The 2020 Ace Community Survey is now open

It’s that time of year again – we are now recruiting participants for the Ace Community Survey!

The Ace Community Survey, run by the Ace Community Survey Team, collects valuable information on the demographics and experiences of members in the ace community, including asexual, demisexual, gray-asexual, and related identities. It is the largest survey of ace communities and creates a valuable pool of data for future ace community activists and researchers.

The survey is open to anyone: ace, non-ace, or still questioning. As long as you are 13 years of age or older, we want to hear from you! We want to get a wide variety of responses from as many parts of the community as possible, so we encourage you to share this link with any other potentially interested individuals you know or any ace communities you participate in.

Click here to take the 2020 Ace Community Survey:
https://forms.gle/HKrCJNCawLpXaW3w6

We recently published a report on the results from the 2017 and 2018 surveys here:
https://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/2017-2018-ace-community-survey-report

You will be able to view any published results from the survey at asexualcensus.wordpress.com. If you would like to receive an automatic email update when new results or announcements are posted, you can subscribe here.

For answers to common questions about the survey, please see the FAQ here.

Se parli italiano e hai bisogno di aiuto nel compilare l’Ace Survey 2020 apri il link seguente in una finestra separata per visualizzare la guida all’Ace Survey 2020 in italiano: Sondaggio Sulla Comunità Asessuale

Si desea realizar la encuesta en español, por favor abra la guía de traducción al español en una ventana separada y haga clic en el botón de abajo que dice “siguiente/ next”.

Dies ist die Ankündigung für die Ace Community Survey 2020 auf Englisch, wenn Sie diese Umfrage lieber auf Deutsch bearbeiten möchten, öffnen Sie bitte die deutsche Übersetzung in einem separaten Fenster, öffnen Sie die englische Umfrage (https://forms.gle/HKrCJNCawLpXaW3w6)  und klicken Sie dort auf den “Weiter”/ “Next”-Button .

Se você gostaria de responder à pesquisa em Português, por favor, abra o guia de tradução em Português em uma janela separada e clique no botão abaixo que diz “próximo / próximo”. https://asexualcensus.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/pesquisa_da_comunidade_asexual_2020.pdf

Encuesta de la Comunidad Asexual (Ace Community Survey) 2020 Traducción ESP

¡Hola a todes!

De nuevo es esta época del año – ¡estamos reclutando participantes para la Encuesta de la Comunidad Ase!

Un estudio comunitario a gran escala, Ace Community Census, está recopilando respuestas para producir estadísticas sobre las personas que componen a las comunidades asexuales. Este tipo de estudio es importante para las personas que buscan promover la visibilidad de la asexualidad porque permite una mejor comprensión de la comunidad, su diversidad, necesidades y, en consecuencia, dibuja un retrato mediático más realista.

La encuesta está abierta a cualquier persona: as, no-ase, o personas que todavía están cuestionando su identidad. ¡Mientras tengas 13 años de edad o más, queremos saber de ti! Queremos obtener una amplia variedad de respuestas de tantas partes de la comunidad como sea posible, por lo que les animamos a compartir este enlace con cualquier otra persona potencialmente interesada que conozca o cualquier comunidad ase en la que participe.

Para hacer la encuesta más accesible, este año creamos una guía de traducción en español (y en alemán) para que quienes no hablen inglés puedan responder el formulario.

La idea es mantener esta pestaña abierta mientras completa la encuesta y echarle un vistazo cuando no entienda las preguntas.

Haga clic aquí para tomar la Encuesta Comunitaria Ase 2020: 

https://forms.gle/HKrCJNCawLpXaW3w6

Haga clic aquí para abrir la Guía de Traducción al Español:

https://asexualcensus.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/guia-de-traduccion-al-espanol.pdf

[!!!] Compruebe que las preguntas coincidan en la encuesta y en la traducción. De hecho, dependiendo de lo que vaya a contestar, varias páginas podrán ser omitidas y no las podrá ver. Por lo tanto, tendrá que bajar un poco en la traducción para estar correctamente sincronizade con la página de la encuesta.

Recientemente publicamos un informe (en inglés) sobre los resultados de las encuestas de 2017 y 2018 aquí:

https://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/2017-2018-ace-community-survey-report

 Podrá ver los resultados publicados de la encuesta en asexualcensus.wordpress.com. Si desea recibir una actualización automática de correo electrónico cuando se publiquen nuevos resultados o anuncios (principalmente en inglés), puede suscribirse aquí.

