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Community survey 2016

  • May 13th - 31st, 2016

Results

  • Number of participants who completed the survey: 86.

Note: In order not to reveal the identity of the participants, we are refraining from publishing some of the additional comments made in the survey.

What statement is true for you?

n = 86
This was the only mandatory question in the questionnaire; all the other questions could be skipped.

Response Number Percent
I am a member of Wikimedia Österreich. 8 9%
I contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project. 50 58%
Both apply. 28 33%

For how many years have you been a member of Wikimedia Österreich?

n = 34
Only to participants who stated that they were members of the association were asked this question.

Response Number Percent
For less than 1 year. 9 26%
1 to 5 years. 19 56%
For more than 5 years. 6 18%

For how many years have you been contributing to Wikipedia and/or to another Wikimedia project?

n = 75
Only to participants who stated that they contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were asked this question.

Response Number Percent
For less than 1 year. 1 1%
1 to 5 years. 12 16%
5 to 10 years. 30 40%
For more than 10 years. 32 43%

Which of the following groups support you in your work in Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects?

n = 75

Only to participants who stated that they contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were asked this question. Multiple responses were possible.

The three most important groups that support respondents in their work in Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects are other users whom they do not know in "real life" (69%), other users they also know in "real life", (e.g. from regular meetings, 59%) and Wikimedia Österreich (48%).

Response Number Percent
from other users whom I do not know in "real life" 52 69%
from other users whom I also know in "real life" (e.g. from regular Wikipedia meetings) 44 59%
from Wikimedia Österreich 36 48%
from my family and friends 16 21%
from Wikimedia Deutschland 15 20%
from none of the above 10 13%
from educational institutes (e.g. schools, universities) from my employer 7 9%
from the Wikimedia Foundation 6 8%
from my employer 4 5%
from Wikimedia CH 4 5%
from others 2 3%

Note: In order not to reveal the identity of the participants, we are refraining from publishing some of the additional comments made in the survey.

What were the most important reasons for you to become a member of Wikimedia Österreich?

n = 34
Only to participants who stated that they were members of the association were asked this question. Multiple responses were possible.

The three most important reasons to become an association member of Wikimedia Österreich were supporting Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects (80%), because they believe free access to knowledge is important (70%) and contributing to the association (57%). This ranking is independent of how long someone has been a member of the association and of whether he or she contributes contents to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project.

Response Number Percent
To support Wikipedia and/or other Wikimedia projects. 28 82%
Because I believe free access to knowledge is important. 21 62%
To contribute to the association. 18 56%
To meet like-minded people. 16 47%
To participate in activities. 13 38%
Other 4 12%
  • Other: "to have a voice at the annual conference"

To what extent does this statement apply to you: I would recommend Wikimedia Österreich membership to others.

n = 33
Only to participants who stated that they were members of the association were asked this question.
On a scale from 1 (= fully applies) to 4 (= does not apply at all) the arithmetic is 1.33. Association members who are also active Wikimedia project participants agree to a greater extent.

Response Number Percent also active Wikimedia project participant Percent not active Wikimedia project participant Percent
Fully applies. 23 70% 21 80% 2 28%
Rather applies. 9 27% 5 20% 4 58%
Does rather not apply. 1 3% 0 0% 1 14%
Does not apply at all. 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

To what extent does this statement apply to you: I feel appreciated by Wikimedia Österreich.

n = 37

On a scale from 1 (= fully applies) to 4 (= does not apply at all) the arithmetic is 1.80. Association members feel more appreciated by Wikimedia Österreich than non-association members.

Response Number Percent Association member Percent No association member Percent
Fully applies. 32 43% 23 68% 9 22%
Rather applies. 31 41% 11 32% 20 49%
Does rather not apply. 7 9% 0 0% 7 17%
Does not apply at all. 5 7% 0 0% 5 7%

To what extent does this statement apply to you: I am satisfied with the general direction of Wikimedia Österreich.

n = 70

On a scale from 1 (= fully applies) to 4 (= does not apply at all) the arithmetic is 1.67. Association members feel more appreciated by Wikimedia Österreich than non-association members.

