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Neo-Pagan Religious Symbolism in the Home

Author

Tan, Lindsay
Clark Tan, Lindsay
Clark, Lindsay
0000-0001-7989-1288

Publisher

Auburn University

Abstract

This dataset was collected in association with an IRB-approved study of neo-pagan religious symbolism in the home. Specifically, this study examined shrines and altars within the home as an expression of religious symbolism. An online survey instrument solicited quantitative and qualitative responses from those who self-identify as “pagan” or “neo-pagan”. Snowball sampling was used; prospective participants from the population were contacted via known online fora and asked to propagate the study among their peers. Due to the private nature of many neo-pagans regarding spiritual beliefs and practices, a snowball sample was deemed necessary to reach as many individuals as possible. Data collection concluded on November 18, 2009 with 263 respondents.