First preliminary results from UNU-Merit Survey of Wikipedia Readers and Contributors available

From late October to early November 2008, the Wikimedia Foundation and UNU-Merit conducted the first multilingual survey of Wikipedia readers and contributors in 20 languages. In total, more than 130,000 Wikipedia readers and contributors completed the extensive survey questionnaire (out of more than 300,000 people total who took at least…


Multilingual Wikipedia Survey Launched

In collaboration with the the Collaborative Creativity Group at UNU-MERIT (www.merit.unu.edu), we want to invite you to take the first multilingual survey of Wikipedia readers and contributors. For the first time, this survey will provide an overview of the Wikipedia community and how the content of Wikipedia is created, used,…


Help translate our first survey of readers and contributors

In July 2008, the Wikimedia Foundation, in collaboration with UNU-Merit, plans to launch the first general survey of Wikimedia readers and contributors (with a focus on Wikipedia). This survey will ask questions on: demographics (gender, profession, etc.) factors which influence whether people contribute or not topic and activity areas of…