I am posting on behalf of a Druid I know through another Druid forum (The Druid Network). The woman in question is working on a doctoral research project pertaining to modern Druids and their beliefs/opinions about death and death rituals.
The researcher’s name is Jenny Uzzell. This is what she wrote to pitch her study, on the TDN forum:
I am conducting doctoral research into contemporary Druids and death ritual; particularly funerals, memorialisation and relationships with ancestors. I have put together a survey looking into these topics and it would be great if some of the folks on here wanted to fill it in. It is quite long, as I am hoping that it will build into the largest body of research currently available on this topic. However, it does not need to be completed all at once as you can save progress and return to it later. It will be live until the end of April.
You can find it here: http://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pagan-attitudes-to-death-funerals-and-ancestors
I have filled out the survey, myself, and it is not really as terribly long as she makes it out to be. I am personally interested in what comes of her study, and would love to see her have as broad and robust a data set to work with as is possible. So, I am re-posting her announcement (with her permission) here, in the hope that some of our wonderful AODA druids will be willing to share a “New World” perspective on these issues.