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Atheism Rising: University of Waterloo Seeks Survey Participants – Unbelievers and others needed

info iconEditor's Note – Fred Britton of the Centre for Inquiry sent this to God Discussion on June 27, 2010.  Please participate if you can.  I took this survey.  It doesn't take long to complete and has some interesting questions.  Please note that you were referred by GodDiscussion.com, as they are looking for the source of the referral.  Thanks!  Deborah

The survey outlined below may be of interest to visitors to this site.

Although the main purpose of the survey is to collect and analyze data about unbelievers (atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics etc.), we would also like to obtain data about other populations for comparison purposes. If you participate, please be sure to enter the group in which your participation was solicited in the appropriate text box. Also, you'll note some of the items were obviously designed with the main target population of unbelievers in mind. Please try to answer these as well as you can.

It's not necessary to answer every item for your participation to of value to the project.

Thanks for your assistance in this research.

Fred Britton

A Study of Values, Attitudes, and Personal Histories of Atheists, Humanists, and Skeptics

You are invited to participate in a study being conducted by Dr. Allan Cheyne of the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Mr. Fred Britton, a member of the Centre for Inquiry in Toronto. The study of the psychology of religious belief has, perhaps understandably, focused on the characteristics and correlates of religious belief. A full psychological theory of religion and religious belief should, however, also include insights into its lack and/or outright rejection. Hence, the current research investigates the values, attitudes, and experiences of humanists, unbelievers and skeptics as well as the origins of unbelief using web-based questionnaires and in some cases, for those interested, follow-up interviews with members of humanist and atheist organizations in Ontario.

For further information about the study please visit:

http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~acheyne/RAVS/

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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