Introduction to the Effective Altruism Survey - 2019

Thank you very much in advance for completing this survey. Our hope is that it will help the effective altruist community better understand our actions, values, demographics, and ideas, and will be used by a number of effective altruist organisations to help inform their work. 
All questions after this first page are optional. The questions in the two pages at the end of the survey titled 'Extra Credit' are especially optional, for if you want to provide us additional information. The survey is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes on average to complete, depending on how extensively you answer the survey. 
This year, the Centre for Effective Altruism has 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.

The EA Survey is a community project run by Rethink Charity.  Rethink Charity will use your personal information in accordance with its privacy policy here, for the purposes of publishing anonymised aggregate analyses of responses, contacting you if you opt-in to receive communications from us at the end of the survey and making publicly available an anonymised dataset for the EA Community to conduct their own analyses with. 
As in previous years, we will make an anonymized copy of the survey data publicly available online, so that EAs can conduct their own analyses. This will remove respondent names, contact information and city, as well as removing or replacing open comment responses with broad categories. If there is any question the answer to which you think might identify you or which you feel uncomfortable being made public for any other reason, you can decline to answer it. You can also e-mail us at with any queries or to ask us to remove any or all of your responses from the public dataset.

Sections of Survey
Effective Altruism Involvement
Cause Preferences
Donation Information
Demographic Information
EA Community
Survey Feedback
Sharing Information
Extra Credit (Optional)

Thank you for taking this survey! Feel free to forward this survey to others using this link

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* 1. Do you broadly subscribe to the basic ideas behind effective altruism?

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* 2. Could you, however loosely, be described as an "Effective Altruist"?

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* 3. Are you giving genuine, sincere answers?