Greetings! We invite you to review our website and help us bring spiritual practices, resources, and teachers to our visitors all over the world.

As you may know, SpiritualityandPractice.com is a labor of love and service, with roots dating back half a century. Our foundations are strong, but we also want to be sure we are responding to the needs of changing times.

Our goal is to provide the most useful, inspiring, and connecting experience possible, with an appeal to people of all spiritual traditions and those not affiliated with a tradition, as well as all stages of life, races, and cultures.

We are here as a trusted companion for your spiritual journey. You can help us better understand how the website is of service, how it is of value, and where we have opportunities to change and grow.

Please be honest and unfiltered in your anonymous replies. Most of our questions can be answered by checking a box.

If you need to visit the website before answering the survey, only spend 5 minutes at the most before returning to answer the survey. In the world of websites, first impressions mean a lot. We are keen to understand the experience of new users and how long it takes for people to understand, navigate, and benefit from the site.

www.SpiritualityandPractice.com

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* 1. Help us understand more about our Visitors to SpiritualityandPractice.com. Which age group are you part of?

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* 2. What is your religious affiliation or spiritual path? (Please check all that apply to you.)

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* 3. What is your ethnicity? (Please check all the apply to you.)

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* 4. What is your highest education level?

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* 5. What spirituality related websites, authors, and newsletters do you follow online?

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* 6. Have you visited the Spirituality & Practice website before?

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* 7. What feelings and thoughts are part of your first impressions of the site?

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Engaging
Welcoming
Inspiring
Well-organized, easy to engage
Spiritually connected
Beautiful
Peaceful
Energizing
Appealing to people affiliated with a spiritual tradition
Appealing to people not affiliated with any specific tradition
Appealing to all ages
Appealing to people of color, diverse ethnic groups, and various backgrounds
Relevant to current events and public concerns
Helpful in my daily life

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* 8. After you have taken some time to explore the website, how would you describe its functionality and ease of engagement? 

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Easy to Navigate
Compelling Imagery
A clear sense of brand look and feel
Accessible
User-friendly
A feeling of spiritual connection
A sense of community
Easy ability to feel connected to traditions and teachers
A sense of belonging
Inclusive
Credible
I feel represented in what I see/saw

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* 9. Is it clear to you that we offer e-courses, online retreats, and classes?

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* 10. Have you ever taken one of these programs?

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* 11. Where do you usually hear about learning opportunities and spiritual retreats? (Check as many as apply to you).

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* 12. Do you think what we charge for our e-courses and online retreats is fair and a good value?

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* 13. Please tell us about your preferences for courses by indicating your interest in different formats.

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Courses that are text-only and sent via email
Courses that are a mixture of written material and recorded video 
Courses with a discussion forum on the website for interacting with the teacher and other course participants
Courses that are a mixture of written material, recorded video, and live group interaction
Courses that are recorded video only, accessed through the website
Courses that are live with recorded video available afterwards
Courses that are linked and/or streamed through social media
Courses that serve small groups of people (5 to 8) through virtual connections and a teacher
Courses that serve large unlimited groups of people through live virtual connection and a teacher

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* 14. Spirituality & Practice is designed to provide resources for spiritual journeys. How important are our current features to you?

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Book Reviews
Film Reviews
Spiritual Practices organized by theme, focus, and intent
"Of the Day" features: Spiritual Practice, Spiritual Reading, Quote, and Teacher
Articles with ways to celebrate special days
Spiritual Quotations
Features on Art, Music, Photography
Photo Galleries
Blogs relating to the spiritual life
Overviews of the teachings and practices of the world's religious traditions
Articles on spirituality in daily life
Profiles of spiritual teachers
Curated resources and spiritual practices on topics, such as emotions, social issues, and ways to connect with others
Resources and spiritual practices for "Practicing Democracy"

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* 15. Do you have a regular spiritual practice?

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* 16. Is having a regular spiritual practice important to you?

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* 17. In general do you prefer spiritual practices that are:

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* 18. Would you use a web platform that helps you find spiritual pathways and set goals, while providing support and instruction?

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* 19. Is it important that our support is mobile friendly or even an app?

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* 20. What limits, if any, have you discovered in your experiences of online practice and community?

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* 21. What aspects of your life would you like to address or improve?

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Stress
Money
Isolation
Wanting more connection/feeling connected
Meaning and purpose
Mental peace and clarity
Emotional healing and resilience
More energy
Aging well
Relationships
A daily connection with God, Spirit, or Something More
Feeling overwhelmed
Spiritual community and a circle of support
We can make so many of our resources free and available to the public worldwide because we are a nonprofit organization and thrive through charitable donations. Please answer these questions about donations.

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* 22. Is it clear to you why a person would donate to our organization through our website?

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* 23. Have you ever donated to our organization through this website?

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* 24. We are exploring the possibility of a membership program including special offerings and support for “members” at a rate of $10 per month ongoing. This subscription would also include access to a live “Practice Place” with daily classes available at no extra cost. Would you consider being a subscriber to such a service?

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* 25. Check the services and benefits that you would like and expect to be included in a membership.

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* 26. What topics should we be exploring more? Check all that interest you.

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* 27. SpiritualityandPractice.com profiles teachers in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project and the Remembering Spiritual Masters Project. Please share the names of teachers you'd like us to add to these projects.

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* 28. [Optional] We would be grateful if you share your email address with us.

Your personal replies will never be made public, and we will only publish the compiled answers and averages. But we would still be grateful if you would share your email address with us. We value your privacy, so please only give your email if you are open to us reaching out to you about one of your responses or to be added to our e-newsletter list for updates on our plans.

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* 29. Any more feedback for us?

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