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: Female
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Central or South America
Ummm,is this thing on,no,but really, I am a very young person,who happens to be a Gen when it comes to computer.Im also a Admin for Utorrent. The ONLY reason I Pirate as morons put it.Is because,well,EVERYTHING IS TO DAMN EXPENSIVE. Were so poor,and money is so tight,not very fun living in a two room house living on my ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
I support the idea.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
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Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I think there are far too many user for any government to stop file sharing. The people who run sites like TPB are far too clever to let the establishment win.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
No, sorry.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think its nice to see people giving freely, specially when were all surorunded by markets that only care about money and profit. File-sharing is inevitable, and will occur more frequently as technology and digital media increasingly incorporate themselves into our lifestyles. I simply dont agree that certain people shoul...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
I just want to say that the survey is a bit harsh in the options for questions like Do you put material out on the web to be shared? (not the exact wording). There is quite a gap between MORE than once a month and NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER AT ALL NO NO NO NEVER NEVER NEVER!!!!!!!11111. Neither of those to apply to my behavi...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
If the ACTA will become active, privacy will be non-existent and file-sharing will cease, but the restrictive nature and lack of usefulness for society will not allow it to come into play. Why? Because it is not to help artists or program/game/movie owners, but to feed the pockets of the governments. So i cannot foresee th...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
It needs to stop and legal alternatives need to be developed. As someone who both pirates and buys media the attitude on the far of both sides make me sick with people taking pride in stealing.