2019 SSC Survey
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Previous Surveys0 responses
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Public13,047 responses
Yes, you can release myanonymous answers publiclyNo, please remove myanswers before release8.1%91.9%
Yes, you can release my anonymous answers publicly11,988
No, please remove my answers before release1,059
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PART ONE: BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
Age13,035 responses
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Hawaii
79
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Country13,014 responses
United StatesUnited KingdomCanadaGermanyAustraliaFranceNew ZealandRussia1/1361.5%
United States8,004
United Kingdom921
Canada825
Germany575
Australia454
France154
New Zealand152
Russia139
Finland133
Poland123
Sweden120
Israel114
Ireland81
Brazil81
Netherlands79
Norway67
Denmark66
India56
Spain55
Italy52
Switzerland45
Singapore37
Hungary35
Belgium34
South Africa31
Austria30
Ukraine29
Czech Republic26
The Netherlands26
Portugal25
Argentina23
Croatia22
Hong Kong20
Romania19
Latvia16
Lithuania15
Czechia15
Greece14
China13
Japan12
Slovakia12
Estonia12
Mexico10
South Korea9
Luxembourg8
Serbia8
Colombia8
Indonesia6
Belarus6
Brazil 6
sweden6
Chile6
Iceland6
Turkey5
Bulgaria5
Philippines5
Malaysia5
Sweden 4
Netherlands 4
United Arab Emirates4
Czech republic4
Taiwan4
italy4
belgium4
Uganda3
Ireland 3
slovakia3
Nigeria3
Norway 2
SPAIN2
Czech Republic 2
Turkey / Netherlands2
Peru2
Argentina 2
Kosovo2
Liechtenstein2
Slovenia2
spain2
Kazakh Dutch (native Russian speaker)2
Afghanistan2
Cambodia2
Luxembourg 2
People's Republic of China2
Zimbabwe2
Latin America (not a country, but close enough)2
Singapore 2
Hong Kong China2
Bavaria2
Jordan2
the netherlands2
The Czech Republic2
England2
austria2
Armenia2
Dominican Republic2
SWEDEN2
Albania2
Sudan2
BRAZIL2
Bolivia2
Other49
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State8,018 responses
California
New York
Massachusetts
Washington
Texas
Illinois
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Oregon
New Jersey
Ohio
Florida
Colorado
Michigan
Minnesota
North Carolina
Georgia
Utah
Wisconsin
Arizona
Missouri
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Tennessee
Indiana
Kansas
Oklahoma
Kentucky
Alabama
California
New Mexico
Iowa
New Hampshire
Nevada
Arkansas
Maine
Louisiana
South Carolina
california
CA
Nebraska
Alaska
Massachusetts
NY
Vermont
Idaho
New York
Rhode Island
Hawaii
Washington
washington
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
new york
WA
West Virginia
TX
New york
Washington, DC
MA
DC
massachusetts
Delaware
CALIFORNIA
Illinois
Minnesota
pennsylvania
Mississippi
British Columbia
Montana
PA
Massachussetts
FL
Washington State
IL
ohio
Wisconsin
South Dakota
North Dakota
maryland
florida
Wyoming
Missouri
oregon
MD
texas
Kentucky
GA
New Jersey
Oregon
MI
NJ
illinois
Ny
Puerto Rico
Massachusettes
indiana
ny
ca
Other (278)
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Race13,012 responses
Asian (East Asian)Asian (Indian subcontinent)Middle EasternBlackWhite (non-Hispanic)HispanicOther88.4%
Asian (East Asian)417
Asian (Indian subcontinent)303
Middle Eastern81
Black72
White (non-Hispanic)11,504
Hispanic231
Other404
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PART TWO: SEX, GENDER, RELATIONSHIPS
Sex13,062 responses
MaleFemaleOther11.1%88.9%
Male11,611
Female1,447
Other4
No responses yet for this question.
Gender13,024 responses
M (cisgender)F (cisgender)M (transgender f -> m)F (transgender m -> f)Other9.8%85.6%
M (cisgender)11,150
F (cisgender)1,270
M (transgender f -> m)50
F (transgender m -> f)221
Other333
No responses yet for this question.
Sexual Orientation13,031 responses
HeterosexualHomosexualBisexualOther11.3%81.4%
Heterosexual10,612
Homosexual529
Bisexual1,466
Other424
No responses yet for this question.
Relationship style13,034 responses
Prefer monogamousPrefer polyamorousUncertain / no preferenceOther16.9%9.1%72.7%
Prefer monogamous9,473
Prefer polyamorous1,186
Uncertain / no preference2,199
Other176
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Relationship Status13,061 responses
SingleRelationshipMarried32.2%27.2%40.6%
Single5,297
Relationship3,559
Married4,205
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Children13,060 responses
01234+9.5%77.6%
010,137
11,037
21,246
3439
4+201
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PART THREE: WORK AND EDUCATION
Work Status13,044 responses
For-profit workNon-profit workGovernment workStudentAcademics (on the teachingside)Self-employedIndependently wealthyHomemakerUnemployed18.7%5.2%47.4%
For-profit work6,185
Non-profit work680
Government work863
Student2,443
Academics (on the teaching side)966
Self-employed866
Independently wealthy161
Homemaker124
Unemployed756
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Profession12,661 responses
PhilosophyEconomicsFinanceStatisticsComputers (AI)Computers (other academi…Computers (practical: IT, pr…Physics1/37%31.3%
Philosophy225
Economics380
Finance609
Statistics235
Computers (AI)540
Computers (other academic, computer science)530
Computers (practical: IT, programming, etc.)3,963
Physics391
Biology319
Health Care (mental health)85
Health Care (other)411
Mathematics578
Neuroscience94
Other "hard science"240
Psychology157
Other "social science"329
Engineering798
Business460
Law589
Art223
Media227
Other "white collar"886
Other "blue collar"392
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Degree13,036 responses
NoneHigh school2 year degreeBachelor'sMaster'sPh D.MDJDOther professional degree13.9%11.6%24.2%39.4%
None287
High school1,808
2 year degree357
Bachelor's5,130
Master's3,160
Ph D.1,515
MD174
JD440
Other professional degree165
No responses yet for this question.
