Take the 2012 Skepchick Census!

Take the 2012 Skepchick Census!

Every two years, we’ve issued a census for our beloved readers. Here’s the link to this year’s! It’s only 25 questions and in about a week you’ll get to see the juicy results. It shouldn’t take you long to complete, and it’s totally anonymous. Please be as accurate as you can, since your answers will help us determine how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve in the future.


Note: some question options were taken from this survey created by veerserif of r/shitredditsays.

Avatar of Rebecca Watson
Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org and appears on the weekly Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.


  1. Avatar of Steve D

    Hrm, the "best animal" question doesn't have an option for tree lobsters. :-D

  2. Avatar of genjokoan

    I am pretty sure that I am not the target demographic, but I do enjoy skepchick.org.  Thanks for asking.
    SWMBO and I have eight salukis and one very brave cat, none of which seem impressed with your selection of "best" animals.

  3. Avatar of zylla

    Tree lobsters for the win.

  4. Avatar of TerranRich

    I just wanted to personally thank you for introducing me to the term "gynesexual". It fits me perfectly, better than "heterosexual" does.

  5. Avatar of Amy

    Dear Rebecca, 
    The Ask Surly Amy features are my favorite. You should have them always.
    Surly Amy

    • Avatar of Laika

      Dear Rebecca,
      The Ask Surly Amy features are MY favorite!! You should have them always. 

  6. Avatar of Brian G

    Amy Has a good point.
    Steve has a better point. 
    Therefore I skewed the (animal) data on purpose.
    *drops mic, walks off stage*

  7. Avatar of genjokoan

    More Amy or I am taking my ball and going home.

  8. Avatar of Briarking

    Hmph. Even my top TEN or so best animals (which includes tree lobsters) aren't listed!
    But I said tree kangaroos so Rebecca would like me. :o)

  9. Avatar of Rebecca Watson

    I admit that it was an awful oversight to forget Ask Surly Amy on the survey, and also I accept that otters should have been an option. BUT THAT IS ALL.

    • Avatar of lactosefermenter

      Um, hate ta' tell you this but otters aren't real.
      They're merely a trick of the light like the "face" on Mars or the "arms" on Venus.
      Everyone knows that.
      Go ahead and include them if ya want but don't blame me when the rest of
      the skeptical community guffaws at your expense.

  10. Avatar of Skepotter

    Otters, absolutely!  (Oh, and Surly Amy, too).

  11. Avatar of Ziggy66

    You could have phrased the race/ethnicity questions soley on ethnicity instead of relying on the repugnant concept of "race" and "white".

    • Avatar of Anne S

      Ziggy66, this movement has well-achknowledge issues regarding race, and we probably don't have a better chance of addressing them by pretending that race does not exist (as a social construct, if nothing else). 

  12. Avatar of Veery McVeerface

    You forgot the "says" in "shitredditsays"!

  13. Avatar of torvin

    It’s probably not your fault, but survey’s user interface sucks: you cannot check a checkbox/radiobutton by clicking on it’s label. This just isn’t right :)

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