This questionnaire is part of a study to explore the ideas and convictions of Star Wars fans as they relate to the issues of science and spirituality. My name is Jennifer Porter, and I am a university professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. If you are a Star Wars fan, I would be grateful for your help in this study. It takes about 20 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

This questionnaire is anonymous, but if you would like to participate further, please provide your name and an email address in the space provided at the end of this questionnaire. This information will be detached and stored separately.

Thanks for your help! This research has been approved by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. If you have any ehtical concerns about this research, you can contact the Chair of the committee at icehr@mun.ca. Filling in and returning this questionnaire will be taken as permission to quote anything you might say here when the results of this study are published.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars FAN QUESTIONNAIRE


  How old are you? Please select one:
 
  If you are under 18, how old are you?
 
  If you are 18 or older, what is your highest completed
level of education?
 
  Are you male or female? Please select one:
 
  Approximately how old were you when you saw your
first Star Wars movie?
 
  Which one was it?
 
  Please rank the films in order of preference
(1 = the best, 5 = least favorite),or check this box if you like all of the films equally.
  Star Wars: A New Hope      
  The Empire Strikes Back     
  Return of the Jedi               
  The Phantom Menace          
  Attack of the Clones            
  Are you a member of a Star Wars fan club? Please check one:
  Yes No
  How big a fan of Star Wars would you say you are?
Note: if you don't consider yourself a fan, please check this box.
 
 
  How important would you say the "Force" is to the Star Wars saga?
 
  In terms of your own personal understanding of the concept, how would you describe the Force?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe the Force in spiritual terms?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe the Force in philosophical terms?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe the Force in scientific terms?
 
  If you think one of the above terms (spiritual, philosophical or scientific) is clearly better than the other ways to conceive of and/or describe the Force, what are your reasons for thinking so? If you think each of these terms is equally relevant (or irrelevant), why?
 
  Do you think the Force really exists (or at least might exist)?
 
  In terms of your own personal understanding of the concept, how would you describe midichlorians?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe midichlorians in spiritual terms?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe midichlorians in philosophical terms?
 
  How relevant to the concept is it to describe midichlorians in scientific terms?
 
  If you think one of the above terms (spiritual, philosophical or scientific) is clearly better than the other ways to conceive of and/or describe midichlorians, what are your reasons for thinking so? If you think each of these terms is equally relevant (or irrelevant), why?
 
  Do you think midichlorians really exist (or at least might exist)?
 
  Did the introduction of the idea of midichlorians
add to or subtract from your understanding
and appreciation of the Force? Why?
 
  Did you hear about the attempts in England, Australia and Canada to get official religion status for "Jedi" by encouraging people to list it as their religion on the census?
 
  What do you think about these attempts?
 
  Did you participate in the 2001 census?
  Yes No
  If so, in which country?
  Other:
  If you participated in the 2001 census, did you write JEDI on your census form?
  Yes No
  If you think Jedi is (or could be) a genuine religious faith, what specific ideas or elements connected to Star Wars or the Jedi do you think have religious implications?
 
  If you don't think Jedi can be considered a genuine religious faith,
why not?
 
  Are you a member of a recognized religious tradition?
 
  If so, which one?
 
  Has Star Wars influenced the way you view the world or live your life?
 
  If so, how?
 
  Is there anything else you think I should know about Star Wars and your love of it that would help me in my study?
 
  If you would like to participate further in this study, please provide your name and an email address in the space below.
 
   
  Thank you very much for taking the time to help me out!