By Karen Malone Wright
Some people are suckers for quizzes. From Cosmopolitan to HuffPo, there are readers who rarely pass a chance to answer A, B, C or D and “learn” more about themselves or their relationships. I’m generally among that group, so a quiz has been in the right margin here from the start, though they rarely get more than 50 visitors to declare a vote.
Deep research, they’re not, but maybe they’re a snapshot into…something. And once in a while, the results do make me wonder…
Following no particular pattern, a quiz ran for most of July 2014 that was deeper than the norm. The question: “How are you and God these days?” There were four religion-free options for responses:
- We’re BFFs.
- I’m a little upset with the Big Guy.
- We broke up.
- Who? We’ve never met.
The BFFs immediately took the lead and held it for several days. I don’t know how much time passed before I checked the results again. A week? The number of women who believe they have no relationship with God was way higher than the BFFs, and it kept growing until the quiz closed on July 28th.
It’s just a handful of women without children, and there’s no way to know age or choice/chance or any of that. All I have are the facts at hand, leaving me to wonder, “What’s up with that?”