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Research:Wikipedia Editors Survey 2011 April

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This page is about the April 2011 Editor Survey. For the subsequent November/December 2011 Editor Survey, see here

The Editor Survey (April 2011) is the first ever, in a series of the Wikimedia Foundation's semi-annual surveys. Providing a comprehensive analysis of Wikipedia's editing community, the survey was made available only to logged-in Wikipedia users. Moving forward, the WMF foundation will use the April 2011 survey as a baseline for trending data on Wikipedia editors.

The report is provided below in a PDF format. A Wiki-based version can be found here.

Wiki-based version


A Wiki-based version can be found here.

Download the Editor Survey 2011 report:


Editor Survey April 2011 - PDF



You can download raw and anonymized data from the editor survey from here.

A few important notes about the dataset:

1. This dataset includes data from the Editor Survey conducted in Japan. The analysis conducted for the Report does not include Japan, since we received the results much later.
2. After some cleaning (details in Appendix C) we have 5,281 responses. A few of respondents either reported zero edits (in question D1b) or their actual edit counts were found to be zero. Their responses to several questions were ignored, and only the "true editors" (edit count greater than zero) were considered. You can find out for which questions we looked at only true editors in Appendix C of the report.



The Survey questionnaire can be downloaded as a PDF.