GLOBAL COMMUNICATION BELIEFS, VALUES, AND ATTITUDES

 

 


How frequently do you use the following media?

 

1.          Entertainment via internet (films, television, video, music, etc.)

2.          Internet news sources

3.          Internet information (wikipedia, internet movie database, mapquest, etc.)

4.          Internet research databases

5.          Personal communication (email, skype, instant messenger)

6.          Social networking sites (facebook, myspace, linkin, twitter, etc.)

7.          Blogs

8.          Podcasts

 

How often do you access the following  INTERNATIONAL media content?

 

9.          Entertainment via internet (films, television, video, music, etc.)

10.      Internet news sources

11.      Internet information (wikipedia, internet movie database, mapquest, etc.)

12.      Internet research databases

13.      Personal communication (email, skype, instant messenger)

14.      Social networking sites (facebook, myspace, linkin, twitter, etc.)

15.      Blogs

16.      Podcasts

 

 

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

 

17.      There is one religion that has revealed the truth of God.

18.      The world today is very frightening.

19.      Race is a meaningless distinction.

20.      We are one world, one family.

21.      The moral fabric of our country is undermined by ideas and customs from other cultures.

22.      Diversity makes us stronger.

23.      Our primary responsibility is to take care of our own (family, country).

24.      Our culture is enriched by ideas and customs from other cultures.


                                                                                       Almost

Never            Seldom     Occasionally    Often       Always

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25.      Every religion has its own inherent truth.

26.      There are other cultures and people that threaten my way of life.

27.      People, regardless of religion, culture, or country, have similar dreams and aspirations.

28.      It is important to support government policies that take into account other nations’ interests.

29.      There is more evil in cultures other than my own.

30.      We should place the collective needs of the nation above our own individual needs.

31.      We need to be careful that other countries and cultures don’t take advantage of us.


Strongly                                                                     Strongly

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For the following set of questions, please note that Global Communication (GC) is the diffusion of products, ideas, practices, and relationships across national and cultural boundaries via the use of internet, satellites, and cable. Global communication has led to an unprecedented cultural exchange of ideas and information.

 


 

 

32.      GC promotes peace.

33.      GC helps solve global problems (environmental, hunger, poverty, educational, health).

34.      GC will increase immigration TO my country.

35.      GC increases the accurate representation of countries and cultures around the world.

36.      GC exploits economically developing countries.

37.      GC holds national governments accountable to higher standards.

38.      GC challenges the power of the political leaders in my country.

39.      GC will increase emigration FROM my country.

40.      GC impacts the world’s politics.

41.      GC increases life satisfaction.

42.      GC contributes to Western dominance in the world.

43.      GC promotes freedom of expression throughout the world.

44.      GC is a threat to the well-being of my country.

45.      GC helps reduce global inequality.

46.      The positive aspects of GC outweigh the negative aspects.

47.      GC positively impacts the cultures of the world.

48.      GC decreases religious and ethnic violence.

49.      GC undermines national sovereignty.

50.      GC undermines the ideas and customs of my culture.

51.      GC promotes scientific and technological development in my country.

52.      GC promotes moral decline.


Strongly                                                                     Strongly

Disagree     Disagree      Undecided      Agree        Agree

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53.      GC increases the diversity of entertainment and news media in my culture.

54.      GC will make our world a better place.

55.      GC promotes democracy.

56.      GC promotes free market business practices and values.

57.      GC leads to a loss of local culture.

 

 

How often do you…

 

58.      Purchase ethnic/cultural items (clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, music, books, art/décor/posters)?

59.      Learn about world religions other than your own?

60.      Read world news (about another nation or culture) in a newspaper or magazine?

61.      Watch world news (about another nation or culture) on television?

62.      Listen to world news (about another nation or culture) on the radio?

63.      Watch films or television programs about other nations and cultures?

64.      Watch films or television programs from other nations and cultures.

65.      Listen to music from other nations and cultures?

66.      Read books about other nations and cultures?

67.      Attend international/intercultural arts events?

68.      Attend international/intercultural sporting events?

69.      Talk, study, or work with people from nations/cultures other than your own?

70.      Invite people from nations/cultures other than your own to your own home?

 


Strongly                                                                     Strongly

Disagree     Disagree      Undecided      Agree        Agree

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71.      How many languages, other than your primary language, do you speak fluently?

0

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2

3

4 or more

 

72.      How many languages, other than your primary language, have you studied for FIVE OR MORE YEARS, but have not yet achieved fluency?

0

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3

4 or more

73.      How many languages, other than your primary language, have you studied for THREE OR FOUR YEARS but have not yet achieved fluency?

0

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2

3

4 or more

 

74.      How many languages, other than your primary language, have you studied for ONE OR TWO YEARS but have not yet achieved fluency?

0

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3

4 or more


 

 

How many times in your life have you…

 

75.      Taken classes or attended lectures, seminars, or presentations dealing with issues of cultural and global diversity?

76.      Attended religious rituals or services of world religions other than your own?

77.      Traveled outside of your country?

 

 

How many times have you…

 

78.      Traveled outside of your country for vacation?

79.      Traveled outside of your country for mission/study?

80.      Stayed in accommodations that were culturally different in comparison to your home country while traveling abroad?

81.      Visited areas that are not typical tourist sites when you are abroad?

82.      Lived outside of your home country? Please specify length of time and separate by commas if listing more than one.

 

 


 

 

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

 

 

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

   0              1-2             3-4           5-6         7+

 

 




DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

What is your biological sex?

        Female

        Male

 

What is your age?

        18 or below

        19

        20

        21

        22

        23 or above

 

What is your college status?

        Freshman

        Sophomore

        Junior

        Senior

        Fifth year or above

        Other

 

What is your religious affiliation?

        Christian (Please specify denomination)

        Judaism

        Muslim

        Hinduism

        Buddhism

        Other

 

What is your political perspective?

        Very conservative

        Conservative

        Moderate

        Liberal

        Very liberal

        Apathetic

 

What is your primary area of study?

        Applied (business, education, engineering)

        Arts

        Humanities

        Science

        Social Science

        Vocational

        Undecided

        Other

 

What is your nationality?

        U.S. Citizen

        Other (please specify)

 

What world areas do you identify with in defining your primary racial/ethnic/cultural heritage? You may check up to three if applicable.

 

         Asia                                Pacific Islands

         Europe                            Middle East

         North America                South America

         Central America              Africa

         Australia                         Other

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

 

Global communication is a fairly new concept. Data collected from this survey will help further this area of study by clarifying the relationship between a person’s global exposure and their attitudes and beliefs toward global communication.

 

Your participation is greatly appreciated!