Connection to Humanity Quiz
Some people feel a strong sense of kinship with all members of humankind, no matter what differences or distances might exist between them; others have a tendency to keep those feelings closer to home.
The quiz below assesses how deeply you identify with all of humanity, independent of your identification with your country or community. It is a simplified, adapted version of a scale recently developed by Sam McFarland, Matthew Webb, and Derek Brown, psychologists at Western Kentucky University.
For the first 18 items, select the answer that best describes how you feel. There are no right or wrong answers, so please answer as honestly as possible. The last seven questions will be used by our research team to better understand how identification with humanity relates to factors like income level and political orientation.
When you're done, you'll get your score, along with ideas for increasing your feelings of connection to humankind. We'll report next month on what the scores suggest about the Greater Good community.
Adapted from: McFarland, S., Webb, M., & Brown, D. (2012). “All humanity is my ingroup: A measure and studies of identification with all humanity.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(5), 830-853.
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