7 Second Survey Series

The questions no one cares about, but everyone's wondering


The St. Olaf community has submitted ___ answers to _ questions so far. Raw data available here.

This week's question is:

Do you pick fancy or flavorful food?

Past Questions


What's this all about?

Every Monday, I send out a super short anonymous survey to the St. Olaf community. All responses are collected here and are free to use for academic purposes, for sheer curiosity, or to settle a drunk bet.

The following Monday, I post the results along with what cultural or personal significance that question had, and what we learned about our community from it.

Why are you doing this?

These are the questions that keep me up at night. That I've wondered about for years. That I relentlessly ask to everyone I meet.

A lot of these questions might seem superfluous but I think who we are is just as much the mundane and trivial decisions we make everyday as it is the large and profound, and I like the idea of being able to document and get to know this community in such an intimate way.

I have an idea! Who do I talk to?

Awesome! I'm always looking for ideas for more questions! If you've got a question that's highly quirky, oddly specific, or deeply unprofound, shoot me an email at shehat1@stolaf.edu, or propose one anonymously.