Education Complete12,975 responses
YesNo29.5%70.5%
Yes9,151
No3,824
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PART FOUR: RELIGIOUS VIEWS
Religious Views13,027 responses
Committed theistLukewarm theistDeist/Pantheist/etc.AgnosticAtheist but spiritualAtheist and not spiritual10.3%52.9%9.1%18.1%
Committed theist1,348
Lukewarm theist856
Deist/Pantheist/etc.399
Agnostic2,356
Atheist but spiritual1,183
Atheist and not spiritual6,885
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Religious Denomination4,037 responses
Christian (Protestant)Christian (Catholic)JewishMixed/OtherBuddhistUnitarian Universalism or si…Christian (Other non-Prote…Christian (Mormon)1/1312.3%17.2%31.5%
Christian (Protestant)1,271
Christian (Catholic)694
Jewish498
Mixed/Other340
Buddhist238
Unitarian Universalism or similar198
Christian (Other non-Protestant, eg Eastern Orthodox)172
Christian (Mormon)106
Hindu57
None31
Muslim29
Traditional Chinese17
Pagan15
none14
Discordian12
Quaker9
skip8
Taoist7
Atheist7
Baha'i6
Taoism5
Pastafarian5
Skip4
misclick4
n/a4
Christian (Anglican)4
I accidentally clicked an option and I am unable to deselect4
Agnostic4
Deist4
Thelema4
Discordianism4
neo-pagan3
Neopagan3
Polytheist3
Wicca3
Zoroastrian2
Church of England2
Panentheism2
Christian non-demoninational2
Cultural Muslim2
Equestrian2
Clicked an answer by mistake2
pagan2
Accidentally chose option2
Shamanism2
Atheist 2
misclicked2
Anabaptist Mennonite2
Can't click off this question, please edit out my answer2
Cthulhu/Azathoth/Omega Point/Roko's Basilisk2
Karaite Jewish2
Simulationist2
atheist2
Secular Humanist2
Secular Jewish2
Stoic2
Religious left pantheistic community member personally secular humanist2
Humanist2
I'm not going to refresh the whole page just because I accidentally clicked on this question.2
Neo-Pagan2
accidentally clicked2
secular buddhist2
Semi-practicing jew, despite being an atheist, you know how it goes.2
N/a2
animistic pagan 2
Transhumanism2
Simulation hypothesis 2
buddhist/UU2
Pagan-ish--the "but spiritual" = atheistic nature worship2
Hermeticism/Western Occultism2
Clicked by mistake; no way to unclick2
other Christian2
Asatru2
Once you click, you can't unclick.2
Norse pagan2
atheist but i accidentally clicked a button2
Pagan/animist, but only mildly2
Paganism2
Gnostic2
Oops, none.2
Apathiest2
Once you click here, you cannot unselect. I don't believe in any religion2
Heathen/Norse2
Post modern Christian2
I choose to act as a classic D&D Paladin, and it works well for me.2
I'm sorry, you can't select buttons, and I thought this was the religious background question2
Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)2
I can't uncheck the radio buttons entirely once I've selected one. I meant to skip this question.2
Cultural Christian, Ex-Christian2
My own2
skip this question2
Pagan / Satanist2
Science of Mind2
New Age Syncretic2
Hellenic Pagan2
singularity2
Christian2
monopanentheistic mysterian2
polytheist2
Agnostic/Taoist2
Other120
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Religious Background12,386 responses
Christian (Protestant)Christian (Catholic)JewishMixed/OtherChristian (Other non-Prote…Unitarian Universalism or si…Christian (Mormon)Hindu1/139.6%28.1%40.8%
Christian (Protestant)5,048
Christian (Catholic)3,482
Jewish1,192
Mixed/Other642
Christian (Other non-Protestant, eg Eastern Orthodox)624
Unitarian Universalism or similar290
Christian (Mormon)267
Hindu209
Muslim99
Traditional Chinese69
Buddhist62
Atheist56
None51
Quaker17
atheist9
none8
Agnostic8
Baha'i8
Atheist 6
Jehovah's Witness6
Jain5
Anglican5
Athiest5
Christian4
Christian Scientist4
Sikh4
Christian (Anglican)4
Scientologist4
Bahai3
Atheism3
Catholic and Jewish3
Jewish and Christian3
Agnostic/secular family2
Church of England2
Quiverfull2
Jehovah's witnesses2
Family has never practiced a religion / athiest2
Jewish and Sikh2
Great grandparents were Anglican(church of england) and Welsh Baptist2
None.2
Christian (Eastern Orthodox & Catholic)2
One side Muslim, one side Christian2
father - muslim, mother - Eastern Orthodox2
Baha’i 2
not interested in religion or atheism2
Non Practicing Non denominational American Christian. 2
Anabaptist Mennonite2
Mixed Christian2
Christian (Protestant) < 12 < Christian (Catholic) < college2
Sikh Dharma2
Taoist2
I am being evaluated in a simulation2
Neo-Pagan2
Grandparents became atheists; 3 Protestant, 1 Jewish2
Christian Science2
Mormon2
other Christian2
none (Protestant 2-3 generations ago)2
Jewish/ agnostic/ atheists due to Soviet regime2
I'm forth generation atheist, I think my great great grandparents were protestant2
none that I know of2
Sikhism2
Nominal Protestantism2
Sort of New Age-y2
Liberal Atheist2
Catholic on father's side; Southern Baptist on mother's side.2
Confucian2
Nonreligious2
agnostic2
Lativan Paganism/Catholic 2
Quaker and Unitarian Universalist2
Ietsism2
Atheist for at least two generations2
atheistic lutheran2
New Age2
Family always atheist2
Secular2
Christian: Quaker (unusual enough to deserve its own category imo)2
Mixed Catholic / Quaker2
Christian (Mixed Catholic/Protestant)2
Christadelphian2
atheism for generations; Scottish Protestant before that - change it as appopriate2
Celtic Neopaganism2
Pagan2
Family are committed atheists2
athiest2
Mennonite2
None really applicable for two generations2
vaugely christianish2
Protestant and Catholic2
Atheist / Agnostic2
Mixed Catholic/Protestant2
Christian (father catholic, mother protestant)2
Spiritist2
half-hearted Christian / traditional Chinese2
None within living memory2
Jewish/Protestant Christian2
Mixed Catholic & Protestant2
Ex-Morman and Ex-Catholic2
Church of England Agnostic2
Other50
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Moral Views12,616 responses
Accept / lean towardconsequentialismAccept / lean towarddeontologyAccept / lean toward virtueethicsAccept / lean toward naturallawAccept / lean towards contr…Other / No answer22.4%12.9%7.6%45.9%
Accept / lean toward consequentialism5,796
Accept / lean toward deontology958
Accept / lean toward virtue ethics1,628
Accept / lean toward natural law801
Accept / lean towards contractualism606
Other / No answer2,827
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PART FIVE: NUMBERS THAT PURPORT TO MEASURE YOUR INTELLIGENCE
IQ3,757 responses
135
130
140
145
138
132
150
125
142
120
136
155
133
137
160
139
143
144
115
128
148
147
131
134
141
127
146
154
126
129
123
152
156
N/A
149
118
124
165
117
121
151
110
158
161
122
162
169
119
164
180
175
114
n/a
105
100
159
170
153
112
Unknown
174
157
107
Don't know
163
166
No idea
172
179
176
Never took one
167
168
Never taken one
178
Not known.
