Erowid
 
 
Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Path :   generalsurvey
Erowid is a one-of-a-kind resource
We are an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a balanced
examination of psychoactive drugs and drug use--to reduce harms,
improve benefits, and support appropriate policies. The site is made
possible by $5, $10, and $50 donations from visitors. Please pitch in!
LSD Surveys 1 through 8
Oct 2005 - Jan 2006
We conducted eight separate LSD-related surveys between October 2005 and January 2006, most of which collected responses for 3-7 days. Six of the eight surveys were "micro-surveys" consisting of 3-4 questions each, displayed at the top of nearly all pages on the Erowid.org website, ensuring a high response rate. Each micro-survey yielded between 3,000 and 6,000 responses per 24-hour period that it was displayed. The other two surveys were identical and longer, attempting to identify trends in current LSD availability. We received a total of 136,057 responses to the eight surveys; 123,459 of these (90.7%) were determined to be valid after the removal of spam, duplicates, and invalid responses.

An article describing the results of these surveys was published in Issue 10 of Erowid Extracts.

8 LSD Surveys
  1. Availability Survey #1
  2. Bad Trip and Mystical Experiences
  3. Effects on Life #1
  4. Recent Use of LSD
  5. How Does Legal Status Affect Use?
  6. Context of LSD Use
  7. Availability Survey #2
  8. Effects on Life #2



Survey #2 - Bad Trip and Mystical Experience Survey
  1. How many times have you taken LSD?
  2. How many times have you had what you would describe as a "bad trip" on LSD?
  3. How many times have you had a "mystical" or "strikingly positive" experience on LSD?
Survey #3 - How has LSD affected your life?
  1. How many times have you taken LSD?
  2. How old are you?
  3. How many years ago did you first try LSD?
  4. Overall, how would you say LSD has affected your life?
Survey #4 - Recent use of LSD
  1. How old are you?
  2. How many years ago did you first try LSD?
  3. How long ago did you most recently take LSD?
  4. How many times have you taken LSD in the last five years?
Survey #5 - How does the legal status of LSD affect use?
  1. How old are you?
  2. How many times have you taken LSD in the last five years?
  3. If LSD were legal, about how often would you take it?
Survey #6 - Context of LSD use
  1. How old are you?
  2. What was the primary context for your first LSD experience?
  3. How many people were present in this context?
  4. What is your preferred context for taking LSD?
Surveys #1 & 7 - LSD Availability
  1. What country are you in?
  2. State or province
  3. How old are you?
  4. How many times have you taken LSD?
  5. When was the first time you or a close friend ever tried to acquire LSD?
  6. What is your impression of the current availability of LSD?
  7. Did you (or a close friend) try to acquire LSD during 2002 or 2003 (2-3 yrs ago)?
  8. How available would you say LSD is compared to a couple of years ago?
  9. Have you (or a close friend) tried to acquire LSD in the last 6 months?
  10. How difficult was it to find?
  11. If you were successful at acquiring LSD recently, how would you rate the quality or strength of the material?
  12. If you were successful at acquiring LSD recently, what form was it in?
  13. If you were successful at acquiring LSD recently, what was the cost per single "dose" or "hit"?
  14. Comments
Survey #8 - How Has LSD Affected Your Life? (#2)
See categorized comments from this survey.
  1. How many times have you taken LSD?
  2. Overall, how has LSD affected your life?
  3. Comments on how LSD has affected your life.