A Very Sincere Thank You

Our annual survey is now closed. And I want to thank you, really thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey. It’s a great testimony to our audience and their engagement and involvement with the site and at some level loyalty to it. I hesitate to say ‘loyalty’. Because I know we have to earn it every day. And it’s nothing we ever want to take for granted. But whatever you call it, we want to thank you for it. Because this is a great help for us.

This was a 30+ question questionnaire. And over a 24 hour run we got over 26,000 completed surveys. That’s just off the charts in terms of a response.

We’ll bring you some details and highlights of the survey shortly.One other point. Many thousands of you left comments in the open-ended last question of the survey. We haven’t counted them yet but I think there are more than 10,000 of them. In any case, most were very generous. And I wish we could thank you. In other cases, I’d like to be able to follow up with you on points you raised about how we could improve the site or addresses other issues you raised.

Unfortunately, we can’t.

As I said when we rolled out the survey, we’re very serious about your privacy. And the survey included pretty personal questions about income levels, education, voter registration and so forth. So we intentional did not build into the survey any way to identify particular people with particular responses. That’s by design. But it also means we don’t know who left particular comments. And we have no way to contact to you.

So please accept our thanks for your time and please understand that we cannot follow up with you directly.