At the start of the summer, we ran a survey to get a quick pulse of DiEM25’s membership — and 1527 members responded!
It’s taken some time, but we can now share findings with you. Here’s what we learned!
Members’ feel very positive about DiEM25 (and have a few criticisms).
We asked members to describe what they think of DiEM25 in three simple adjectives. ‘Hopeful’, ‘necessary’, ‘innovative’ and ‘democratic’ were among the top descriptors.
In this word cloud, there were 539 different adjectives represented; all adjectives that were mentioned at least 5 times are displayed. 416 people felt we were “European” (as one might expect), while ‘democratic’ was used by 153 people, ‘hopeful’ by 96, ‘innovative’ by 56… and ‘bureaucratic’ (ouch!) by 48 people.
Most members first heard about DiEM25 through the press, followed by internet searches and YouTube.
Word-of-mouth was a distant fourth place. Street actions and petitions brought us very few new members.
The vast majority of members interact with DiEM25 via email!
In an age of social media, traditional mailing lists certainly proved to be the most resilient method for member interaction. Only 14% of members said they use our members’ forum, with just 6% claiming to interact with other DiEMers over Telegram. (Not active in our DiEM25 Forum yet? Get started now by engaging in existing threads, or start your own!)
While we strongly believe in offline action – nothing can replace a physical meeting! — due to the pandemic most of our recent coordination and outreach activity has been online. Like all of you, we are looking forward to being more present in the real world, bringing our message and actions to those who are not yet familiar with them.
Most members get their news from DiEM25 via our newsletter.
… with the website in second place. (Haven’t signed up? You can here.)
Almost half of members, when given the choice, responded in English.
The German language came in second place, followed by Greek and Spanish.
This valuable feedback is already helping us to guide our plans and build a better, stronger movement. Thank you again to all who contributed!
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