Community Engagement Insights/2016-17 Report/Question 339-GR08

Question 339 (GR08)

The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with mobile service providers to test a new project. This project allows mobile phones without internet capability to receive Wikipedia content via text messages.

This expands the reach of Wikipedia content to people who do not have smartphones or cannot afford mobile data charges. In some of these partnerships, users would be required to pay a text message charge (standard SMS fee or subsidized in some cases) per response.

To what extent do you support or oppose this kind of partnership?

Median = 4
4% selected "I have no opinion on the topic" [?]

1 – I strongly oppose these partnerships (4%)
2 – I somewhat oppose these partnerships (8%)
3 – I neither support nor oppose these partnerships (17%)
4 – I somewhat support these partnerships (30%)
5 – I strongly support these partnerships (42%)
72% of program leaders who participated in this question somewhat support or strongly support this partnership with mobile service providers


Response statistics Value
Total participants[?] 152 (100%)
Answered question[?] 148 (97%)
Skipped question[?] 4 (3%)
Dropped out[?] (not available)
Selected not applicable[?] not an option
Participants in graph (n)[?] 142 (93%)
Margin of error[?] 0%
Descriptive statistics Value
Normal distribution[?] Unknown
Mean[?] 3.99
Median[?] 4
Mode'[?] 5
Standard deviation[?] 1.1
Interquartile range[?] 2