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PART ONE: BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
Age
Please write only your age in years, with no other text or characters. For example, 18
Your answer
Country
If multiple possible answers, please choose the one you most identify with. Ten popular answers are given below; otherwise please write your country into "Other" in the same format as the answers given
State
(If American) What state do you live in? (Please give full name, not abbreviation)
Your answer
Race
With what race do you most identify? "Hispanic" is a term mostly used in the US referring to people whose ethnic background is from Mexico, Central America, and South America.
PART TWO: SEX, GENDER, RELATIONSHIPS
Sex
What sex were you assigned at birth?
Gender
With what gender do you primarily identify?
Sexual Orientation
What is your sexual orientation?
Relationship style
What is your preferred relationship style?
Relationship Status
Children
PART THREE: WORK AND EDUCATION
Work Status
What do you currently do?
Profession
In what area do you currently work or study? If more than one, please choose most important.
Degree
What is your highest degree earned?
Education Complete
Have you completed your formal education?
PART FOUR: RELIGIOUS VIEWS
Religious Views
How would you describe your religious views?
Religious Denomination
Which best describes the religion you believe? (If you do not believe any religion, skip this question.)
Religious Background
What is your family's religious background, as of the last time your family practiced a religion?
Moral Views
With which of these moral philosophies do you MOST identify?
PART FIVE: NUMBERS THAT PURPORT TO MEASURE YOUR INTELLIGENCE
IQ
Please give the score you got on your most recent PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC IQ test - no Internet tests, please! All tests should have the standard average of 100 and stdev of 15.
Your answer
SAT score verbal/reading
The SAT is a test Americans take before going to college. In the old days, it included a section called Verbal; now that section is called Reading. If you took the SAT, what was your score on this section?
Your answer
SAT score math
The SAT is a test Americans take before going to college. If you took the SAT, what was your score on the math section?
Your answer
PART SIX: SSC
Length of Time
How long have you been reading SSC?
Posts Read
How many SSC posts do you think you've read? (right now there are 750 total, excluding Open Threads)
Comment
How often do you comment on SSC?
Referrals
How did you find SSC?
Subreddit
Do you read the r/slatestarcodex subreddit?
Subreddit Culture War Thread
Do you read the r/slatestarcodex culture war thread?
Meetup
Have you ever been to a Slate Star Codex meetup?
Meetup Approval
For people who went to SSC meetups: how much did you enjoy it?
Not enjoyable
Very enjoyable
PART SEVEN: COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION
LW ID
Do you identify as a Less Wronger or "aspiring rationalist"?
SJ ID
Do you identify as a feminist or a member of the social justice community?
EA ID
Do you identify as an effective altruist?
PART EIGHT: POLITICS
Political Spectrum
Where do you think you fall on a classic political spectrum?
Far left
Far right
Political Interest
On a scale from 1 (not interested at all) to 5 (extremely interested), how would you describe your level of interest in politics?
Political Affiliation
With which of these political descriptions do you most identify?
American Parties
If you are an American, what party are you registered with?
Political Change
How have your politics changed in the past ten years?
Global Warming
How would you describe your opinion on anthropogenic climate change?
Requires strong action
Does not require action
Immigration
How would you describe your opinion on immigration into your country?
Should be stricter
Should be more open
Minimum Wage
How would you describe your opinion on minimum wage laws?
Should be lower or eliminated
Should be higher
Gay Marriage
How would you describe your opinion on gay marriage?
Should not be legally recognized
Should be legally recognized
Feminism
How would you describe your opinion of feminism?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
Human Biodiversity
How would you describe your opinion of the the idea of "human biodiversity", eg the belief that races differ genetically in socially relevant ways?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
Basic Income
How would you describe your opinion of a Basic Income Guarantee in your country? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Income_Guarantee for more information.
Strongly oppose
Strongly support
Donald Trump
How would you describe your opinion of Donald Trump?
Very unfavorable
Very favorable
PART NINE: INCOME AND CHARITY
Income
What is your approximate annual income in US dollars (non-Americans: convert at www.xe.com)? Obviously you don't need to answer this question if you don't want to. Please don't include commas or dollar signs.
Your answer
Income Status
...and that income represents what point in your career?
Class Childhood
When you were a child, how would you describe the social class of the family you were raised in?
Class Current
How would you describe your current social class?
Charity
How much money, in number of dollars, have you donated to charity over the past year? (non-Americans: convert to dollars at http://www.xe.com/ ). Please don't include commas or dollar signs in your answer. For example, 4000
Your answer
PART TEN: MENTAL HEALTH
Depression
Regarding clinical depression...
Anxiety
Regarding any clinical anxiety disorder, like generalized anxiety or panic disorder...
OCD
Regarding obsessive compulsive disorder
Eating disorder
Regarding an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia
Alcoholism
Regarding alcoholism
Drug addiction
Regarding addiction to some drug other than alcohol or tobacco
Borderline
Regarding borderline personality disorder
Bipolar
Regarding bipolar disorder
Autism
Regarding autism or Aspergers' syndrome
ADHD
Regarding ADD/ADHD:
Schizophrenia
Regarding schizophrenia...
