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What does culture and age have to do with politeness?

With the help of this survey we are trying to find out, if age and ethnicity have something to do with politeness. 

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We firstly want to know what ethnicity you have or if you have a migrational background

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2

You bring home a new friend, they talk informally to your parents

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3

You meet your relatives and someone wants to give you a piece of chocolate or any other type of sweets. The problem is you don’t want any. What would you do?

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4

Would it make a difference if the person that is trying to give you something (here chocolate, etc.) is in your age group or is way older than you?

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5

Now you are the one giving out sweets. If someone says no to you would you still try to perceive them?

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6

Someone asks: “give me water!”

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7

Your friend does not take off their shoes when they go inside your home

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8

A stranger does not use “Excuse me” or any other phrase before they talk to you

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9

Your friend uses slang when they talk to authorities (teachers, principals, etc.)

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10

Your friend greets your parents with a handshake instead of saying “hello”

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11

To say goodbye to new people, you hug them

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12

Your doctor talks informally to you

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13

The assistance of your doctor talks informally to you

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14

Should it be common practice to talk formally to everyone around you (e.g. to your parents, relatives, etc.)?

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15

An old man/ lady compliments you on your appearance (e.g. height, hair, eye color, body, etc.)

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16

You meet a friend of you and instead of greeting you they directly tell you that they need something.

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