Left Handed Survey

We are very interested to know more about which hand left-handers use for various activities, how left-handedness runs in families and how left-handers lives are affected by their hand preference. Please complete this short survey form to tell us about you and your family and we will keep updating our results and the conclusions we draw from them.

Click here to see our analysis of results so far

We would be interested in any comments you may have about the survey or our interpretation of the results.

Complete the survey


About you First name
email address

About your family - please put "L" or "R" in the boxes to show the handedness of your family members, leave those that don't apply blank

Grandparents
Parents
YOU and siblings
Your children
Grandfather 1
YOU
Child 1
Grandmother 1
Father

Brother / sister 1
Child 2
Grandfather 2
Mother
Brother / sister 2
Child 3
Grandmother 2
Spouse
Brother / sister 3
Child 4


Which hand do you use for the following tasks?

Activity
Left
Right
Writing and drawing
Cutting with scissors
Brushing / combing your hair
Holding a toothbrush
Using a knife to cut, without a fork
Using a knife with a fork (knife hand)
Using a spoon (on its own)
Throwing a ball
Holding a racquet (e.g. tennis, squash)
Unscrewing the lid from a jar (lid hand)
Kicking a ball (kicking foot)
Holding a golf club, cricket or baseball bat
(left hand on top, facing to left side = right-handed!)
Looking with one eye (e.g. telescope)
Listening with one ear (cupping to hear more clearly)

 

We would like to know a bit more about what effect being left-handed has on your life, but if you are short on time you can skip this bit and submit the form with the information you have already completed and get back to the rest of the site


Carry on with the rest of the survey

 


Age Sex Country

For the following questions, you can check the appropriate items and add some more notes in the boxes on the right hand side if you wish

Notes and additional info.
Do you consider yourself to be more or less intelligent than average? More
Ave
Less


Do you consider yourself to be more or less creative than average? (art and music, generating ideas) More
Ave
Less


Do you consider yourself to be more or less awkward or clumsy than average?
More
Ave
Less


Did you experience any difficulties at school related to being left-handed? Yes

No

Types (ctrl click all that apply)
If you had difficulties, did you receive any help from teachers or others? Yes

No

Have you ever been discouraged from using your left hand for anything? Yes

No

Have you ever used any specialist left-handed implements? Yes

No

Ctrl click all that apply
What was / is your favourite subject at school / college?
What is your occupation?
What are your main hobbies or interests?
Are there any ways in which being left-handed particularly helps or hinders you?
Anything else you think is important?


Thank you
very much for your time in completing our survey and I am sure that the analysis of your and other left-handers responses will be very interesting and tell us a bit more about ourselves. We will be updating our analysis of the survey results on a regular basis and you can see it under the survey section of this website. We will also update club members with any significant results through our regular newsletters.

To submit your completed survey, click on the submit button

You will get a screen message back to confirm that it has been accepted