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: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
improvements in internet speeds have made downloading so easy and fast I dont even keep backups anymore.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
Piracy is reaction to an unfair archaic system.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Central or South America
Here in Mexico theres no law regarding file sharing. You can prety much upload/download whatever you want from bittorrent and other p2p services without the risk of being prosecuted. Much of the people prefer tu buy pirated copies of movies, games and tv shows in street markets because they dont have the time or the knowle...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
Well, right now, the file-sharing environment is just getting bigger and bigger in my home country. The reason I say this, is that the current laws and laws that are being drafted in legislation do not attempt to understand the basic reasons why people share media files, and why sharing is so big. There to me are a very f...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
As long as there is media, there will always be file sharing, because the market cannot adapt to todays culture of high consumption. I dont believe the new laws in the uk will be effectual.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I live in Sweden and I feel safe when file-sharing. I mostly leech and rarely seed, when I do its always on private trackers. I have used VPN-services but dont anymore, mostly because I cant be bothered with the hassle. Im currently 22 years of age and have been a daily user of p2p filesharing since the napstertime. I do...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
Most people I know use internet as their basic source for consuming media - either if its news, music or films, amature made or commercial. I guess films and tv-series are most common, since a lot of people find enough music through youtube and spotify but the idea of listening for free in a legal way is such an empty thou...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I live in the USA, and file sharing is just too easy and people dont view it the same as walking into a store and stealing. There is only one way to stop piracy, and that is to offer it for free but with commercials much like Hulu but they are ruining it with HuluPlus. This needs to be done with ALL TV shows, and ALL movie...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
I feel that more and more traditional content producers will steer towards file sharing and will look at other ways of generating revenue (may be in-game advertising or something)