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survey on LGBTQ ally development

Hello! We are Nikki Jones, Ph.D.  (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Colorado Mesa University) and Melanie Brewster, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University).  We are conducting a study about allies for LGBTQ groups and especially interested in the experiences of both atheist and religious individuals.  
In order to participate, you must be 18 years old, and living in North America.  If you would like to participate in our study, please click on the link below and you will be directed to the online survey:
Thank you very much in advance for your time!  Please feel free to pass on this link to other people who might be eligible. We hope to represent the experiences of a diverse group of allies, so please feel encourage allies of different racial, ethnic, gender, age, and other backgrounds to participate.


It was an interesting survey. One problem - some questions talked about "the rot" of society, with the implication that "the rot" was sexual minorities. When I think about "the rot" of our society, I think of Tea Party members, not gay people.
The survey was intended to elicit both emotional and non-emotional responses. As with any survey sometimes they miss the mark. The one about spirituality and religious resources. I would never point anyone toward these because they are devoid of value.
Same. If someone desperately wanted to speak to their pastor...then they already know where to find them, I assume. If they are having life issues they should be seeking counseling. If they are having a crisis of faith, why would I want to push them back towards it? But that doesn't mean I don't know where to send them, as the question says.