Independent visitor surveys in several exhibitions show the positive effects of the exhibition on the visitors:
- 87% of visitors said they now know more about the human body.
- 56% have become "more thoughtful about life and death".
- 79% were "full of respect for the miracle of the body".
- 68% left the exhibition with valuable incentives for a healthier lifestyle in the future.
- 47% said they appreciated their bodies more than before after the exhibition.
Personal consequences resulting from an exhibition visit:
- 68% said they would pay more attention to their physical health in the future.
- 23% were more willing to donate organs after their visit to the exhibition than before.
- 22% could imagine donating their bodies for plastination after their death.
- 32% also said they agreed more than before that "their corpse should be autopsied for further clarification on the cause of death".
- 74% want to deal with their experiences and experiences in the exhibition for a longer period of time.
Even six months after the end of the exhibition in Vienna in 1998, the visitors surveyed stated that they had maintained the changes in their lifestyles:
- 9% smoked less and consumed less alcohol.
- 33% have since eaten healthier.
- 25% have done more sport.
- 14% have become more aware of their bodies.
The surveys were developed by Prof. Dr Ernst-D. Lantermann, Psychological Institute of the University of Kassel.