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I really like the idea of Stack Overflow, but I wonder if anyone knows (maybe the site admins, if they're reading) how many new questions are being asked each day.

Is it around 5,000?
200,000?
A million?

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It depends on the day of the week. Recently it's around 10,000 from Monday to Friday and around 4,500 on weekends:

Stack Overflow Stats - number of questions per day over last 30 days

You can find current values on https://sostats.github.io - it's a website presenting the latest statistics about Stack Overflow (questions, answers, comments and users). It's fed with data retrieved from the Stack Exchange API

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Yet another way of retrieving this figure (also for other sites than Stack Overflow) is a SEDE query. Note that the data is refreshed only once a week, on Sunday, so it does not give real-time results. The query could be extended to include only questions with a certain tag, if you like.

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  • Here you can also notice how questions get deleted over time. – Łukasz Wiktor Aug 2 '16 at 11:08
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The API stats route has an entry that shows how many questions a site gets every minute:

 "questions_per_minute": 3.07,

So, around 4421/day as of this post

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Per the page https://stackexchange.com/sites#questions in January 2018 Stack Overflow receives about 6,900 new questions per day, about 5 per minute.

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