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I'm taking a look at Gamer Culture and I need Your Help

Hello GIO residents.  It's been awhile since I've written a gaming blog, and I couldn't quit put a finger on it.  If you look at my blog count it's easy to see that I've written quite a few blogs on here over the past year and a half.  The problem arose in my mind, that I've covered a lot of the hit discussion topics. Online Multiplayer, Achievements/Trophies, Morality, Choice, Reviews, I've written pretty much on any topic you could think of regarding video games, and their overall mechanics and features.  There is however one topic, that I haven't commented on, and that's gamer culture.

When this idea dawned on me I thought an easy question to ask, and thought that would be it.  However, through out the rest of my shift at work, and that wasn't very long, the idea grew instantly.  We've all heard of survey's they're nothing new, but most on the site focus on simple questions that merely provide a quick look at how the participants feel on one topic.  Other surveys look at multiple topics, and use quantitative data to explore a particular hypothesis or community on their general overall ideas.  

What I want to do is take a look at gamer culture, from a political stand point.  This isn't to start a political discussion, there will be no opinion on the politics, just a brief synopsis on what the particular data says.  I've tried to word the questions in a way that is neither misleading or directing in anyway.  Also no names will be revealed the process can be completely anonymous if you wish it so simply by sending your survey responses to my inbox here on GIO.  Please take the time to answer the questions and please do so honestly. The questions are as follows.

Section A

1. Are You Liberal, Conservative or Independent?

2. Are you Male or Female?

3. Age?

Section B

1. On a Scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being poor and 10 being excellent please rate the following:

a. The Federal Government's Ability to effectively regulate industry?

b. Local Governments (State, County, and City) ability to effectively regulate industry?

c. Industry's ability to regulate itself?

2. Please answer the following with Yes No or Maybe

a. Should the Federal Government be the final say in Regulating Industry?

b. Should Industry be Free to Regulate itself?

Section C

1. On a Scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being not at all to 10 being always please answer the following

a. How often do you base game purchases on moral beliefs?

b. How often do you base game purchases on political beliefs?

c. How often do you purchase games based real world events?

2. Please answer the following with Yes No or Maybe

a. If a developer was outspoken on their political beliefs would this influence your buying decision?

b. If a developer was outspoken on their moral beliefs would this influence your buying decision?

 

Please help out with this survey.  When you answer which you can do in the comments or in my inbox please answer in the following format.  If for example you are answering the question in Section C How often do you base game purchases on Political Beliefs the proper answer would be as follows:

C.1.b) 6 for example.  It's not perfect I know but please help and please try to take it seriously I will compile the results over the next 4 days, since today is the 6th of July all submissions should be in by the end of July 10th. 

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