The Autism Survey.com

Autism Spectrum Disorder Survey Results

This survey is to help us understand environmental factors of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Information was obtained from parents of both Autistic and non-Autistic kids as we attempt to detect environmental causality.


If you have children with or without autism, please take the AUTISM SURVEY before observing the results.


Total Number of Surveys Taken: 95

First Survey Taken: 2017-07-08 03:17:28

Last Survey Taken: 2019-02-16 17:06:05


  • Total participants with children older than 5 months and not diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):
  • Total that has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
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Autism Diagnosis:


Question 1: To ensure unique survey data, please provide your email address: (example@domain.com)

Domain Not Autistic Autistic
aim.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
aol.com1 (5%)6 (8%)
att.net0 (0%)1 (1%)
bartlettgroup.ca0 (0%)1 (1%)
btinternet.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
comcast.net0 (0%)1 (1%)
frontier.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
gmail.com8 (38%)27 (37%)
googlemail.com1 (5%)0 (0%)
hotmail.ca0 (0%)1 (1%)
hotmail.co.uk1 (5%)0 (0%)
hotmail.com0 (0%)10 (14%)
live.co.uk0 (0%)2 (3%)
live.com2 (10%)1 (1%)
msn.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
nb.sympatico.ca0 (0%)1 (1%)
ntlworld.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
outlook.com1 (5%)3 (4%)
rogers.com0 (0%)1 (1%)
sky.com0 (0%)2 (3%)
talktalk.net1 (5%)0 (0%)
yahoo.co.uk3 (14%)3 (4%)
yahoo.com3 (14%)8 (11%)

Question 2: What is your child's birthdate? (mm/dd/yyyy)

Not Autistic Autistic
Average Child's Current Age (years)15.4316.46

Question 3: What is your child's father’s birthdate? (mm/dd/yyyy)

Not Autistic Autistic
Average Father Age at Birth (years)32.3332.24

Question 4: What is your child's mother’s birthdate? (mm/dd/yyyy)

Not Autistic Autistic
Average Mother Age at Birth (years)28.8630.62

Question 5: Was your child diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Autism)?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo21 (100%)0 (0%)
yYes0 (0%)74 (100%)

Question 6: Other than your child, do you have any immediate relatives with Autism or related conditions such as Asperger's Syndrome?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo15 (71%)44 (59%)
yYes6 (29%)30 (41%)

Question 7: What is the child's ethnicity?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCaucasian21 (100%)62 (84%)
bAfrican0 (0%)1 (1%)
dAmerican Indian0 (0%)1 (1%)
eOther0 (0%)10 (14%)

Question 8: If your child was diagnosed with Autism, how old were they when diagnosed?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNot diagnosed with Autism21 (100%)0 (0%)
b6 months - 1 year0 (0%)1 (1%)
c1 – 2 years0 (0%)6 (8%)
d2 – 3 years0 (0%)16 (22%)
eOlder than 3 years0 (0%)51 (69%)


Before Birth:


Question 9: Did the mother smoke directly before or during pregnancy?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo13 (62%)55 (74%)
yYes8 (38%)19 (26%)

Question 10: Did the father smoke directly before conception?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo8 (38%)48 (65%)
yYes13 (62%)26 (35%)

Question 11: Did the mother contract the Rubella virus during pregnancy?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo21 (100%)74 (100%)

Question 12: During pregnancy, did the mother take any drugs for epilepsy, bipolar disorder or to prevent migraine headaches?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo20 (95%)72 (97%)
yYes1 (5%)2 (3%)

Question 13: During pregnancy, were any of the drugs Thalidomine, Immunaprim, Talidex, Talizer or Thalomid taken by the mother?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo21 (100%)74 (100%)

Question 14: During pregnancy, did the mother take Misoprostol, other than to induce labor?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo21 (100%)74 (100%)

Question 15: During pregnancy, did the mother consume any grain alcohol (ethanol)?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo20 (95%)71 (96%)
yYes1 (5%)3 (4%)

Question 16: Did the mother handle herbicides at any point during pregnancy?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo20 (95%)72 (97%)
yYes1 (5%)2 (3%)

Question 17: Did the mother take vitamins during pregnancy?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo9 (43%)18 (24%)
yYes12 (57%)56 (76%)

