Ethereum Governance Survey

Since 2015, Ethereum has grown into a global phenomenon both in social engagement and technical dedication. Recently, Ethereum governance has come under greater scrutiny as the need for coordination between disparate stakeholders has become more necessary.

The Ethereum Governance Survey is intended to collect data from a diverse set of individuals within the Ethereum ecosystem, to better understand true sentiments across various groups and provide an anonymous outlet for communicating views.

The results of this survey will be published in a report that will hopefully inform future governance and decision making processes within the Ethereum ecosystem.

Your participation is appreciated.

*This is NOT an official survey.*

I. Demographics
1. On which continent do you reside or spend the most time in? (no you don’t live in Antarctica) *
2. What portion of your financial assets (eg. savings, investments) are in ETH or an ERC standard? *
3. How much ETH do you hold? *
4. Do you own equity or tokens from an organization that is building on Ethereum? *
5. How many Ethereum addresses do you have with a balance greater than 0 (incl. hardware wallets and exchanges)? *
II. Ethereum Community
6. Do you identify yourself as a member of the Ethereum community? *
7. Are you employed or contracted by an organization building on Ethereum (eg. Dapp, client developer, mining pool)? *
8. How long have you been “in” Ethereum (eg. part of the community, emotionally/financially invested, employed)? *
9. Which of these ‘roles’ do you identify with? Select all that apply. *
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10. Which 'role' do you identify most with? *
11. What has been your involvement with Ethereum-based dapps? Select all that apply. *
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12. Do you identify as a member or affiliate of any of these Ethereum community groups? Select all that apply. *
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13. Have you or your employer ever financially contributed to any of these Ethereum funds in the past year? Select all that apply. *
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14. Have you or your employer ever financially received contributions from any of these Ethereum funds in the past year? Select all that apply. *
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15. Have you attended any of these Ethereum community events? Select all that apply. *
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16. Do you visit and/or subscribe to any of these platforms to learn more about Ethereum? Select all that apply. *
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17. Which of these platforms do you believe best captures the ecosystem/community sentiment? (Best signal to noise ratio) *
III. Ethereum Governance
18. In your opinion, what is Ethereum’s vision? *
Your answer
19. How well do you understand what Ethereum’s vision is? *
20. Generally, are you aligned with Ethereum’s vision? *
21. Do you want to participate in either technical or political Ethereum governance processes in regards to Ethereum? *
22. What Ethereum governance activities have you participated in? Select all that apply. *
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23. How often would you want to participate in Ethereum governance processes? *
24. What limits you from participating in Ethereum governance today? Select all that apply. *
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25. How well do you understand the mission of the Ethereum Foundation? *
I understand very well
I don't understand at all
26. Do you care about the mission of the Ethereum Foundation? *
I care a lot
I don't care at all
27. Generally, how do you feel about the output or productivity of the Ethereum Foundation? *
Very satisfied
Very unsatisfied
28. Why do you feel this way about the Ethereum Foundation’s productivity? *
Your answer
29. Do you trust the Ethereum Foundation to make decisions in the best interest of Ethereum? *
Trust highly
Don't trust at all
30. Do you feel that the decision making process conducted by the Ethereum Foundation is clear and transparent? *
Very clear and transparent
Very unclear and opaque
31. Have you attended an Ethereum Core Devs meeting? *
32. Do you know how to find the links to attend the Ethereum Core Dev Meetings live? *
33. Do you watch Ethereum Core Dev Meeting videos or read notes after the meeting? *
34. Do you understand what is discussed at the Ethereum Core Dev Meetings? *
Understand very well
Don't understand at all
35. Do you care about what is discussed at the Ethereum Core Dev Meetings? *
I care a lot
I don't care at all
36. Generally, how do you feel about the output or productivity of Ethereum Core Dev Meetings? *
Very satisfied
Very unsatisfied
37. Do you trust the Ethereum Core Devs to make technical decisions in the best interest of the protocol? *
Trust highly
Don't trust at all
38. Do you trust the Ethereum Core Devs to make political decisions in the best interest of the protocol? *
Trust highly
Don't trust at all
39. Do you feel that the decision making process conducted by Ethereum Core Devs is clear and transparent? *
Very clear and transparent
Very unclear and opaque
40. Generally, do you understand the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) Process? *
Understand very well
Don't understand at all
41. What is your level of interaction with the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) Process? *
42. Overall, what is your degree of satisfaction with the EIP Process? *
Very unsatisfied
Very satisfied
43. What challenges (if any) do you see with Ethereum governance? Select all that apply. *
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44. How do you feel about the project management efforts of Ethereum protocol development? *
Excellent
Very poor
45. Do you think Ethereum project management efforts should be centralized/have a leader? *
46. Do you believe miners/stakers participate in Ethereum governance? *
47. Do you believe that miners/stakers *should* participate in Ethereum governance? *
48. Do you feel that fear of a contentious hard fork is a strong mechanism to incentivize collaborative Ethereum governance? *
Very strong
Very weak
49. Do you care if the Ethereum chain splits? *
I care a lot
I don't care at all
50. Do you care if the Ethereum community splits? *
I care a lot
I don't care at all
51. Which of these consensus mechanisms would you support for Ethereum? Select all that apply. *
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52. Do you support on-chain governance (eg. delegated stakers)? *
53. Do you support EIP 1890: Commitment to Sustainable Ecosystem Funding (eg. block rewards funding)? *
54. Do you support EIP 999: Restore Contract Code at 0x863DF6BFa4 (Parity multi-sig)? *
IV. Governance Mechanisms
55. Have you ever submitted a stance on Tennagraph? *
56. Have you ever participated in a coinvote in regards to Ethereum? (eg. Carbonvote) *
57. Why have you not participated in a coinvote? Select all that apply. *
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58. Do you feel that coinvotes are effective tools for deriving a group’s sentiment? *
Very effective
Not effective at all
59. Why do you feel that way about coinvotes? *
Your answer
60. Do you feel that prediction market tools (eg. futarchy) are effective for deriving a group’s sentiment? *
Very effective
Not effective at all
61. Do you feel that an identity solution would be effective for Ethereum governance? *
Very effective
Not effective at all
62. Were you “in Ethereum” when the DAO hack occurred? *
63. Would you trust a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to make decisions on Ethereum governance (eg. public goods funding distribution)? *
Trust highly
Don't trust at all
64. Should the Ethereum Foundation create a DAO or distribute funding through a DAO mechanism? *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
65. Do you think conviction voting/staking is an effective mechanism to support Ethereum governance and/or decision making? *
Very effective
Not effective at all
66. Do you think quadratic voting is an effective mechanism to support Ethereum governance and/or decision making, a 1 person 1 vote (1p1v) mechanism for Ethereum governance? *
Very effective
Not effective at all
67. What is your preferred political system for Ethereum governance?
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