YouGov D&D Alignment Survey - how many Britons identify as Chaotic Evil?

S'mon

Legend
This is incredible!
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/lifestyle/articles-reports/2018/09/21/dungeons-and-dragons-one-three-britons-are-neutral

Eg on public figures:
Among the Lawful Good group the public figure they like most compared to other groups is Theresa May. By contrast, the public figure that Chaotic Goods like most compared to other groups is Jeremy Corbyn.

Two further Labour figures top the lists, with Neutral Goods’ most preferred public figure being Labour MP Margaret Hodge and True Neutrals liking former Home Secretary David Blunkett.

Among Lawful Neutrals the most relatively favoured figure is Prince William, while Chaotic Neutrals have a thing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
 

Rabbitbait

Explorer
This is awesome, shame they couldn't find enough evil people to make statistically valid statements about them, but on the other hand it's really good that they couldn't find enough evil people to make statistically valid statements about them.
 
That's a good one for sure!

Really funny way, to ask directly are you good/neutral/evil.
Perspective, I say...
As always with alignment, all debatable.
 

Paul Farquhar

Adventurer
This is incredible!
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/lifestyle/articles-reports/2018/09/21/dungeons-and-dragons-one-three-britons-are-neutral

Eg on public figures:
Among the Lawful Good group the public figure they like most compared to other groups is Theresa May. By contrast, the public figure that Chaotic Goods like most compared to other groups is Jeremy Corbyn.

Two further Labour figures top the lists, with Neutral Goods’ most preferred public figure being Labour MP Margaret Hodge and True Neutrals liking former Home Secretary David Blunkett.

Among Lawful Neutrals the most relatively favoured figure is Prince William, while Chaotic Neutrals have a thing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
I would pin pretty much all of those named people (along with most of the population of my country) as Evil.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
How much does anyone want to bet that Chaotic Evil Britons lied and self-IDed as other alignments

1) to remain concealed
2) to skew the polling
3) to sow chaos and uncertainty
4) for chutes* and giggles
5) all of the above






* weeeelllll, not so much “chutes”...
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I would pin pretty much all of those named people (along with most of the population of my country) as Evil.
That's probably more on you. People are starting to identify people they don't like or disagree with as evil.

Prince William and Harry I would probably skew more towards good alignment, their grandmother the Queen LN I could buy.
 

S'mon

Legend
That's probably more on you. People are starting to identify people they don't like or disagree with as evil.

Prince William and Harry I would probably skew more towards good alignment, their grandmother the Queen LN I could buy.
I think it's more that LNs identify more with traditional monarchical authority and the prince-saviour archetype, rather than anything about Prince William's own personality.
 

S'mon

Legend
How much does anyone want to bet that Chaotic Evil Britons lied and self-IDed as other alignments

1) to remain concealed
2) to skew the polling
3) to sow chaos and uncertainty
4) for chutes* and giggles
5) all of the above
They weren't asked "Are you CE?" per se - they were asked

When it comes to defence spending, which comes closer to your view?
Britain should increase spending on the armed forces so we can ensure we are protected against threats and remain a global power 43%
Britain should not increase spending on the armed forces so the money can be better spent elsewhere on things like education and healthcare 40%


and

If you had to choose, which of the following sets of values would you say most closely resembles your own:
Honour, trustworthiness, obedience to authority, and reliability 29%
Freedom, adaptability, and flexibility 17%
An even split between the two 46%


Thinking about the way you live your life, do you think it would be most fair to describe yourself as...
Good 63%
Neutral 30%
Evil 2%
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
They weren't asked "Are you CE?" per se - they were asked

When it comes to defence spending, which comes closer to your view?
Britain should increase spending on the armed forces so we can ensure we are protected against threats and remain a global power 43%
Britain should not increase spending on the armed forces so the money can be better spent elsewhere on things like education and healthcare 40%


and

If you had to choose, which of the following sets of values would you say most closely resembles your own:
Honour, trustworthiness, obedience to authority, and reliability 29%
Freedom, adaptability, and flexibility 17%
An even split between the two 46%


Thinking about the way you live your life, do you think it would be most fair to describe yourself as...
Good 63%
Neutral 30%
Evil 2%
C’mon, S’mon!

You’ve never been handed a questionnaire that you had no interest in and considered not taking your answers seriously- answering at random- or deciding to mess with the results intentionally?

Now imagine being chaotic evil, with that mindset as your default...


We also know evil people often don’t even think of themselves as evil. Many of the worst even see themselves in a heroic or messianic light.

( ;) )
 
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S'mon

Legend
C’mon, S’mon!

You’ve never been handed a questionnaire that you had no interest in and considered not taking your answers seriously- answering at random- or deciding to mess with the results intentionally?

Now imagine being chaotic evil, with that mindset as your default...
Well I do think more than 2% of the population are likely to be close to D&D 'evil', though the kind of people who helpfully fill in surveys may skew to lawful good I suspect.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
How much does anyone want to bet that Chaotic Evil Britons lied and self-IDed as other alignments

1) to remain concealed
2) to skew the polling
3) to sow chaos and uncertainty
4) for chutes* and giggles
5) all of the above






* weeeelllll, not so much “chutes”...
Um "Chutes" does not translate to American. Please explain.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I don't believe anyone who kills animals for fun can qualify as Good.
Except...

In the US, we have an unfortunate lack of natural predators. Except in some very limited areas of the country, wolves just aren't around any more. Deer, however, are.

Prey, sans predators, become a problem. The prey species overpopulates, overgrazes, does damage to the forest ecosystem, experiences famine, has issues with disease and parasites, many of which are transmissible to other species. It becomes a real mess, and the deer suffer.

So, you really have to cull the herds. Failing to do so would be cruel - so, evil. Sure, you can hire government employees to do the job. Or, you can make private citizens pay the government for the right to do so. I can make culling the herds a revenue source, rather than a cost sink. In this case, the hunter is doing right by the animals and by their communities. This is not good?

Alignment is a long-term aggregation of the morality and ethics of your actions. Even if you think that enjoying killing an animal is evil, the killing of the animal at a time of overcrowding may be for the greater good, and now we have to include both weights into the overall aggregation.

"I killed a man" = evil.
"I killed a man and enjoyed it" = even more evil!!
"I killed a man who raped and pillaged his way through my home town, and was moving on to do the same to the next, and I found the vengeance and righteous justice pleasing." = Um... well, if this is evil, most D&D Paladins are in for a rough time.
 

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