Para obtener respuestas a preguntas comunes sobre la encuesta, por favor lea las Preguntas Frecuentes aquí.

No dude en reportar cualquier error u omisión. Siendo el estudio bastante largo, es posible que se me escapen cosas.

¡Gracias a todes les que brindarán sus respuestas a este estudio!

Ace Community Survey 2020 – Ankündigung

Es ist wieder so weit! Wir sind auf der Suche nach Menschen, die an der Ace Community Survey teilnehmen möchten. 

Die Ace Community Survey sammelt wichtige Informationen zur Demographie und den Erfahrungen der Ace Community (“ace” als zusammenfassender Begriff für Menschen, die sich als asexuell, demisexuell, grau-asexuell oder einer anderen Orientierung des asexuellen Spektrums identifizieren). Sie ist die größte Umfrage unter Menschen des asexuellen Spektrums und liefert damit wertvolle Daten für Aktivismus und Forschung.

Die Umfrage ist offen für alle Personen, egal ob ace, nicht ace oder unsicher. Die einzige Voraussetzung ist ein Mindestalter von 13 Jahren. Da wir möglichst viele Menschen erreichen wollen, um die Diversität der Community möglichst gut einzufangen, freuen wir uns sehr, wenn der Link zu dieser Umfrage weiter geteilt wird.

Hier geht es direkt zur Ace Community Survey 2020: 

https://forms.gle/HKrCJNCawLpXaW3w6

Der Text der Umfrage ist auf Englisch. Damit dieses Jahr auch deutschsprachige Personen mit wenig Englischkenntnissen teilnehmen können, gibt es erstmals eine vollständige deutsche Übersetzung. Diese kann beim Ausfüllen der Survey direkt mitgelesen oder bei Verständnisproblemen zum Nachschlagen genutzt werden. Sie ist hier zu finden:

https://asexualcensus.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/2020-survey-german-translation-guide-.pdf

Vor kurzem haben wir die Berichte mit den Ergebnissen der Umfragen von 2017 und 2018 hier veröffentlicht (englisch):

https://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/2017-2018-ace-community-survey-report

Alle Ergebnisse der Umfrage werden unter asexualcensus.wordpress.com veröffentlicht und können dort angesehen werden. Automatische E-Mail Updates über neue Ergebnisse oder Ankündigungen (meist englisch) können hier abonniert werden.

Antworten auf häufig gestellte Fragen finden sich hier im FAQ.

2017 and 2018 Asexual Community Survey Summary Report

As part of this year’s Ace Week, we are excited to share with you the summary results from the 2017 and 2018 Ace Community Surveys, which we are publishing together in one report:

Publishing two years of data in one report is part of our effort to get up to date with analysis for the most recent surveys. This year we have had an uptick in volunteers, which will hopefully enable us to perform additional data analysis and publish blog posts that offer a deep-dive into specific topics while we begin work on the report for the 2019 Survey.

If you are a researcher or community non-profit institution, you may request access to the data.

Many thanks to everyone who took the survey! We couldn’t have done it without you. If you are interested in participating in the 2020 Ace Community Survey, keep an eye out — we will be releasing a link tomorrow!

Bi Visibility Day report: “Putting the B in A”

Here at the Ace Community Survey team, intersectionality is an essential part of our identities as it is for those in the broader ace community. This Bi Visibility Day, we have released a visibility report to challenge biphobia and increase bi awareness using data taken from the 2019 Ace Community Survey. Please enjoy and share this infographic to spread awareness of where the bi and ace communities overlap. For more information about Bi Visibility Day which is celebrated every September 23rd, feel free to visit https://bivisibilityday.com/

Bi Visibility Day infographic

Click for the full size!

Special thanks goes out to Lea for data analysis and quality control, and Robin for quality control.

Spanish translation of the 2016 Summary Report

Se ha completado la traducción al Español del Reporte de la Encuesta de la Comunidad Asexual de 2016.  Si tiene cualquier comentario o pregunta acerca de esta encuesta, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con asexualcensus@gmail.com.

Descargar el Reporte de la Encuesta de la Comunidad Asexual de 2016 (Español).

This is an announcement of our Spanish translation of our summary report on the 2016 Ace Community Census.  If you want to see the report in its original English, go here.