150 (childhood)
111
>180
High enough. What does it signal about SSC that I get asked that?
Don't know.
95
102
Never had one as adult.
never knew
Don't know, got 35 on the ACT because that was free to take, but I was in my early 30's, but I'm not a native speaker
I have no idea
183
I've never taken a professional test.
Don't Remember
>162 (maximum score on first level Mensa test)
don't know
Unmeasured.
WAIS-IV 134
177
140?
Never done one
never tested
I never took professional IQ test
I don't believe I've ever taken one
Other (96)
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SAT score verbal/reading5,501 responses
800
760
750
780
740
790
770
720
700
730
710
680
690
660
650
670
600
640
610
630
620
580
1600
570
1450
550
590
540
1500
560
1440
1530
1350
1580
2250
1470
1420
1480
2340
1590
763
1510
798
1550
1300
530
2180
2320
715
742
2350
500
2120
645
2220
1520
2260
33
1540
2290
1400
759
695
1460
0
1490
2280
1560
725
1570
30
90
705
510
744
751
36
732
2150
1360
2160
785
605
2240
687
520
1380
1210
2380
760
1330
562
1310
1800
2010
727
1395
1390
2400
2200
Other (57)
No responses yet for this question.
SAT score math5,497 responses
800
780
790
760
720
750
710
770
740
700
730
680
690
650
670
660
640
600
620
630
610
580
570
540
520
550
500
590
1600
560
695
400
1400
685
1500
530
24
705
1560
1250
510
0
1420
1200
775
1450
440
575
28
85
765
675
773
620 (Forgot Calculator)
2150
410
1300
755
735
450
690
perfect score
150
747
757
795
737
450ish?
712
1440
2300
696
728
781
665
1590
1230
27
475
1320
300
615
525
791
1540
820
29
1380
798
792
715
1050
1570
480
721
360
36
655
793
4792837586
Other (14)
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PART SIX: SSC
Length of Time13,079 responses
Less than a monthOne to six monthsSix months to one yearOne to two yearsMore than two years60.7%25.8%
Less than a month227
One to six months598
Six months to one year941
One to two years3,370
More than two years7,943
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Posts Read13,056 responses
1 - 1011 - 5051 - 100100 - 500500 +11.1%34.7%26.9%23.2%
1 - 10531
11 - 503,025
51 - 1003,513
100 - 5004,533
500 +1,454
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Comment13,069 responses
Never; I only lurkLess than once a monthAt least once a monthAt least once a weekVery often; many times aweek19.9%76.9%
Never; I only lurk10,046
Less than once a month2,599
At least once a month259
At least once a week88
Very often; many times a week77
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Referrals12,370 responses
Been here since it was aLiveJournalReferred by Less WrongReferred by a link on anotherblogReferred by a link on Face…Referred by a link on TwitterReferred by a link on other…Referred by a search engineReferred by a friend17.8%17.1%12.4%35.7%
Been here since it was a LiveJournal471
Referred by Less Wrong2,205
Referred by a link on another blog4,421
Referred by a link on Facebook540
Referred by a link on Twitter563
Referred by a link on other social media1,533
Referred by a search engine524
Referred by a friend2,113
No responses yet for this question.
Subreddit12,927 responses
Yes, I post or comment thereYes, I read itNo, I don't want to read itNo, I didn't know it existed9%13.4%48.2%29.4%
Yes, I post or comment there1,165
Yes, I read it3,798
No, I don't want to read it6,234
No, I didn't know it existed1,730
No responses yet for this question.
Subreddit Culture War Thread12,891 responses
Yes, I comment thereYes, I read itNo, I don't want to read itNo, I didn't know it existed19.7%32.2%43.3%
Yes, I comment there613
Yes, I read it2,541
No, I don't want to read it5,587
No, I didn't know it existed4,150
No responses yet for this question.
Meetup12,964 responses
Yes, I attend meetupsregularlyYes, I've attended a fewmeetupsYes, I attended one meetupNo, I don't want toNo, I don't know of any, orcan't make it to any51%34.3%
Yes, I attend meetups regularly214
Yes, I've attended a few meetups690
Yes, I attended one meetup999
No, I don't want to4,444
No, I don't know of any, or can't make it to any6,617
No responses yet for this question.
Meetup Approval1,894 responses
12345020040060080051 (2.7%)174 (9.2%)524 (27.7%)744 (39.3%)401 (21.2%)
ValueCount
151
2174
3524
4744
5401
No responses yet for this question.
PART SEVEN: COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION
LW ID12,903 responses
YesSortaNo13.3%49%37.7%
Yes1,717
Sorta4,869
No6,317
No responses yet for this question.
SJ ID12,975 responses
YesSortaNo11%66.8%22.2%
Yes1,422
Sorta2,883
No8,670
No responses yet for this question.
EA ID12,921 responses
YesSortaNo12.8%57.2%30%
Yes1,652
Sorta3,879
No7,390
No responses yet for this question.
PART EIGHT: POLITICS
Political Spectrum12,878 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,0004,000289 (2.2%)935 (7.3%)3300(25.6%)2651(20.6%)1342(10.4%)1609(12.5%)1386(10.8%)887 (6.9%)273 (2.1%)206 (1.6%)
ValueCount
1289
2935
33,300
42,651
51,342
61,609
71,386
8887
9273
10206
No responses yet for this question.
