Thursday, December 16, 2004  
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1. Demographic Info
1. Freecycle e-mail address or username:
 Total Respondents  
421
(skipped this question)   101
2. Age:
  Response Percent Response Total
    17 or younger
0.8% 4
    18-24
8.4% 44
    25-34
33.1% 173
    35-44
30.1% 157
    45-64
26.4% 138
    65 or older
1.1% 6
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
3. Marital Status
  Response Percent Response Total
    Single
32.2% 168
    Married/Partnered
67.8% 354
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
4. How many fully or partially dependant children do you have?
  Response Percent Response Total
    0
42.1% 220
    1-2
41.2% 215
    3 or more
16.7% 87
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
5. About what is your household income (estimated?
  Response Percent Response Total
    $25,000 or less
19.7% 97
    $26,000-$49,000
31.5% 155
    $50,000-$75,000
24% 118
    $76,000-$99,000
12% 59
    $100,000 or more
12.8% 63
Total Respondents   492
(skipped this question)   30
6. How many Freecyle groups do you belong to?
  Response Percent Response Total
    1
51% 266
    2
19.9% 104
    3 or more
29.1% 152
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
7. Please list the specific group(s)?
 Total Respondents  
470
(skipped this question)   52
8. How did you learn about Freecycle?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Someone told me about freecyle
45% 235
    I read about it in an article/news item
30.1% 157
    I followed a link to it from another website
11.3% 59
  Other (please specify)
13.6% 71
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
9. For how long have you been a Freecycle member?
  Response Percent Response Total
    13 months or more
3.1% 16
    7-12 months
21.1% 110
    3-6 months
43.7% 228
    less than 3 months
32.2% 168
Total Respondents   522
(skipped this question)   0
2. Freecycle Use - find out how frequently and for what purpose
10. About how often do you check for new offers?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Multiple times/day (frequently)
50.3% 252
    Once/day (regularly)
33.3% 167
    4 or fewer times/week (every so often)
10% 50
    1 to 4 times/month (not too often)
5.8% 29
    Never
0.6% 3
Total Respondents   501
(skipped this question)   21
11. How often do you use Freecycle to place an offer
  Response Percent Response Total
    multiple times/week
7.4% 37
    1 to 4 times/month
44.5% 223
    12 to 6 times/year
11.4% 57
    5 to 1 times/year
25.9% 130
    Never
10.8% 54
Total Respondents   501
(skipped this question)   21
12. Overall, how satisfied are you with the way these offers turned out?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Very Satisfied
33.7% 169
    Satisfied
48.3% 242
    No opinion
15% 75
    Dissatisfied
2.8% 14
    Very dissatisfied
0.2% 1
Total Respondents   501
(skipped this question)   21
13. How often do you use Freecycle to respond to an an offer (to say that you would take an item)?
  Response Percent Response Total
    multiple times/week
16.4% 82
    1 to 4 times/month
38.8% 194
    12 to 6 times/year
10% 50
    5 to 1 times/year
21% 105
    Never
13.8% 69
Total Respondents   500
(skipped this question)   22
14. Overall, how satisfied are you with the way these prospective deals turned out?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Very Satisfied
23.4% 117
    Satisfied
43.4% 217
    No opinion
23.2% 116
    Dissatisfied
8.4% 42
    Very dissatisfied
1.6% 8
Total Respondents   500
(skipped this question)   22
15. Please explain why you feel this way about responding to offers:
 Total Respondents  
387
(skipped this question)   135
16. How often do you use Freecycle to place a 'wanted' post?
  Response Percent Response Total
    multiple times/week
1% 5
    1 to 4 times/month
20% 100
    12 to 6 times/year
11.2% 56
    5 to 1 times/year
30.8% 154
    Never
37% 185
Total Respondents   500
(skipped this question)   22
17. Overall, how satisfied are you with the way these requests turned out?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Very Satisfied
