At some moment in just about everybody's life, the prospect of a miracle becomes important. Times of crises, challenges to religious belief, and questions about how the world works all cause us to ask whether miracles are real and whether they occur with sufficient force and frequency to make a difference in our lives.
In the following survey, a miracle is defined as an event or act that defies ordinary explanation and whose occurrence seems to require some influence or power outside nature.
Most of the surveys/quizzes/tests we give at TheBestSchools.org have a high response-rate from visitors. For instance, ninety-five percent of visitors to our Political Correctness Inventory end up taking this test.
By contrast, only two percent of visitors to this page have typically ended up taking this survey. People, it seems, put miracles into a very private box within their souls, not wanting to share this information even with themselves.
Nonetheless, we want to encourage you to be part of those two percent (and hopefully help raise this number). This survey doesn't just ask whether you think miracles are real, but inquires deeply into the role that miracles actually play in your life as well as the degree to which such miracles are clear and powerful.
For each survey entry below, please choose the option that better applies to you. This is a forced choice test, so you need to choose one of the two options presented. You may not feel comfortable with either option, but choose the one that is closer to your actual views.
The aim of this survey is to examine people's views and experiences of miracles. Your answers will be anonymous, but they will be recorded and used for research.
TheBestSchools.org's Miracle Survey consists of 50 pairs of statements. The survey is short and will take only a few minutes to complete.
Once you complete the survey, you will be presented with information about TheBestSchools.org's Miracle Prize, worth up to $10,000. We had hoped to award this prize for the most remarkable and well-supported miracle that has occurred since 2000. Nevertheless, given the complete absence of response to this prize, we have for now put this prize on hold (stay tuned for its restoration).