Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Surveying LDS Same-Sex Attraction

Dr. Renee Galliher, psychology professor at Utah State University, is collaborating with Dr. Bill Bradshaw (retired BYU professor who has lectured on biological origins of homosexuality) and John Dehlin (founder of Mormon Stories) in conducting a research study that is designed to explore the experiences of Latter Day Saints who experience or have experienced same-sex attraction. The questions in this survey focus on how LDS people have experienced same-sex attraction through time, their beliefs about the nature of homosexuality, any experience they may have had in attempting to understand or alter their orientation, the current state of satisfaction with their lives and their feeling about and relationship with the Church.

Right now, this team is seeking to publicize the survey and to obtain responses from as many people as possible, regardless of one's current affiliation with the Church.  The survey can be found and completed here.  Responses are confidential and no individual will be identifiable in any report of the results of the study unless they choose to be identified.

Please take time to complete this survey if you are or have been LDS and have experienced same sex attraction.  It will take about 30 minutes to complete.


  1. I like surveys, so I did it. At the beginning it said you could leave your e-mail for getting a follow up of the results, but there was no place for that. Now I'm kinda bummed. Survey was fun. Will someone let us know the results, somewhere?

  2. I, too, filled out the survey. It was an interesting experience- brought up many emotions for me that I thought I had laid to rest. Apparently not. I, too, would love to get the results of this survey. If you find out how we can do that, would you be kind enough to share it?

    I had the opportunity of meeting Professor Bradshaw when he spoke at BYU last fall. I was able to speak with him afterwards and share part of my story. That was a wonderful experience and he is a very kind and compassionate man. I am glad he is affiliated with this survey.

  3. I'll make sure you all find out about the responses!!!! No worries. :)