Current Research Studies

Nonbeliever Worldview and Perspectives on Death


You are invited to participate in a study examining thoughts about death. The procedure of this study will include reading a list of statements, and then indicating your agreement with the statements.  This survey should take 10-15 minutes.
Eligibility Criteria:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must live in the U.S.
• Must identify as someone who does not believe in God/gods (e.g., atheist, agnostic, freethinker, secular humanist, etc.)
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please click on the link below to begin the short survey:
This study is being conducted by Dr. Jacob S. Sawyer and Melissa M. Ertl at the University at Albany, SUNY, and Dr. Melanie E. Brewster at Teachers College, Columbia University. This study has been approved by the University at Albany, SUNY Institutional Review Board: Protocol #18-E-149-01. If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please feel free to contact the primary investigator via e-mail at
Thank you in advance for your time and please feel free to pass on to anyone who might be interested.