Statistics Make a Difference

Here at we have always seen the value in helping universities, students and other information-gathering sources, as they work to quantify the minority experience of the LGBTQ community.  It is important!  Numbers aren't everything, when it comes to living life, but pooling information into statistics that the general public can see and measure, is one form of validating and legitimizing the actualy day-to-day experiences of LGBTQ citizens.
THANK YOU for considering taking time to participate in the following survey!


A University of Arkansas graduate student is conducting a study to obtain information on Same-Sex Marriage and Heterosexual weddings cost comparisons. Your contribution is very important to the success of this study. Participation is voluntary. Complete responses will help with this research and will assist the hospitality industry better serve you in the future. It will take about 5-10 minutes of your time. However, if you need to take a break during the survey, you may return to the place you left off using the same computer. If at any time you wish to end participation, you may.

The survey is not designed to sell you anything, or solicit money from you in any way. You will not be contacted at a later date for any sales or solicitations. Participation is anonymous. All responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for statistical analysis by the research personnel. No personal data will be asked and information obtained will be recorded in such a manner that you cannot be identified.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know the results of the study, please contact Lydia Perritt at 479-575-2500 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Kelly Way at 479-575-4985 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For questions about your rights as a subject, contact the University of Arkansas Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, 479-575-2208.

By accessing the survey, you consent to participate. Please follow the arrow below to access the survey:

Thank you!

Lydia Perritt

HESC Graduate Assistant

University of Arkansas