1. Attitude to Recreational Drugs survey

What do think about recreational drugs?
Circle your choice

Coded
Statement
Strongly Agree Agree Have no opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
1 F:legal All drugs should be made legal and freely available. SA A ? D SD
2 A:dangerous As a general rule of thumb, most drugs are dangerous and should be used only with medical authorization. SA A ? D SD
3 A:regret Drugs can cause people to say or do things they might later regret. SA A ? D SD
4 A:unnatural Drugs are basically an "unnatural" way to enjoy life. SA A ? D SD
5 A:not use Even if my best friend gave me some hash, I probably wouldn't use it. SA A ? D SD
6 A:psycho Experimenting with drugs is dangerous if a person has any psychological problems. SA A ? D SD
7 F:trip I see nothing wrong with taking an LSD trip. SA A ? D SD
8 F:stoned I admire people who like to get stoned. SA A ? D SD
9 F:calm I wish I could get hold of some pills to calm me down whenever I get "up tight". SA A ? D SD
10 F:high I would welcome the opportunity to get high on drugs. SA A ? D SD
11 A:no-aspirin I'd have to be pretty sick before I'd take any drug including an aspirin. SA A ? D SD
12 F:relationship If people use drugs together, their relationships will be improved. SA A ? D SD
13 F:drug-scene In spite of what the establishment says, the drug scene is really "where it's at". SA A ? D SD
14 A:care-givers People who regularly take drugs should not be given positions of responsibility for young children. SA A ? D SD
15 F:experience People who make drug legislation should really have personal experience with drugs. SA A ? D SD
16 F:fun People who use drugs are more fun to be with than those who don't use drugs. SA A ? D SD
17 A:stupid Pep pills are a stupid way of keeping alert when there's important work to be done. SA A ? D SD
18 F:less-alcohol Smoking marijuana is less harmful than drinking alcohol. SA A ? D SD
19 A:side-effects Students should be told about the harmful side effects of certain drugs. SA A ? D SD
20 A:dope Taking any kind of dope is a pretty dumb idea. SA A ? D SD
There were 3 forms:
form N with no footer message
form K with footer: "Keep drugs out of our schools!"
form L with footer: "Legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes!"

Reprinted and rearranged from Rating Scale Analysis by BD Wright & GN Masters, Chapter 6, 1982, Chicago: MESA Press. Based on the Pennsylvania State University Evaluation Scales (Swisher and Horan, 1973, 87-94).


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