UNU-Merit

  1. New Reports from November 2008 Survey Released

    In November 2008, the Collaborative Creativity Group at UNU-Merit, in partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, launched the most comprehensive survey of Wikipedia readers and contributors ever conducted. The survey was translated into 20 languages and received more than 170,000 responses. In April 2009, we shared preliminary results of the survey, and in August 2009, a member of the UNU-Merit te... Read more

  2. 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 part of the questionnaire).* This level of response far exc... Read more

  3. 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, and perceived. We therefore encourage everyone to participate in this s... Read more

  4. 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 interest for readers and contributors awareness of Wikipedi... Read more