I believe all political conflicts should be resolved nonviolently.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 36 (48%)No 28 (37%) Other 11 (15%)(75 total surveyed)
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61. My faith in God makes me a better person.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 56 (74%)No 16 (21%) Other 4 (5%)(76 total surveyed)
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62. Drunkenness is sin
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 37 (49%)No 29 (39%) Other 9 (12%)(75 total surveyed)
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63. I want my religion to dominate Earth someday.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 22 (29%)No 46 (61%) Other 7 (10%)(75 total surveyed)
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64. Polygamy is morally wrong
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 43 (58%)No 23 (31%) Other 8 (11%)(74 total surveyed)
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65. I am not religious.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 28 (37%)No 41 (55%) Other 6 (8%) (75 total surveyed)
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66. Abortion is murder.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 50 (66%)No 18 (24%)Other 7 (10%)(75 total surveyed)
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67. Religious people tend to be more compassionate.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 34 (45%)No 30 (40%) Other 11 (15%)(75 total surveyed)
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68. Sex outside of marriage is morally wrong.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 39 (52%) No 32 (43%) Other 4 (5%)(75 total surveyed)
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69. I weekly attend church, synagogue, or masque.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 22 (29%) No 47 (62%) Other 7 (9%)(76 total surveyed)
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70. Homosexual behavior is morally wrong.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 57 (76%)No 14 (19%) Other 4 (5%)(75 total surveyed)
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71. The world would be better off without religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 20 (26%)No 46 (61%) Other 10 (13%) (76 total surveyed)
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72. All religions basically teach the same thing.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 58 (77%)No 13 (17%)Other 4 (6%(75 total surveyed)
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73. Religion unites people.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 46 (61%)No 24 (32%) Other 6 (7%)(76 total surveyed)
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74. Religion divides people.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 28 (37%)No 43 (57%) Other 5 (6%)(76 total surveyed)
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75. I will remain in the religion I was born into.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 57 (75%)No 12 (16%) Other 7 (9%)(76 total surveyed)
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76. I will not marry someone from a religion different to my own.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 21 (28%)No 47 (62%) Other 8 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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77. The human soul never dies.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 42 (55%)No 28 (37%) Other 6 (8%)(76 total surveyed)
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78. I base my values on reason, not religion.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 43 (57%)No 23 (30%) Other 10 (13%) (76 total surveyed)
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79. Mohammad is the greatest man who ever lived.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 28 (37%)No 37 (49%) Other 11 (14%) (76 total surveyed)
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80. Racism is evil
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 59 (78%)No 12 (16%) Other 5 (6%)(76 total surveyed)
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81. I respect the Pope.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 55 (72%)No 16 (21%) Other 5 (7%) (76 total surveyed)
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82. There is no such thing as sin.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 17 (22%)No 51 (67%) Other 8 (11%)(76 total surveyed)
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83. What God thinks of me is more important than what my family thinks of me.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 37 (49%)No 31 (41%) Other 8 (10%)(76 total surveyed)
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84. God created the world and the human race.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 53 (71%)No 16 (21%)Other 6 (8%) (75 total surveyed)
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85. There is such a thing as a holy war.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 30 (40%)No 33 (43%) Other 13 (17%)(76 total surveyed)
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86. I am not a Muslim or Christian.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 14 (18%)No 59 (78%) Other 3 (4%)(76 total surveyed)
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87. My faith is more important to me than my freedom.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 30 (39%)No 35 (46%) Other 11 (15%)(76 total surveyed)
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88. Religion is not important to me.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 20 (26%) No 53 (70%) Other 4 (4%)(76 total surveyed)
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89. My parents care whether or not I believe in God.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 41 (54%) No 29 (38%) Other 6 (8%)(76 total surveyed)
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90. I reject religion.
Ramallah Friends School Yes 8 (11%) No 61 (80%) Other 9 (9%) (76 total surveyed)
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91. I would die for my faith.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 43 (57%)No 23 (30%) Other10 (13%)(76 total surveyed)
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92. My religion is the basis of my political philosophy.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 24 (32%) No 32 (43%)Other 20 (25%)(76 total surveyed)
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93. I agree with the Quaker nonviolent philosophy as it Applies to conflicts between countries and people groups.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 18 (24%) No 50 (67%) Other 7 (9%)(75 total surveyed)
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94. I love my country more than I love the world.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 60 (81%)No 9 (12%) Other 5 (7%)(74 total surveyed)
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95. I love the world more than I love my country.
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 9 (12%) No 59 (79%) Other 7 (9%)(75 total surveyed)
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96. I support a two-state solution (one for Israel and one for Palestine).
Ramallah Friends SchoolYes 11 (14%)No 60 (77%) Other 7 (9%) (78 total surveyed)
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