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.

2018 Raw Data Now Available to Researchers

We are pleased to announce that raw data from the 2018 ace community census 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 2014-2017 is also available.

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

Guide to the Asexual Community Survey Data

When we grant researchers access to the Asexual Community Survey data, we also provide them with a guide that explains the survey methodology, data processing, as well as notable issues they should be aware of.  This guide has been updated, and is now available to the public.

Guide to the Asexual Community Survey Data

Researchers who are interested in survey data access should fill out this form.

We need your help: Volunteer for the Survey Team

We are no longer accepting more volunteers. Thank you all!


The Ace Community Survey Team is currently looking for new volunteers, particularly people with programming or writing skills, as we try to work on our backlog of data and get out more analysis to the public.

The Survey Team is responsible for designing and releasing the Ace Community Survey each year.  The Asexual Community Survey is one of the biggest data sources of quantitative data about asexual-spectrum people, which also means there is a lot of work to be done analyzing it.

The major roles that we currently need volunteers for are:

  • Basic analysis of survey data
    • We use Python for most analysis, but even people without experience in Python can learn how to use it.
  • Exploratory analysis of survey data
    • We need curious people who can analyze data, and produce results that are of interest to the ace community.
  • Improving code infrastructure
    • We’d like to further streamline our data analysis by writing more user-friendly code.
  • Reading and interpreting text responses
    • In many places, survey respondents have the option to write text responses to questions, and these responses need to be interpreted!  No programming ability is necessary, but you must be familiar with ace concepts and terminology.
  • Writing reports
    • Even when the analysis is done, we still need to summarize the results.
  • Translation of reports into other languages
    • In order to make our reports more accessible to speakers of other languages, we’d like to translate them.  This is especially helpful for languages spoken by people with low English fluency.

If you’re unclear on the details, don’t worry, as we do training to help people understand the ins and outs of the survey.

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 hour for monthly team meetings.

If you’re interested, please fill out this form by the end of November, 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 2018 Survey is still open for responses!  To ensure that you have a chance to respond to it before it closes, we advise that you take it before November 15th.

The 2018 Ace Community Survey is now open!

The 2018 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.

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 2018 Ace Community Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/0iOOOCbD5OX0pT3S2

You will be able to view any published results from the survey at asexualcensus.wordpress.com. The 2016 report will be coming out on Saturday October 27th. If you would like to 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.

2017 Raw Data Now Available to Researchers

We are pleased to announce that raw data from the 2017 ace community census 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 2014-2016 is also available.

In addition to the raw data, we are also making available interpreted data from 2014-2015.  That means that for questions that allowed written responses, we read those responses and coded them into categories.

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

Take the 2017 Ace Community Census!

Update: the 2017 Census is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Check back in late October of 2018 for next year’s census.


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

The Ace Community Census is an annual survey by the Ace Community Survey Team, which collects valuable information on the demographics and experiences of members in the ace community. 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 2017 Ace Community Census: goo.gl/NXTn5g

You will be able to view any published results from the survey at asexualcensus.wordpress.com. If you would like to 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.