ProCon.org User Survey Results, Apr. 17, 2008 - Sep. 24, 2008



ProCon.org started an online user survey on April 17, 2008 to learn more about our readers' experiences with the website.

On September 24, 2008 we passed 1,000 survey completions and ended the day with 1,025 total (results below).

We remain interested in your feedback, so please take the ProCon.org User Survey if you have not already done so.

Thanks again to our readers for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.


 

1. Your Age

 

Response Percent Response Count
11 or under 1.2% 12
12-14 4.8% 49
15-17 13.0% 133
18-24 15.6% 160
25-34 13.8% 141
35-44 15.5% 159
45-54 17.2% 176
55-64 12.6% 129
65 or older 6.4% 66
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


2. Your Gender

Response Percent Response Count
Female 50.3% 516
Male 49.7% 509
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0
 

3. Your Ethnicity

Response Percent Response Count
African American 6.2% 64
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1.2% 12
Asian or Pacific Islander 4.7% 48
Caucasian 71.9% 737
Hispanic or Latino 5.6% 57
Multi 4.5% 46
Other (please specify) 6.0% 61
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


4. Did ProCon.org help you to think more critically, to make better judgments on the subject matter, and/or to see issues in a new light?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 66.9% 686
B. Not sure 22.7% 233
C. Con (no) 10.3% 106
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


5. Did you learn any new facts or information and come away with a deeper understanding of the issue or subject matter?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 79.0% 810
B. Not sure 12.3% 126
C. Con (no) 8.7% 89
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


6. Based on what you learned at ProCon.org, did you change any of your perceptions, feelings, or opinions on an issue?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 28.6% 293
B. Not sure 27.7% 284
C. Con (no) 43.7% 448
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


7. Did you learn any information from ProCon.org that you will probably use in the future?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 74.9% 768
B. Not sure 16.9% 173
C. Con (no) 8.2% 84
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


8. Did your experience at ProCon.org make you want to learn more about any of the subject matter?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 77.6% 795
B. Not sure 12.7% 130
C. Con (no) 9.8% 100
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


9. Did you enjoy your overall experience at ProCon.org?

Response Percent Response Count
A. Pro (yes) 81.1% 831
B. Not sure 13.9% 142
C. Con (no) 5.1% 52
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0


10. What are the reasons for your visit to ProCon.org? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
to gain or improve general knowledge on specific controversial issues 61.1% 626
 
to work on a school assignment 31.3% 321
 
to validate or confirm my beliefs on an issue 36.1% 370
 
to challenge my beliefs on an issue or to be my own devil's advocate 23.1% 237
 
to help me take a position on an issue 28.8% 295
 
to help me to decide how to vote on an issue or candidate 30.8% 316
 
to help me win a debate 15.0% 154
 
Other (please specify) 14.3% 147
answered question 1,025
skipped question 0