This year, the EA Survey volunteer team is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Effective Altruism Survey.



(If you want to share the survey with others, please use this fancy share link with referral tracking:


What is this?

This is the fourth EA survey we've done, coming hot off the heels of the 2017 EA Survey (announcement here, analysis here), the 2015 EA Survey (announcement here, analysis here), and the 2014 EA Survey (announcement here, analysis here).

We hope this survey will produce very useful data on the growth and changing attitudes of the EA Community. In addition to capturing a snapshot of what EA looks like now, we also intend to do longitudinal analysis to see how our snapshot has been changing.

We're also using this as a way to build up the online EA community, such as featuring people on a global map of EAs and with a list of EA Profiles. This way more people can learn about the EA community. We will ask you in the survey if you would like to join us, but you do not have to opt-in and you will be opted-out by default.

Who should take this survey?

Anyone who is reading this should take this survey, even if you don't identify as an "effective altruist".

How does the survey work?

All questions are optional (apart from one important question to verify that your answers should be counted). Most are multiple choice and the survey takes around 10-20 minutes.

At the end of the survey there is an 'Extra Credit' section with some more informal questions and opportunities for comment - definitely feel free to skip these questions.

All results will be aggregated, anonymized, and made available to members of the EA community, so we can better share useful knowledge among each other. Within the survey, you’ll have the option to publicly share selected information about yourself in several EA venues, if you opt in.

Who is behind this?

The annual EA Survey is conducted by Rethink Charity, with support and assistance from several EA community organizations intending to help the community better understand our actions, values, demographics, and ideas.


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