Survey Responses

  1. To which gender identity do you most identify?
    Male 22 28.2%
    Female 55 70.5%
    Gender Variant/Non-Conforming 1 1.3%
    Prefer not to say 0 0%
    Other 0 0%
  2. What is your monthly income?
    <$200 14 17.9%
    $201-$400 20 25.6%
    $401-$600 11 14.1%
    $601-$800 4 5.1%
    $801-$1000 3 3.8%
    $1001+ 2 2.6%
    I do not work/ do not make any income 24 30.8%
  3. What is your total household yearly income (estimate if you are not sure)?
    Less than $30,000 14 17.9%
    $30,000 to $59,999 12 15.4%
    $60,000 to $89,999 18 23.1%
    $90,000 to $199,999 23 29.5%
    $200,000 or more 11 14.1%
  4. Where do you usually buy/get the food you eat during a typical school day?
    Alexis Nihon cafeteria 41 52.6%
    Dawson cafeteria 14 17.9%
    Bring from home 55 70.5%
    Dawson Bake Sales 5 6.4%
    Do not eat during school day 8 10.3%
    Other 4 5.1%
  5. Which of these food and “Sustainable Dawson” initiatives have you heard of?
    Dawson Dining (free vegetarian lunches) 43 55.1%
    One or more of the Dawson Gardens (Bees and Pollinators, Ecological Peace Garden, Edible Rooftop Gardens) 26 33.3%
    Bee Hive Project 14 17.9%
    Biodiversity Zones (Micro-habitats showcasing different types of plants throughout the Dawson grounds) 4 5.1%
    Eco-corner recycling station 8 10.3%
    None 24 30.8%
  6. In the past, have you ever eaten the free vegetarian lunches from Dawson Dining (this does not exist anymore so skip this question if this is your first semester at Dawson)?
    Yes 11 16.9%
    No 54 83.1%
  7. If you have certain dietary restrictions (eg: kosher, halal, allergies), do you find it difficult or easy to obtain appropriate food at/around Dawson? (Skip this question if this does not apply to you)
    Very Difficult: 1 2 8.7%
    2 4 17.4%
    3 6 26.1%
    4 5 21.7%
    Very Easy: 5 6 26.1%
  8. Do you find it is easy or difficult to obtain nutritious food at/around Dawson College during a typical school day?
    Very Difficult: 1 7 9%
    2 15 19.2%
    3 34 43.6%
    4 13 16.7%
    Very Easy: 5 9 11.5%
  9. Do you feel that there are many food options available at/around Dawson?
    Many options 29 37.2%
    Sufficient options 40 51.3%
    Limited options 9 11.5%
    No options 0 0%
  10. Do you feel there are many affordable food options available at/around Dawson?
    Many affordable options 10 13.2%
    Sufficient affordable options 43 56.6%
    Limited affordable options 23 30.3%
    No affordable options 0 0%
  11. Since the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, how often have you skipped meals or felt you did not eat enough during a typical school week?
    Every school day 3 3.9%
    On average, 4 days of the school week 6 7.8%
    On average, 3 days of the school week 13 16.9%
    On average, 2 days of the school week 20 26%
    On average, 1 day of the school week 20 26%
    Never 15 19.5%
  12. During the Fall 2016 semester, most school days, you have…
    Always had enough of the kinds of foods you wanted to eat. 25 32.5%
    Had enough to eat, but not always the kinds of foods you wanted. 43 55.8%
    Had enough to eat, but never the kinds of foods you wanted to eat. 5 6.5%
    Did not have enough to eat. 4 5.2%
  13. Do you make your own lunches from the food you have at home?
    Every day 20 25.6%
    Often 22 28.2%
    Sometimes 17 21.8%
    Rarely 15 19.2%
    Never 4 5.1%
  14. Do you know how to cook basic foods (e.g. pasta)?
    Yes 68 87.2%
    No 1 1.3%
    Somewhat 9 11.5%

    For the individual responses, please click here: food-security-among-dawson-students-responses-1

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