Survey – I: For Zoroastrians-by-choice
(Born to Non-Zoroastrian Parents)
Please click here to go to Survey – I
Survey – II: For Zoroastrians
(Born to Zoroastrian Parent/s)
IMPORTANT! If you are a Zoroastrian who was born in a household where both parents are/were born- Zoroastrians or where at least one parent mother or father – is/was a born-Zoroastrian, you can click on Survey–II that studies the interaction between Zoroastrians and Zoroastrians-by-choice.
Welcome to an 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 on the ethnographic study of ‘𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬-𝐛𝐲-𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞’ — Zoroastrians who were born to non-Zoroastrian parents - i.e., where both the parents – mother and father – are/were non-Zoroastrians.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 which has 69 objective/close-ended questions 𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲,
𝐀). The 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐨-𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 & 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 ‘𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬-𝐛𝐲-𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞’;
𝐁). The 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 of ‘Zoroastrians-by-choice’;
𝐂). Their 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 with those Zoroastrians who were born into a family where both parents or at least one parent — mother or father — is/was a Zoroastrian.
You can participate in this survey if,
𝐚). You are 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟖 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐥𝐝 on the day you take the survey.
𝐛). You were 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲, i.e., both parents — mother and father — identified as non-Zoroastrians, and later in life you voluntarily chose to ordain yourself into the Zoroastrian faith through a Sedreh-Pushi / Navjote ceremony.
𝐜). You were 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 and later accepted the Zoroastrian identity by undergoing a Sedreh-Pushi/Navjote ceremony.
𝐝). You were born in a family where you feel your ancestors were Zoroastrians but were compelled to adopt an alternate identity, and therefore you have 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 ‘𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭/𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧’ 𝐭𝐨 𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐲 by undergoing a Sedreh-Pushi/Navjote.
𝐞). You or your family 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐭 ‘𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲’ 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐙𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 and therefore you underwent a Sedreh-Pushi/Navjote ceremony.