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Survey Results - Witchcraft in the Public Eye

Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: November 25th. 1997
Times Viewed: 11,889

Survey Results: Witchcraft in the Public Eye
The first time most people see a "witch" is in the "Wizard of Oz" or in the "fairy tale" books. The portrayal has rarely been a flattering-or accurate-one. In recent years, spokespeople and organizations have emerged to help set the record straight on the beliefs of Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Have they been effective?

How are we seen in the eyes of the general public today? Are we the new sweet "Sabrinas" or the old "threat to society"? What have we done right to help correct hundreds of years of "bad press"? What more ahould we do?

Or should we do anything at all?

702 Witches, Wiccans or Pagans responded to the questions related to Witchcraft in the Public Eye.

1. Are you concerned with the media's stereotypical portrayal of Witches and Pagans as being "evil" or 'weird"?

    Yes94%661
    No06%39
    n/a<1%2


2. Do you like "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" TV show?

    n/a35%247
    No34%242
    Yes30%213


3. Have you ever been offended by a media show or article about Witches or Pagans?

    Yes92%647
    No6%41
    n/a2%14


4. Have you ever written, called or otherwise protested a negative show or article?

    Yes52%363
    No45%314
    n/a4%25


5. Have you ever been satisfied with the presentation of a 'public" representative of Witches and Pagans when she/he has been interviewed by the media?

    Yes66%463
    No19%134
    n/a15%105


6. Have you ever been 'turned off" by the presentation of a "public" Witch, Wiccan or Pagan?

    Yes70%491
    No19%131
    n/a11%80


7. After decades of distinguishing Witchcraft from Satanism, some are now welcoming Satanists/Setians into the Pagan community. Do you feel this is OK ?

    No75%528
    Yes16%109
    n/a9%66


8. Do you think that the Pagan community should work on developing some sort of positive public image"?

    Yes91%638
    No7%47
    n/a2%17


9. Would you or your group allow a film crew to film one of your private rituals for a positive media presentation?

    No48%339
    Yes35%247
    n/a17%116


10. Would you or your group allow a film crew to film a public ritual for a positive media presentation?

    Yes65%457
    n/a22%154
    No13%91


11. Would you ever go on a news show like 20/20 or CNN to discuss Pagan beliefs or to address discrimination issues?

    Yes78%551
    No17%116
    n/a5%35


12. Would you ever go on a daytime show like "Jenny Jones" or "Sally Jessie Raphael" to discuss Pagan beliefs or to address discrimination issues?

    No68%480
    Yes28%194
    n/a4%28





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