These are questions to find out the way in which certain important events in our society affect different people. Each item consists of a pair of alternatives. Please select the one statement of each pair (and only one) which you more strongly believe to be the case as far as you are concerned. Be sure to select the one you actually believe to be more true rather than the one you would like to be true. This is a measure of personal belief: obviously there are no right or wrong answers.