2017 Effective Altruism Survey


If you have taken this survey in prior years, you can choose to fill out a "Donations Only" version of this survey where you can update your donation information. We can use your answers from prior years (if available) to fill in the rest of the information. Full answers are always helpful.

Thank you very much in advance for completing this survey. It should help the effective altruist community better understand our actions, values, demographics and ideas.

  • 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 approximately 10-30 minutes to complete, depending on your donation history and if you answer questions lengthily or not.
  • We have included spaces for extra comments if there is some extra detail you would like to add (these are strictly optional).
  • At the end of the survey there is an 'Extra Credit' section with some more informal questions and opportunities for comment: feel free to skip these questions.

The EA survey is a community project run through .impact, which is soon changing it's name to Rethink Charity - contact us here. The results will not belong to any one person or organisation. Results will be shared anonymously unless you give your explicit permission otherwise.