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This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

* 1. Where do you get your news?
(Check all that apply)

* 2. What type of news do you most often seek?
(Check all that apply)

* 3. Which type of news coverage is most important to you?
(Check all that apply)

* 4. How often do you listen to Forum?

* 5. If you listen a few times a week, are there specific days that you almost always listen?

* 6. If you listen on specific days each week, what is it that drives your listening habit?

* 7. When you listen, which best describes how you listen?

* 8. Which best describes how you feel about the first hour of Forum?

* 9. Regarding Forum, which of the following do you like best?

* 10. What do you like most about the interactive format of Forum? 

* 11. Do you listen to Forum live on any of the radio stations below?
(Check all that apply)

* 12. Do you listen to the Forum live stream on any of the following?
(Check all that apply)

* 13. How important is it for you to be able to do the following?
1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important)

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Listen to Forum as a podcast
Access a Forum episode via the archives on
Read a transcript of the show
Read highlights of the show
See or engage with a Forum post to social media
Comment or read comments on the Forum website
Keep up with Forum via a newsletter

* 14. Regarding Forum, how important is coverage of the following?
1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important)

  1 2 3 4 5
Neighborhood news
Local Bay Area news
Regional Northern California news
California statewide news
National news
International news

* 15. Regarding Forum, how well have we handled the following types of coverage?
1 (not at all well) to 5 (extremely well)

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State & local election coverage
National election coverage
Interviews with political candidates
Coverage of ballot measures

* 16. How important is coverage of the following?
1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important)

  1 2 3 4 5
Arts and Culture
Popular Culture
Business and Economic News
Crime and Public Safety
Politics and Government
Faith and Religion
Interviews with fiction writers (short stories, novels)
Science and Technology
Other (please elaborate)

* 17. How would you describe the coverage and topics discussed on Forum?
(Check all that apply)

* 18. If you have called or emailed Forum, what prompted you to do so?
(Check all that apply)

* 19. If you have not called or emailed Forum, is there something that would prompt you to do so?

* 20. Please rate the following show elements:
1 (not at all effective) to 5 (extremely effective)

  1 2 3 4 5
Calls from listeners
Online comments and emails from listeners
Location broadcasts

* 21. Please rate the following show formats:
1 (not at all effective) to 5 (extremely effective)

  1 2 3 4 5
Interviews of a single guest
Conversations with a panel of guests
“Explainers” on a particular topic or issue
“Open-phones” segment (listener-driven conversation)

* 22. How often do you visit the Forum website (

* 23. On the Forum website, do you ever read the comments or share your views in the comment section?

* 24. What would you like to see on the Forum website?
(Check all that apply)

* 25. Do you follow Forum on social media? (Check all that apply)

* 26. If you follow Forum on social media, what would you like to see?

* 27. Have you ever commented on, shared, or retweeted a Forum post on Facebook or Twitter?

* 28. Would you have an interest in subscribing to a Forum newsletter?

* 29. In which other settings do you discuss Forum? (e.g., your book club, at Meetups, on Reddit, in Whatsapp groups, in texts with friends and family) Please elaborate:

* 30. What role does Forum play in your life?

* 31. Has your mind ever been changed by a discussion you heard on Forum?

* 32. Has a particular program ever motivated you to take personal, political or social action?

* 33. Have you ever recommended Forum to a friend or relative?

* 34. Name ONE thing you would change about the current coverage on Forum:

* 35. Are you currently a KQED member or donor?

* 36. Are you:

* 37. What is your age?

* 38. How do you identify?

* 39. In which county do you live?

* 40. What is your education level?

* 41. What is your combined household income?

* 42. Would you be willing to give Forum feedback on a more regular basis?

* 43. Would you be interested in joining our KQED News Audience Panel, a group of people who receive occasional opportunities to provide feedback?

* 44. If you'd like to receive a monthly newsletter of some of the best KQED has to offer, please provide your email address.