I'm pleased to announce that despite some considerable teething troubles (of which many of you will be aware!), the 2011 Survey of JWs is back on the road! There is no need for any donations, so none will be asked for in any way, shape or form. All we want are your RESPONSES!! Obviously, if you have already taken part in this survey, we don't need to hear from you again, and you should be blocked from entering anyway. However, if you haven't yet taken part in the survey, now is the time to do so:
For those of you who are unfamiliar - the purpose of the survey is to gather as much information as possible about how current and former JWs TRULY feel about the Governing Body and its teachings. There is no reliable alternative way of gathering this kind of information, and we feel that a survey such as this, which will be conducted annually, should help to shed light on how ordinary members and former members of the faith genuinely feel about the organization, and its leadership. All responses to the survey are made anonymously, so you have absolutely nothing to fear from taking part. Once the responses have all been gathered, they will be published in a report for the attention of the Governing Body and the world's media.
Without divulging too much information prematurely, a very kind and technically-gifted member of this forum has come up with a solution whereby the survey will be able to continue indefinitely without any need for donations etc. The current surveymonkey survey will expire on 19th October, to be replaced by an identical FREE survey that will include all of the results that have previously been accumulated. An announcement will be made nearer the time with the exact details.
So far 537 responses have been gathered since the survey began on 19th September. I realise that this is a very modest figure, and for the results to be meaningful we need considerably more responses, however we have been hindered in gathering responses over the past two weeks for a variety of reasons, and hopefully now the main problems have been resolved we can proceed unhindered and gather as many responses as possible before the end of the year.
As before, I am interested in any feedback that you may have to offer. Helpful suggestions on this thread and previous threads will be used for a revised version of the survey which will be launched on 1st January for the duration of 2012.
I will be updating this thread survey with a summary of the results as they stand.
I think that's everything! If you have any comments or questions, please let me know!