The first draft of the 2022 Less Wrong Census is complete, and viewable here. Please take a look at it! Please do not actually take it yet!
I have included all the standard questions such as age, country, and probability estimates on whether we live in a simulation. I have also included many of the bonus questions from previous years, and have in fact compiled a list of the questions from every previous survey I could freely find. I intend to take the Do Not Take This Survey Yet warning off of and make another post asking people to take it on Monday the 30th of January.
Yes, this is a bit later than usual. I'm comfortable counting people answering this in late January or early February as part of the previous year.
Three things I would like from you:
First, please look over this draft. Let me know if any questions are poorly phrased or pointless. Tell me if there are any dumb typos or copy and paste errors.
Second, if you work for Less Wrong or CFAR, I didn't add any of your questions. (Ben Pace in particular had a very lovely document full of possible questions, all of which I read and very few of which I used.) If you want me to add some questions, let me know and I'm happy to add entire sections for you! If you don't work for Less Wrong or CFAR, you can also suggest additions and I'll add as many as make sense to the bonus section.
Third, the data links for many previous surveys are now dead links. If you have a copy of the public data for the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, or 2020 Less Wrong surveys, please pass them on to me (or just publish a working link in the comments below.) As far as I know no Less Wrong Census was run in 2010, 2015, 2018, 2019, or 2021. Yes, the only Less Wrong data set I've recovered was 2014 and 2016. If I can get copies of more of them, I intend to bundle them together into one .zip file that can be backed up in lots of places.
Edit: Census post is up here.