2020 SSC Survey
Thank you for agreeing to take the 2020 SSC survey. Please take at least Section 1, which should take about 10 minutes. If you have extra time after that, please take Section 2, which should take an additional 10 minutes.
Previous Surveys
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Public
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PART ONE: BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
Age
How many years old are you?
Your answer
Country
If multiple possible answers, please choose the one you most identify with. Ten popular answers are given below; otherwise please write your country into "Other" in the same format as the answers given
State
(If American) What state do you live in? (Please give full name, not abbreviation)
Your answer
Race
With what race do you most identify? "Hispanic" is a term mostly used in the US referring to people whose ethnic background is from Mexico, Central America, and South America.
PART TWO: SEX, GENDER, RELATIONSHIPS
Sex
What sex were you assigned at birth?
Gender
With what gender do you primarily identify?
Sexual Orientation
What is your sexual orientation?
Relationship style
What is your preferred relationship style?
Relationship Status
Children
How many children do you have?
Your answer
PART THREE: WORK AND EDUCATION
Work Status
What do you currently do?
Profession
In what area do you currently work or study? If more than one, please choose most important.
Degree
What is your highest degree earned?
Education Complete
Have you completed your formal education?
PART FOUR: RELIGIOUS VIEWS
Religious Views
How would you describe your religious views?
Religious Denomination
Which best describes the religion you believe? (If you do not believe any religion, skip this question.)
Religious Background
What is your family's religious background, as of the last time your family practiced a religion?
Moral Views
With which of these moral philosophies do you MOST identify?
PART FIVE: NUMBERS THAT PURPORT TO MEASURE YOUR INTELLIGENCE
IQ
Please give the score you got on your most recent PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC IQ test - no Internet tests, please! All tests should have the standard average of 100 and stdev of 15.
Your answer
SAT score verbal/reading
The SAT is a test Americans take before going to college. In the old days, it included a section called Verbal; now that section is called Reading. If you took the SAT, what was your score on this section?
Your answer
SAT score math
The SAT is a test Americans take before going to college. If you took the SAT, what was your score on the math section?
Your answer
SAT first time
Are the scores listed above from your first time taking the SAT?
SAT preparation (type)
If you took the SAT, how did you prepare beforehand?
SAT preparation (amount)
About how long did you spend preparing for the SAT?
PART SIX: SSC
Length of Time
How long have you been reading SSC?
Comment
How often do you comment on SSC?
Referrals
How did you find SSC?
Subreddit
Do you read the r/slatestarcodex subreddit?
Discord
Do you read the SlateStarCodex Discord?
Ads
Can you see the ads on the sidebar of SSC?
Meetup
Have you ever been to a Slate Star Codex meetup?
Meetup Approval
For people who went to SSC meetups: how much did you enjoy it?
Not enjoyable
Very enjoyable
LW ID
Do you identify as a Less Wronger or "aspiring rationalist"?
EA ID
Do you identify as an effective altruist?
Life Effects
Please indicate whether reading SSC has been a major contributor to any of the following life changes:
Life Effects 2
If you're up for it, can you explain any of the boxes you checked above in more detail?
Your answer
PART SEVEN: POLITICS
Political Spectrum
Where do you think you fall on a classic political spectrum?
Far left
Far right
Political Interest
On a scale from 1 (not interested at all) to 5 (extremely interested), how would you describe your level of interest in politics?
Political Affiliation
With which of these political descriptions do you most identify?
American Parties
If you are an American, what party are you registered with?
Political Change
How have your politics changed in the past ten years?
Global Warming
How would you describe your opinion on anthropogenic climate change?
Requires strong action
Does not require action
Immigration
How would you describe your opinion on immigration into your country?
Should be stricter
Should be more open
Minimum Wage
How would you describe your opinion on minimum wage laws?
Should be lower or eliminated
Should be higher
Feminism
How would you describe your opinion of feminism?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
Human Biodiversity
How would you describe your opinion of the the idea of "human biodiversity", eg the belief that races differ genetically in socially relevant ways?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
Basic Income
How would you describe your opinion of a Basic Income Guarantee in your country? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Income_Guarantee for more information.
Strongly oppose
Strongly support
Donald Trump
How would you describe your opinion of Donald Trump?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
Democratic Nominee
If you could vote in the US Democratic primary, who would you vote for?
PART NINE: INCOME AND CHARITY
Income
What is your approximate annual income in US dollars (non-Americans: convert at www.xe.com)? Obviously you don't need to answer this question if you don't want to.
Your answer
Income Status
...and that income represents what point in your career?
Class Childhood
When you were a child, how would you describe the social class of the family you were raised in?
Class Current
How would you describe your current social class?
Charity
How much money, in dollars, have you donated to charity over the past year? (non-Americans: convert to dollars at http://www.xe.com/ ).
Your answer
PART TEN: MENTAL HEALTH
Depression
Regarding clinical depression...
Anxiety
Regarding any clinical anxiety disorder, like generalized anxiety or panic disorder...
OCD
Regarding obsessive compulsive disorder
Eating disorder
Regarding an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia
PTSD
Regarding post-traumatic stress disorder
Alcoholism
Regarding alcoholism
Drug addiction
Regarding addiction to some drug other than alcohol or tobacco
Borderline
Regarding borderline personality disorder
Bipolar
Regarding bipolar disorder
Autism
Regarding autism or Aspergers' syndrome
ADHD
Regarding ADD/ADHD:
Schizophrenia
Regarding schizophrenia...
Suicide
Regarding suicide...
Mood Scale
How would you rate your usual mood?
Very low
Very high
Anxiety
How would you rate your usual anxiety level
Low anxiety
High anxiety
Childhood
How would you describe your childhood?
Very bad
Very good
PART ELEVEN: UNCOMFORTABLE SELF-EVALUATION
Skip any of these that get too awkward
Life Satisfaction
Overall, how satisfied are you with your life?
Very unsatisfied
Very satisfied
Job Satisfaction
How happy are you with your job?
Not happy at all
Extremely happy
Social Satisfaction
How happy are you with your social life?
Not happy at all
Very happy
Romantic Satisfaction
How happy are you with your romantic situation?
Not happy at all
Very happy
PART TWELVE: GRAB BAG
Risks
How would you describe your attitude toward risk?
Unusually risk-averse
Unusually risk-taking
Vegetarian
Are you vegetarian?
Trustworthy
Other people are....
...basically trustworthy
...basically untrustworthy
Handedness
Which is your dominant hand?
Imagination
Are you able to clearly visualize images in your mind with imagination?
No image
Clear image
STEM
Are you...
More of a STEM person
More of a humanities person
Dreams
Regarding dreams...
Survey Willingness
How predetermined was it that you took this survey?
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