The Annual Effective Altruism Survey

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All questions are optional. Almost all are multiple choice, and the survey takes around 10 minutes.

About the survey

As well as the EA Hub website, .impact Focus Projects runs the annual survey of the effective altruism community. This reaches and establishes contact with as many people as possible, provides a large amount of useful data that people and organisations across the community have used, often affecting fundamental strategy, and enables applications like EA Profiles and the EA Donation Registry. Though .impact has used the statistical data to decide which projects to do and to drop, our own primary use of the survey has been to establish contact with individuals of certain sorts - a notable example being our seeding of local EA groups through our local effective altruism network project.

The results don't belong to any one person or organisation, but are shared in anonymised form (with names and email addresses removed) unless respondents give their explicit permission otherwise.

Results

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2014

The analysis of the 2014 results were led by Peter Hurford, and can be found here. This includes a link to a Github repository including the raw data, with names and email addresses removed.

2015

The analysis of the 2015 results were led by Peter Hurford; the write-up was done by Chris Cundy. The report can be found here. This again includes a link to a Github repository including the raw data, with names and email addresses removed.

2016

There was no survey in 2016. Return to the top of the page to participate in the 2017 survey currently underway.

Privacy information

The survey follows privacy practices described and linked to within it, in particular at this page.