The scale you completed is the Connectedness to Nature Scale developed by Mayer and Frantz (2004). As the name suggests, the scale is a measure of an individual's attachment to and identification with nature and the Earth.

The reason why we are interested in this is that recently a number of others have suggested a link between individuals' morality, religion, and feelings towards nature. For example, in his recent and controversial book called "Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason & Religion" Dr. Stuart Kauffman, a renowned complexity theorist, proposed that the science of complexity provides a middle ground in the struggle between religious dogma and scientific reductionism and that one can find a profound source of awe, meaning, and moral grounding in the natural creativity of the world. We are curious how connectedness to nature may relate to morlaity, traditional religious beliefs, political ideology, happiness, and other important psychological variables

The graph below shows your scores on Connectedness to Nature. The scores range from 1 to 5 and higher scores indicate stronger connectedness. Your score is shown in green (1st bar) . The score of the average Liberal survey respondent is shown in blue (2nd bar) and that of the average Conservative respondent is in red (3rd bar) .

If you want to learn more about this scale you can read this article: Mayer, F. S., & Frantz, C. M.(2004). The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of individuals feelings in community with nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 503 – 515.

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