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: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
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Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
love it love it love it
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
Mainstream internet will be closed, censored and totally controlled by states and/or corporations.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
File sharing is not as bad as it seems. If I like the product enough I will eventually buy it.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont Torrent stuff from poor companies or new developers, I only Torrent from the rich companies like EA, Ubisoft, basically companys that treat their customers like crap. I also buy everything that I do like, Ive had my fair share of Torrenting a game I would never have bought before then going out and buying it when I...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I dont see why people see it as stealing. Stealing means wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another. If one File-Shares they dont take away anything as the source still has an exact copy down to the nanobit.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Since I live in Canada, the laws are pretty relaxed. However I do think file-sharing should not be outlawed, I have the right to listen to an album and decide if I want to buy it. I not quite sure what the next big thing will be, more websites like piratebay.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
I believe the internet is the only true place where Utopia can exist. People work for a common goal, and when they steal, they share their spoils with every person on the web just so that others may enjoy it. In fact, in seeding torrents, many people technically pay (in terms of ISP bandwidth) to share things for other pe...