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1. Please enter "m" if you are male or "f" if female.

2. Please enter your age (in years).

3. Where are you from? (State or Province and Country)

4. Have you done this study before? ("y" = yes, "n" = no)
5. Have you done any studies other than this one at this web site before? ("y" = yes, "n" = no)

Using the following 7-point scales, please describe the type of person you generally consider yourself to be:
unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 happy

socially outgoing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 shy

risk
avoider
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 risk
taker

lonely 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 socially
connected

calm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 nervous

high self-esteem 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 low self-esteem

In each of the questions below, two games of chance are described. Please indicate the extent to which you prefer either GAME A or GAME B by using the 7-point scale that follows each question.
--GAME A: A no-risk game in which you win $50 (U.S.) automatically.
--GAME B: A risky game in which someone rolls a 6-sided die. If it comes up with a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, you win $100 (U.S.); if it comes up with a 6, you win nothing.

very much prefer Game A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 very much prefer Game B

--GAME A: A no-risk game in which you win $50 (U.S.) automatically.
--GAME B: A risky game in which someone rolls a 6-sided die. If it comes up with a 1, 2, 3 or 4, you win $100 (U.S.); if it comes up with a 5 or 6, you win nothing.

very much prefer Game A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 very much prefer Game B

--GAME A: A no-risk game in which you win $50 (U.S.) automatically.
--GAME B: A risky game in which someone rolls a 6-sided die. If it comes up with a 1, 2 or 3, you win $100 (U.S.); if it comes up with a 4, 5 or 6, you win nothing.

very much prefer Game A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 very much prefer Game B

Imagine that you and a friend have been out enjoying a good time together, and at the end of the evening, you and your friend decide to share a taxi ride home. As you get into the taxi, the driver asks where you would like to go, and you and your friend both notice that the taxi driver's breath faintly smells of alcohol. You look at your friend as if to ask, "What should we do?" and your friend whispers, "At least it's only a 5-minute ride to your apartment". You briefly think about asking the taxi driver whether he's been drinking, but you realize that if he has been drinking, he probably won't admit to it. Realistically, which of the following two problems with LDS doctrine would you most likely choose if you found yourself in this situation?

A. I would probably take the risk; I would probably take the short ride home and hope for the best.
B. I would probably not take the risk; I would probably just get out of the taxi.

Feel free to write comments if you wish.

When you've completed the questionnaire...