This season, the Stanford Invitational announced several changes to its parliamentary debate division, including introducing a new topic committee, allowing internet prep, eliminating the color-paper rule, and  adding a sixth preliminary round. After the tournament, varsity parliamentary debaters were texted a link to the survey through Tabroom. Survey results follow:

Resolutions

55% thought resolutions in 2016 were better than resolutions in 2015 (85% of those who have seen both 2015 and 2016 resolutions)
10% thought resolutions in 2016 were worse than resolutions in 2015 (15% of those who have seen both 2015 and 2016 resolutions). 35% said they have not seen the 2015 resolutions

Internet Prep

90% want internet prep to continue being allowed in 2017
10% want internet prep to not be allowed in 2017

Topic Areas

22% wanted the tournament to continue not having pre-announced topic areas

20% wanted the tournament to have 1 pre-announced topic areas

35% wanted the tournament to have 2 pre-announced topic areas

7% wanted the tournament to have 3 pre-announced topic areas

3% wanted the tournament to have 4 pre-announced topic areas

3% wanted the tournament to have 5 pre-announced topic areas

10% wanted the tournament to announce topic areas for all 6 prelim rounds

Color paper
75% wanted the tournament to continue allowing debaters to use their own paper for flowing
25% wanted the tournament to require the use of tournament-provided color paper