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06-05-2013, 10:47 AM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2013 06:49 AM by Full Circle.)
RE: An Official TTA Census?
Possible Census Questions:

This post will be continuously modified to reflect input and my own ramblings.
I'm designating the questions with letters for quick reference.
Please submit questions, modifications and requests for deletions.


Demographics:

Male/Female
Age <18 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, >60
Married/Single/Divorced/Widowed
Children
Nationality
Country of birth
Country of residence
Education level
Political affiliation

Income:
.......0.......1........2........3........4........5........6........7........8.​​.......9........10......
Poor impoverished .............................................. Rich bitch who lives in
student who lives in ............................................ 5-star hotels and lights
a cardboard box ................................................. cigarettes with $50 notes

Possible questions to include:

a) Were you raised in a religious home?
b) What belief system? Christian (denomination), Jewish (sect), Muslim (sect), other (name), none
c) Siblings? If so what are their religious beliefs
d) Were you ever a church leader? (i.e. Priest, Deacon, Preacher, Imam, Rabbi)
e) Have you ever lost a job because of your non-belief?
f) Have you had family relations estranged/severed because of your non-belief?
g) Have you lost friends because of your non-belief?
h) Were you ever molested by a church elder or priest?
i) Does your family know about your non-belief?
j) Do your closest friends know about your non-belief?
k) Do your co-workers know about your non-belief?
l) Did you go through depression after your deconversion?
m) How long did the process of deconversion take? (Not Y/N)
n) Is your life more or less joyous after your deconversion?
o) Do you miss any part of your old religious life? (Not Y/N)
p) Country of realized disbelief (if appicable) (Not Y/N) Considering removing
q) Country you were a citizen of when you started believing (Not Y/N)
r) Did you/do you ever regard the Bible as literal fact?
s) Did you/do you ever regard the Bible as historically accurate?
t) Age you took the Salvation Prayer/got saved/began to become more interested in religion? (Not Y/N)
u) Age you started questioning religion seriously (Not Y/N)
v) Age you stopped believing (if applicable) (Not Y/N)
w) How many sects have you belonged to? (Not Y/N)
x) Indoctrinated
y) Genital mutilation
z) Were you ever a missionary?
aa) What is your favorite color?
bb) Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
cc) Do you believe in ghosts? (i.e. ghostexorcist, ghost etc)
dd) Do you believe in magic? In a young girl's heart..fa la lal la

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
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06-05-2013, 11:03 AM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
The Pew Research Center asked some questions that might be worth replicating, take a look

http://religions.pewforum.org/reports#

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06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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Consider Castrated Y of N ... ?

That word ... I do not think it means what you think it means. Dodgy

Do you by any chance mean, Circumcised Y or N?

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06-05-2013, 11:33 AM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
(06-05-2013 11:23 AM)kim Wrote:  Consider Castrated Y of N ... ?

That word ... I do not think it means what you think it means. Dodgy

Do you by any chance mean, Circumcised Y or N?

LOL, no I meant castrated. I'm just entertaining myself. I guess I could have asked if we had any eunuchs or castrati. Big Grin

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06-05-2013, 11:39 AM
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(06-05-2013 11:33 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(06-05-2013 11:23 AM)kim Wrote:  Consider Castrated Y of N ... ?

That word ... I do not think it means what you think it means. Dodgy

Do you by any chance mean, Circumcised Y or N?

LOL, no I meant castrated. I'm just entertaining myself. I guess I could have asked if we had any eunuchs or castrati. Big Grin

Then make a more general question for
Genital mutilation (y or n)

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06-05-2013, 12:04 PM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
(06-05-2013 11:39 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(06-05-2013 11:33 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  LOL, no I meant castrated. I'm just entertaining myself. I guess I could have asked if we had any eunuchs or castrati. Big Grin

Then make a more general question for
Genital mutilation (y or n)

Done

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06-05-2013, 12:11 PM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
How will people know to go to post #41 to see the updated list of possible Census questions?

BTW I expect a lot more input than I'm getting so far! Angry

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06-05-2013, 12:12 PM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
There needs to be some culling of questions too. The questionnaire shouldn't take an hour to do! Maybe a question limit of like 30?

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06-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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Even 30 sounds like a lot.

Make sure it's quick and easy so more people are willing to do it.

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06-05-2013, 01:07 PM
RE: An Official TTA Census?
(06-05-2013 12:36 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Even 30 sounds like a lot.

Make sure it's quick and easy so more people are willing to do it.

I'm all ears.

What do we really want to know about our collective selves?

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