Survey Results, 2013–14
The Online Survey of Wisconsin English was conducted from the fall of 2013 through the fall of 2014. We had over 4,000 visits to the online survey and 1,730 participants answered at least one question; 1,663 were from Wisconsin. See participant map [pdf]. Of these, 622 participants met the official survey's eligibility requirements and the responses will be used in a variety of ways to further linguistic research. However, only 245 of these are considered "official" respondents, (the first person to complete a section from each target community) and these are the responses that are provided in the survey results. Time and budget permitting, additional data will be added to the website or in other publications. For more details about the survey see our Winter 18.1 2015 DARE Newsletter or view this summary [pdf].
We want to express our sincere gratitude to every Johnny-on-the-spot who participated. The survey and telephone interview participants volunteered their time and effort with no expectation of compensation of any kind. Their contributions to linguistic scholarship are beyond measure. So to all you guys who were freehearted enough to help us out, we say thank you kindly, danke schoen, gracias, much obliged, appreciate it, and merci.
Instructions: Either browse through the alpha question codes or topics below and click to get the full list of questions for that topic, or use the search bar. The alphanumeric question code is included at both the question and response pages. For now, if you wish to search by specific question code, please use the main website search bar above. A survey-specific search function is slated for the near future.
A few words of caution: When comparing survey responses from this survey and the 1965–70 DARE Survey, remember that the 2013–14 survey is for Wisconsin only while the 1960s responses are nationwide. Questions and question codes were often revised in the new 2013–14 Questionnaire and we have noted this on response pages when applicable.