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The main survey for my book on the religious/nonreligious mixed marriage is now open. Many thanks to Mary Ellen Sikes of American Secular Census for her brilliant help in designing the survey and (eventually) crunching the numbers.

This survey is designed to gather information for a book on marriages (and other long-term relationships) between religious and nonreligious partners. For the purpose of the survey, “religious” is defined as any viewpoint that includes belief in a supernatural God or spirit, while “nonreligious” is any viewpoint lacking that belief.

Many questions are phrased in terms of marriage, but all are intended to include other long-term committed relationships.

It’s ideal for both partners to complete the survey, but not required. I will use your email addresses to link your survey to your partner’s. If your partner will not be completing the survey, your solo participation is still entirely welcome.

Most questions are optional. If a question does not make sense for your situation or is confusing, please skip it.

Allow 20-30 minutes to complete the survey, and thanks for your help!

Take the survey

(This is just one of several ways I’m gathering information for this book. Another is the form to submit religious/nonreligious mixed marriage stories. If you’re in this category, don’t forget to submit your stories there as well. Thanks!)

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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.