Political Interest13,023 responses
1234502,0004,0006,000460 (3.5%)1798 (13.8%)3473 (26.7%)4869 (37.4%)2423 (18.6%)
ValueCount
1460
21,798
33,473
44,869
52,423
No responses yet for this question.
Political Affiliation12,603 responses
Libertarian, for example likethe US Libertarian Party: s…Conservative, for examplethe US Republican Party a…Liberal, for example the USDemocratic Party : market…Social democratic, for exa…Marxist, for example variou…Neoreactionary, for exampl…Alt-right, for example Franc…21.6%31.8%29%
Libertarian, for example like the US Libertarian Party: socially permissive, minimal/no taxes, minimal/no distribution of wealth2,719
Conservative, for example the US Republican Party and UK Tories: low taxes, low redistribution of wealth, traditional values910
Liberal, for example the US Democratic Party : market economy plus social welfare, socially permissive multiculturalism3,661
Social democratic, for example Scandinavian countries: heavily-regulated market economy, cradle-to-grave social safety net, socially permissive multiculturalism4,003
Marxist, for example various Communist Parties240
Neoreactionary, for example Singapore: prosperity, technology, and stability more important than democratic process706
Alt-right, for example France's National Front: nationalist revival with an ethnic/racial component364
No responses yet for this question.
American Parties10,059 responses
Democratic PartyRepublican PartyLibertarian PartyOther third partyNot registered for a party(option for non-Americanswho want an option)19.8%35.4%9.6%31.4%
Democratic Party3,155
Republican Party961
Libertarian Party307
Other third party87
Not registered for a party3,559
(option for non-Americans who want an option)1,990
No responses yet for this question.
Political Change12,943 responses
Become significantly furtherrightBecome significantly furtherleftSome other change noteasily described in thosetermsNo significant change20.9%20.6%41.4%17.2%
Become significantly further right2,700
Become significantly further left2,224
Some other change not easily described in those terms5,356
No significant change2,663
No responses yet for this question.
Global Warming13,021 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0008,0006167 (47.4%)3394 (26.1%)1764 (13.5%)1146 (8.8%)550 (4.2%)
ValueCount
16,167
23,394
31,764
41,146
5550
No responses yet for this question.
Immigration12,962 responses
1234501,0002,0003,0004,0001334 (10.3%)1625 (12.5%)3479 (26.8%)3622 (27.9%)2902 (22.4%)
ValueCount
11,334
21,625
33,479
43,622
52,902
No responses yet for this question.
Minimum Wage12,766 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0002242 (17.6%)1824 (14.3%)4313 (33.8%)2876 (22.5%)1511 (11.8%)
ValueCount
12,242
21,824
34,313
42,876
51,511
No responses yet for this question.
Gay Marriage12,984 responses
1234502,5005,0007,50010,000645 (5%)346 (2.7%)983 (7.6%)1102 (8.5%)9908 (76.3%)
ValueCount
1645
2346
3983
41,102
59,908
No responses yet for this question.
Feminism12,968 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0001375 (10.6%)2437 (18.8%)3052 (23.5%)4007 (30.9%)2097 (16.2%)
ValueCount
11,375
22,437
33,052
44,007
52,097
No responses yet for this question.
Human Biodiversity12,752 responses
1234501,0002,0003,0004,0002047 (16.1%)2929 (23%)3631 (28.5%)2712 (21.3%)1433 (11.2%)
ValueCount
12,047
22,929
33,631
42,712
51,433
No responses yet for this question.
Basic Income12,926 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0001204 (9.3%)1660 (12.8%)2919 (22.6%)4365 (33.8%)2778 (21.5%)
ValueCount
11,204
21,660
32,919
44,365
52,778
No responses yet for this question.
Donald Trump13,000 responses
1234502,5005,0007,50010,0008282 (63.7%)2425 (18.7%)1285 (9.9%)789 (6.1%)219 (1.7%)
ValueCount
18,282
22,425
31,285
4789
5219
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PART NINE: INCOME AND CHARITY
Income10,433 responses
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72000
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88000
92000
49000
54000
58000
280000
76000
19000
51000
9000
66000
98000
Other (1,879)
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Income Status12,301 responses
Student / intern / otherwisepre-significant-money-makingEntry-level / in-training / stillshort of full money-makingabilityWell into my careerRetired or otherwise post-significant money-making21%45.3%29.8%
Student / intern / otherwise pre-significant-money-making2,581
Entry-level / in-training / still short of full money-making ability3,667
Well into my career5,568
Retired or otherwise post-significant money-making485
No responses yet for this question.
Class Childhood12,952 responses
PoorWorking-to-lower-middleclassMiddle classUpper middle classRich19.2%32.8%41.7%
Poor411
Working-to-lower-middle class2,493
Middle class5,398
Upper middle class4,245
Rich405
No responses yet for this question.
Class Current12,882 responses
PoorWorking-to-lower-middleclassMiddle classUpper middle classRich9.6%42.1%40.7%
Poor297
Working-to-lower-middle class1,234
Middle class5,241
Upper middle class5,425
Rich685
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Charity10,066 responses
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360
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114
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170
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6300
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260
Other (599)
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PART TEN: MENTAL HEALTH
Depression12,925 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…17.4%40.9%25.1%16.7%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition2,245
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed2,161
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition3,238
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family5,281
No responses yet for this question.
Anxiety12,912 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…12.6%50.2%18.6%18.7%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition1,626
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed2,409
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition2,400
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family6,477
No responses yet for this question.
OCD12,923 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…85.3%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition259
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed796
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition842
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family11,026
No responses yet for this question.
Eating disorder12,952 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…8%87.4%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition144
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed449
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,041
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family11,318
No responses yet for this question.
Alcoholism12,965 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…58.9%36%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition111
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed547
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition4,670
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family7,637
No responses yet for this question.
Drug addiction12,949 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…15%82.3%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition73
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed279
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,939
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family10,658
No responses yet for this question.
Borderline12,859 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…92.9%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition48
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed179
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition680
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family11,952
No responses yet for this question.
Bipolar12,885 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…13.1%83.2%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition206
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed267
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,692
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family10,720
No responses yet for this question.
Autism12,905 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…14.1%71.9%9.6%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition573
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed1,821
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,236
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family9,275
No responses yet for this question.
ADHD12,902 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…10%12.2%66.1%11.8%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition1,289
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed1,571
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,518
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family8,524
No responses yet for this question.
