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Understanding your use of Tor and VPNs


This survey has been designed to quantitatively measure our users' demographics, pain-points, and experience with both Tor and VPNs.


Hello! Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study.

Research like this allows us to explore and learn about the ways in which our users use VPNs, challenges our assumptions, and provides us with a deeper understanding of the people we are designing for.

It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete, but please take your time and answer at your own pace.

Have fun!

There are 22 questions in this survey.
This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.

Privacy Statement

The Tor Project are committed to upholding your privacy while handling your feedback. That's why this study is also available as a .onion, providing a greater level of security and privacy for participants.

This study is powered by LimeSurvey – an open source survey tool self-hosted by the Tor Project. As such, any data resulting from the survey will be stored exclusively on servers managed by the Tor Project and anonymously aggregated in our reporting.

Tor Project employees, authorized contractors and core contributors will be able to view your individual responses. In addition, this study has been configured to record:

  • The time and date your response was started;
  • The time and date your response was submitted.

This data will be wiped from LimeSurvey no later than 180 days after its recording, allowing sufficient time for the Tor Project to compile your feedback and complete our report. For your safety we recommend high-risk individuals do not include any personally identifiable information. As such, options have been provided to respond “Prefer not to disclose” where necessary.