Sunday, April 22, 2012

Survey Results

If you're on our email list, you should remember recently receiving an invitation to participate in our survey.  Our group has grown significantly over the course of the past two years, and we wanted to take the opportunity to find out what sort of things our members and supporters need and want from this organization.

The results are in, and in case you missed our last meeting, we're posting them here for you to check out:

Demographics
55% of respondents were female, 40% were male, and 5% did not identify as male or female.
 
Eight of our respondents were less than 50 years old, and 15 were over 50.
 

Participation
 
 79% of respondents read articles posted on our website at least some of the time.
  
69% of respondents participate in our general monthly meetings at least some of the time.

 

57% of respondents participate in social events at least some of the time.

  
Preferences and Insights

Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday are preferred meeting and activity days.


 Community service was the top priority for group activities, followed by guest speakers and discussion groups. 

Group Activities Rankings
1
Community Service
2
Guest Speakers
3
Discussion Groups
4
Educational Field Trips
5
Dinner & a Movie
6
Nature Hikes/Kayaking/Outdoor Adventures/Recreational Activities
7
Game Nights


Additional suggestions for group activities were as follows:

Book/News Article Reviews
3
Women’s Activities
1
Fundraising
1
Political Campaigns (school vouchers, creationism, homophobia, etc.)
1
Raising Awareness (tabling)
1
Attending Leisure Activities (sports, movies, theater)
1
Support Groups/Discussions about members' history &thoughts on humanism
1


 Community Service Suggestions:

Food Drives
6
Road Clean-Up
5
Secular Support Groups/Promotion of Humanism
4
Environmental Causes
3
Open to all Possibilities
3
Book Drive for Children
1
Clothing Drive
1
Outreach to African American & Hispanic Groups
1
Community vegetable garden in low-income area
1
Weekly volunteer efforts
1
Large scale projects (donating property for park/community center)
1


 Other suggestions for the Humanist Society of Gainesville:

Outreach to UF students
2
More group discussions at meetings
2
More community service
1
Improve public perception
1
More emphasis on humanism, less on atheism
1
More potlucks
1
Meeting more than once a month
1

Thank you to all of those who participated!  Your feedback is important, and gives our group ideas for future meetings, projects, and ultimately will better help the Humanist Society of Gainesville to serve its members and supporters.

Didn't have the opportunity to participate in the survey?  Weigh in below with your thoughts!

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