Question 18: Did the mother take birth control pills directly before getting pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo13 (62%)62 (84%)
yYes8 (38%)12 (16%)

Question 19: On average, many hours sleep per night did the mother get while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a<41 (5%)0 (0%)
b4-67 (33%)9 (12%)
c6-811 (52%)42 (57%)
d8-102 (10%)21 (28%)
e>100 (0%)2 (3%)

Question 20: During pregnancy, what percentage of meals were consumed by the mother from a fast-food restaurant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a0 – 25 %15 (71%)58 (78%)
b25 – 50 %4 (19%)14 (19%)
c50 – 75 %0 (0%)2 (3%)
d75 – 100 %2 (10%)0 (0%)

Question 21: How far did the mother live from the nearest freeway while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a< 100 ft (< 30 m)2 (10%)4 (5%)
b100 - 1000 ft (30 to 300 m)6 (29%)11 (15%)
c1000 ft – 1 mile (300m – 1.6 km)3 (14%)15 (20%)
d> 1 mile (> 1.6 km)10 (48%)44 (59%)

Question 22: During the pregnancy, our residence was sprayed with a pesticide how many times per month?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNever20 (95%)61 (82%)
b1 – 21 (5%)6 (8%)
dI don\’t know0 (0%)7 (9%)

Question 23: Did the mother take any antibiotics while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo15 (71%)51 (69%)
yYes6 (29%)23 (31%)

Question 24: Were there large high-tension power lines directly adjacent to the mother’s residence, while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo14 (67%)66 (89%)
yYes7 (33%)8 (11%)

Question 25: Were fabric softeners used on clothing and/or bedding while the mother was pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo7 (33%)19 (26%)
yYes14 (67%)55 (74%)

Question 26: On average, how much cow’s milk was consumed by the mother per week while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNone7 (33%)8 (11%)
b½ gallon (~2 liters)12 (57%)44 (59%)
c1 gallon (~4 liters)1 (5%)16 (22%)
d> 1 gallon (> 4 liters)1 (5%)6 (8%)

Question 27: How many cups of coffee per day, on average, did the mother drink while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNone10 (48%)37 (50%)
b1 – 29 (43%)28 (38%)
c3 – 42 (10%)5 (7%)
d> 40 (0%)4 (5%)

Question 28: During pregnancy, did the mother drink diet soft drinks on a regular basis?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo18 (86%)59 (80%)
yYes3 (14%)15 (20%)

Question 29: While pregnant, did the mother drink bottled water on a regular basis?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo14 (67%)51 (69%)
yYes7 (33%)23 (31%)

Question 30: Did the mother cook with non-stick pans coated with plastic (such as Teflon) while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo8 (38%)21 (28%)
yYes13 (62%)53 (72%)

Question 31: While pregnant, the mother’s residence had water supplied from:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCity or municipal water15 (71%)60 (81%)
bA community well1 (5%)1 (1%)
cPrivate well3 (14%)6 (8%)
dI don’t know2 (10%)7 (9%)

Question 32: During pregnancy, the mother mainly used which product regularly?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aAntiperspirant9 (43%)29 (39%)
bDeodorant11 (52%)41 (55%)
cNone of the above1 (5%)3 (4%)
dOther0 (0%)1 (1%)

Question 33: How many alcoholic drinks did the mother consume per week while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNone18 (86%)68 (92%)
b1 – 42 (10%)6 (8%)
c5 – 101 (5%)0 (0%)

Question 34: During pregnancy, on average, the mother smoked how many cigarettes per day?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNone14 (67%)60 (81%)
b1 – 20 (0%)4 (5%)
c3 – 104 (19%)8 (11%)
d> 103 (14%)2 (3%)

Question 35: During pregnancy, the mother was taking which of the following?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aAntidepressant1 (5%)3 (4%)
bPain killers1 (5%)9 (12%)
eNone of the above19 (90%)62 (84%)

Question 36: During pregnancy, the mother painted or had painted her toes or fingernails with nail polish?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo13 (62%)51 (69%)
yYes8 (38%)23 (31%)

