Informed Consent

Thank you for your interest in participating in this survey. The survey will ask for your thoughts about different social norms, types of violence and the communities that are affected by violence. Some of the content touches on difficult topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Survey responses will help the Family Justice Center and partnering agencies better understand these issues in our community and how to provide support to survivors and prevent violence from occurring. The survey will likely take about 5-10 minutes to complete. You can stop at any time and skip any questions you do not want to answer. 

Your answers are anonymous and participation is completely voluntary.

Because this survey asks questions about difficult topics, it is possible that it may be hard for some people to respond or it may cause you uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. For information about the free services provided through Helpmate and Our VOICE, as well as other programs available at the Family Justice Center, please visit 
https://www.buncombecounty.org/law-safety/family-justice-center/.

If you are willing to participate, please begin answering the questions.

Please note that all survey participants can be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card.  We will select one person to receive this gift card by June 1.  You do not have to enter the drawing to complete the survey.  If you choose to enter the drawing, please enter your name and contact information after completing the survey.

This survey project is a combined effort between various Family Justice Center agencies, The NC Center for Health and Wellness, and UNC-Asheville.  The statements contained in this survey do not necessarily represent the views of these agencies or their affiliates.

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* 1. What is your zip code?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. What is your race/ethnicity as you define it? Select all that apply.

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* 4. What is your race/ethnicity as you define it? Check all that apply.

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* 5. What term best describes your gender?

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* 6. What term best describes your sexual orientation?

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* 7. I believe that in general...

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A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work.

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* 8. I believe that in general...

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Men do not have to raise children to have a fulfilled life.

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* 9. I believe that in general...

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Asking for consent makes a sexual experience less enjoyable.

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* 10. I believe that in general...

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Sometimes it is okay to not report child abuse.

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* 11. I believe that in general...

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It is not really domestic/partner abuse if there is no physical violence.

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* 12. I believe that in general...

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People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.

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* 13. I believe that in general...

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Men should take as much responsibility as women for the home and children.

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* 14. I believe that in general...

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A person should put up with domestic/partner abuse in order to keep their family together.

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* 15. I believe that in general...

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People with disabilities are at greater risk of violence and abuse than able-bodied people.

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* 16. I believe that in general...

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All adults in North Carolina are legally required to report suspected or known child abuse.

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* 17. I believe that in general...

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Women do not have to raise children to have a fulfilled life.

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* 18. I believe that in general...

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Immigrants are more to blame for violence in our community today than other groups.

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* 19. I believe that in general...

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Domestic/partner abuse is a private matter that should be settled within the family.

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* 20. I believe that in general...

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It often takes survivors multiple attempts to get out of an abusive relationship.

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* 21. I believe that in general...

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It is a choice to abuse one's intimate partner.

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* 22. I believe that in general...

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Child abuse is a serious problem in Buncombe County.

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* 23. I believe that in general...

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If a person is sexually assaulted while they are drunk, they are somewhat responsible.

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* 24. I believe that in general...

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It is okay for one partner to control the money, even if both people in the relationship are making money.

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* 25. I believe that in general...

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Someone experiencing domestic/partner abuse can choose to leave the relationship when it gets really bad.

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* 26. I believe that in general...

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Many people report false rapes to damage reputations.

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* 27. I believe that in general...

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The current system for responding to child abuse is effective in addressing the issue.

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* 28. I believe that in general...

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White women are more likely than women of color to be believed when making accusations of violence.

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* 29. I believe that in general...

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People that identify as LGBTQ+* do not often experience domestic/partner abuse.
*LGBTQ+ refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer

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* 30. I believe that in general...

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Domestic/partner abuse is an issue that impacts the whole community, even those who are not directly experiencing it.

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* 31. I believe that in general...

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Transgender* women are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.
*Transgender is a term for people whose gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

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* 32. I believe that in general...

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Transgender* men are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.
*Transgender is a term for people whose gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

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* 33. I believe that in general...

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Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.

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* 34. I believe that in general...

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If my party nominated a woman for president, I would vote for her if she were qualified for the job.

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* 35. I believe that in general...

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People of color are more likely to be falsely accused of violence than white people.

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* 36. I believe that in general...

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A person who is raped should not blame themselves for what happened.

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* 37. I believe that in general...

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A person cannot be raped by their intimate partner.

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* 38. I believe that in general...

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Sex trafficking is a problem in Buncombe County.

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* 39. I believe that in general...

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I would be willing to intervene if I believed a sexual assault was occurring (e.g., say something, call police, tell someone, etc.). 

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* 40. I believe that in general...

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All rapes are committed using physical force.

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* 41. I believe that in general...

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On the whole, men make better business executives than women do.

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* 42. I believe that in general...

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If someone doesn't respect a partner's request to stop during intercourse it should be considered rape.

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* 43. I believe that in general...

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Only women can be raped.

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* 44. I believe that in general...

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People who accept money to perform sexual acts cannot be raped.

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* 45. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you or anyone close to you experienced domestic/partner abuse?

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* 46. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you or anyone close to you experienced sexual violence?

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* 47. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you or anyone close to you experienced child abuse?

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* 48. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you ever received help from domestic or sexual violence organization following a personal experience?

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* 49. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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If you or someone you know experienced domestic or sexual violence, would you know where to go to get help in Buncombe County?

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* 50. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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If someone you know experienced child abuse, would you know where to go to for help in Buncombe County?

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* 51. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you ever attended a presentation or training that focused on domestic or sexual violence?

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* 52. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you ever attended a presentation or training that focused on child abuse?

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* 53. For each question below, please answer Yes or No.

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Have you ever had to report suspected or known child abuse to an authority figure? (e.g., DSS, law enforcement, school administrator, counselor, etc.)

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* 54. If you would like to be entered into the drawing for a $100 Visa gift card, please provide your first name and either your phone number or email address.

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