Schizophrenia12,919 responses
I have a formal diagnosis ofthis conditionI think I might have thiscondition, although I havenever been formally diagno…I have family members (within two generations) withthis conditionI don't have this condition andneither does anyone in my…8.8%90.4%
I have a formal diagnosis of this condition37
I think I might have this condition, although I have never been formally diagnosed63
I have family members (within two generations) with this condition1,139
I don't have this condition and neither does anyone in my family11,680
No responses yet for this question.
Mood Scale13,018 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,0004,00051 (0.4%)207 (1.6%)1289(9.9%)1905(14.6%)1567(12%)2301(17.7%)3002(23.1%)2119(16.3%)487 (3.7%)90 (0.7%)
ValueCount
151
2207
31,289
41,905
51,567
62,301
73,002
82,119
9487
1090
No responses yet for this question.
Anxiety13,022 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000641 (4.9%)1998(15.3%)2562(19.7%)1561(12%)1315(10.1%)1767(13.6%)1991(15.3%)967 (7.4%)188 (1.4%)32 (0.2%)
ValueCount
1641
21,998
32,562
41,561
51,315
61,767
71,991
8967
9188
1032
No responses yet for this question.
PART ELEVEN: UNCOMFORTABLE SELF-EVALUATION
Life Satisfaction13,031 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000161 (1.2%)453 (3.5%)1107(8.5%)1129(8.7%)896 (6.9%)1741(13.4%)2951(22.6%)2875(22.1%)1351(10.4%)367 (2.8%)
ValueCount
1161
2453
31,107
41,129
5896
61,741
72,951
82,875
91,351
10367
No responses yet for this question.
Ambition13,038 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000267 (2%)694 (5.3%)1342(10.3%)1384(10.6%)1045(8%)1749(13.4%)2400(18.4%)2185(16.8%)1237(9.5%)735 (5.6%)
ValueCount
1267
2694
31,342
41,384
51,045
61,749
72,400
82,185
91,237
10735
No responses yet for this question.
Status12,857 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000212 (1.6%)468 (3.6%)1164(9.1%)1348(10.5%)1582(12.3%)2347(18.3%)2960(23%)2041(15.9%)610 (4.7%)125 (1%)
ValueCount
1212
2468
31,164
41,348
51,582
62,347
72,960
82,041
9610
10125
No responses yet for this question.
Social Skills13,032 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000154 (1.2%)627 (4.8%)1749(13.4%)2139(16.4%)1598(12.3%)2122(16.3%)2496(19.2%)1528(11.7%)499 (3.8%)120 (0.9%)
ValueCount
1154
2627
31,749
42,139
51,598
62,122
72,496
81,528
9499
10120
No responses yet for this question.
Financial Situation12,973 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,000193 (1.5%)350 (2.7%)671 (5.2%)884 (6.8%)1145(8.8%)1428(11%)2427(18.7%)2844(21.9%)1841(14.2%)1190(9.2%)
ValueCount
1193
2350
3671
4884
51,145
61,428
72,427
82,844
91,841
101,190
No responses yet for this question.
Romantic Life12,887 responses
1234567891005001,0001,5002,0001358(10.5%)1137(8.8%)1246(9.7%)854 (6.6%)865 (6.7%)887 (6.9%)1473(11.4%)1984(15.4%)1740(13.5%)1343(10.4%)
ValueCount
11,358
21,137
31,246
4854
5865
6887
71,473
81,984
91,740
101,343
No responses yet for this question.
Morality12,889 responses
1234567891001,0002,0003,0004,00042 (0.3%)92 (0.7%)330 (2.6%)589 (4.6%)1683(13.1%)2587(20.1%)3123(24.2%)2746(21.3%)1263(9.8%)434 (3.4%)
ValueCount
142
292
3330
4589
51,683
62,587
73,123
82,746
91,263
10434
No responses yet for this question.
PART TWELVE: GRAB BAG
Risks13,041 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0001145 (8.8%)4983 (38.2%)3816 (29.3%)2591 (19.9%)506 (3.9%)
ValueCount
11,145
24,983
33,816
42,591
5506
No responses yet for this question.
Vegetarian13,069 responses
NoNo, but I try to eat less meat /offset the meat I eat, formoral reasonsYes, but not a veganYes, and a vegan9%24.4%63.8%
No8,332
No, but I try to eat less meat / offset the meat I eat, for moral reasons3,187
Yes, but not a vegan1,170
Yes, and a vegan380
No responses yet for this question.
Trustworthy13,016 responses
1234502,0004,0006,0001615 (12.4%)5871 (45.1%)3437 (26.4%)1680 (12.9%)413 (3.2%)
ValueCount
11,615
25,871
33,437
41,680
5413
No responses yet for this question.
Psychiatric Commitment12,502 responses
Support this as an option,and believe it should beeasier / more encouragedSupport this as an option,and believe the current reg…Support this as an option, butbelieve it should be harder…Oppose this entire system, itshould be impossible to for…Other/it's complicated10%19.4%8.7%26.2%35.8%
Support this as an option, and believe it should be easier / more encouraged1,245
Support this as an option, and believe the current regulations around this are about right4,478
Support this as an option, but believe it should be harder and more strictly regulated3,271
Oppose this entire system, it should be impossible to force nonconsenting mentally ill people into treatment (except possibly as part of a criminal verdict)1,086
Other/it's complicated2,422
No responses yet for this question.
Handedness13,072 responses
RightLeftAmbidextrous10.8%86.9%
Right11,356
Left1,410
Ambidextrous306
No responses yet for this question.
Imagination13,058 responses
1234502,0004,0006,000625 (4.8%)1645 (12.6%)1959 (15%)4472 (34.2%)4357 (33.4%)
ValueCount
1625
21,645
31,959
44,472
54,357
No responses yet for this question.
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Further Research
PART THIRTEEN: SSRIs
Which SSRI3,367 responses
Prozac (fluoxetine)Paxil (paroxetine)Zoloft (sertraline)Celexa (citalopram)Lexapro (escitalopram)Luvox (fluvoxamine)Other, or I don't remember,but it was definitely an SSRI16.4%24.4%17.2%11.6%22.9%
Prozac (fluoxetine)552
Paxil (paroxetine)208
Zoloft (sertraline)771
Celexa (citalopram)389
Lexapro (escitalopram)578
Luvox (fluvoxamine)49
Other, or I don't remember, but it was definitely an SSRI820
No responses yet for this question.
