Veterans and Active Duty Sought for Survey
The Center for Atheist Research is an unbiased and professional organization of researchers studying the needs and culture of atheists. Through discussions with MAAF and other foxhole atheists the center was informed of the lack of consideration of the military for the needs of atheists, humanists, and other nontheists. In particular, the “spirituality/spiritual fitness” programs provide for training and concepts that promote religion and are dismissive of naturalistic and nontheistic service members. In order to be more comprehensive and objective about issues of well-being in military service, the Center is conducting a study and needs participation, particularly from the nontheist community.
U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans’ participation wanted for national online Secular/Spiritual Well-Being Survey
In October 2009, the Army began measuring the “spiritual fitness” of troops with the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program’s Global Assessment Tool. This Tool is an online survey that asks a series of multiple-choice questions about a person’s well-being.
The Center for Atheist Research (atheistresearch.org) is conducting an online research study on the validity of this “spiritual fitness” Tool, and on the secular/spiritual well-being of U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans.
If you are a member or veteran of the U.S. Military, you are invited to participate in this survey study, which has been approved by the University of Tampa Institutional Review Board.
To participate in, or learn more about, this survey please visit: [survey closed]
If you would like to speak with the principal investigator, Dr. Ryan Cragun, about this survey, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your consideration.
Ryan T. Cragun, Ph.D.
Joseph H. Hammer, M.Ed.
Karen Hwang, Ed.D.