The largest database of file-sharing demographics ever!

The Survey Bay is a searchable database containing responses from 75.000 users from the global file-sharing mega-site The Pirate Bay, including demographics, information about their p2p habits and thoughts about the future of file-sharing.

The data is released in cooperation with Torrentfreak and free to search and use for all! Read it, use it, share it - and let us know the results! We are very eager to see what can be made with all this data.

Måns Svensson, Stefan Larsson and Marcin de Kaminski
of the Cybernorms Research Group at Lund University Internet Institute, Sweden

Random answers

Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
file sharing is essential to survival.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that whilst filesharing will continue to adapt and be available, I have noticed a change in my behaviour as commercial services become available that I consider offer a fair and reasonable alternative to file sharing. For instance I very rarely bittorrent music as Amazon provides a service offering reliable downloa...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Ever since Ive got spotify Ive stopped downloading music - there is no reason for it. I pay a reasonable amount of money for a (very good) service. If there was a streaming media service for eg. TV-series (like Hulu) or movies (Netflix) like there are in US I gladly would pay for it. Ive tried both of these services using...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
original content is too expensive for average ppl in my country. Original music cost 3 to 10 hours of work. Similar with movies and games
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
To be honest, i think that it not just file-sharing at risk of being removed and censored from normal internet, in my home country there are talks about how to best deal with the problem of file-sharing and most, if not all solutions have ignored free speech and threaten everything of value on the internet, with censor wal...
Gender: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
File sharing keeps growing and growing.. Soon everyone will know about it and most will use it. Not a good thing for the producers of these files, but brilliant for all others.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Long live the pirate bay!
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing is and will always be.