15% 75
    Satisfied
27% 135
    No opinion
48.2% 241
    Dissatisfied
8.4% 42
    Very dissatisfied
1.4% 7
Total Respondents   500
(skipped this question)   22
18. Please explain why you feel this way:
 Total Respondents  
305
(skipped this question)   217
3. Have shopping habits and/or opinions changed?
19. Before joining freecycle, how did you get rid of unwanted items? (rate the frequency for each method - note: please choose "most of the time" for only one method.):
 The likelyhood of getting rid of item using this method
most of the time on occasion rarely never Response Total
Gave stuff away to friends, family and/or acquaintenances
23% (104) 59% (267) 16% (74) 2% (10) 455
Gave stuff to charities
43% (196) 42% (194) 10% (48) 5% (21) 459
Sold it
6% (25) 32% (144) 40% (178) 23% (101) 448
Put stuff in the trash
14% (64) 43% (194) 34% (153) 9% (42) 453
Did not get rid of the stuff. Saved in storage.
24% (106) 40% (177) 16% (70) 21% (93) 446
Total Respondents   469
(skipped this question)   53
20. Since joining freecycle, how do you get rid of unwanted items? (rate the frequency for each method - note: please choose "most of the time" for only one method.):
 The likelyhood of getting rid of item using this method
most of the time on occasion rarely never Response Total
Give stuff away to friends, family and/or freecyclers
55% (252) 37% (170) 7% (31) 1% (4) 457
Give stuff to charities
21% (95) 57% (256) 15% (65) 7% (32) 448
Sell it
4% (16) 26% (115) 40% (173) 30% (132) 436
Put stuff in the trash
2% (9) 21% (91) 47% (206) 30% (134) 440
Do not get rid of the stuff. I keep it in storage.
7% (29) 31% (132) 32% (140) 30% (131) 432
Total Respondents   460
(skipped this question)   62
21. For each category below, check whether you have ever given away or acquired something (facilitated by Freecycle) and whether you have deferred buying because of the acquisition
 Given Away
once twice three or more times Response Total
Tools/Equipment
58% (55) 24% (23) 18% (17) 95
Household Items (furniture, kitchen, decorative, etc)
33% (85) 20% (52) 46% (117) 254
Computers/Electronics
59% (85) 26% (37) 15% (21) 143
Reading Mat./Music/Movies/Toys (entertainment)
31% (58) 22% (40) 47% (88) 186
Clothing & Personal Items
32% (63) 18% (36) 49% (96) 195
Misc. Supplies (tape, boxes, etc)
38% (48) 24% (30) 38% (48) 126
 Taken
once twice three or more times Response Total
Tools/Equipment
64% (34) 19% (10) 17% (9) 53
Household Items (furniture, kitchen, decorative, etc)
49% (95) 29% (55) 22% (42) 192
Computers/Electronics
64% (61) 21% (20) 15% (14) 95
Reading Mat./Music/Movies/Toys (entertainment)
50% (67) 25% (34) 25% (33) 134
Clothing & Personal Items
43% (49) 29% (33) 27% (31) 113
Misc. Supplies (tape, boxes, etc)
49% (36) 26% (19) 26% (19) 74
 Deferred Purchase
once twice three or more times Response Total
Tools/Equipment
70% (32) 9% (4) 22% (10) 46
Household Items (furniture, kitchen, decorative, etc)
61% (60) 19% (19) 20% (20) 99
Computers/Electronics
68% (30) 23% (10) 9% (4) 44
Reading Mat./Music/Movies/Toys (entertainment)
51% (19) 16% (6) 32% (12) 37
Clothing & Personal Items
42% (16) 26% (10) 32% (12) 38
Misc. Supplies (tape, boxes, etc)
56% (18) 22% (7) 22% (7) 32
Total Respondents   414
(skipped this question)   108
22. Since joining freecycle, how has your shopping online, in stores, or from catalogs for non-food items changed? I shop:
  Response Percent Response Total
    More
0.6% 3
    About the same
84% 395
    Less
15.3% 72
Total Respondents   470
(skipped this question)   52
23. Please explain how and why you believe your shopping has changed or not changed?
 Total Respondents  
305
(skipped this question)   217
24. Have you recommended freecycle to others?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Yes
95.7% 450
    No
4.3% 20
Total Respondents   470
(skipped this question)   52
25. In the box below, list the online resources (e.g. freecycle discussion board, other chatroom, offline ) that you use to discuss reuse, recycling, and/or freecycling.
 Total Respondents  
247
(skipped this question)   275
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