Crash This Christian Survey

The faithful at the Christian Coalition want people to take their survey about faith and values and Good ‘Ol American Politics… so do them a favor and tell them what you think. They ask questions like:

Should criminals be held liable for harm they cause to unborn children?

Do you support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman?

Do you think homosexual couples should be legally allowed to adopt children?

Do you favor or oppose allowing the Ten Commandments on public property, such as court houses?

Do you support the repeal of ObamaCare?

Click here to take the survey.

[via the forum]

  • Elemenope

    Given that so much of our oil comes from the Middle East, do you think that this negatively impacts our country’s national security?

    This is the first I’ve heard that Canada, Mexico, Russia, and Venezuela were in the Middle East. I do also personally enjoy the non sequitur transition from “this is where oil comes from” to “WAR!”.

    Most of the other questions were fairly straightforward, though some omitted obvious answer choices or were just poorly worded.

  • Elizabeth

    What an entertaining survey. I thought this question was particularly intriguing:

    Do you favor or oppose allowing the Ten Commandments on public property, such as court houses?:

    Um, is ‘yes’ supposed to mean I favor it? Or would that mean ‘yes I oppose it’? Silly Christians.

    • UrsaMinor

      We’ve been through this tortured logic on the forums.

      “Yes” = I favor or oppose this.
      “No” = I don’t favor or oppose this.
      “Undecided” is a superfluous option covered under “No”.

      • Elemenope

        See, I think that the secondary loop caused by “undecided” does not necessarily resolve the way you seem to think. Yes means that you have taken a position and no means you haven’t. That leaves the ignostic tinged answer of “I don’t know enough about this to know if I have an opinion” as a decent fit for “undecided”. After all, a person could have a dispositional belief about the matter that is entailed by an entirely different belief they hold about another matter, but because it is dispositional they aren’t aware of the conceptual syzygy.

        • Len

          I’m sure that’s exactly what they were thinking when wrote the question.

          • Elemenope

            I’m quite sure they intended precisely none of what Ursa and I are imputing to their “question”.

  • GrrlTragic

    “Do you favor or oppose allowing the Ten Commandments on public property, such as court houses?: ”

    –How in the heck is anyone supposed to even answer that given the options? Either way they can twist it to what they want anyhow. Such a brilliant mind must have formulated that survey, oy..

  • Bill

    No way I’m giving those people my email.

    • TrickQuestion

      That’s why i have a single dummy account to send to things such as this.

      • abeille

        Me too.

        My spam box for it is quite interesting.

        • Raymond

          And me.

          • MrPeach

            Me too!

    • abb3w

      I crashed it last year. As I recall, it gets you subscribed to the CC weekly newsletter. Useful for knowing what idiocy they have bees in their bonnets about each week, although usually not too surprising.

    • Joseph

      I WANT their spam! =D

  • Clinton Skakun

    This survey is flawed:

    Do you favor or oppose allowing the Ten Commandments on public property, such as court houses?:


    • abb3w

      Presumably they’re not referring to where a specific Limited Public Forum has been created for atheists to also put up statues of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

      • abb3w

        Wait… never mind. I suspect “yes” is allow, but yes, that’s badly phrased.

  • Schaden Freud

    Wow, that was one badly written survey.

  • missoiuridan

    Looks like it’s crashed. Too bad, I was sending a few more people to help.

  • revyloution

    This reminds me if the joke about the twitter accounts for terrorists. they say 99% of the followers are journalists, police, or government agencies.

    • Rich Wilson

      I took an interesting History course that covered among other things ‘Red Scare’ movies. The prof said that the American Communist party was mostly composed of FBI agents all spying on each other. And kept alive by FBI agents buying things at their bake sales.

      • The Other Weirdo

        Wasn’t there a Get Smart episode about that very thing? He infiltrated a Smersch Kaos cell, only to discover that all the member had died long ago and been secretly replaced by various intelligence agencies around the world, all unaware that they were all the same.

        • Taneli Huuskonen

          The late Polish writer Stanisław Lem wrote a similar short story, too.

  • missoiuridan

    And…. it’s back.

  • SaraToday

    That was fun.

  • crabalfreda

    Should criminals be held liable for harm to unborn children? Only ciminals should be held liable? What about the rest of us?

    • trj

      Smells like what they really want to ask is if abortion should be illegal.

  • Piet

    So, now we wait for the results..

    • UrsaMinor

      As if they’re going to make them public if the results don’t match their script…

      • JohnMWhite

        If the results are really bad they might, if only to point out how terrible society is now and how few people are good and wholesome.

  • Mark

    I took courses in survey research as an advertising/PR student in college – this “survey” is so laughable in its content, bias, and unreliability that it isn’t even worth “crashing” it – any entity that would write such a piece of garbage would also quite probably omit most of the responses they didn’t agree with. The only way to bespoil their (pre-spoiled) results would be to log everyone who crashed it so that you can call their bluff when they publish their results.

    • Thomas_T

      I agree. The questions are poorly worded. The answer options provide little options and the results that are not desired will be discarded.

      Plus why don’t they list the results as they go like many surveys do?

      I am certain they will use the large numbers of respondents to support the findings and then skew the numbers to suit their desired outcome. You know, just like religion.

  • Anne Peck

    It was fun to mess with them. Lets all fool with the fundies! I also gave a email address I have for such things.

  • Patrick H

    It was fun, but some of the questions were so poorly worded that it’s kinda obvious in retrospect that this isn’t a survey. The questions are mostly nonsense! In all likelihood they’re just logging responses and they’ll post whatever numbers they wanted to see. That’s kind of how numbfuck theocrat science works.

    Part of me wants to set up a polling system where when atheists partake in polls meant for these kinds of crazies. Then we can compare the real values (which might be interesting) with the “official” values released.