Question 37: During pregnancy, the mother cleaned the bathrooms with:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aSoap2 (10%)3 (4%)
bBleach1 (5%)9 (12%)
cBathroom / tile cleaner7 (33%)51 (69%)
dNone of the above11 (52%)11 (15%)

Question 38: During pregnancy, the mother used body lotion, oil or cream on her skin?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo9 (43%)24 (32%)
yYes12 (57%)50 (68%)

Question 39: The mother ate seafood how many times per week while pregnant?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a019 (90%)55 (74%)
b1 – 22 (10%)17 (23%)
c3 – 50 (0%)2 (3%)

Question 40: During pregnancy, did the mother worked as a cashier, waitress or any job that required handling of receipts printed on thermal paper?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo16 (76%)65 (88%)
yYes5 (24%)9 (12%)


After Birth:


Question 41: What was the baby’s birth weight? (lb|oz)

Not Autistic Autistic
Average Birth Weight6 lb | 3 oz7 lb | 5 oz

Question 42: The baby breast fed for how many months?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNever6 (29%)28 (38%)
b1 – 37 (33%)20 (27%)
c3 – 61 (5%)9 (12%)
d7 – 123 (14%)10 (14%)
e>124 (19%)7 (9%)

Question 43: What formula was used to feed the baby?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNone4 (19%)10 (14%)
bReady-to-use formula (pre-mixed)2 (10%)17 (23%)
cMixed with tap water10 (48%)30 (41%)
dMixed with nursery water2 (10%)7 (9%)
eMixed with bottled/packaged water3 (14%)10 (14%)

Question 44: Formula was heated by:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aBottle warmer4 (19%)19 (26%)
bMicrowaving the Bottle8 (38%)16 (22%)
cOn the stove in a pot0 (0%)7 (9%)
dOn the stove heating water/bottle5 (24%)13 (18%)
eNot heated4 (19%)19 (26%)

Question 45: Generally, what type of formula did the baby consume?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCow’s milk based15 (71%)40 (54%)
bLactose sensitive0 (0%)13 (18%)
cSoy-based2 (10%)10 (14%)
dDid not consume formula4 (19%)11 (15%)

Question 46: Most of the time, the baby fed from bottles made from:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aPlastic18 (86%)65 (88%)
bGlass1 (5%)4 (5%)
dDid not bottle feed2 (10%)5 (7%)

Question 47: What percentage of the time did the baby use a pacifier before the age of one?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a0 – 25 %9 (43%)38 (51%)
b25 – 50 %7 (33%)20 (27%)
c50 – 75 %3 (14%)7 (9%)
d75 – 100 %2 (10%)9 (12%)

Question 48: Before the age of one, what type of residence did the baby live?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aSingle-family home19 (90%)58 (78%)
bCondo or townhome1 (5%)6 (8%)
cApartment0 (0%)7 (9%)
dOther1 (5%)3 (4%)

Question 49: Did the parent(s) of the baby own this residence?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo10 (48%)32 (43%)
yYes11 (52%)42 (57%)

Question 50: Were the carpets of this residence cleaned while the baby was younger than one?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo17 (81%)57 (77%)
yYes4 (19%)17 (23%)

Question 51: Before the age of one, the baby was dressed in clothing made mainly of:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCotton10 (48%)55 (74%)
bPolyester0 (0%)1 (1%)
cPolyester-cotton blend11 (52%)18 (24%)

Question 52: During the first year of life, the baby ate food packaged mainly in:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aGlass jars7 (33%)22 (30%)
bPlastic pouches or containers0 (0%)5 (7%)
cA combination of glass and plastic5 (24%)19 (26%)
dFood was generally home made9 (43%)28 (38%)

Question 53: For the first year, what type of diapers were used?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCotton1 (5%)9 (12%)
bDisposable18 (86%)65 (88%)
cOther2 (10%)0 (0%)

Question 54: For the first year, the baby lived in a residence with floors made mainly of:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aTile2 (10%)4 (5%)
bVinyl2 (10%)3 (4%)
cCarpet11 (52%)50 (68%)
dWood6 (29%)17 (23%)

Question 55: Genrally, the furniture in the baby's room was made from:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aSolid wood11 (52%)39 (53%)
bVeneered Pressboard6 (29%)13 (18%)
cPlastic1 (5%)0 (0%)
dI don’t know3 (14%)22 (30%)

