Wikimedia Norge/Community Survey 2016

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This page is a translated version of the page Wikimedia Norge/Brukerundersøkelse 2016 and the translation is 100% complete.

Other languages:
English • ‎norsk bokmål • ‎norsk nynorsk

About the survey

Wikimedia Norge's community survey was held to find out more about our user base, both members and other Wikimedia users in Norway. The survey was primarily distributed with CentralNotice on all projects in Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk, and CentralNotice on all English-language projects for users in Norway, but also via e-mail to all members of Wikimedia Norge and on the Facebook pages for Wikipedia in Bokmål, Wikipedia in Northern Sami and Wikimedia Norge. The survey was active from 8 November till 6 December 2016, and there was a total of 121 participating users.

Questions and answers

1. Which sentence is true for you?

This was a multiple choice question; users could select more than one option.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
I am a member of the association Wikimedia Norge 37 30.58 %
I am an active contributor to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects 91 75.21 %
None of the above 19 15.7 %
Total 121 100 %

2. Have you heard about Wikimedia Norge before this survey?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Yes 91 75.83 %
No 22 18.33 %
Not sure 7 5.83 %
Total 120 100 %

3. For how long have you been a member of Wikimedia Norge?

This question was only shown to those indicating they are a member in question 1.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
Less than a year 5 13.89 %
1–5 years 10 27.78 %
More than 5 years 19 52.78 %
Not sure 2 5.56 %
Total 36 100 %

4. For how long have you been a contributor to Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects?

This question was only shown to those who indicated that they were a contributor in question 1.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
Less than a year 5 5.75 %
1–5 years 18 20.69 %
5–10 years 31 35.63 %
More than ten years 32 36.78 %
Not sure 1 1.15 %
Total 87 100 %

5. What motivates you to contributo to Wikimedia projects?

This question was only shown to those who indicated that they were a contributor in question 1.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
A: I want to share my knowledge with others 55 63.22 %
B: I like creating things in collaboration with others 33 37.93 %
C: I think the wiki projects are important collaborative projects that I would like to be a part of 64 73.56 %
D: Contributing motivates me to learn new things 49 56.32 %
Other 9 10.34 %
Total 87 100 %
Other answers (in summary)
  • It is fun.
  • I use Wikipedia, so I should give something back.
  • I like encyclopedias.
  • I like proofreading.
  • I wish to counteract anglification.

6. Do you feel informed about what Wikimedia Norge is doing?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Yes 56 47.86 %
No 61 52.14 %
Total 117 100 %

7. How would you prefer to get information about Wikimedia Norge's activities?

This question was only shown to those who said no to question 6. The question allowed several options.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
A: E-mail 12 21.82 %
B: Facebook 2 3.64 %
C: Newsletter on my user talk page 13 23.64 %
D: Twitter 1 1.82 %
Other 8 14.55 %
I don't want to be informed 19 34.55 %
Total 55 100 %
Other answers (in summary)
  • Notifications on the village pumps or noticeboard.
  • Blog.

8. What kinds of activities would you be most interested in?

This was a multiple choice question; users could select more than one option.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
A: Real-life events 50 58.14 %
B: Online events like Wiki Loves Monuments 30 34.88 %
C: Other online events (not contests) 32 37.21 %
D: Advanced workshops 37 43.02 %
Other 7 8.14 %
Total 86 100 %

9. Have you previously participated in real-life wiki events?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Yes, several times 35 33.02 %
Yes, once 10 9.43 %
No, but I would like to 19 17.92 %
No 42 39.62 %
Total 106 100 %

10. Would you be interested in helping arrange wiki events (with support from Wikimedia Norge)?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Yes 37 35.92 %
No 66 64.08 %
Total 103 100 %

11. In that case, what kinds of events would you like to contribute to?

This question was only shown to those who said yes to question 10. The question allowed multiple options.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
A: Social meetups 25 75.76 %
B: Editathons 22 66.67 %
C: Newbie training 15 45.45 %
Other 1 3.03 %
Total 33 100 %
Other answers (in summary)
  • Producing videos.

12. Other comments

We got 14 answers to the free-form field for other comments. Some of them, in summary, are given below:

  • The challenge for WMNO is involving members who are not on the board.
  • Wikimedia Norge focuses too much on Wikipedia in Bokmål, at the expense of Nynorsk and Northern Sami. The efforts should be directed outwards to external instances that can help remove bottlenecks.
  • Make a better survey.
  • I wish to know more about Wikimedia Norge and what they do, it's not obvious from their website. I also want information about how to contribute, there was no information about that on the website.

13. Which projects do you contribute to?

This question was only shown to those who indicated they were a contributor in question 1. The question allowed several options.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
WP: Wikipedia 80 98.77 %
C: Wikimedia Commons 53 65.43 %
WD: Wikidata 31 38.27 %
WB: Wikibooks 1 1.23 %
WK: Wikisource 6 7.41 %
Other 9 11.11 %
Total 81 100 %
Other answers (in summary)
  • Wiktionary (×3)
  • Wikivoyage (×3)
  • Meta (×3)
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Wikispecies
  • WikiStrinda
  • Incubator
  • Translatewiki
  • Wikiversity

14. What languages do you contribute to?

This question was only shown to those who indicated that they were a contributor in question 1. The question allowed several options.
Answer No. of answers Percentage
nb: Norwegian Bokmål 64 80 %
nn: Norwegian Nynorsk 12 15 %
se: Northern Sami 0 0 %
en: English 37 46.25 %
Other 8 10 %
Total 80 100 %
Other answers (in summary)
  • Swedish (×4)
  • German (×3)
  • Danish
  • French

15. Where do you live?

Where the users live

     10+      5–9      1–5

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Akershus 14 13.59 %
Aust-Agder 0 0 %
Buskerud 2 1.94 %
Finnmark 0 0 %
Hedmark 0 0 %
Hordaland 8 7.77 %
Møre og Romsdal 1 0.97 %
Nordland 1 0.97 %
Nord-Trøndelag 1 0.97 %
Oppland 1 0.97 %
Oslo 19 18.45 %
Rogaland 0 0 %
Sogn og Fjordane 1 0.97 %
Svalbard 0 0 %
Sør-Trøndelag 12 11.65 %
Telemark 1 0.97 %
Troms 3 2.91 %
Vest-Agder 4 3.88 %
Vestfold 7 6.8 %
Østfold 0 0 %
Abroad (Europa) 6 5.83 %
Abroad (outside of Europe) 4 3.88 %
Prefer not to answer 18 17.48 %
Total 103 100 %

16. How old are you?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Less than 20 6 6 %
21–30 16 16 %
31–40 30 30 %
41–50 18 18 %
51–60 14 14 %
More than 60 16 16 %
Total 100 100 %

17. Which gender do you identify with?

Answer No. of answers Percentage
Male 84 84.85 %
Female 11 11.11 %
Other 0 0 %
Prefer not to answer 4 4.04 %
Total 99 100 %