2019 Raw Data Now Available to Researchers

We are pleased to announce that raw data from the 2019 Ace Community Survey is now available for researchers wishing to perform additional analysis!

If you are a researcher and would like to request a copy of the raw data, please fill out the new data request form here. Raw data from previous years is also available.

If you have any questions, please contact us at asexualcensus@gmail.com.

We need your help: Volunteer for the Survey Team

This call for volunteers is now closed.  If you’re still very interested, please e-mail us directly.


The Ace Community Survey Team is currently looking for new volunteers, particularly people with programming or technical writing skills.

Our team designs and releases a survey every year, analyzes data, and produces reports.  We seek to understand the diversity and well-being of ace communities, and educate activists and researchers with up to date information.

The major roles that we currently need volunteers for are:

  • Analysis of survey data
    • You will analyze data, producing tables and graphs to be included in reports.
    • You must be familiar with Python, or willing to learn.
  • Improving code infrastructure
    • You will make changes to our code base to improve our workflow.  Python required.
  • Reading and interpreting text responses
    • You will read and classify text responses to survey questions.
    • No programming ability required, but you must be familiar with ace concepts and terminology.
  • Writing reports
    • You will outline topics, organize results into coherent narratives, and provide editing feedback to other writers.
  • Translation of reports into other languages
    • You will translate existing reports to make our results accessible around the world.

Further details will be explained upon joining!  We hold training sessions for new volunteers, and monthly meetings on chat.

Time commitments are flexible depending on your availability at any given part of the year, but we recommend setting aside at least 4-5 hours a month to do work on your own time, plus an additional hour for meetings.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form by the end of April, and allow 1-2 weeks for a response.  (If you fill out the form at a later date, the response may be slower.)  If you’d like more information, you may contact us at asexualcensus@gmail.com.

The Aromantic Spectrum in the Ace Community Survey

by René Mellema & Tristan Miller

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the interaction between the asexual and aromantic communities.  Following our review of extant aro community surveys, we contribute to the discussion by reviewing the information we have about aromantic and aromantic-spectrum respondents to the 2017 Ace Community Survey.

Main Findings

Although our survey recruits from asexual communities rather than aromantic communities, we are able to gather information about people on the aromantic spectrum, including some allosexual people. Some of our important findings are as follows:

  1. Compared to aro community surveys, our survey finds a larger number of gray-(a)romantic, demiromantic, lithromantic, and quoiromantic people as compared to aromantic people.
  2. Among our respondents, people on the aromantic spectrum were more likely to be non-binary.  Allosexual people (regardless of romantic orientation) were more likely to be men.
  3. People on the aromantic spectrum, especially those who were also on the asexual spectrum, were less likely to have had romantic relationships.  Allosexual people on the aromantic spectrum were more likely to have non-romantic significant relationships, and to be polyamorous.
  4. Both the asexual or aromantic spectrums are negatively correlated with sexual activity.
  5. On average, allosexual people have a higher sex drive, and higher frequency of sexual fantasies, masturbation, and porn consumption, regardless of romantic orientation.

Further details are below. Continue reading

The 2019 Ace Community Survey is now open!

The 2019 survey is now closed! Thanks to all who participated!


It’s that time of year again – we are now recruiting participants for the Ace Community Survey!

The Ace Community Survey, run by the Ace Community Survey Team, collects valuable information on the demographics and experiences of members in the ace community, including asexual, demisexual, gray-asexual, and related identities. It is the largest survey of ace communities and creates a valuable pool of data for future ace community activists and researchers.

This year, we are working in conjunction with Dr. Lauren Beach from the Institute for Gender and Sexual Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University. Our collaboration will help further research into health disparities of sexual minority groups.

The survey is open to anyone: ace, non-ace, or still questioning.  As long as you are 13 years of age or older we want to hear from you! We want to get a wide variety of responses from as many parts of the community as possible, so we encourage you to share this link with any other potentially interested individuals you know or any ace communities you participate in.

Click here to take the 2019 Ace Community Survey: 

https://forms.gle/PZqPREQDE6MCibSV8

You will be able to view any published results from the survey at asexualcensus.wordpress.com. If you would like to receive an automatic email update when new results or announcements are posted, you can subscribe here.

For answers to common questions about the survey, please see the FAQ here.