Emacs User Survey

Help the community have a better understanding of itself and its own diversity in Emacs usage. Discover and show how people are using this versatile tool for everything, from software engineering to academia and journalism.


The survey is closed! Thank you to everyone who responded!

The survey was open from October 19th 2020 to November 30th 2020.


We have received over 7300 responses for 2020! This is amazing and I want to thank everyone who took the survey, supported it, and shared it! Thank you!

You can find the report and all data on the 2020 results page.


Thanks to so many people sharing and talking about the survey, it reached users beyond expectation. If you know someone who filled out the survey and might not know about the results yet, please share it with them!

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Please visit our dedicated page.


This is the first iteration of the Emacs User Survey. The main organizer is Adrien Brochard.

This project is not sponsored by the FSF, but you can read about the genesis on the mailing list, and on r/emacs.

Questions or comments can be emailed to contact@emacssurvey.org

The source for this website is public