When SSRI2,994 responses
I am still using itStopped within the last yearStopped within the last fiveyearsStopped more than five yearsago.Can't remember, or it wascomplicated32.8%25%13.3%26.5%
I am still using it792
Stopped within the last year397
Stopped within the last five years748
Stopped more than five years ago.981
Can't remember, or it was complicated76
No responses yet for this question.
Reason2,974 responses
To help with depressionTo help with anxietyTo help with anger, irritabilit…To help with panic disorderOCDTo help with PTSDADDADHD1/1321.2%66.2%
To help with depression1,970
To help with anxiety631
To help with anger, irritability, or impulsivity40
To help with panic disorder40
OCD30
To help with PTSD28
ADD4
ADHD4
ocd4
To help with premature ejaculation3
To help with obsessive-compulsive disorder2
It seemed to be prescribed because I had Asperger's Syndrome and no one knew what to do to make that easier. Or, in other words, it was prescribed to numb my response to the world.2
Treatment reminds me that I'm depressed so I inevitably stop taking pills after a while for no real reason.2
Can't remember2
Only thing that reliably helps with unexplained dizziness2
CPTSD2
Migraines 2
To counteract Ritalin prescribed for ADHD2
Suffered from severe demotivation, amped up the depression description to give this a shot. Turned out I was hypothyroid. I still struggle, but much less.2
It was thought to help with a chronic pain condition2
to help with potential depression but continues only because it helped with sleep2
Autisms, apparently its supposed to help.2
Depression + OCD2
I clicked other by mistake on the Which SSRI and can't cancel, I have never taken an SSRI2
after family death2
Never used one. Accidental click and no way to deselect2
Prescribed atomexetine (stratera) for adhd . 2
I was tired of feeling like wading though porridge2
It was prescribed perfunctorily after an incident when I was a kid.2
premature ejaculation2
misclick, i have never been on an ssri2
to reduce libido2
add2
IBS2
fibromyalgia2
Iaccidentally clicked I was using "other" but I can't unclick it! I was never on any SSRI. Oops!2
Recreationally2
To help with OCD.2
Undiagnosed2
Irritable bowel syndrome 2
Combined with Imipramine to treat ADHD + Tourettes (childhood)2
I don't use it and can't u select my choice2
Treating misdiagnosed bipolar2
i don't use ssris2
My doctor proscribed amtidepresseants due to what she later (in an offical letter) described as 'immature behaviour' though at the time she claimed it was for depression. My only symptoms were extreme insomnia and I was quite happy. I did have extreme disdain for the culture I lived in (especially intense status competition) though I would charchterise this as a warranted belief rather than a result of any pathology. 2
Smoking cessation2
help calm mind before sleep2
Don't remember, I was a child2
"It seemed like a good idea at the time."2
I misclicked on the first of these questions.2
Was recommended as it allegedly reduces Crohn's disease symptoms (perhaps because of some supposed psychosomatic effect?), stopped because my other meds seemed to be enough and it's unclear if it had any effect. IIRC when I decided to stop, I was taking 5 mg (the recommended taper-off step), so the taper-off vs cold turkey distinction is meaningless.2
Tiredness2
I didn't, missclick2
Incorrect diagnosis of sleep disorder2
Perceived depression/anxiety by others; actually PTSD2
Sorry I clicked accidentally and can't unselect it2
Dealing with chronic pain now dealt with by a spinal cord stimulator (Nevro)2
I was a test subject in a short study on social anxiety (85% sure I wasn't in the control group mostly due to strong side effects, nocebo could be a thing of course)2
Borderline2
Unfirm diagnosis, but probably just depression2
social anxiety disorder 2
Clinical trial ended. Drug not available. 2
Google Forms on mobile devices do not allow you to unselect radio buttons2
Did not use an SSRI hit other by mistake.2
Accidentally clicked an option on "Which SSRI" while scrolling. Should have a "Not using" option.2
Bordeline2
I categorically refuse to take SSRIs2
To help with ED2
For IBS2
Anorexia2
social anxiety2
Depression like symptoms associated with MS2
never used, just misclicked2
Possibly depressive response to ADHD meds2
Can't uncheck this box2
insomnia (doctor thought I was depressed)2
Clicked "Other" at "Which SSRI" in error :(2
both depression and anxiety2
1-32
post-partum insomnia2
premature ejaculation :(2
Bipolar I2
To help with pain2
To help with intrusive thoughts caused by OCD2
Post partum anxiety depression2
Bi-polar (Type 2)2
Hot flashes2
Don't use and SSRI, accidently clicked on Other in Which SSRI section2
To raise BP2
OCD, anxiety, panic attacks2
was using it because my psychiatrist couldn't figure out what the hell my problem was -- turned out to be sleep apnea.2
Did not use SSRI, stupid google forms...2
To help with depression, anxiety and sleep 2
Allergy (rare)2
Was perscribed for autism-related social maladjustment. Was too young at the time to seriously object.2
Moved to an NDRI instead2
Trichotillomania1
it was the 90s and my parents thought it was a good idea1
post-psychotic despression1
depression, anxiety, panic, ptsd1
Other44
No responses yet for this question.
SSRI Duration2,951 responses
Less than a monthA few monthsAbout a yearA few yearsMore than five yearsCan't remember, or it wascomplicated8.7%10.6%24.6%23.9%30%
Less than a month257
A few months886
About a year704
A few years727
More than five years314
Can't remember, or it was complicated63
No responses yet for this question.
SSRI Effectiveness2,943 responses
Made me feel much worseMade me feel slightly worseNo net change in how I feltMade me feel slightly betterMade me feel much betterCan't remember20%39.6%22.9%
Made me feel much worse172
Made me feel slightly worse213
No net change in how I felt675
Made me feel slightly better1,164
Made me feel much better589
Can't remember130
No responses yet for this question.
