The Orthodoxy Research Project
Questions marked with a * are required Exit Survey
Welcome to the Orthodoxy Research Project Questionnaire.

I am Brian Curnutt, and my research question for my Ph.D. dissertation is attempting to explain why there has been a significant increase of conversions of people from Protestant churches to the Orthodox Church in recent years. If you have any questions about the survey, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] or contact my advisor, Dr. James Chatham II at [email protected].

Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. This confidential questionnaire should take about 20 minutes or so to complete, your mileage may vary.
* Within the past week, have you had any serious challenge to your faith, disagreement over the Orthodox Church or difficult conversation with protestant friends?

* What is your gender?

* What is your age range?

Before converting to Orthodoxy, what denomination was the church you attended?

My religious upbringing most closely resembled:
My parents were active in church and we attended regularly
We attended church occasionally
My parents were not interested in church and it was not part of our family life


How often did you attend events (services, small groups, etc.)prior to your conversion?

Several times a week
2-3 times a month
Once a month or less
Christmas and Easter
Not at all


As a protestant, did you consider yourself:

An active, evangelical member of the church
A moderately involved member
A nominal or fringe member
An attender
A member in name only
An active member of the church


Prior to your conversion, did you hold any office of the church or a position of leadership?

If yes, what was the office or position?

Why did you convert to the Orthodox Church?
What theological or doctrinal reasons did you have for making this change?
What cultural reasons did you have for making this change?
In what ways has your conversion to the Orthodox Church changed or impacted your life in general?
In what ways has your conversion to the Orthodox Church changed or impacted your spiritual life?
Did your conversion to the Orthodox Church accomplish the goal you had at the time of conversion?
Please describe that goal:
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your  conversion experience or your experience as a former protestant in the Orthodox Church?
If you wish to be contacted by the investigator of this study for an interview, please add your contact information:
First Name : 
Last Name : 
Phone : 
Email Address : 

Thank you for participating in the Orthodoxy Research Project. If you have any questions about the study, please contact the investigator, Brian Curnutt, at [email protected] or  Dr. James Chatham II, (advisor for this project at Trinity Theological Seminary) at [email protected]


Anonymized results of the research will be available on when the study is complete.

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