Mood Scale
How would you rate your usual mood?
Very low
Very high
Anxiety
How would you rate your usual anxiety level
Low anxiety
High anxiety
PART ELEVEN: UNCOMFORTABLE SELF-EVALUATION
Skip any of these that get too awkward
Life Satisfaction
Overall, how satisfied are you with your life?
Very unsatisfied
Very satisfied
Ambition
How ambitious would you say you are?
Not ambitious at all
Extremely ambitious
Status
How high-status do you think you are? This question is deliberately vague so you can interpret it however you want.
Very low
Very high
Social Skills
How would you rate your social skills?
Very poor
Very good
Financial Situation
How would you rate your financial situation?
Very poor
Very good
Romantic Life
How would you rate your romantic life, by whatever standards you're going for?
Very poor
Very good
Morality
How would you rate how moral a person you are compared to the average person in your society?
Very immoral
Very moral
PART TWELVE: GRAB BAG
Risks
How would you describe your attitude toward risk?
Unusually risk-averse
Unusually risk-taking
Vegetarian
Are you vegetarian?
Trustworthy
Other people are....
...basically trustworthy
...basically untrustworthy
Psychiatric Commitment
In most western countries, people judged mentally ill can be involuntarily committed (ie sent to a psychiatric hospital without their consent) if doctors judge them to be a danger to themselves or others, eg they seem suicidal. Which of these most clearly matches your thoughts on this issue?
Handedness
Which is your dominant hand?
Imagination
Are you able to clearly visualize images in your mind with imagination?
No image
Clear image
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PART THIRTEEN: SSRIs
These are some questions on SSRI antidepressants, a class of drugs including Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, and Luvox. If you've used at least one of these medications, please fill out this part; otherwise, skip to Part Fourteen.
Which SSRI
Which SSRI did you use? If you have used several, please tell me about the one you used most recently.
When SSRI
When did you use this SSRI?
Reason
Why were you using an SSRI? If you were using it for many reasons, please tell me which one was most important.
SSRI Duration
How long did you use the SSRI? Please answer regardless of whether you stopped it or are still on it.
SSRI Effectiveness
On net, how did you find the SSRI?
SSRI Side Effects
Check any of these that you felt long-term while on the SSRI. You do not need to list side effects if you had them briefly but they went away after a little longer on the medication. If you had the severe version of something, you do not also need to check the mild version.
SSRI Overall
Rate your overall experience with this SSRI
Very negative
Very positive
SSRI Discontinuation Intro
The next several questions will be about going off of an SSRI. Have you ever done this?
SSRI Discontinuation 0
While going off the SSRI...
SSRI Discontinuation 1
Which SSRI did you discontinue?
SSRI Discontinuation 2
How and why did you stop taking the SSRI?
SSRI Discontinuation 3
How long had you been on that SSRI antidepressant before coming off of it?
SSRI Discontinuation 4
If you tapered off the medication gradually, approximately how long did your taper last?
SSRI Discontinuation 5
How would you describe your experience of withdrawal symptoms coming off of the SSRI? "Withdrawal symptoms" may include things like stomachaches, headaches, strange nerve sensations, etc. Please do not include "I got depressed again" as a withdrawal symptom.
SSRI Discontinuation 6
Consider the side effects you have from the SSRI. After stopping the SSRI...
SSRI Discontinuation 7
What was the final result of discontinuation?
PART FOURTEEN: THERAPY
Please answer this only if you have been in psychotherapy; otherwise skip to Part Fifteen
Therapy School
What school of therapy did you do? If you have worked with multiple schools, please choose the one you did most recently.
Therapy Type
How did you do the therapy?
Therapy Issue
What was the main issue you were trying to address in therapy?
Therapy Length
How long did you regularly attend therapy?
Therapy Overall
Rate your overall experience with this therapy
Very negative
Very positive
PART FIFTEEN: MENTAL HEALTH GRAB BAG
More on mental health. If you've never engaged with the mental health system at all, skip to Part 16.
Psychiatrist Rating
Consider the most recent psychiatrist you saw (not psychologist or therapist). Please do not count psychiatrists you saw in a hospital. Overall, how would you rate them?
Strong negative opinion
Strong positive opinion
Therapist Rating
Consider the most recent therapist you saw (probably not a psychiatrist, though if your psychiatrist does formal therapy with you then I guess you can use them). Please do not count therapists you saw in a hospital. Overall, how would you rate them?
Strong negative opinion
Strong positive opinion
Overall Mental Health (Medication)
Consider your interaction with the mental health system in terms of biological treatments like medication. Overall, how would you rate it?
Completely useless
Very helpful
Overall Mental Health (Therapy)
Consider your interaction with the mental health system in terms of talk-based therapy treatments. Overall, how would you rate it?
Completely useless
Very helpful
Inpatient Approval Rating
If you have ever been in an inpatient psychiatric hospital for any reason, consider the last time that happened. Overall, how would you rate the experience?
Very negative
Very positive
Inpatient Voluntary
In the inpatient experience you used to answer the question above, were you in the hospital voluntarily, or because you were involuntarily committed?