A Questionnaire for Christians, Muslims, and All Theists

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  1. Thomas Swan profile image95
    Thomas Swanposted 4 years ago

    Over the past few years, I've been asking myself how and why people start believing in God (or any other deity). As an agnostic, I feel like I'm missing out on something, and that if I knew about the conditions under which theistic beliefs form, I might be able to experience something similar one day. I've come up with various theories and ideas, and listened intently to the words of believers, but I've never done a proper survey before... until now.

    The survey is called "How did your theistic beliefs form?" and it is available here:

    It is only for people who have a belief in a god/deity. It should take roughly 10 minutes to complete. There are some basic demographic questions at the start, but it's completely anonymous (i.e. you don't give your name). Basically, I'd like you to share your conversion/revelation experiences with me, and any significant events in your life that led up to those experiences.

    I've been a hubpages member for 2 years, and this was the first place I thought of when launching this survey. Hubpages has a friendly atmosphere full of intelligent, personable people, so I hope that some of you will have the time and patience to help me answer these questions. Ideally, I'd like to write up the results in a research paper, so if you'd like to be kept informed about any publications, feel free to leave your email address in the "feedback" space at the end.

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      Mklow1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Did it. I look forward to seeing your follow-up on the information you gathered.

    2. TwerkZerker profile image89
      TwerkZerkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this


      1. Thomas Swan profile image95
        Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks TwerkZerker!

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    Took your survey. Good luck in your search for answers.

    1. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Emile. Much appreciated!

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago



    1. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Motown2Chitown!

  4. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    Done. Your survey is so well formatted, I was thankful that you made it user friendly. Good luck in your research and I look forward to reading your hub.

    1. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks grand old lady! I was lucky the `quicksurvey' site was so easy to use. A hub is probably a good idea too. I won't quote what anyone has said, as I believe this is confidential, but I think the results can be generalized. Thanks again for taking the time for this.

  5. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 4 years ago

    Why not?!
    I took it too.

    Hope it helps.

    1. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Much appreciated aka-dj! It certainly helps. I'm delighted by the number of responses so far.

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        SirDentposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Took it also.  I hope you find what you need.

        1. Thomas Swan profile image95
          Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks SirDent! I'm finding all of the replies very helpful so far.

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    MysticMoonlightposted 4 years ago

    Awesome survey, Thomas! Hope I wasn't too confusing, LOL! Good luck! smile

    1. Thomas Swan profile image95
      Thomas Swanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers MysticMoonlight. Not at all. I've found the responses quite illuminating. It's particularly nice to hear about some of the lesser known belief systems.


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