The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

Good morning from the UK! The survey has been open for about 13 hours and we just hit 5,000 responses! 🚀

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Almost 7,000 participants now, and I've pulled together a spreadsheet so that you call can see how it's going and to compare to the response rate from previous years!

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

We're only two days in so the line is very short, but - it's the red one on the left.

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✨🌟 10,000! 🌟✨

We hit 10,000 responses about 24 hours after the survey opened!

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It's the morning of day 3, and I haven't updated the participation spreadsheet yet but we're up to 13,000 responses. :)

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We hit 21,000 responses just before midnight. It's now 10 minutes into day 5 and there's a reasonable chance we'll beat last year's record today. It's not even been a week!

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It's not quite noon on day 5, and we just went over 23,000. That's 1,458 left to beat last year's record.

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Well, we broke 2020's record of 24,350 responses sometime around 10pm on day 5, which took over a month last year. :D

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Here's how things looked at the end of day 6 with >28,000 responses!

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I am genuinely quite nervous that I'll run out of space on this Google Sheet...

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It's day 11, and yesterday was a slow day, only ~750 responses. So today we're almost at 38,000, which is still SO MANY!!

As always, any link-sharing you can do outside of social media is super helpful, as is sharing here on Twitter or on Facebook.

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Things have calmed down a little bit now, as you can see from the attached graphs. We're just heading towards 39,000 in a leisurely manner.

Public spreadsheet: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

Take the survey: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GenderCens

(39,000! That's so many!)

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It's day 20, we're well over halfway through, and a couple of days ago we went over 41,000 responses. :) We're getting 200-300 entries per day, still. Not too shabby!

The survey: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GenderCens

The participation tracker: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

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Hello! :) There's fewer than 200 participants until we get to 42,000 - I reckon we'll get to that milestone today. I will update the participation spreadsheet in a few minutes.

The survey: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GenderCens

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There are just three days to go on the Gender Census, and here's where we're at:

- 43,000 participants 😲
- 12% are age 31+
- 68% are from Tumblr, Twitter or Discord

Can you share the survey link anywhere new, or with people over the age of 25?

Survey: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GenderCens

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Theoretically there's about 15 hours to go on the Gender Census, but it may be a little longer because I have an otherwise quite busy day tomorrow...!

If your gender defies the binary, maybe give this a look? smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GenderCens

There have been over 44,000 entries so far!

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It's noon (survey-closing time), and I've got a gap in my day! Noon is when I feed my cat, so you've got a last few minutes to take part... :D

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@gendercensus
holy cow, that is *impressive*

it's been really cool to see over the past few years just how much this thing just /keeps growing!/

@certifiedperson Not gonna lie, I'm a little bit worried that I might have to beef up my computer to deal with the huge spreadsheet situation, I'm already using up almost two thirds of Google Sheets' 5,000,000 cell limit...!

@gendercensus
Oof yeah that is a *lot*, wow! I hope any upgrading you need to do goes smoothly ♡

@gendercensus I'm still willing to help with the technical aspects of processing the data if spreadsheets turn out to be not viable anymore. Or if they still are and a little bit of external processing is needed.

@madewokherd Thank you, very kind! :) I'm not really sure what I'll do yet - I still have about 27% of my allotted cells on Google Sheets, and if necessary I can split it into one spreadsheet per question! But ultimately I think I just need to find a good statistics program and then (oh no the hard part) learn how to use it...

@gendercensus I've done some work with gnuplot, maybe that could work? Or not specialized enough?

@madewokherd I am kind of in a place right now where I don't even know enough to know how specialised I need something to be, and I've never heard of gnuplot! Anyway, it's on the back-burner - when I need help I will post here probably. :)

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