Response Number Percent Association member Percent No association member Percent Participated in WMAT activities Percent No prior participation in WMAT activities Percent
Fully applies. 34 49% 24 71% 8 28% 21 62% 8 31%
Rather applies. 26 37% 8 24% 18 50% 9 26% 14 41%
Does rather not apply. 9 13% 2 6% 7 19% 4 12% 3 12%
Does not apply at all. 1 1% 0 0% 1 3% 0 0% 1 2%

Which of the following services provided by Wikimedia Österreich are the most important for you? Multiple responses are possible.

n = 52

Participants who stated that they were members of the association but did not contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were not asked this question. Multiple responses were possible.

According to 50% of the respondents, the most important service provided by Wikimedia Austria is the technical equipment, followed by travel sponsorship and project funding, which are both considered most important by 48%: The percentages for these two services are even higher among members of the association.

Response Number Percent Also association member Percent
Technical equipment 26 50% 13 54%
Travel grants 25 48% 14 58%
Project funding 25 48% 14 58%
E-mail adressesses and business cards 16 31% 10 42%
Accreditations 14 27% 5 21%
Electronic literature databases 13 25% 7 29%
Publications 8 15% 2 8%
Library cards 3 6% 1 4%
Other 8 15% 3 13%

Note: In order not to reveal the identity of the participants, we are refraining from publishing some of the additional comments made in the survey.

Is there a service Wikimedia Austria does not provide yet and that you would like to see?

n = 46
Participants who stated that they were members of the association but did not contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were not asked this question.

Response Number Percent
No, I am happy with the services currently offered. 39 85 %
Yes: *. 7 15 %

* Note: In order not to indirectly reveal the identity of the participants, we will abstain from publishing all of the additional comments made in the survey.

Have you ever participated in a community event supported by Wikimedia Austria (WikiCon, Wikimania, WikiDienstag ...)?

n = 65
Participants who stated that they were members of the association but did not contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were not asked this question.
52% of the respondents have already participated in a community event supported by Wikimedia Austria and have gained actionable insights there for their online activities. No one participated in an event and stated that they had not gained actionable insights. Members of the association, in particular, have participated a great deal in community events supported by Wikimedia Austria.

Response Number Percent Association member Percent
Yes, and I gained actionable insights there for my online activities. 34 52% 23 85%
Yes, but I did not gain actionable insights there for my online activities. 0 0% 0% 0%
No, and I am not planning to either. 12 18% 1 4%
No, but I am thinking about doing so in the future. 19 29% 3 11%

To what extent does this statement apply to you: I was supported by Wikimedia Austria directly and/or participated in activities supported by Wikimedia Austria (competitions, events ...) which motivated me to continue contributing content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project.

n = 64
Participants who stated that they were members of the association but did not contribute content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project were not asked this question.
On a scale from 1 (= fully applies) to 4 (= does not apply at all) the arithmetic is 1.56. additionally there was an option to state to never have been supported and have never yet participated in such activities.

Response Number Percent Association member Percent No association member Percent
I have never been supported and have never yet participated in such activities. 16 25 % 2 7 % 14 38 %
Fully applies. / Does rather apply. / Does rather not apply. / Doesn't apply at all. 48 75 % 25 93 % 23 62 %
64 100 % 27 100 % 37 100 %

n = 48

86% of the respondents who have already participated in an event supported by Wikimedia Austria fully agree or rather agree to be motivated to continue contributing content to Wikipedia and/or another Wikimedia project by attending such an event.


Response Number Percent Association member No association member
Fully applies. 31 65 % 19 12
Does rather apply. 10 21 % 5 5
Does rather not apply. 4 8 % 0 4
Doesn't apply at all. 3 6 % 1 2
48 100 % 25 23

How would you like to be updated about the activities and offers of Wikimedia Austria? Pick a maximum of four.

n = 69

Response Number Percent Association member No association member
Wikipedia 45 65 % 19 26
VereinAT-l mailing list 35 51 % 23 12
Members wiki of Wikimedia Austria 23 33 % 16 7
Website www.wikimedia.at 21 30 % 13 8
Quarterly newsletter (WMAT-Melange) 19 28 % 13 6
Facebook 8 12 % 4 4
Twitter 6 9 % 3 3
Other 4 5 % 1 3
Meta-Wiki 3 4 % 1 2