BRC Census Population Analysis, 2013-2019

Before and After Black Rock City

Volunteerism and Skills Inspired


Volunteerism

Evaluation of Whether Black Rock City Visit Inspired Volunteerism or Involvement in Local Community

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Yes 49.8 1.4   50.6 1.2   50.9 1.2   55.2 1.2
Maybe 30.5 1.2   29.5 1.2   31.5 1.2   28.5 1.2
No 19.7 1.0   19.9 1.0   17.6 1.0   16.3 1.0

Volunteerism

Volunteerism Over the Past Year*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

Participants selected all option(s) that applied.
*These options were only asked in 2019 and may affect comparison of the "Other" option to previous years.

2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Self-Initiated Good Deeds 37.2 1.4   37.3 1.2   35.3 1.2   35.7 1.2
Community Groups/Clubs 27.9 1.2   27.2 1.0   25.3 1.0   23.1 1.0
Art Projects 21.2 1.0   23.0 1.0   22.7 1.0   23.0 1.0
Black Rock City 21.0 1.0   23.9 1.0   12.8 0.8   15.4 0.8
Human Rights/Poverty Related Initiatives* NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   15.3 0.8
Schools/Universities 15.4 1.0   14.6 0.8   12.5 0.8   13.5 0.8
Animals/Environment 14.9 1.0   15.7 0.8   14.3 0.8   13.3 0.8
Burning Man Regional Network 11.7 0.8   14.6 0.8   10.3 0.6   11.9 0.8
Health-related Initiatives* NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   10.7 0.8
Political Campaigns/Voter Reg. 9.9 0.8   11.4 0.8   9.5 0.6   9.9 0.8
Other 11.9 0.8   NA NA   10.6 0.6   8.0 0.6
Regligious/Faith-based Initiatives* NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   3.0 0.4
Burners Without Borders 1.0 0.2   1.5 0.4   1.2 0.2   1.8 0.4
Fly Ranch Project* NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   1.2 0.2

Volunteerism

Approximate hours per month volunteered over the past year

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

This question was only asked in 2018 and 2019.


Skills Inspired

Evaluation of Whether Black Rock City Visit Inspired Skill Acquisition or Practice

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Participants selected all option(s) that applied.

** "Community Organizing/Civic Engagement," "Self Care Strategies," and "Survival Skills" were first added as options to the 2018 online survey.

2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Art Creation 66.3 1.4   56.2 1.2   59.9 1.2   60.8 1.2
Self-Awareness/Emotional Skills 66.1 1.4   57.7 1.2   56.4 1.2   51.8 1.2
Self Care Strategies** NA NA   NA NA   43.0 1.2   40.4 1.2
Leadership/Interpersonal Skills 42.2 1.4   39.1 1.2   40.3 1.2   37.8 1.2
Performance Art 29.2 1.4   24.8 1.0   26.4 1.0   29.7 1.2
Survival Skills** NA NA   NA NA   35.2 1.2   29.0 1.2
Project Management 29.8 1.4   26.8 1.0   29.2 1.0   25.8 1.0
Community Organizing/Civic Engagement** NA NA   NA NA   24.4 1.0   24.3 1.0
Mediation Skills 30.2 1.4   27.2 1.2   24.4 1.0   22.3 1.0
Carpentry/Metalwork 29.7 1.4   26.2 1.0   26.6 1.0   21.0 1.0
Construction/Heavy Machinery 17.1 1.2   15.6 0.8   14.5 0.8   15.7 1.0
Graphic Design 12.1 1.0   9.8 0.8   10.3 0.8   9.2 0.8
Other 4.7 0.6   NA NA   3.0 0.4   2.7 0.4

Skills Inspired

Impact of Skill(s) Outside of Black Rock City*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question was first introduced in the 2018 online survey. Data presented in the plot above and table below are for participants who indicated being inspired to learn or practice skill(s) following their visit to Black Rock City. Participants selected all option(s) that applied.

2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Feeling More Fulfilled as an Individual 79.2 1.0   79.6 1.0
Developing New and Fulfulling Relationships in Home Community 39.3 1.2   40.0 1.2
Skills Are Not Impacting Life Outside BRC 7.3 0.6   6.7 0.6

Skills Inspired

Evaluation of Usefulness* of Skills Learned or Practiced After Black Rock City Visit

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* This question in the online survey specifically asked if any skill(s) a participant was inspired to learn or practice after visiting Black Rock City have proved useful "in the default world."

2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Not Useful Outside BRC 0.4 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.4 0.2
No, But Maybe at Some Point 11.7 1.0   10.8 0.8   8.2 0.8   7.7 0.6
Yes, Somewhat Useful 32.0 1.4   30.5 1.2   33.1 1.2   30.8 1.2
Yes, Very Useful 55.9 1.4   58.4 1.4   58.4 1.2   61.0 1.2

Skills Inspired

Application of Skill(s) Outside of Black Rock City*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Data presented here are for participants who indicated being inspired to learn or practice skill(s) following their visit to Black Rock City. Participants selected all option(s) that applied.

2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Creating for Self/Family 66.0 1.2   66.8 1.2   67.6 1.2
Creating Things to Bring to BRC 43.2 1.2   45.5 1.2   46.2 1.2
Creating for Home Community 34.9 1.2   34.0 1.2   36.3 1.2
Teaching Skills to Community Members 29.9 1.2   30.1 1.2   29.1 1.2

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