StoryCorps continuously collects feedback from our online listeners (if you are a listener and would like to provide feedback, please take our survey here!) and reviews the responses every year. In 2018, we received surveys from 372 listeners. Additionally, most years a special section for StoryCorps listeners is included in NPR’s annual Omnibus Survey, last conducted in November 2018. The most recent NPR survey included 351 StoryCorps listeners. Highlights from these two surveys include:
96% of online survey respondents reported that their exposure to StoryCorps content helped them better understand and/or empathize with people who are different from them.
78% of NPR survey respondents said that StoryCorps had helped them think of people different from themselves as an important part of society.
88% of online survey respondents, and 79% of NPR survey respondents, felt that StoryCorps had increased their understanding of issues faced by African Americans.
87% of online listeners felt that StoryCorps had increased their understanding of issues faced by military personnel and veterans.
86% of online listeners, and 72% of NPR survey respondents, felt that StoryCorps had increased their understanding of issues faced by LGBTQ individuals.
88% of online listeners, and 71% of NPR survey respondents, felt positively about society as a result of listening to StoryCorps.
62% of online listeners were inspired by StoryCorps to speak with a friend, colleague, or family member about a social or political issue.