SSRI Side Effects2,226 responses
05001,0001,500Mild sexual issuesMild fatigueSevere sexualissuesSevere fatigueSevere increaseddepression /suicidali…Weight gainNauseaGI issuesNoneManiafeeling cold,shiveringbetter sex, longertime to ejaculationDifficultyurinating/bladdervolume dou…'brain zap'withdrawal,including on mi…Teeth Clenching/GrindingVivid dreamstingles and "brainzaps" and maybejitt…difficultwithdrawal;tapered over ti…Gained weightsevere nauseaStomach painFeeling wired. Toclarify lastquestion…Noticeablepersonalitychangesmild hand tremor,I think it might beh…Dizzinessheadaches,nausea, diarrheaVisualhallucinationsnever used themPharmaceuticalhepatitisnight sweatsExtreme insomniaMemoryproblems?I don't remember,it has been a fewyea…Increased libido,increased anxietyinsomnia, mania1126 (50.6%)857 (38.5%)454 (20.4%)419 (18.8%)312 (14%)213 (9.6%)155 (7%)132 (5.9%)77 (3.5%)55 (2.5%)12 (0.5%)11 (0.5%)11 (0.5%)5 (0.2%)5 (0.2%)4 (0.2%)4 (0.2%)3 (0.1%)3 (0.1%)3 (0.1%)3 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)241 (10.8%)
ValueCount
Mild sexual issues1,126
Mild emotional blunting / "feeling numb…857
Mild fatigue454
Mild cognitive problems / feeling "dumb…419
Severe sexual issues312
Severe emotional blunting / "feeling nu…213
Severe fatigue155
Mild increased depression / suicidality132
Severe cognitive problems / feeling "du…77
Severe increased depression / suicidali…55
Insomnia12
weight gain11
Weight gain11
diarrhea5
Nausea5
Can't remember4
GI issues4
brain zaps3
None3
Dry mouth3
Mania3
Strange burps2
The heeby-jeebies about psychoactive me…2
feeling cold, shivering2
Improved sexual performance. Don't ask…2
I don't really remember, but it probabl…2
better sex, longer time to ejaculation2
Balance got worse2
Made me think working at Google was tol…2
Takes longer to achieve orgasm, but not…2
Difficulty urinating/bladder volume dou…2
Extreme nausea2
troubles focusing, exp. on reading, eve…2
Mild headaches, maybe2
'brain zap' withdrawal, including on mi…2
I welcome the sexual issues. It has sig…2
Appetite suppression2
Stopped getting angry with it was ratio…2
Teeth Clenching/Grinding2
Serotonin Syndrome2
Constipation and other Gastrointestinal…2
When I went on a higher dose briefly, I…2
Vivid dreams2
weight gain, impulsiveness2
sexual issues but positive! (rarely: se…2
tingles and "brain zaps" and maybe jitt…2
Somnolence & hypersomnia (not to be con…2
somatic effects2
Hypomania, increased weight2
difficult withdrawal; tapered over time…2
withdrawal migraines on days I missed d…2
weight gain -> diabetes2
Gained weight 2
blurred vision2
severe nausea2
gastrointestinal, anxiety2
Stomach pain2
Allergic reaction (hives)2
I have never been on an SSRI and the an…2
Feeling wired. To clarify last question…2
Couldn't regulate or understand emotions2
Muscle pain upon waking2
Made me feel physically uncomfortable2
Noticeable personality changes2
Hot flushing, hugely increased impulsiv…2
Possible insomnia and increased sensiti…2
Some insomnia if I take it late; fine o…2
mild hand tremor, I think it might be h…2
gastrointestinal problems2
Nausea2
Dizziness2
Severe anxiety2
headaches, nausea, diarrhea2
constipation2
Somewhat reduced sex drive but I don't …2
Visual hallucinations2
Tingling in extremities2
never used them2
Triggered Mania2
Pharmaceutical hepatitis2
sweating2
Dramatic increase in impulsiveness (e.g…2
REDUCED my problems with premature ejac…2
night sweats2
I've been on several different ones ove…2
Extreme insomnia2
Feeling drugged/high, not clear if bene…2
I had an odd reaction to this one. Alth…2
Memory problems?2
I can't recall any, but it's possible I…2
Pretty bad teeth grinding2
SSRI Discontinuation 2: My doctor unila…2
I don't remember, it has been a few yea…2
stomach problems, headache and sleep pr…2
triggered manic episode2
Impaired Sleep (The SSRI is Viibryd)2
Increased libido, increased anxiety2
Having no energy and readily falling as…2
Changed the trajectory of my life for t…2
insomnia, mania2
Other241
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SSRI Overall2,905 responses
123456789100200400600140 (4.8%)196 (6.7%)350 (12%)376 (12.9%)405 (13.9%)403 (13.9%)448 (15.4%)335 (11.5%)160 (5.5%)92 (3.2%)
ValueCount
1140
2196
3350
4376
5405
6403
7448
8335
9160
1092
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SSRI Discontinuation Intro2,943 responses
Yes, I discontinued the SSRI Italked about aboveYes, although neverdiscontinued the SSRI Italked about above, Idiscontinued another SSRIand will fill out the questionsbelow about that one (if se…No, I have never gone off ofan SSRI (skip to PartFourteen)12.1%79.6%
Yes, I discontinued the SSRI I talked about above2,343
Yes, although never discontinued the SSRI I talked about above, I discontinued another SSRI and will fill out the questions below about that one (if several, choose the most recent)245
No, I have never gone off of an SSRI (skip to Part Fourteen)355
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SSRI Discontinuation 02,571 responses
I was starting another SSRIat the same timeI was starting anothermedication for the samecondition, but it was not anSSRII was not starting any othermedication at the same time Iwent off the SSRI14.9%79.8%
I was starting another SSRI at the same time137
I was starting another medication for the same condition, but it was not an SSRI383
I was not starting any other medication at the same time I went off the SSRI2,051
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SSRI Discontinuation 12,548 responses
Prozac (fluoxetine)Paxil (paroxetine)Zoloft (sertraline)Celexa (citalopram)Lexapro (escitalopram)Luvox (fluvoxamine)Other, or I don't remember,but it was definitely an SSRI19%14.7%18.1%14.2%24.8%8.1%
Prozac (fluoxetine)483
Paxil (paroxetine)206
Zoloft (sertraline)632
Celexa (citalopram)363
Lexapro (escitalopram)461
Luvox (fluvoxamine)28
Other, or I don't remember, but it was definitely an SSRI375
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SSRI Discontinuation 22,491 responses
I stopped by accidentbecause I wasn't able to ge…I stopped on purpose, withoutconsulting a doctor, and de…I stopped on purpose, withoutconsulting a doctor, and de…I stopped on purpose, I didconsult my doctor, and tog…I stopped on purpose, I didconsult my doctor, and tog…8.3%24.4%15.4%20%31.9%
I stopped by accident because I wasn't able to get a refill of my prescription206
I stopped on purpose, without consulting a doctor, and decided to go off "cold turkey"795
I stopped on purpose, without consulting a doctor, and decided to taper off gradually.498
I stopped on purpose, I did consult my doctor, and together we decided I would go off "cold turkey"383
