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    New Secular Community Survey

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2021...es-survey/

    We’re excited to announce the launch of the Secular Communities Survey, the largest-ever study of the community life of secular and non-religious people in the United States. The survey opened yesterday, on March 1st, and will remain open until April 11th. If you’re part of a secular community, we’d love for you to participate. You can take the survey here.

    Your chance to be surveyed about your religious orientation. Come on, don't be a wuss!
    Cheerful Charlie

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    I did it. Do I get a lollipop?

    I will say this. I hate surveys that don't have the option of "no opinion" because there are always quite a few questions on surveys like this one that have questions that I don't care or have an opinion on.

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    Done, and I have to agree with sohy. A lot of those questions that had "Strongly Agree --> Strongly Disagree" needed a middle choice for no opinion/don't care.

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    That was easy.

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    doesn't anyone know how to construct a survey that gets at things.

    we've all seen this accident before.

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    "I believe the following are real:..."

    This is a bad question. It begs many assumptions of what people mean when they use the utterances.

    Rather,
    "I believe _____ are:
    >An experience people have because of the stories people tell; a myth
    >The product of an internal neural condition
    >Supernatural entities
    >Natural entities of advanced technology

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    Done.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    Did it. The devil is going to be in generating the banners.

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    I'd be cautious about interpreting the following questions:

    "Does your religious, spiritual, or secular worldiview..

    ...give you a sense of direction in life."

    ...give your life a sense of significance and purpose."

    ...give you strength and comfort."


    Some non-religious are likely to say "no" to those things, but not b/c they feel their life lacks purpose or direction or that they lack strength. Rather it can means that they don't rely upon a "worldview" to manufacture these things for them.

    Also, it is odd to combine "strength" and "comfort" into the same question since they are in some ways opposites, especially for the non-religious. For example, many non-religious view religion as a way for people to seek comforting delusions because they lack the strength to accept reality, which including coping with the uncertainty inherent to rational thinking.

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    I took the survey but agree some of the questions could have used an "indifferent" option.

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