The overwhelming majority of respondents to the first weekly Therapy Soup readers’ poll (on basic views on God and Religion), were clients/patients, mental health professionals, and general readers who believe in both God and religion. Frankly, we were surprised! We had some preconceived notions and the poll, while not scientific, challenged them.

The majority were those who believe in God and Religion, as mentioned above. Here’s the breakdown:

18 therapy patients out of a total of 32 patients (that’s more than half).

9 mental health professionals out of a total of 16 (that’s nearly half).

12 general readers out of a total of 19 (that’s nearly two thirds!).

Agnostics and atheists and other were just about tied, and those who believe in God and religion came in last.

Food for thought. Did you expect similar results? Were you surprised? Comments anyone? (Yes, we know this isn’t scientific! In fact, our sample was probably made up of only those who were very interested in the subject and likely to click on the title. But it generated quite a few comments and even more emails. Thanks, readers. )

 


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    Last reviewed: 15 Jul 2010

APA Reference
& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2010). Belief, Religion and God: Your Poll Response. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 21, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2010/07/god-in-therapy-your-poll-response/

 

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