In July 2009, the SCA Census 2010 Committee was formed by the Board of Directors to develop a census-level survey to help the SCA to move forward into the next decade; to identify, address and work on current issues; to gain a deeper understanding into what makes the SCA what it is today; and to delve into the reasons for joining, remaining in, and leaving the SCA.
The survey was fielded via the internet via Survey Monkey on August 1, 2010 and ran until December 1, 2010. Data coding, data cleaning, and identity security edits were performed on the 17,821 completed surveys in the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2011.
Be assured that the survey data collected or published will remain completely anonymous and will not be sold or shared beyond this survey’s purpose. Because answers that will identify individual respondents cannot be released, we have been working with experts in the field of data and identity security to parse the data into releasable data sets or at least data summaries.
Files Available for Download
Release 1: July 2011
- Presentation of Results: the survey responses, with charts and tables – Powerpoint or PDF format
- Core Key Findings
- Original Survey (PDF)
- Basic Data Tables (PDF) the totalled answers for each survey question
- eNewsletter Data Table: Excel or PDF format
Updated July 26, 2011
Thank you for the feedback on the released data. We have making corrections as they are reported to us and we are able to resolve them. Please keep the feedback coming.
Release 2: October 2011
Key Findings – New Martial Peerage Options
- Summary of Results – Word document
- Slideshow of results (with graphs) – PDF
- Table of Raw data – Excel spreadsheet
Key Findings – Same-Gender Consorts
Data Cross tabulations (Excel spreadsheets)
- questions regarding Activities
- questions regarding Awards
- questions regarding Demographics
- questions regarding Membership
- questions regarding Offices Held and Attendance
- questions regarding Participation
A special thanks goes to those folks who have assisted us in an advisory capacity including:
Casey Weed (Dieterich Kempenich von Eltz)
Kathleen O’Brien (Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada)
Pug Bainter (Phelim Gervase)
Kate Daniel (Maimuna Al-Bukhariyya)
Ren Fridenberg (Katrine la Esclopiera)
Coni Jo Steelquist (Ebergardis von Zell)
Carol Ross (Genevieve de Courtanvaux)