The Philosophical Survey has attracted a very strong response: more than 3000 responses so far, including 920 (47%) from the "target" group of 1972 philosophers from 99 selected departments, with the rest fairly evenly divided between philosophy faculty in other departments, graduate students, and others. We have also launched a Philosophical Metasurvey in which respondents predict the results of the Philosophical Survey. Here the idea is to assess the accuracy of philosophers' sociological beliefs about the distribution of views in the field. So far we have had around 650 responses to the Metasurvey, including around 200 from the target group.
In order to maximize responses, we've extended the deadline for the Survey and Metasurvey to Tuesday December 3. This will be the final deadline, and we'll start releasing preliminary results soon afterwards. It is already clear that the results of both are going to be very interesting.
We encourage anyone who hasn't taken the Survey or Metasurvey to go ahead and take them. Consider: today's sociology of philosophy is tomorrow's history of philosophy, so by taking the surveys, you'll be part of history! We especially encourage members of the original target group to take the surveys, in order to increase the maximize the reliability of our results regarding that group. And if you have taken the Survey but not the Metasurvey, consider taking the Metasurvey too. We'll send you the results, and will make your responses available to you, so you might consider this a test of the accuracy of your sociological beliefs!