About your HyperMoral experience

HyperMoral.com is a set of interactive surveys where you get a chance to learn about findings from moral psychology research through participation. We believe that the effort involved in taking each survey will allow you a deeper understanding of the results. However, if you wish to skip any particular survey and just read about the results/findings presented, feel free to do so.

A Survey About Your Opinions on Why Groups of People Kill Civilians

Unfortunately, throughout recent human history, groups of people have killed civilians (ie. Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Terrorism, etc...).

Below are a few instances where a group has caused the death of a large group of civilians. We are not making any judgements as to which groups' actions are worse or equivalent, but rather, we provide the below examples to facilitate this exercise for the range of people who may come to this website, so that each person can pick a group that they feel most strongly about.

Thinking of the below incidents, please pick the group that you feel most angry at, from the below list:

Or write in a group here:

Now consider the group that you selected above. How strongly would you disagree or agree with the below statements?

They were amoral, having no moral standards.

They were under the influence of an amoral leader.

They were seeking personal gain at the expense of others.

They lacked food, clean water, or shelter and were killing to satisfy basic physical needs.

They were killing people to protect their ethnic group/country/family.

They were killing people to gain something for their ethnic group/country/family.

They were killing people who belong to a specific group to avenge a past injustice committed by other members of that group.

They were killing people out of a sense of duty to someone/something who they owed allegiance.

They were killing people in order to purify/cleanse something they held sacred.

They were killing people in order to advance the cause of their religion.

They were killing people because they themselves would be killed if they did not.

They were killing people because someone they loved would be killed if they did not.

If other reasons why this group killed civilians come to mind, please elaborate below:

(optional) When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as liberal, moderate, conservative, or something else?