UPDATE: here is a document where I would like to concentrate all the ideas. Feel free to comment, suggest, edit. I will keep it updated based on feedback from both sides. I have time to send submissions until January 3.
UPDATE2: Some of the proposals have been accepted, more about the response here. I will update this post and comment in the case of some updates (e.g. how to get the data, but I don't think we'll know more sooner than in ~Q2 2020).
I am working on a project where a company want to do a survey for about 6000 respondents in the UK & US about charities and they want to give this dataset to charities for free (they haven't done any public pledge or anything and they don't want to until they have started the collection at least, somewhat understandable). They know nothing about EA, but I am fairly sure they would be willing to incorporate questions related to it (be it "explicit" or not). The current version of the questionnaire has questions such as:
- Why have you never supported a charity? (Need to save money, Donate to individuals instead, ...)
- What are the most important qualities when giving? (Effective, Economical, Future oriented, ...)
- What issues are you most likely to donate to? (LBGT+, Crime, Human rights, ...)
My question is if you are aware of any questions EA movement would be interested in asking in these countries (if any) or if you know who/where I should ask. It seems to me as a nice opportunity to cheaply gather some data. This survey is also likely to be repeated e.g. every quarter, so one could see trends over time. There are some limitations, like "easily answerable" (basically less abstract, multichoice) questions because of some other constraints and survey design, but I let's see what can be done.
The last thing is about any potential dangers with this initiative. Can this be counterproductive? Raise them as well, please.
I have time until December 23th, so not that much time left...