Surveys are a great way to get to know new people – whether you’re on campus, at the mall, or at the beach. Here are a few samples. Feel free to use these questions or make up your own. The important thing is to choose questions that will allow you to learn more about the person you are talking with and looking for opportunities to ask good follow up questions.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY
Name _______________________ Country __________________
1. What is your hometown and province? Is there something unique about your hometown?
2. Describe the differences of your culture compared to American culture. What do you like or dislike about American culture?
3. What was the most valuable thing that your culture gave you?
4. Who has had the most important influence on your life? How did they influence you?
5. What is the most important thing in your life right now?
6. What is the greatest challenge in your life now?
7. Do you have any spiritual belief of any kind?
8. What do you believe happens after death?
9. If God was real, do you think it would be possible to know Him here on earth?
10. On a scale of 1-10 (1 low 10 High), rate your desire to know God personally.
11. Would you be interested in having an English Conversation Partner?
12. Would you be willing to read and give your feedback on a booklet that explains the basic beliefs of Christians? (bilingual if you have it)
Life & Spirituality Survey
1) What are three words that describe your life today?
2) What are two goals you have for your life?
3) What do you think happens when you die?
4) Do you believe in the existence of God? How did you come to that belief?
5) What would you say is the central message of Christianity?
NOTE: Usually tell people after question #2 that the rest of questions deal with the spiritual area.
After the last question…assuming they are in the 99% that have an incorrect view of Christianity… ask them if they’re wondering why we’re taking this survey. The first reason is to find out what people are thinking about these topics. The second reason is that most people do not understand the central message of Christianity. Most people will then ask, “What is the central message of Christianity?” Take the opportunity to share the Gospel.