The Annual Effective Altruism Survey
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). For detailed procedural information about the project and team, see the .impact hackpad page.
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.
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.
The survey follows privacy practices described and linked to within it, in particular at this page.