How to determine correlation between multiple priorities

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Hi,
I'm trying to ask a set of survey questions to determine how much are people willing to give in to a dictatorship for the sake of economic stability and security. I'm not sure whether I should ask 3 separate questions.
1. On a scale of 1-10 how important is having a democratically elected government?
2. On a scale ......, how important is having a stable economy?
3. On a scale ......, how important is having security?

And find the correlation between 1&2 and 1&3 OR

Ask these 2 questions.
1. How likely are you willing to give up having a democratically elected government for the sake of economic stability?
Strongly agree.....Neutral......Strongly disagree

2. How likely are you willing to give up having a democratically elected government for the sake of security?
Strongly agree.....Neutral......Strongly disagree

Also, would truly appreciate it if you could hint me to any paper or research that tried to address similar situations.
Thanks,