You scored 39.5 out of a total of 44.
Your score puts you in the highest category of social reasoning. You will see ethical and moral values as important to the needs of society and will appeal to basic rights or values. You might say "Honesty is a standard which everyone should accept" or "Life is sacred."
Conformity to ethical norms is important to you, in terms of a responsibility, obligation or commitment for all individuals, although you may be willing to consider exceptions in some particular circumstances. You are likely to suggest that with entitlement or privilege comes responsibility.
You will appeal to considerations of responsible character or integrity in others, preferring a consistent or standard practice of behaviour in order to avoid damage to social institutions such as the legal system.
However, you will want to see an adjusted case-by-case application of standards for the sake of fairness to all people. Lastly, you are very likely to appeal to standards of individual or personal conscience, as well as of honour, dignity or integrity.
The point of doing a test like this can be expressed in a variety of ways.
The most obvious result of this test is this ~ Neither religious belief nor the lack of it, ensures morality.
In other words, one is neither moral nor immoral because of a religious belief nor moral or immoral because of the lack of a religious belief.
Neither religious belief nor the lack of it, guarantees morality.
I hear this argument quite often from religious believers, that one cannot be moral/ethical without a god belief. This statement seems to be more often based on what they want to believe, rather than what is actually factual.
The reality is that there are probably MANY factors involved in the development of a moral or ethical code.
I was discussing this with a friend the other day, and we were talking about what motivated us as children to comply to parental standards/discipline etc. I didn't grow up in an overtly religious home. I was sent to Sunday School and I was baptised and confirmed but we didn't go to church except for the usual social/cultural occurrences like weddings, funerals, baptisms. We didn't say grace at meal times, nor did we speak about god, jesus, heaven or hell.
I was never threatened with going to hell for being naughty or disobedient. I wasn't beaten or smacked either. But somehow through this extremely liberal upbringing, I developed a moral code and went on into life to become an atheist. I have never been been to court. I have never been to prison. My "criminal career" consists of 2 parking tickets and 2 speeding tickets in over 30 years of driving.
I am not an adulteress, I do not have children from 2,3 or 4 different fathers. I am not on welfare or social security payments. I am not an alcoholic nor a drug addict. (I did smoke cigarettes for many years though, so I am sure I am going to hell for that!!) I pay my taxes. I donate to some charities.
So what is the point of this speech?
I DO want religious people to realise that there are millions of people all over the world who are probably like me. That is: There are millions of people who do not have a god belief, nor a religion, and who lead happy, worthwhile, productive, meaningful lives and it is time to stop the propaganda that says that we can't and that we don't.