Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jewish Economics Survey Notes

Firstly, if you have not yet taken the survey, please do! :) The more information we can gather, the bigger impact this can potentially have.

Even if you have taken it, please pass it along to friends and family by e-mail (the link above is all you need). It's anonymous [unless you choose to give your information], it's quick, it's painless (unless you're really dismayed thinking about how much money you spend each month, which could apply to most of us), and it's important. One friend did it in less than 5 minutes, though I think most people need closer to ten minutes to complete it.

Though there's not nearly enough data to analyze yet, there are a couple of points I'm already finding interesting:
  • One of the last questions asks if simply filling out the survey made the person more aware of their expenses. About half the people so far have answered "somewhat".
  • It's nice to see the quick geographical spread already: 3 countries, 4 major metro areas in the United States, and a large number of neighborhoods have at least one respondent.
Of course, one response from anywhere is not data, so pass it along to all your friends!