Politicoid recently conducted a small survey on religiosity. While the total number of participants was small, the survey did yield some interesting results, especially relating to the view of religious people by those who are not religious and the apparent view by many that scientific theories can be proven.
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Recent publications on topics of religion, some of which suggest a decline in religiosity and others which suggest a correlation between intelligence and religiosity  have made me wonder if we are looking at religion and peoples’ views on religion, correctly. A full survey on religiosity is needed to get the full picture of how people view religion, how religious they actually are, and their connection to views on science. A full survey is currently beyond my capabilities, both time wise and financially, but I conducted an initial survey in order to gain some insight which can be used to create a full survey in the future.
Survey Monkey was used to collect the surveys. A total of 254 surveys were collected. A few data streams were used to collect these surveys. 103 surveys were paid surveys obtained through Survey Monkey. 114 were from general links that collected from Facebook, SodaHead—a social media site focused on opinion polls—and shared contacts. An additional 37 surveys came from the SampleSize subreddit.
The survey consisted of ten questions which addressed personal beliefs, religious association, and personal views on religion, as well as three questions related to science. Unfortunately demographics information is limited since most people did not answer additional questions. It was originally assumed that these questions were required by Survey Monkey, but this information was generally only given for the paid surveys.