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A train is hurtling down a railway line. It's out of control and the brakes have failed. Ahead, five people are tied to the track and apparently face certain death. You, however, are standing by the rails and have a chance to save them.

This Poll is inspired by the following BBC World Service Documentary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/05/100423_would_yo

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Dear All. 

I hope everyone is well. We at the AnswerBank sometimes like to ask you a few questions and gauge the general feeling of our users on various subjects. Today we'd like to ask you to tell us whether you agree with the following statements, please tick all you believe to be "true".

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Does The Duke of Edinburgh most recent gaffe involving a female Sea Cadets Instructor make you wince with embarrassment or do you feel Britain just wouldn't be the same without Prince Philip? The Story: http://www.onenewspage.com/news/Front+Page/20100312/9078471/Royal-Gaffe-Does-One-Work-In.htm) Also, I managed to find these rather excellent quotes - although I am unsure if they are all c
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With the The Church of England's Synod discussing the broadcasting of religion on BBC we thought we would ask The AnswerBank users what you think about Religious broadcasts on the BBC. Should the BBC show more religious programming?
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8507403.stm
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With many large savings available this year for bulk buying beer, wine and spirits are the supermarkets fuelling a binge drinking culture this Christmas? Should there be a limit to the number of units customers can buy at one time in supermarkets?
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Do you believe that overweight people contribute to global warming?
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Do you think that bars and clubs that give away free booze should be shut down for encouraging binge-drinking and 'putting young women in danger'?
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Is the current system of categorisation (A, B or C) the best way to control drugs?
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Were you affected by Wednesdays earthquake?
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A London authority is making plans to ban soup kitchens on its streets, they claim it draws in rough sleepers to the area. Do you agree?
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A story emerged this week about a couple whose lives have been made a misery by travellers who set up camp next door to their home. Abuse they suffered included criminal damage, death threats and gun shots. What do you think of these ?travellers? and how the police/council handles them?
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In light of the recent loss of the two discs containing 25m peoples data, how safe do you feel your personal information is in the hands of apparent professionals?
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A young woman died hours after giving birth to twins because her religion would not allow a blood transfusion which would have saved her life. What do you think about religion over-ruling medical fact?
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Remembrance Day is coming up and soon the familiar poppies will be available. Has Remembrance Day lost its meaning? Do people still appreciate what it represents?
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Gun crime has been filling news pages this week. A father and son were tragically shot dead outside their own home. How do the recent shootings make you feel about your own safety?
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A jobless couple have been given an 8-bedroom detached house for nothing and receive ?44,000 a year in benefits despite not working for many years (they earn more by not working) ? what do you think about the UK?s benefit system?
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The smoking ban has been in force for almost two weeks now. How have you found it?
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By allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad, Gillian Gibbons could face 40 lashes or a prison sentence in Sudan, having been charged with insulting Islam's Prophet. Should she have been charged with this offence?
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If you were in severe debt, would you consider extreme measures like bankruptcy, or even going temporarily homeless while you work it off?
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Are you proud to be British?
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Should a mentally disabled patient's family and doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to agree to surgery/procedures?
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Do you think it is inconsiderate when obese people take up too much room on public transport?
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How do you treat your drinks when you are on a night out? Are you worried it could get spiked?
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A recent discussion in the news about overcrowding of prisons, has led to the debate about whether murder sentences should be reduced in order to keep the jails void of ?geriatric prisoners?. Do you believe that:
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What do you think about the Muslim veil debate?
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A German brother and sister who have been lovers for seven years are planning to try and legalise their relationship by taking their case to the highest German court. Should it be legalised?
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A lorry driver, who killed four people after falling asleep at the wheel of his articulated lorry, has been sentenced to five years behind bars. Sentencing guidelines states a maximum penalty of up to 14 years for death by dangerous driving, with this in mind do you think a prison sentence of 5 years can justify the death of 4 innocent people?
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Is this reported increase a real cause for concern? Should we be worried about the state of mind of today's young people?
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Do ASBOs work in stopping anti-social behaviour?
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With baby Amillia being born at 22 weeks and being allowed home soon do you think abortion laws should be lowered to less than 24 weeks?
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How can we tackle obesity among adults?
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Why are Britain's teenagers drinking so much?
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Do you agree British children are some of the worst off?
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Who should have the final say in cases involving euthanasia and related decisions?
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What do you think about binge drinking?
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Owing to the treatment of Shilpa Shetty in this years Celebrity Big Brother, Ofcom has received in excess of 14,500 complaints from BB viewers! But has she really fallen victim to racism?
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What do you think of binge drinking? Is someone who has six pints on a Friday night a binge drinker?