Vaguely interested in Effective Altruism? Please Take the Official 2022 EA Survey

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The survey will close at the end of the year.

What is the Effective Altruism Survey?

The Effective Altruism (EA) Survey is the official survey run by Rethink Priorities and the Center for Effective Altruism to provide valuable information about the demographics of the EA community and other vital data used for EA community building. LessWrong users remain an important part of this community and we want to ensure they are represented.

We appreciate it when EAs share the survey with others. If you would like to do so, please use this link (https://​​​​jfe/​​form/​​SV_1NfgYhwzvlNGUom?source=shared) so that we can track where our sample is recruited from.

What’s new this year?

  • The EA Survey is substantially shorter. Our testers completed the survey in 10 minutes or less.

  • We worked with CEA to make it possible for some of your answers to be pre-filled with your previous responses, to save you even more time. At present, this is only possible if you took the 2020 EA Survey and shared your data with CEA. This is because your responses are identified using your log-in. In future years, we may be able to email you a custom link which would allow you to pre-fill, or simply not be shown, certain questions which you have answered before, whether or not you share your data with CEA, and there is an option to opt-in to this in this year’s survey.

Why take the EA Survey?

The EA Survey provides valuable information about the EA community and how it is changing over time. Every year the survey is used to inform the decisions of a number of different EA orgs. And, despite the survey being much shorter this year, this year we have included requests from a wider variety of decision-makers than ever before.


This year the Centre for Effective Altruism has, again, generously donated a prize of $1000 USD that will be awarded to a randomly selected respondent to the EA Survey, for them to donate to any of the organizations listed on EA Funds. Please note that to be eligible, you need to provide a valid e-mail address so that we can contact you.