Georgia Southern University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Psychology
Attitudes About Religion and Marriage
Statement of Informed Consent
1. I am Dr. Michael Nielsen, a professor of psychology at Georgia
Southern University. I am conducting a series of studies examining
people=D5s attitudes about religion.
2. The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of
the way that religious views shape attitudes about marriage and
relationships, in particular, how people view alternative forms of
marriage such as polygamy.
3. Participation in this research involves completion of a
questionnaire that asks a series of questions about religious beliefs,
attitudes about marriage & polygamy, and demographic characteristics.
The study is conducted entirely on-line.
4. Discomforts and Risks: There are no risks in participating in
this research beyond those experienced in everyday life. Some of the
questions are personal and might cause discomfort.
5. Benefits: The benefits you receive include the opportunity to
learn more about yourself and your views concerning religion and
marriage. You also have the opportunity to help us better understand
how religious attitudes and experience correlate with attitudes about
different forms of marriage. In some areas of the U.S. and other
countries, legislators and others are discussing the merits of
alternative forms of marriage. The data collected in this study may
help us improve our understanding of how people perceive marriage. You
will have the opportunity to request a summary of the research when
the data have been analyzed.
To read further about the survey, or to take it, click here: