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Furry Poll Results

This page is designed to present in simple, itemised format some key bits of data from the 2012 Furry Survey. Last year's summary page is still available online at http://www.klisoura.com/ot_furrysurvey2011.php. Data are also available for 2010, 2009 and 2008. The data on this page is current as of 27 December, 2012. Not all data from the poll is represented on this table; for more information, please feel free to contact me at bce@klisoura.com, the AIM s/n "OSDCC", or through the FurIRC IRC network.

There are 3267 entries in the database, with a margin of error +/- 1.75%. Note that not all people responded to all questions, so some entries are based on a smaller data set.

 

Summary points:

  • 2892 respondents (88.52%) of respondents answering the question identified themselves as 'White'
  • 1891 (60.06%) respondents said they considered themselves completely human, with the majority (1447, 45.6% of the total) saying they admired aspects of other animals. 121 (3.81%) said they did not consider themselves human.
  • By order of average score, respondents consider artwork (9.34) most important to the fandom, followed by online communities (9.06), conventions (8.41), fursuiting (7.6), writing (8), and MUDs (6.97).
  • Respondents felt most favourably towards furry artwork (9.02), followed by online communities (8.17), conventions (7.79), fursuiting (7.61), and writing (7.78). They responded more ambivalently towards plushophilia (4.31) and leant negatively towards zoophilia (3.9).
Further data below:

 
Age of Respondents
10-14167 (5.31%)
15-191248 (39.67%)
20-24981 (31.18%)
25-29412 (13.1%)
30-34149 (4.74%)
35-3965 (2.07%)
40-4447 (1.49%)
45-4930 (0.95%)
50-5427 (0.86%)
55-5920 (0.64%)
Total
3146 (94.7%)
Biological Sex of Respondents
Male2544 (79.23%)
Female632 (19.68%)
Other35 (1.09%)
Total
3211 (100%)
Gender of respondents:
Completely male1959 (60.78%)
Predominantly male441 (13.68%)
Equal parts male and female144 (4.47%)
Predominantly female181 (5.62%)
Completely female362 (11.23%)
Genderqueer88 (2.73%)
Other48 (1.49%)
TOTAL
3223 (97.27%)
Political views of respondents:
1 - authoritarian29 (1.17%)
232 (1.3%)
380 (3.24%)
4107 (4.33%)
5212 (8.58%)
6417 (16.88%)
7381 (15.42%)
8605 (24.48%)
9292 (11.82%)
10 - anarchistic316 (12.79%)
TOTAL
2471 (100.01%)
Economic views of respondents:
1 - most regulated79 (3.23%)
276 (3.1%)
3304 (12.41%)
4279 (11.39%)
5331 (13.52%)
6483 (19.72%)
7279 (11.39%)
8293 (11.96%)
9128 (5.23%)
10 - most unregulated197 (8.04%)
TOTAL
2449 (99.99%)
Sexual orientation of respondents:
Completely heterosexual691 (21.5%)
Mostly heterosexual510 (15.87%)
Bisexual leaning heterosexual336 (10.45%)
Bisexual, no skews339 (10.55%)
Bisexual leaning homosexual262 (8.15%)
Mostly homosexual316 (9.83%)
Completely homosexual343 (10.67%)
Pansexual265 (8.25%)
Asexual152 (4.73%)
TOTAL
3214 (100%)
How strongly respondents considered selves furry:
1 (least strongly)67 (2.09%)
2114 (3.55%)
3247 (7.7%)
4259 (8.07%)
5327 (10.19%)
6341 (10.63%)
7552 (17.2%)
8615 (19.16%)
9311 (9.69%)
10 (most strongly)376 (11.72%)
TOTAL
3209 (100%)
How important sex was to respondents personally:
1 (least important)655 (20.57%)
2348 (10.93%)
3381 (11.96%)
4287 (9.01%)
5408 (12.81%)
6301 (9.45%)
7286 (8.98%)
8250 (7.85%)
9143 (4.49%)
10 (most important)126 (3.96%)
TOTAL
3185 (100.01%)
How important respondents felt sex was to other furries:
1 (least important)58 (1.83%)
2135 (4.25%)
3228 (7.17%)
4310 (9.75%)
5616 (19.38%)
6463 (14.57%)
7554 (17.43%)
8467 (14.69%)
9168 (5.29%)
10 (most important)179 (5.63%)
TOTAL
3178 (99.99%)
How important respondents believed public considered sex:
1 (least important)63 (1.99%)
227 (0.85%)
352 (1.64%)
464 (2.02%)
5185 (5.85%)
6155 (4.9%)
7290 (9.17%)
8586 (18.53%)
9645 (20.39%)
10 (most important)1096 (34.65%)
TOTAL
3163 (99.99%)
Of 3267 respondents, the number describing themselves as:
A visual artist:1508 (46.16%)
An author:1288 (39.42%)
A musical artist:793 (24.27%)
A regular convention-goer:381 (11.66%)
A fursuiter:551 (16.87%)
Active online:1284 (39.3%)
A fan of RPG games:1844 (56.44%)
A fan of science-fiction:2029 (62.11%)
A fan of anime:1609 (49.25%)
A plushophile:211 (6.46%)
A zoophile:488 (14.94%)
Fluent in one or more non-native languages:744 (22.77%)
An advocate of animal rights:857 (26.23%)
A vegetarian:153 (4.68%)
Politically active:507 (15.52%)
Of 3267 respondents, the frequency of furry activities:
 DailyWeeklySeveral times a monthMonthlySeveral times a yearYearlyLess than once a yearNever
Chat with other furries online1549
48.73%
557
17.52%
218
6.86%
138
4.34%
162
5.1%
42
1.32%
146
4.59%
367
11.54%
Roleplay with other furries419
13.23%
458
14.46%
282
8.9%
178
5.62%
273
8.62%
88
2.78%
265
8.37%
1204
38.02%
Attend furry conventions0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
29
0.93%
257
8.2%
415
13.25%
394
12.58%
2038
65.05%
Attend local meetups17
0.54%
64
2.02%
128
4.05%
257
8.13%
314
9.93%
105
3.32%
300
9.48%
1978
62.54%
Visit furry websites2179
68.67%
584
18.41%
166
5.23%
83
2.62%
64
2.02%
18
0.57%
38
1.2%
41
1.29%
Participate in furry online communities1213
38.29%
607
19.16%
287
9.06%
153
4.83%
183
5.78%
75
2.37%
133
4.2%
517
16.32%
Write furry literature148
4.66%
165
5.2%
184
5.8%
160
5.04%
291
9.17%
149
4.7%
392
12.35%
1684
53.07%
Draw furry artwork321
10.12%
373
11.76%
350
11.03%
198
6.24%
342
10.78%
115
3.62%
288
9.08%
1186
37.38%