Research Survey: For People who Don’t Stutter

People who stutter (PWS) often lament that listeners’ ignorance about stuttering makes communication more challenging. We assert that PWS can change inaccurate public perceptions through self-disclosure and educating listeners. To test this idea, we have launched a qualitative research study and we encourage PWS to be actively involved.


This study examines two questions:

  1. What do people who do not stutter know about stuttering?
  2. What is the correlation between peoples’ knowledge of stuttering and their level of interaction with people who stutter?

Participants will follow the link below to complete the 12-question multiple choice survey. All identifying information will be kept anonymous.

How you can participate

We are asking that both PWS and those who don’t stutter share the link to as many people as possible.

This is a great opportunity for self-disclosure! You might say something like, “I am a person who stutters and am helping out with a research study looking at what people know about stuttering. Would you mind filling out a short, completely anonymous on-line survey?” If you encourage your friends who don’t stutter to share it with their friends, we will surely get a wide range of responses for analysis.

The link to the survey is: (Please note that this address IS case-sensitive)

We are collecting responses through May. Stay tuned for the results!

By |2019-04-12T11:03:02-05:00April 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Research, Self-Advertising, Uncategorized|4 Comments


  1. Edmund Metzold April 16, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Are PWS also supposed to take this survey? Or just non-PWS?
    Also I noticed that my age (25) is listed twice in the age ranges.

    • Carl Herder April 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Edmund! Yes, you can fill it out if you stutter as well. And thank you for catching the typo in the first question!

  2. Madison Nichols April 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Hi! I have a lot of friends who took the survey and are very interested to know the correct answers. Is there a link for that?

    • Carl Herder April 18, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Madison! We don’t have answers published publicly right now because we don’t want to influence the results of the study. For now, we encourage you to discuss what you believe are the correct answers. Our hope is that this will create an opportunity for people who stutter to engage in conversation about stuttering with their friends and family. After all, National Stuttering Awareness Week is just around the corner!

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