Dear Pew Research Center,
Subject: Idea for a public survey
Sent To: email@example.com
I try to be open minded, and I am to a degree.
I do my best to be accepting of others, and I am to a certain level.
I would like to say I have a high moral standard, and I do – sometimes more than others.
It seems like our country is moving toward a situation of complete polarization. It seems for example, if you are not completely pro-LGTBQ issues, then you’re against. Why does that have to be?
I would like to see a series of questions, a scientific social survey conducted (such as) for Racism (example):
1) Do you consider yourself a Racist? Yes or No
2) Would you hire someone of a race different from your own? Would you hire an African American, a Hispanic, an Asian, and so on...
3) Would you approve of your child dating someone of a different race?
4) Would you consider dating or marrying someone of a different race?
I realize I am a racist and bigot by certain definitions out there in the world, but I do my best to stay open, accepting and caring.
Why do I have to accept all races, ethnic and lifestyle options, when my faith and upbringing goes (at times) contrary to some social practices?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would like my bigotry to be quantified so I know where I stand and how I can improve.
I am sure other people are the same way. Not everyone is a complete fundamentalist or completely tolerant ACLU member. We are all somewhere in a spectrum of acceptance and bias. I would like to consider myself (for example) a R5 and H3 (Racist 5/10 and Homophobe 3/10) or whatever your data would determine.