I stopped on purpose, I did consult my doctor, and together we decided I would taper off gradually.609
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SSRI Discontinuation 32,513 responses
Less than a monthA few monthsAbout a yearA few yearsMore than five yearsCan't remember, or it wascomplicated10.1%20.6%25.7%35.7%
Less than a month253
A few months898
About a year645
A few years518
More than five years130
Can't remember, or it was complicated69
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SSRI Discontinuation 41,309 responses
A few daysA few weeksOne to three monthsMore than three monthsI don't remember, but it wasdefinitely a gradual taper23.3%11.4%20.9%40.6%
A few days305
A few weeks531
One to three months274
More than three months50
I don't remember, but it was definitely a gradual taper149
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SSRI Discontinuation 52,490 responses
Don't remember having anyissuesRemember having a fewminimal issues, but didn'treally think about themRemember having moderateissues that caused significantdistress but were not disabl…Remember having severeissues that seriously impac…14.1%21.5%59.2%
Don't remember having any issues1,475
Remember having a few minimal issues, but didn't really think about them535
Remember having moderate issues that caused significant distress but were not disabling351
Remember having severe issues that seriously impacted my quality of life129
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SSRI Discontinuation 62,420 responses
N/A - I never had side effectsThe side effects went awaywithin a few weeksThe side effects went awaywithin a few months to a yearThe side effects went away,but it took one year or longerAt least some side effectsnever went away7.4%9.2%48.6%33.4%
N/A - I never had side effects808
The side effects went away within a few weeks1,175
The side effects went away within a few months to a year223
The side effects went away, but it took one year or longer36
At least some side effects never went away178
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SSRI Discontinuation 72,489 responses
I got off the SSRI and stayedoff all psychiatric medicationsI got off the SSRI and amnow on a different SSRII got off the SSRI and amnow on a different non-SS…I decided to go back on theSSRI because coming off…I decided to go back on the…Other / more complicated14.3%18.2%7.7%51.4%
I got off the SSRI and stayed off all psychiatric medications1,279
I got off the SSRI and am now on a different SSRI191
I got off the SSRI and am now on a different non-SSRI psychiatric medication452
I decided to go back on the SSRI because coming off was too hard / too much withdrawal18
I decided to go back on the SSRI because my mental health got worse when I was off it193
Other / more complicated356
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PART FOURTEEN: THERAPY
Therapy School4,503 responses
Cognitive behavioral therap…Eclectic / no clear orientationPsychoanalytic / psychody…Dialectical behavioral thera…Eye movement directed re…Gestalt therapyGestaltJungian1/1312.3%37.4%39.8%
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)1,792
Eclectic / no clear orientation1,685
Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic / Freudian552
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)153
Eye movement directed reprocessing (EMDR)73
Gestalt therapy6
Gestalt6
Jungian6
I don't know6
None6
don't know4
IFS4
Internal Family Systems (IFS)4
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy4
Don't remember3
Person centred therapy3
Don't know3
Humanist3
ACT3
I'm unfamiliar with types of therapy2
Mistake 2
I don't think they have styles. From the three psychologists that I saw, all of them were free (college/high school/public "hospital")2
systemic - Helinger's family constellations2
I am sure my psychologist does something on me but I have no idea what it is2
Existential/Gestal2
Neurofeedback2
Somatic Psychotherapy + Internal Family Systems2
CFT2
Hypnosis2
Mindfulness based2
no idea2
not sure2
Sorry no phsycotherepy and no way to unselect2
Only a few appointments with a psychiatrist, no clear orientation. 2
Oops didnt mean to click an option, sorry2
Rogerian2
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)2
Hypnotherapy2
Don't remember type, was a kid2
As 12-year old do not recall2
none, your blog confirm that american are mentaly ill 2
Internal Family Systems2
EMDR/IFS/Focusing combination2
I had a therapist in high school but I have no idea what kind2
Talk marital therapy2
Honestly, don't know2
I forget2
I don't know I was like ten.2
Gestalt/TA2
no therapy2
Marriage counselling - not quite therapy2
Multiple engagement with autism therapists2
I got some CBT but stopped because I didn't feel it was for me. Eventually got better after a failed suicide attempt.2
Talking with a dude on the phone a few times2
"relational psychotherapy" Idk what that means though....2
Imago2
While I recognize the names, I don't know enough about each school to identify which one my psychotherapist used. 2
None, I just couldn’t get the option to unselect.2
Logotherapy(Frankl); NVC; Schema therapy2
unsure; over a decade ago2
Body psychotherapy2
Mindfulness and acceptance2
Family2
I accidentally clicked a button in this section and can't clear it2
Gestalt / IFS2
Interpersonal therapy (IPT)2
cocounselling (non RC)2
unsure, maybe cbt, but it was only a few sessions so closer to "Tal therapy"2
Mindfulness2
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and EMDR2
Lacanian. She fucked me and I'm not okay with it.2
Neuro-linguistic programming2
Compassion focussed therapy2
Na2
I don't know.2
Exposure therapy2
self-administered CBT and Focusing2
Unsure; accidentally clicked an option2
Just started MCBT (Was in eclectic therapy while on sertraline)2
Unsure. I saw a therapist who talked to me. I don't know what Eclectic means2
Vauge memories of something when very young2
Core Process Psychotherapy2
somatic, occupational 2
NLP2
I don't really know, generic therapy?2
Occupational therapy2
No idea2
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)2
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)2
Somatic Experiencing2
Unknown2
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)2
clicked wrong1
Was in therapy as a child, over 20 years back. So don't know.1
Biofeedback1
Evaluative (gatekeeping)1
Don't know, went as child1
I do not know...1
Biblical counseling1
Accidentally clicked cicle and can't unselect1
Other33
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Therapy Type4,550 responses
With a trained therapistFrom a bookOnline / from an appWith a therapist in trainingI did over ten years of coun…Both from a book (Feeling…From books but with occasi…