into_the_sun (into_the_sun) wrote in polloftheday,
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Reflections on Tragedy


Do you consider yourself to be a religious person?

absolutely yes
13(12.6%)
mostly
10(9.7%)
not really
26(25.2%)
absolutely no
54(52.4%)

Do you consider yourself to be a spiritual person?

Absolutely yes
32(31.4%)
Mostly
28(27.5%)
Not really
32(31.4%)
Absolutely no
10(9.8%)

Do you pray?

yes - all the time
9(8.7%)
yes - daily
13(12.6%)
yes - on occassion
17(16.5%)
yes - only when something bad is/has happening/happened
2(1.9%)
yes - rarely
19(18.4%)
no - never
43(41.7%)

What does "pray" mean to you (ex.: ask diety for something, wish for something to happen, etc.)?

If someone you know has had something bad/difficult/etc. happen to them, what are you most likely to say?

"I will pray for you." And you know they are religious.
0(0.0%)
"I will pray for you." And you know they are not religious.
0(0.0%)
"I will pray for you." And you do not know whether they are religious or not.
2(2.0%)
"I'm keeping you in my thoughts." And you know they are religious.
0(0.0%)
"I'm keeping you in my thoughts." And you know they are not religious.
0(0.0%)
"I'm keeping you in my thoughts." And you do not know whether they are religious or not.
5(5.0%)
"I'm sorry for your loss/pain/etc." And you know they are religious.
3(3.0%)
"I'm sorry for your loss/pain/etc." And you know they are not religious.
0(0.0%)
"I'm sorry for your loss/pain/etc." And you do not know whether they are religious or not.
12(11.9%)
I would say nothing to them about it.
3(3.0%)
none of the above
6(5.9%)

Does it annoy you or offend you when someone says "I will pray for you," after you have suffered a loss?

yes
19(18.4%)
no
63(61.2%)
sometimes
21(20.4%)

Why or why not?


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