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					Sociology                                      Name _______________________
Mr. McCreary

                        Ch 5, Section 1: Genetics Survey
1. For each one, I'd like you to tell me whether this behavior is completely, mostly,
somewhat, or not at all determined by heredity and/or genes (things you are born with).

Issue             Completely          Mostly          Somewhat          Not at all
Alcoholism
Drug addiction
Mental illness
Violent
behavior
Homosexuality
Intelligence
Happiness
Neurotic
behavior *
Criminal
behavior
Religious
behavior
shyness
dependability

* Neurotic behavior – examples include anxieties, phobias, compulsions, etc.

2. Thinking again specifically about homosexuality, in your opinion is homosexuality
something a person is born with, or is homosexuality due to other factors such as
upbringing or environment? (circle one)

                  Born with      --     upbringing / environment

3. Do you think that insurance companies should cover all, most, some, or none of the
costs for treating...

                  All                 Most            Some              None
Mental illness
Drug addiction
alcoholism



                                        (Over)
4. In your opinion, which of the following behaviors can people choose to avoid
and which are beyond a person's control?

Issue              Choose to         Beyond control
                   avoid
Drug addiction
Violent
behavior
Shyness
Alcoholism

5. For each issue I read, please tell me if you strongly favor, somewhat favor,
somewhat oppose or strongly oppose it.

Issue            Strongly      Somewhat         In between      Somewhat          Strongly
                 favor         favor                            oppose            oppose
Death
penalty
Gay
rights
Funding for
AIDS
research
Funding for
mental
illness
research
Tougher
sentences for
criminals
Prisoner
rehabilitation
programs
Funding for
drup &
alcohol
rehab
programs

6. Do you think that racial and ethnic differences are mostly due to culture and family
upbringing or mostly due to heredity and genes? (circle one) Thoroughly explain why?

        Culture/family upbringing – heredity/genes – both – neither

				
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