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Community Engagement Insights 2016-17 Report

Key Findings from the Readers teamEdit

To be filled in by the Readers team

Which were your team's most important research questions?
To what extent were these questions answered?
What additional analyses does your team need?
Which results surprised your team?
How does your team plan to use the data?
What survey questions would your team like to ask next time?

Readers team reportEdit

EditorsEdit

Question 215.01 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page looks on desktop


Median = 5

2% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (0%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (2%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (9%)
4 – 3 Quite important (27%)
5 – 4 Very Important (61%)
97% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite or very important how the page looks on desktop.


Question 215.02 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page looks on mobile phones


Median = 4

10% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (8%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (9%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (19%)
4 – 3 Quite important (26%)
5 – 4 Very Important (38%)
83% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite or very important how the page looks on mobile phones.


Question 215.03 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page looks on tablets


Median = 4

15% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (11%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (9%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (18%)
4 – 3 Quite important (27%)
5 – 4 Very Important (35%)
80% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite or very important how the page looks on tablets. 15% of participants who answered the question selected "no opinion.


Question 215.04 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page looks on apps


Median = 4

22% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (17%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (12%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (17%)
4 – 3 Quite important (22%)
5 – 4 Very Important (32%)
71% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite or very important how the page looks on apps. 22% of participants who answered the question selected "no opinion.


Question 215.05 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page loads on slow connection speeds


Median = 4

6% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (4%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (9%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (20%)
4 – 3 Quite important (32%)
5 – 4 Very Important (35%)
87% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite, or very important how the page looks on apps.


Question 215.06 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the page appears in search engine results


Median = 4

4% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (4%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (7%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (20%)
4 – 3 Quite important (31%)
5 – 4 Very Important (38%)
89% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite, or very important how the page appears in search engine results.


Question 215.07 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How the infobox looks on mobile phones


Mean = 3.52

18% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (10%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (12%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (19%)
4 – 3 Quite important (33%)
5 – 4 Very Important (26%)
78% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite, or very important how the infobox looks on mobile phones. 18% of participants who answered the survey selected "No opinion".


Question 215.08 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - How tables look on mobile phones


Mean = 3.54

15% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (10%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (11%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (23%)
4 – 3 Quite important (28%)
5 – 4 Very Important (28%)
79% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is fairly, quite or very important how tables look on mobile phones. 15% of participants who answered the question selected "no opinion"


Question 215.09 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - Whether the content is open-licensed


Median = 4

14% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (10%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (9%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (16%)
4 – 3 Quite important (25%)
5 – 4 Very Important (41%)
66% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is quite important or very important whether the content is open-licensed.



Question 215.1 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - Whether the embedded media does not use proprietary platforms


Median = 4

29% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (8%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (13%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (22%)
4 – 3 Quite important (28%)
5 – 4 Very Important (29%)
57% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is quite important or very important whether the embedded media does not use proprietary platforms.


Question 215.11 (RE01)Edit

From your perspective, how important are each of the following when reading Wikimedia projects? - Whether the content always uses freely-licensed images


Median = 4

15% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – 0 Not at all important (11%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (11%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (18%)
4 – 3 Quite important (28%)
5 – 4 Very Important (32%)
60% of sampled editors who responded to this question reported that when reading wikipedia it is quite important or very important whether the content always uses freely-licensed images.


Question 223 (RE02)Edit

When a team from the Wikimedia Foundation would like feedback about a proposed software feature, where is the best place to reach you?

Participants could select more than one option

1% did not select an option [?]


1 – My Wikimedia project's village pump (24%)
2 – My Wikimedia project user talk page (70%)
3 – Phabricator (4%)
4 – Mailing list (specify) (3%)
5 – Other (specify) (5%)
6 – Nowhere, I don't want to hear about it (4%)
7 – Email this user feature (37%)
70% of survey participants selected they would prefer to be reached on their Wikimedia project user page about giving feedback to changes in software.


Question 227 (RE03)Edit

Did you know that Wikipedia has a multi-language app for Apple and Android phones and tablets?


Median = 0

1 – No (51%)
2 – Yes (49%)
49% of sampled editors who participated in the question reported knowing that Wikipedia has a multi-language app for Apple and Android phones and tablets


Question 228 (RE04)Edit

In the last twelve months, have you used the Wikipedia app on a smartphone?


Median = 1

1 – No (34%)
2 – Yes (64%)
3 – Not sure (3%)
64% of sampled editors who participated in this question reported using the Wikipedia app on a smart phone.


Question 229 (RE05)Edit

To what extent do you think that a banner at the top of Wikipedia pages on mobile phones and tablets, informing Wikimedia readers that there’s a Wikipedia app would be beneficial or harmful?


Mean = 3.28

22% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very harmful (4%)
2 – Harmful (15%)
3 – Neither harmful nor beneficial (37%)
4 – Beneficial (36%)
5 – Very beneficial (8%)
44% of sampled editors who participated in this question reported thinking that a banner at the top of Wikipedia pages on mobile phones and tablets, informing Wikimedia readers that there’s a Wikipedia app would be beneficial or very beneficial. 22% of participants who answered the question reported that they had "no opinion".


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