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Table 8 Survey questions: Block 3 – Absolute/Relative Moral Orientation

From: Network analysis of attitudes towards immigrants in Asia

Variable Survey Question Node Strength
V204 [T]ell me…whether you think [abortion] can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between 9.445
V66 [W]ould you be willing to fight for your country? 8.734
V100 In the long run, hard work usually brings a better life – Hard work doesn’t generally bring success; it’s more a matter of luck and connections 8.699
V60 Priority for the country – first choice: A high level of economic growth; Making sure this country has strong defense forces; Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities; Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful. 8.678
V182 To what degree are you worried about [not being able to give my children a good education] 8.622
V45 When jobs are scarce, men should have more right to a job than women 8.375
V39 Please mention[if] you would not like to have [immigrants/foreign workers] as neighbors 7.740
V99 Competition is good. It stimulates people to work hard and develop new ideas – Competition is harmful. It brings out the worst in people. 7.506
V148 Do you believe in God? 7.201
V187 Under some conditions, war is necessary to obtain justice 6.576
V210 [T]ell me…whether you think [violence against other people] can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between 6.321
V199 [T]ell me…whether you think [avoiding a fare on public transport] can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between 5.972
V41 Please mention[if] you would not like to have [people of a different religion] as neighbors 5.645
V198 [T]ell me…whether you think [claiming government benefits to which you are not entitled] can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between 5.471
V128 Having experts, not government, make decisions according to what they think is best for the country [is a very good way of governing a country] 3.898