Final answers to the Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists (see here for the list of questions in english) has been open for participation from May 1st, 2018 through December 31st, 2018. During these eight months we have collected over 32 000 answers. Thanks for your support and valuable contribution!

The number and distribution of respondents is reflected on the map that illustrates this post. Of course, given the large differences in population and number of scientists among various countries, the image is somewhat misleading; for instance, the number of answers collected in China is in fact rather low.

In terms of scientific disciplines, the number of answers is excellent in mathematics, good in physics and astronomy, and satisfactory in computer science.

In terms of regions, the number of answers (compared to the overall number of scientists in the region) is excellent in Latin America and good in Oceania, Africa and Western Europe.

We collected answers in 7 languages, but nearly 2/3 of them were in English.

The major goal of Task 1 within the Gender Gap in Science project for 2019 will be the thorough analysis and interpretation of the collected data. Please stay tuned for further results. If you are interested in specific information about the number of responses we obtained in your country or your discipline please contact us.