Research Survey on Spiritual Abuse - Feb 2018
This survey seeks to collect information on victims of spiritual abuse, such as former members of cultic groups or people who have been involved in manipulative relationships in mainstream churches or other settings.

There are various definitions of the term “spiritual abuse.” That is why one question in this survey asks you to describe what spiritual abuse means to you.

Your answers will help ICSA’s Spiritual Safe Haven Network, which works with religious organizations that provide community, information, and assistance to those who have been spiritually abused. (www.spiritualabuseresources.com/spiritual-safe-haven-network).

We hope that you consent to participate in this survey by completing the questions below. Occasionally, however, answering questions in a survey may stir up unpleasant memories. Feel free to discontinue the survey at any time or to skip non-required questions. Contact ICSA if you would like to discuss your reactions to the survey: 1-239-514-3081; mail@icsamail.com. We will add your email to our email list so that you will receive future announcements from ICSA.

Thank you.

What is your preferred Email? *
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What is your date of birth? *
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What does the term "spiritual abuse" mean to you? (approximately 200 word limit)
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Have you ever been affiliated with a group, organization, or individual that you believe was spiritually abusive? *
If you answer “yes,” refer in the questions that follow to the group, organization, or individual that was most abusive.
If you were involved with an abusive group, organization, or individual, please rate the level of abuse.
If you have been affiliated with a group, organization, or individual that you believe was spiritually abusive, approximately how long (months/years) were you in the abusive situation?
If you are not sure, please approximate the length of time you were involved.
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Where did this spiritual abuse occur?
Has a family member or close friend ever been affiliated with a group, organization, or individual that you believe was spiritually abusive? *
If you answer “yes,” refer in the question that follows to the group, organization, or individual that was most abusive.
If “yes” to above, where did this spiritual abuse occur?
If you contacted a church or religious professional for assistance with emotional, psychological, or spiritual issues regarding a spiritual abuse situation, how much help did you receive?
If you contacted a mental health professional or pastoral counselor for assistance with emotional, psychological, or spiritual issues regarding a spiritual abuse situation, how much help did you receive?
Do you believe that your church or other place of worship should provide a “safe haven” where spiritual abuse victims may find understanding, support, and information on spiritual abuse resources?
Select "not applicable" if you do not attend a place of worship.
Are you a pastor or related church professional? *
Are you a mental health professional or pastoral counselor? *
Shall we add you to the Spiritual Abuse Resources / ICSA email list so that you will receive announcements of future events, including a brief report on this survey?
Feel free to describe here your spiritual abuse experience and the nature of help that you sought and/or received (limit approximately 600 words)
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