Survey emails were sent to all those all those that signed up for the NPA newsletter which represent people who are truly interested in the NPA. Of the almost 1700 emails sent, 233 responded on the first survey representing over 13% participation rate which is acceptable in terms of surveys with most all of the active members of the NPA participating and making up a majority of those that particiated. Active members of the NPA are those who are currently paid members, those who have been paid members in the last three years, or those who have participated in some way with the NPA including publishing papers.
The first survey contained 29 questions, fill-ins, and comments and the second survey was a motions survey for the resignation of two of the current NPA directors.
The second survey had 191 take part with 95.3% in favor of the motion for Barry Springer and James Newburn to resign with 4.7% against.
The surveys used a paid service FluidSurvey.com and the reports are now available to the public. No names are associated with the fill-in answers so anonymity has been respected.