Study Introduction

For decades, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) has worked to shape the media landscape to empower domestic violence survivors and to counter social acceptance of domestic violence in order to prevent it.

On behalf of the RICADV, McClanahan Associates, Inc. (MAI) is seeking individuals across the state of Rhode Island to participate in an online survey to gauge statewide attitudes toward domestic violence.
  • The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.
  • You can only complete the survey one time.
  • If you complete the online survey, you will be entered into a weekly raffle for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Three people will win EACH week, for a total of 12 winners!
  • The survey asks general questions about what you think about domestic violence.
  • Your participation is voluntary. You can stop taking the survey at any time. 
  • There is no right or wrong answer to any of the questions. 
  • Some of the questions may make you uncomfortable because they ask about the way intimate partners treat each other. If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, you may find some of the questions difficult.
  • We will not tell anyone that you took the survey.
  • Your answers to the survey questions will not be linked to you in any way. Information from the survey will be stored in a secure, password-protected online data system. Only researchers on this project will see your answers. Your answers will be combined with the answers of other people and reported together. 
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship or situation, contact Rhode Island’s 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-494-8100.

To learn more about this research study, contact Dr. Kelly Piccinino at 267-457-4600, ext. 105 or If you have any questions about your rights as a research volunteer, you can contact Solutions IRB at or by calling 855-266-4472.

If you agree to take the survey, please select “yes” below.

If you want, you may get a copy of this consent form for your records by either printing a screenshot or by emailing us ( to have a copy emailed to you.

Question Title

* 1. Informed Consent: Do you wish to take this online survey?