World Druidry Survey


Welcome to the
World Druidry Survey!

About the Project

The World Druidry Survey explores the ways in which Druidry, as a globalizing path of nature spirituality, is evolving both in the traditional lands of the ancient Druids, and elsewhere, as it spreads and takes root in other countries and cultures of the world…

As we, the practicing Druids of the world, learn and grow and develop our personal paths of Druidry, what do we continue to hold in common? In what ways do our practices and beliefs diversify? What, if anything, forms the spiritual, common core of contemporary World Druidry?

Your experiences and perspective as a practicing Druid are important to this work. Thank you for your willingness to share your story!

About the Researcher

I am undertaking this study as an independent scholar and educator, with over 25 years’ experience using mixed research methods to shed light on the ways in which people learn, grow, and change, under the influence of changing educational contexts and cultures. I am also a fellow Druid, supported by a grant from the OBOD’s Mt. Haemus Awards program. The research findings from this study are to be published as part of the OBOD’s Mt. Haemus Award program, at Beltane 2021, and presented at Mt. Haemus Day 2024, in addition to other publications and venues yet to be determined.

About the Questionnaire

In responding to this survey, you confirm that you are over 18 years of age, that you are a practicing Druid, and that you voluntarily consent to participate in this research.

The survey contains 42 questions, 30 of which are simple, short-answer format questions, and 12 of which are more open-ended, requiring a bit more thought and reflection. However, the survey need not be completed all in one sitting.

The SurveyMonkey software will use your email address to track and collate your responses until you have completed all parts of the survey. Once you have edited your responses to your liking, and submitted your completed survey, all identifying information will be removed, and the results will be analyzed and reported anonymously.

If you would like to preview or respond to the questions off-line, you may download a pdf version of the questionnaire (in your preferred language), below.  You may then use SurveyMonkey to input your responses, or simply fill in the pdf form (electronically or by hand), and return your completed survey form to either of the addresses listed on the form.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me directly.

As you respond to the survey questions, please bear in mind: we all have beautiful memories of things we once could do, but can no longer achieve, and things we aspire to achieve, but have not as yet accomplished. In order for the results of this study to provide an accurate picture of World Druidry as it exists in the world at this moment in history, it is important that when you answer the questions, you describe only your beliefs and practices as they are currently manifested. Remember: all responses will be analyzed and reported anonymously. No one will be judging you.

May your journey into memory bless you with its richness;
May Awen flow for you, as you formulate your responses!

Yours, under the California Coast Live Oaks,
Larisa A. White, M.S.Ed., Ph.D.

Request a SurveyMonkey web-link:

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Please note: requests for web-survey links will be processed within 24-48 hours of your request.  If you have not received your link by then, please check your spam folders, and email me if you still cannot locate it.  Thanks!

Download a (fillable) pdf survey form:


(Please share PDF forms with other Druids!)

2 Replies to “World Druidry Survey”

  1. Hello Eald.

    Thank you so much for your question; it raises an important point: the word “Druid” has been used by a variety of different groups of people, in modern times, to mean a variety of different things, all of which inspired in some fashion by the very limited historical data that still exists about the ancient Druids of Europe.

    A very thorough review of the history of “Druids” (in all their variations) can be found in the book, “Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain,” by Ronald Hutton.

    The three major varieties of “Druid” (of which I am aware) that seem to still exist in our current time are:
    1. those belonging to various fraternal/charity organizations (“freemasonry type Druids” as you called them);
    2. those engaged in deep study, and revival or continuation (to the extent possible) of ancient Celtic cultural traditions;
    3. those belonging to the Nature religion or Earth-based, spiritual movement that has been growing rapidly for the past few decades.

    All three of these groups are certainly worthy of study (and bear in mind that the three are not mutually exclusive groups), however, it is the third type of Druid that is the focus of this current study — those people, alive today, who are actively engaged with some form of “Druidry” as their primary spiritual or religious path.

    As for what individual Druids of any one group think or believe about Druids of any other group: I really cannot say.

    Groups do not typically think or believe anything; individuals think and believe many different things, for many different reasons. Sometimes people of like opinion will gather into groups. Sometimes people of differing opinions on some things will gather into groups for a common cause, leaving their differences respectfully aside. And so, it would take another study, very much different from this one, to attempt to answer the question you ask in a meaningful way.

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