Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey

Does Spirituality Affect Your Health?
Applying the Big Questions in Life to Your Health.
Studying the intersection of religion and health.
Do your beliefs keep you healthy?
Is religion good for the soul and body?

The Study

The Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey is a Nationwide Face-to-Face Survey of 3,000 respondents. We are studying the effects of spirituality on people's health, attitudes, relationships, and lives.

Targeted Age Breakdown
  • 1,000 aged:
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More about the study
Download the list of variables in the study questionnaire
Download the questionnaire
Descargar el cuestionario
Download the sampling report
Download the sample characteristics
Download the Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey biomarkers list

The Team

Neal Krause, Ph.D.
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
Gail H. Ironson, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Hill, Ph.D.
Kenneth I. Pargament, Ph.D.


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Junior Investigators

We are inviting junior researchers (not more than three years beyond receiving their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree) to share their ideas and analysis for exploiting the data of this survey. A select number of researchers will be invited to work directly with our research team.

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An $8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation makes this research possible. The John Templeton foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports scientific investigation into what they call the "big questions" - those that explore science, character, freedom, cognitive talent, and genetics.

John Templeton Foundation