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Serious atheist survey

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Maria Mac
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Serious atheist survey

#1 Postby Maria Mac » December 20th, 2012, 10:20 am

There are about 45 questions with multi choice answers and option to elaborate. On the whole it felt very American but they do want atheists from around the world to participate. I found the first few questions the hardest because they seemed simplistic but on the whole it was a painless task and took about twenty minutes including thinking time.

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Re: Serious atheist survey

#2 Postby Dave B » December 20th, 2012, 10:45 am

Completed.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#3 Postby Tetenterre » December 20th, 2012, 11:32 am

Quite a few "begging the question" questions (e.g. most of the 3rd section). Didn't answer those and said why in the reply space for one of them.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#4 Postby stevenw888 » December 20th, 2012, 11:33 am

Also completed.

Sorry to grab Athena's thread but if you get chance could you also go to this website http://www.atheistcensus.com/ and register your atheism? It isn't a survey, it's just a worldwide poll, but the poll results (which you get to see when you've finished) are very interesting - especially the age one. Far more young people than old embrace atheism - which is a very good sign for the future.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#5 Postby Dave B » December 20th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Tetenterre wrote:Quite a few "begging the question" questions (e.g. most of the 3rd section). Didn't answer those and said why in the reply space for one of them.

Although I answered them I agree with you, Steve. I am rarely happy with the design of surveys and this one was no exception. There seemed to be more questions there that could better have been answered in marks out of ten or needed a larger selection of answers.

But then, one does know what is in the mind of the designer.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#6 Postby Tetenterre » December 20th, 2012, 12:12 pm

stevenw888 wrote: but the poll results (which you get to see when you've finished) are very interesting - especially the age one. Far more young people than old embrace atheism -
I don't see how you can draw that conclusion. It may reflect, for example, that fewer people of my age use t'internet.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#7 Postby Sel » December 20th, 2012, 12:40 pm

answered

Sorry to grab Athena's thread but if you get chance could you also go to this website http://www.atheistcensus.com/ and register your atheism?


Did that a couple of days ago
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#8 Postby Dave B » December 20th, 2012, 12:45 pm

Yes, there is no "fractional" results there, how many in which age bracket responded in total? It will possibly look little different from the published results but would give me more confidence in them.

As the statistician said, "I know how the data reads, what do you want it to say?"
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#9 Postby Lifelinking » December 21st, 2012, 12:10 pm

I couldn't get through it, seriously.
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Re: Serious atheist survey

#10 Postby Nick » December 21st, 2012, 12:24 pm

Done.

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Re: Serious atheist survey

#11 Postby stevenw888 » April 13th, 2015, 10:29 am

Survey published in The Guardian today.
Sixth - there's hope for the UK yet!
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