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Religious Exit Poll

Updated on November 9, 2019
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Joel is a psychologist researching topics of religion. He has a BA in psychology an MA in education, and a PhD in Behavioral Analysis

Religious Research

The purpose of this survey is to gather research regarding the process of moving from Christian belief to identifying as an atheist.

If you used to identify as a Christian and currently identify as an atheist of any description, thank you for completing this survey. This survey is anonymous, and your personal information cannot be viewed by the researcher. The data collected from this survey will be used for research purposes and may appear as part of future publications or presentations.

If you do not qualify to take the survey, but are interested in seeing the results, click "vote to view" on the following items.

Please help preserve research reliability and do not answer any items if you do not qualify

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Atheism

How would you describe your atheism on the following scale?

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Denomination

Which of these closest describes the denomination that best describes your former religious identity

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Age of Entry

At what age did you begin to identify as Christian?

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Age of Exit

At what age did you begin to identify as an atheist?

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Religious views

Which of these best describes your religious positions at the start of your time as a Christian

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Exit Views

Which of these best describes your religious views immediately prior to exiting Christianity?

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Origins

Which of these best describes your views on the subject of origins for the largest part of your time as a Christian?

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Sexuality

How strong was your church's focus on sexuality for most of your time as a Christian?

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Relational Status

What was your relational status at your time of exit from Christianity?

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Education

What was your highest level of education at the time of your exit from Christianity

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Educational Period

Were you actively attending school at the time you exited Christianity?

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Children

Did you have any children at the time you exited Christianity?

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Period of Consideration

How would you describe the time period between when you considered yourself committed to your Christian beliefs, and when you began to identify as an atheist?

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Questions

Was there a specific question or concern that began your journey toward atheism?

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Deconstruction/Tinkering

Which of these best describes your period of doubt?

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Problem 1

How influential was the Problem of Suffering and Evil in your move to atheism

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Problem 2

How influential was the church's view of sexuality in your decision to leave Christianity?

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Problem 3

How influential were your views of science in your decision to leave Christianity

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Problem 4

How influential were Bible difficulties (contradictions, morally questionable, etc) in your decision to leave Christianity

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Leaving the Church

How would you describe your exit from the Christian community

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Becoming an atheist

How would you describe the emotional experience of beginning to identify as an atheist?

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Visibility

Did you at any time hide your atheism?

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Current Relationship

How would you describe your current relational status?

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Feelings toward religion

How would you describe your current views of religion?

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Atheist material

Do you ever read/watch/listen to atheist material online or otherwise?

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Community

Would you describe yourself as part of an atheist community

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Religious People

Do you ever engage with religious people on the subject of their religion?

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Completion

Did you complete the entire poll?

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© 2019 Joel Furches

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    • Wesley Mahan profile image

      Wesley Mahan 

      17 months ago

      Under "marriage status" you failed to list my category: "separated".

      So I had to use "divorced", even though I'm not divorced.

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