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.

Rebecca Watson

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+.

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  1. Profile photo of Steve D
    April 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm —

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

  2. Profile photo of genjokoan
    April 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm —

    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. Profile photo of zylla
    April 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm —

    Tree lobsters for the win.

  4. Profile photo of TerranRich
    April 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm —

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

  5. Profile photo of Amy Roth
    April 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm —

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

    • Profile photo of Laika
      April 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm —

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

  6. Profile photo of Brian G
    April 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm —

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

  7. Profile photo of genjokoan
    April 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm —

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

  8. Profile photo of Briarking
    April 14, 2012 at 1:10 am —

    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. Profile photo of Rebecca Watson
    April 14, 2012 at 9:10 am —

    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.

    • Profile photo of lactosefermenter
      April 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm —

      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. Profile photo of Skepotter
    April 14, 2012 at 9:20 am —

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

  11. Profile photo of Ziggy66
    April 14, 2012 at 9:31 am —

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

    • Profile photo of Anne S
      April 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm —

      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. Profile photo of Veery McVeerface
    April 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm —

    You forgot the "says" in "shitredditsays"!

  13. Profile photo of torvin
    April 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm —

    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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