4 Options Survey – Studying diverse life and relationship options for sexual minorities
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PREVIOUS SURVEY DATA HAVE BEEN ANALYZED AND ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ABOVE BY CLICKING ON RESULTS.   ALSO SEE THE POWER POINT BELOW

Purpose of the Survey

This survey is designed to identify important aspects of life and relationships for those who experience (or have experienced) same-sex sexual attractions and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer (LGBQ), heterosexual, or with another sexual identity or reject a label who are or were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), and analyze if there are any similarities or differences between those who are:

  1. Single and celibate*
  2. Single and not celibate
  3. In a heterosexual/mixed-orientation** relationship; or
  4. In a same-sex relationship

Those in other types of relationship and single statuses are also invited to participate to expand our understanding of possible options.

This study also investigates if or how religious/spiritual issues are involved in respondents’ level of satisfaction and relationship or single status.

The researchers on this project support self-determination for sexual and gender minorities and do not support conversion therapy. We recognize that our team is socio-politically diverse and, while this might raise concerns from participants, we believe that this kind of diversity is critical to fully understand the phenomena we study.

Sexuality and sexual identity can be personally sensitive and politically divisive. In order to be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible of different individuals’ and communities’ experiences, and in the spirit of the work of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and others in speaking to the importance of political diversity to advancing social science (see “Political diversity will improve social psychological science,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 1-58), we have assembled an ideologically diverse research team to collaborate on this important study.

* Celibate means committed to not acting sexually with another person.

** A mixed-orientation relationship is defined as one partner who is heterosexual and the other partner is same-sex attracted/LGB+.