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The 2020 WordPress Meetup survey wrapped up on April 30th, 2021. This year’s survey was unique since we made quite a few changes, primarily to reflect our pivot to online events. This post contains some statistics about 2020 meetupsMeetupMeetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and some interesting findings based on feedback from our meetupMeetupMeetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. group members.
Overall, most people seem to be satisfied with the meetup program in 2020, with 50% of folks reporting that they were 100% satisfied. 92% of respondents mentioned that they are likely to recommend WordPress meetups to others.
People are attending online meetups outside their local group. More than half of the respondents had attended at least one online meetup in 2020. Additionally, more than half of the respondents attended online meetups outside of their local meetup group.
Most people seem to like online meetups. 48% responded that they want online meetups a lot, with 31% saying they are okay. 13% of folks mentioned that they prefer in-person meetups over online meetups. 8% are tired of online meetups. An overwhelming majority (88%) wanted in-person events to be streamed online when they are back.
Reasons for attending online meetups: Folks seem to be divided about their reasons for attending meetups. The time/date of the event, their availability, and the location of the venue – are significant factors that govern members’ attendance in a meetup event.
Popular event formats: Online events, in-person events, workshops, and formal presentations were the most popular event formats for WordPress Meetups.
Read on to take a deep dive into the Annual Meetup Survey results for 2020!
Results of the Survey
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How did you hear about WordPress Meetups?
How satisfied are you with the WordPress Meetup program in 2020?
How long have you been a member of the group?
How often do you participate in your local meetup group’s events?
Did you attend any online WordPress events in 2020?
Did you attend any WordPress meetup events, other than your local WordPress meetup, in 2020?
Which tool works best for online meetups (in your experience)?
How do you like online WordPress meetups?
When in-person events return, would you like those events to be streamed online?
What factors affect whether you attend meetups or not?
What types of events appeal to you?
Would you be interested in organizing events within your group?
How likely are you to recommend WordPress meetups to a friend or colleague?
The 2021 Annual Survey
The next annual survey for meetup group members will likely be sent towards the beginning of 2022. Let’s brainstorm some ways to improve it:
Are there any questions that you would like to see asked of your meetup members?
Are there any questions in the current survey that are not useful and could be removed from the survey?