Survey

A survey was administered to the second year students of Colégio Anglo to see what their views were on certain social questions. The results are below.

Results tabulation:

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA AND/OR OTHER ILICIT DRUGS? IF YES, WHY, IF NO WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 12   Male – 12

No: Female – 4   Male – 5

No opinion: Female – 2   Male – 1

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Main reasons:

Yes: End traffic and violence; marijuana is not such a “terrible” drug; yes, but with a lot of regulation; it’s a personal decision whether to use drugs; there will be more money (taxes) for treatment; only marijuana, not all drugs; marijuana is useful for medicine; being illegal doesn’t stop people from using them; just for medicinal purposes; having to get involved in traffic means people get exposed to all other more dangerous drugs.

No: it will generate more violence; people become addicted; drugs are not healthy; body not created to receive such artificial substances; it would make drugs accessible to kids; just bad people use drugs.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (DEATH PENALTY) FOR CERTAIN CRIMES? IF YES, WHY, IF NOT, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 6   Male – 15

No: Female – 10   Male – 4

No opinion: Female – 1

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Main reasons:

Yes: Death is the just punishment for killers; some people deserve it, especially in Brazil where people don’t stay long in jail; if there is no doubt about the verdict; it’s cheaper than life in prison; it would make the world a better place; just for heinous crimes; some people can’t be recuperated; make people think before doing something bad; it will decrease criminality; the prisons are full;

No: killing someone is unethical; you free the person of guilt; you should have chance of redemption; doesn’t resolve the problem; it is not ethical; life is a right of the individual; right to a second chance; not a good punishment; not going to fix the problem.
SHOULD WOMEN HAVE A RIGHT TO HAVE AN ABORTION IF THEY DON’T WANT TO CARRY THE CHILD? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 18   Male -11

No: Female – 0   Male – 7

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Main reasons:

Yes: it’s her body, her choice; in the case of rape; as long as fetus is less than 12 weeks; can’t afford to raise the kid; as long as fetus is less than 4 weeks; some mothers not prepared to look after baby; only in specific situations; it reduces crime; a woman who doesn’t want a child won’t take care of it.

No: can’t affect the life of another person; why didn’t they use birth control (?); it’s murder, against life; leads to negative population growth.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT AGE OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE LOWERED TO 16 FROM 18? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 12   Male – 15

No: Female – 6   Male – 3

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Main reasons:

Yes: 16 year-olds know what they’re doing; only for very grave crimes; if I can vote, I can be responsible for my crimes; teenagers know right from wrong; lots of minors are already contributing to crimes; some teenagers doing worse things than adults; should be lowered to 14.

No: only make the problem worse; make the prisons more crowded; too immature; doesn’t solve the problem; criminals will just recruit younger kids; emotional instability;

 

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY GUNS? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 3   Male – 15

No: Female – 14   Male – 3

No opinion: Female – 2

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Main reasons:

Yes: guns protect people; guns don’t kill people, people do; right to self-defense; as long as regulated; with psychological tests; now only criminals can get guns, not correct;

No: make situation worse; too many unstable people; number of massacres could increase (like US); guns generate violence; people can’t handle the power of guns; insane idea; gun laws should be stricter; promote fear and insecurity;

 

SHOULD AFRO-DESCENDANTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO QUOTAS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND INSTITUTIONS?

Yes: Female – 15   Male – 2

No: Female – 2   Male – 15

No opinion: Female – 1

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Main reasons:

Yes: people don’t have same opportunities; help repair past injustices; poor schools make people less able to get into university; historical oppression; racism is a reality; yes but not forever;

No: we are all human; not right to give person advantage because of skin color; should be only for poor people; hurts white people; it’s unfair; everyone should have same rights; racial quotas not nice; doesn’t make people more prepared.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LEGAL? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT? 

Yes: Female – 15   Male -13

No: Female – 0   Male – 2

No opinion: Female – 4   Male – 2

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Main reasons:

Yes: have to respect all kinds of marriage; everyone has right to be happy; it’s normal; all love is valid; of course! love is love; everybody needs love; gay people are human too; it’s not my business to judge;

No: due to my religious beliefs.

 

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WOMEN SHOULD SERVE IN COMBAT UNITS IN THE ARMY? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 15   Male -15

No: Female – 1   Male – 1

No opinion: Female – 2   Male – 2

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Main reasons:

Yes: equal rights; only if she wants to; women can do everything a man can; individual liberty; as long as they are prepared to die; yes, but must be prepared; there are many women who like doing that kind of stuff; should be an option for both sexes.

No: no reason given.

 

SHOULD PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EUTHANASIA? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 14   Male – 15

No: Female – 1   Male – 2

No opinion: Female – 3   Male – 2

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Main reasons:

Yes: people should be free to do whatever they want with their bodies; a right to kill yourself; prevents suffering; you should decide when you want to die;

No: can lead to terrible things; if you kill yourself, you go to hell.

 

SHOULD STATES PROVIDE FREE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR ITS CITIZENS? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT? 

Yes: Female – 17   Male – 14

No: Female – 0   Male – 1

No opinion: Female – 1   Male – 3

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Main reasons:

Yes: otherwise poor people can’t pay for health; basic human right is health; we already pay taxes for it; for society it’s better to have healthy people; state’s obligation; yes, but just the basic; as long as it’s good quality.

No: universal care doesn´t work.
IS IT FAIR TO TAX WEALTHY PEOPLE MORE THAN LESS WEALTHY PEOPLE (PROGRESSIVE TAXATION)? IF YES, WHY, IF NO, WHY NOT. 

Yes: Female – 11   Male – 8

No: Female – 3   Male – 5

No opinion: Female – 4   Male – 4

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Main reasons:

Yes: it won’t make such a difference it you earn more money; should be something balanced; it’s more fair; rich people have more to give; people who receive lee suffer more; government needs the money; as long as the taxers aren’t that high; non-wealthy people can’t work as much as wealthy people;

No: has to be the same tax for everyone; not fair; businessmen will leave the country;

 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?

Yes: Female – 13   Male – 12

No: Female – 4    Male – 6

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