Modifications to existing questions:

  • Clarify what "looking for more relationship partners" means. Perhaps being open to more relationship partners (but not looking actively) should be distinguished from actively looking and from not being open to new partners.

  • "Planning on having more children" - what's the time frame on that? Am I planning to have more children at some point, or in the near future?

  • For "Religious Background", there should probably be a "Protestant" option before "Other Christian". It do

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"Planning on having more children" - what's the time frame on that? Am I planning to have more children at some point, or in the near future?

Another suggestion, which I like, is to replace "no" with "not now" and "never."

1[anonymous]6yI thought the same too, but I couldn't think of any decent wording for “open to more relationship partners (but not looking actively)”. Do rule consequentialists simultaneously count both as consequentialists and deontologists?

2013 Census/Survey: call for changes and additions

by Scott Alexander 1 min read5th Nov 2013155 comments

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I have finally gotten the survey to a point where I'm pretty happy with it. I have no big changes I want to make this year. But as is the tradition, please take a week to discuss what minor changes you want to the survey (within the limits of what Google Docs and finite time can do) and I will try to comply. In particular, we can continue the tradition that any question you request can be added to the Extra Credit section unless it's illegal or horribly offensive.

You can find last year's survey results here and you can find the very preliminary version of this year's survey (so far exactly the same as last year's) here.

EDIT: I don't particularly like the IQ test or the Big Five test used last year. If you have any better replacements for either, tell me and I'll put them in.

EDIT2: CFAR, you added seven questions last year. Let me know what you want to do with those this year. Keep them? Remove them? Replace them?