Good Survey Questions for Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is a sensitive subject, and many people may struggle to find the correct questions to ask. A severe issue like this necessitates thorough planning and survey design. We've included actual survey questions about animal cruelty that we created and used in public research.

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There are no specific eligibility requirements to fill out a survey on animal cruelty. However, it is important to be aware of the sensitivity of the topic and to be respectful of the opinions of others.


Questions for Good Survey Questions for Animal Cruelty



Did you grow up with pets?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Sort Of

How many pets do you currently own?

The answer should be a number input.

Have you witnessed what you consider to be animal abuse before?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Daily
  2. Weekly
  3. Monthly
  4. Bi-Monthly
  5. Quarterly
  6. Never

Do you consider any of the below scenarios animal abuse? (Select all that applicable)

The answer should be a multiple choice:
  1. Leaving a pet in a hot car
  2. Leaving a pet in a cold car
  3. Not providing food and water
  4. Organized dog fight
  5. Overcrowding pets at home
  6. Caging the wild animals at Zoo
  7. Using the animals at circus
  8. Physically punishing an animal
  9. Using them at lab
  10. Other

Do you feel badly about how these types of animals are typically treated?

The answer should be a multiple choice:
  1. Zoo Animals
  2. Circus Animals
  3. Wild animals that are hunted
  4. Factory farmed animals

How concerned are you about animal abuse?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Extremely concerned
  2. Very concerned
  3. Somewhat concerned
  4. Not so concerned
  5. Not at all concerned

Do you believe more should be done to prevent animal abuse where you live?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Always
  2. Never

How would you rank the below issues by importance? (1 is highest, 5 is lowest)

Arrange below options in order of preference:
Drug enforcement
Animal abuse
Zoning and permitting
Traffic and parking
Land conservation

Is animal cruelty an issue that still occurs today?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Strongly disagree
  2. Disagree
  3. Neither agree nor disagree
  4. Agree
  5. Strongly agree

Are you aware of the PACT (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act)?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No

“Humanities true moral test, it’s a fundamental test...consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals”-Milan Kundera. Do you agree with this quote?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No

Ideas Similar to Good Survey Questions for Animal Cruelty

  • What are your thoughts on animal cruelty?
  • Do you believe that animal cruelty is wrong?
  • What do you think should be done to stop animal cruelty?

Here are some FAQs and additional information
Good Survey Questions for Animal Cruelty

What is animal cruelty?

Animal cruelty is a term that encompasses acts of violence, neglect, or malicious killing of an animal. It can also include not providing an animal with basic necessities like food or water. Types of animal cruelty range from unintentional (unprovoked) acts to intentional (provoked) acts.

Why is animal abuse a concern?

Animal abuse is a concern because it often does not end within a single time or with a single animal. Humans if not punished or warned would continue to harm and abuse other animals.

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