We have been running a number of different surveys over many years and you can see the details of how to complete the questions yourself or see our results and analysis using the links below.
Teacher training and left-handed children
This is our current project to find out what level of guidance teachers are given with how to help left-handed children with handwriting and other tasks.
Use this link to download the survey form or enter your responses
We provide updates in our Left Handers Club newsletters.
Being left-handed survey
This survey is about which hand left-handers use for various activities, how left-handedness runs in families and how left-handers are affected by their hand preference.
The survey form, results and analysis for this survey are on our Left handers Day site at www.lefthandersday.com
Use this link to go to the Being Left Handed Survey form to complete it with your own answers
Use this link to see the results and anlysis for the Being Left Handed Survey
Left handed school experiences survey
There are lots of great things about being left-handed, but it can sometimes be hard trying to learn to do something in a right-handed way or with right-handed tools. Nowadays, many schools are realising that it’s not fair to make us left-handers do things “back to front” and that left-handers deserve to be just as comfortable when they learn. There are lots of really useful left-handed teaching aids and equipment that are now available to schools, but some teachers still aren’t using them! That’s why we’re asking you to fill in this survey to tell us how well your school looks after left-handed pupils.
The survey form, results and analysis for this survey are on our Left Handed Children site at www.lefthandedchildren.org
Use this link to go to the Left Handed School Experiences Survey form to complete it with your own answers
Background information on the School Experiences Survey
Use this link to see the results and anlysis for the Left Handed School Experiences Survey
Left handed life choices survey
We are undertaking the biggest ever survey of left-handedness in various Groups of people to find out what advantages and disadvantages left-handers have and how it affects their choices and success of career, sports, social activities and other lifestyle choices.
Use this link to go to the Left Handed Life Choices Survey form to complete it with your own answers
Background information on the Life Choices Survey
Use this link to see the results and anlysis for the Left Handed Life Choices Survey
I scored 93%. I use ordinary scissors in my right hand because that’s what I have always done – maybe I should try LH scissors.
I have always played two-handed sports (e.g. cricket, golf) right-handed (I have no idea why as my school in the 50s and 60s did not force left-handers to be right-handed), whilst holding a one-handed sports club, such as a tennis racquet, with my left hand.
I write, very untidily, with my left hand, sort of upside down (common I think). But this alone is not a reason to be an untidy writer; my older sister is also left handed, writes in a similar way to me, but has beautiful handwriting.
One question that wasn’t asked was PC mouse use – I use my right hand and this means that I can write while navigating the computer. However, I always used to use the mouse with my left hand until I developed RSI!!