From David Moss, Tom Ash, and the rest of the EA Survey team
Preparations for the 2015 Effective Altruism Survey are underway!
The 2014 Survey provided interesting information about such topics as: how much the EAs who took our survey were donating and where, what causes they support, what diets they eat or don't eat and many other things. It also made possible projects such as EA Profiles, the EA Donation Registry and the Map of EAs. And it let us put many people in touch with local groups they didn’t know about, and establish presences in over 60 new cities and countries so far.
As a community project run through .impact, we are soliciting suggestions and requests about questions that you would like to see included on this year's survey.
For example, do you want to know more about EAs' ethical and meta-ethical beliefs? Whether they regard EA actions as an obligation or an opportunity? How they respond to the trolley problem? What kind of jobs they have? In response to community suggestions we are considering adding some of these questions. We're also considering removing other personal questions that we've already gathered recent data on, such as gender, diet and religion.
Anything you might like to know more about or questions you would like asked, please suggest them here!
If you have suggestions about the survey other than about questions to include (e.g. about distribution etc.), there will also be opportunities to discuss these. We'll soon add a second post soliciting broader suggestions. And the ultimate place to discuss anything about the survey is as always a .impact meeting - in particular the survey deep dive that will be held on Sunday 24 May at 9pm UTC (2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm London). A Google Hangouts link to join will be posted in the Facebook event for this at that time. It'll be a chance to talk directly with the survey team and help work things out.