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Questions - Human Life - October 15-16, 2011

71% Say Volunteering Serves Community More Than Entering Politics
59% Rate Their Own Lives As Good Or Excellent
59% See Years Before 40 As Best of Their Lives
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 15-16, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Think for a moment about the phases of a human life. For most people, what are the best years of their life?

 

Under 18

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-64

65+

Not sure

 

2* For most people, what are the worst years of their life?

 

Under 18

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-64

65+

Not sure

 

3* For people over 65, is it better to be completely retired, to work part-time, or to work full-time?

 

4* How do you rate your own life today? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

5* When you look back on high school, would you rate your high school years as a great time in your life, a good time in your life, a fair time, or a poor time?

 

6* Within the past month, have you done any volunteer work for a church, community organization, or charitable group?

 

7* What is more important in terms of serving the community—getting involved in politics or doing volunteer work for a church, community organization, or charitable group?

 

8* Would life in the United States be better if more Americans lived as Christians?

 

9* In a typical week, how often do you read the Bible?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence