Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A 5 Minute Survey for Wonderfully Simple Folk

I found this survey over at the Plant Trees, It's Self Defense blog. It is a survey done by the Simplicity Institute which is aimed at folks who try to live a simpler lifestyle:

A Study on Simple Living, Downshifting and Other Low-Consumption Lifestyles in Affluent Nations

The Simplicity Institute is undertaking a multi-national study on people who have voluntarily adopted a 'simpler' way of life. The purpose of this study is to gain some empirical insight into those people who are choosing to move away from high-consumption, materialistic lifestyles and who are embracing simpler lifestyles of reduced or restrained income and consumption.

Who should fill out this survey?

This survey is intended for:

Those people who are living a 'simpler life' of reduced or restrained income, consumption and/or working hours.

(If you are a parent who has reduced or stopped paid employment to care for your children, or if you are a student, please fill out this survey only if you think your 'simpler lifestyle' is a long-term way of life.)

This study is not intended for:

Those for whom simple living is involuntary.

It took me about 5 minutes to do the survey. If you feel like you are a part of the target group and would like to participate, you can find the survey here.




Medusae said...

I took the survey - very interesting, and a good reminder/encouragement to keep up 'simple living', even in little ways.

nefaeria said...

Thanks for taking it! :)

Bek said...

That's a good point - including the fact that the survey is for those for whom simple living is voluntary :)