We need your help to understand the viewpoint inclusion landscape in tech hubs across America.
According to our 2017 survey, most respondents admit that all viewpoints aren’t welcome. The tech industry must do a better job promoting tolerance and inclusiveness for diverse viewpoints.
The goal of the Viewpoint Inclusion Survey is to hear from as many tech industry professionals from around the country as possible — not just in Silicon Valley. You can help us understand the viewpoint inclusion landscape in tech hubs across America.
Last year, we conducted an informal survey of 387 technology professionals working in Silicon Valley that demonstrated a lack of viewpoint inclusiveness may be a widespread phenomenon. Respondents also cited how this lack of inclusiveness in the workplace undermined their job performance, even causing some individuals to change careers.
Respondents identifying as “very conservative”
Over 89% felt uncomfortable being themselves at work and sharing their personal views.
Our first survey provided preliminary indicators about the problem, but more evidence through the new 2018 survey is needed to fully grasp it.
“The results [of the 2017 Viewpoint Diversity Study] are premlinary but stunning.”
“Without [hiring employees who differ in views], paradoxically, an industry and culture that professes progressivism, open-mindedness, and a devotion to science and empiricism ends up becoming the most exclusionary and prone to magical thinking.”
“Survey finds conservatives feel out of place in Silicon Valley.”