Chive New England November 2016 Survey Results
In early November we asked you guys to fill out a quick survey where we asked a few simple questions. We asked are you a chiver or chivette, which “H” is most important to you, where you are located, which chapters you belong to, if you were to recommend a charity which would it be and we had an option for a freeform feedback.
In total 79 people responded to the survey over the 14 days that it was live, this represented roughly a fifth of the total membership count across all states.
Out of those 79 respondents a third were Chivettes and two thirds Chivers which fell in line with our demographic expectation.
When asked which “H” was more important those Chivers and Chivettes answered that 49% felt “Humanity” was most important followed by “Humor” at 46% and “Hotness” at 5%.
In addition when we break the data down and look at Chivers and Chivettes separately we can then understand which demographic relates to which “H”. Doing the analysis with a breakdown to demographic enables us to understand what each genders “H” preference is.
- Chivettes most important “H” was “Humanity” at 85% followed by “Humor” at 15% with 0% for “Hotness”.
- Chivers most important “H” was “Humor” at 60% followed by “Humanity” at 32% and “Hotness” at 8%.
We asked each respondent to also attach their zip code to the survey answer, doing this allows us to plot the locations on a map and visualize where the population centers are. As you can see the population or respondents follow major highway routes like i-84, i-90, i-91 and i-95. In addition the bulk of the members are clustered between Hartford and Boston.
Knowing that charity is and will be an important part to the group we asked the survey respondents to suggest some charities. Of the 79 respondents 35 provided charity suggestions or 44% of the replies.
We took the charities and categorized them: Animal, Cancer/Disease, Child Development, Homeless, Hospital, Military, Misc, Special Needs and Support. Charities involving animals and the homeless had the most suggestions with 6 each followed by cancer/disease and special needs at 5 each. Military charities were suggested 4 times directly by respondents but actually accounted for 7 replies as some charitable organizations benefited multiple categories like Homeless and Military.
The last question was free form, open for suggestions, feedback and anything else. Of the 79 survey replies 20 of those (25%) utilized the open form opportunity.
Below is a summary of the open replies:
- The overarching theme of the open form was that the states should be “ditched” to create one strong group
- A meetup in Worcester would be a welcome middle point to Western MA and Boston.
- Work more with surrounding chapters.
- More volunteer projects (soup kitchens, cleanups).
- Utilize more social media platforms (the newsletter & Twitter).
- Remove the admins that are not willing to work as a team.
- More meetups in the Hartford/Springfield area.
- A large meetup during warm weather.
You guys provided some awesome feedback through the survey, some results were expected and others were not. Keep an eye out for more surveys in the future and to read more about the changes that were a direct result of the survey feedback go here.