A few months back, I launched demographics.mturk-tracker.com, a tool that runs continuously surveys of the Mechanical Turk worker population and displays live statistics about gender, age, income, country of origin, etc.
Of course, there are many other reports and analyses that can be presented using the data. In order to make easier for other people to use and analyze the data, we now offer a simple API for retrieving the raw survey data.
Here is a quick example: We first call the API and get back the raw responses:
Then we need to reformat the returned JSON object and transform the responses into a flat table
We can then save the data to a vanilla CSV file, and see how the raw data looks like:
Or we can take a peek at the top countries:
I hope that the examples are sufficient to get people started using the API, and I am looking forward to see what analyses people will perform.