Formula for
the Divergence
Indicator in Program Ratings 
1.
Multiply the: 
Very
Negative Percentage times 15, 
Somewhat Negative times 10, 
Neutral
times 6, 
Somewhat Positive times 3, 
Very
Positive times 1 (that's negative 1) 

2. Add
the resulting figures together and divide the total by .5
(that's "point five") 
3. If
the result is more than 10, round it down to 10. If the
result is less than 0, round it to zero. 
4.
Subtract the answer in Step 3 from 10. The rounded result is
the Score shown in the Reference section. 

Example 
Step 1: 
The
Very Negative is 10%. Multiply .1 x 15 or 1.5 
Somewhat Negative is 10% would be .1 x 10 or 1 
Neutral
is 20% would be .2 x 6 or 1.2 
Somewhat Positive is 40% would be .4 x 3 = 1.2 
Very
Positive is 20% would be .2 x 1 = .2 

Step 2:
Add them up is 4.7. Now divide by .5, the answer is 9.4 
Step 3:
Answer is between 0 and 10, so no rounding required. 
Step 4:
Subtract 9.4 from 10, the resulting score would be .6. Round
.6 to 1. The resulting score would be a 1. 
