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8276603_sThe secular/religious mixed marriage survey will close in three weeks. I’m itching to see the results. So I peek. Don’t judge me.

So far we have respondents from 40 U.S. states plus D.C. and five Canadian provinces, plus a fair number from other countries. I won’t discuss specifics until the survey closes, but I can say…wow. I’m riveted by this.

A picture of the secular/religious marriage is emerging that has never been seen before. There are some clear patterns — what tends to cause tension and what doesn’t (you may be surprised), how much it matters whether your views were different at the beginning of the marriage or someone changed along the way, whether and how kids complicate things (take a guess), and much more. Some isn’t surprising, but lot of it really is.

Take-the-surveyI’ll be assisted in the analysis of the survey by Mary Ellen Sikes of American Secular Census which, if you’re secular and haven’t taken it, you should definitely take.

But first! If you are in a secular/religious marriage and haven’t taken MY survey, get to it before it closes on the 31st…and tell your friends!

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.