The Annual Effective Altruism Survey

Take the 2018 survey

All questions are optional. Almost all are multiple choice, and the survey takes between 10 and 20 minutes.

About the survey

Since 2014, we have run an annual survey of the effective altruism community. This reaches and establishes contact with as many people as possible, and provides a large amount of useful data that EAs and EA organizations have used. For example, at Rethink Charity we've used this data to:

  • Decide which projects to do and which to drop
  • Provide the single biggest sources of EA Profiles on this very site (including entries on the Map of EAs and EA Donation Registry) 
  • Establish contact with individuals relevant to several of our projects
 
The EA survey is a community project run by Rethink Charity. The results will not belong to any one person or organization. Results will be shared anonymously unless you give your explicit permission otherwise.
 

Results

See the 2017 results

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.

2017

We released:

 

Privacy information

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