1. 165 surveys of those who took the original survey in 2002/2003. These have been ordered with the lowest numbers being those who accept Mormonism completely and reject homosexual behaviors of any kind (No.1) and ending with those who completely reject Mormonism and totally embrace their homosexuality at the other end (No.164).
These are further divided up as follows:
a. The surveys numbered 1-39 are referred to as the STRUGGLERS. These are the ones who believe in Mormonism and reject homosexual behavior. Of these surveys numbered 4-9 seem to be higher on the introvert sensing (Si) dimension and surveys numbered 10-39 seem to be higher on the introvert feeling (Fi) dimension.
b. Surveys numbered 40-132 are referred to as MODERATES. These are those who accept a gay orientation but still believe Mormonism is the one true church, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is true. They are further divided so that those higher on introverted sensing (Si) are numbered 40-92 and those higher on introverted feeling (Fi) are numbered 93-132.
c. Surveys numbered 133-164 are referred to as SECULAR. They don't believe in
Mormonism but they do accept their sexual orientation. The more extraverted sensing (Se) are numbered 133-145 and the more extraverted thinkers (Te) are numbered 146-164.
2. The Follow-up surveys (number has an F- before the number) uses the same numbering sequences for participants, but adds number 165-183 for those who were added in 2006/2007 to the study (except No. 182 which is out of sequence and should be numbered 165 among those who filled out the first survey but was discovered too late). The new participants (No. 165-181, 183) were also ordered from high LDS believing, low homosexuality accepting (No. 165) to those who rejected LDS beliefs and totally embarrassed homosexual identity (No.180, [181 and 183 were also added at the end and
may fit better somewhere between the extremes]).
3. Non-gay participants. This is 12 participants who were not same-sex attracted but were very interested in our study because of a child, sibling, or friends or because of similar issues they felt were related. Of these the first four are ORTHODOX LDS believers, the next three (No. S6-S8) are COMPRIMISERS who make a place for gay people while continuing to believe in Mormonism, and the last four (S9-S12) are REBELS in that they accept gay people but reject Mormonism.
4. A file with miscellaneous correspondence and submitted stories is included for those who didn't take the survey but wanted to contribute something. This is in two separate categories: those who have a same-sex orientation and those who are friends/relatives of someone with a same-sex orientation. As these participants did not give a lot of personal information, their given names and occasionally other personal information was allowed to remain in their correspondence. Wherever it appeared there might be a question of privacy concerns, the last name and other contact information was removed.
5. Review Board applications. As noted above, this is given here to aid researchers who
would like references for the different psychological measures that were included on these surveys.
Horlacher, Gary, April 21, 2010. Letter. From Homosexuality Among Highly Religious Mormons Survey, Coll2011-005, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.