Question 56: Before the age of one, most of my child’s toys were made from:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
bPlastic17 (81%)49 (66%)
cFabric3 (14%)17 (23%)
dI don’t know1 (5%)8 (11%)

Question 57: At the time of my child’s first birthday, he/she watched television an average of how many hours per day:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a0 – 112 (57%)42 (57%)
b1 – 25 (24%)22 (30%)
c2 – 42 (10%)5 (7%)
d> 42 (10%)5 (7%)

Question 58: My child’s sheets were mainly made of:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aCotton13 (62%)55 (74%)
bPolyester0 (0%)1 (1%)
cPolyester-cotton blend6 (29%)14 (19%)
dI don’t know1 (5%)4 (5%)
eOther1 (5%)0 (0%)

Question 59: Before my baby’s first year, other than breast milk or formula, he/she mainly drank:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aTap water7 (33%)30 (41%)
bBottled water2 (10%)8 (11%)
cFruit juice4 (19%)33 (45%)
dOther8 (38%)3 (4%)

Question 60: During the first year of life, my baby’s bottles were cleaned mainly by:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aHand Washing18 (86%)56 (76%)
bDishwasher3 (14%)18 (24%)

Question 61: When did your child receive his/her MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNever3 (14%)0 (0%)
b< 1 year old7 (33%)23 (31%)
cAround 1 year old9 (43%)37 (50%)
d> 1 year old2 (10%)14 (19%)

Question 62: After your child received the MMR vaccine, he/she was given what medication to alleviate the pain?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aNo vaccine given3 (14%)2 (3%)
bAspirin1 (5%)1 (1%)
cTylenol (or any branded Acetaminophen)3 (14%)28 (38%)
dMotrin (or any branded Ibuprofen)1 (5%)9 (12%)
eNo pain reliever given13 (62%)34 (46%)

Question 63: During your child’s first year, did you own a pet cat?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo11 (52%)51 (69%)
yYes10 (48%)23 (31%)

Question 64: During your child’s first year, did you own a pet dog?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo11 (52%)44 (59%)
yYes10 (48%)30 (41%)

Question 65: Before the age of one, my child was outside how many days per week on average?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a00 (0%)1 (1%)
b1 – 23 (14%)12 (16%)
c3 – 510 (48%)33 (45%)
d> 58 (38%)28 (38%)

Question 66: When my child was younger than one, he was raised in a city with what population?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
a< 10,0008 (38%)31 (42%)
b10,001 – 100,0009 (43%)24 (32%)
c100,001 – 1,000,0003 (14%)13 (18%)
d> 1,000,0001 (5%)6 (8%)

Question 67: When my child was younger than one, sometimes carpet deodorizer was used?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo18 (86%)55 (74%)
yYes3 (14%)19 (26%)

Question 68: Before the age of one, my child’s family had a pet

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aHamster1 (5%)6 (8%)
bTurtle0 (0%)2 (3%)
cGuinea pig0 (0%)1 (1%)
dMouse0 (0%)1 (1%)
eNone of the above20 (95%)64 (86%)

Question 69: To treat my child for teething pains, we would give him/her mainly:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aAspirin1 (5%)2 (3%)
bTylenol (or any branded Acetaminophen)5 (24%)24 (32%)
cMotrin (or any branded Ibuprofen)7 (33%)10 (14%)
dOther8 (38%)38 (51%)

Question 70: My baby was given Orajel (or equivalent) for teething pains?

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
nNo10 (48%)32 (43%)
yYes11 (52%)42 (57%)

Question 71: My child generally used pacifiers made from:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aSilicone5 (24%)11 (15%)
bLatex rubber2 (10%)5 (7%)
cSoft plastic0 (0%)3 (4%)
dDid not use a pacifier7 (33%)33 (45%)
eI do not know7 (33%)22 (30%)

Question 72: When my child was younger than one, the countertops were cleaned mainly with:

Option Selection Not Autistic Autistic
aSoap and water8 (38%)24 (32%)
bBleach and water1 (5%)5 (7%)
cCommercial kitchen cleaner7 (33%)43 (58%)
dOther5 (24%)2 (3%)