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Furry Poll Results

This page is designed to present in simple, itemised format some key bits of data from the 2011 Furry Survey. Last year's summary page is still available online at http://www.klisoura.com/ot_furrysurvey2009.php. The data on this page is current as of 19 January, 2013. 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 4365 entries in the database, with a margin of error +/- 1.51%. Note that not all people responded to all questions, so some entries are based on a smaller data set.

 

Summary points:

  • 3848 respondents (88.16%) of respondents answering the question identified themselves as 'White'
  • 2545 (60.35%) respondents said they considered themselves completely human, with the majority (1944, 45.78% of the total) saying they admired aspects of other animals. 221 (5.2%) said they did not consider themselves human.
  • By order of average score, respondents consider artwork (9.42) most important to the fandom, followed by online communities (9.17), conventions (8.49), fursuiting (7.58), writing (7.98), and MUDs (7.12).
  • Respondents felt most favourably towards furry artwork (9.02), followed by online communities (8.21), conventions (7.78), fursuiting (7.49), and writing (7.77). They responded more ambivalently towards plushophilia (4.27) and leant negatively towards zoophilia (3.68).
Further data below:

 
Age of Respondents
10-1458 (1.38%)
15-191331 (31.6%)
20-241591 (37.77%)
25-29667 (15.84%)
30-34269 (6.39%)
35-39130 (3.09%)
40-4487 (2.07%)
45-4941 (0.97%)
50-5427 (0.64%)
55-5911 (0.26%)
Total
4212 (98.63%)
Biological Sex of Respondents
Male3345 (78.14%)
Female906 (21.16%)
Other30 (0.7%)
Total
4281 (100%)
Gender of respondents:
Completely male2540 (59.22%)
Predominantly male634 (14.78%)
Equal parts male and female253 (5.9%)
Predominantly female266 (6.2%)
Completely female545 (12.71%)
Other51 (1.19%)
TOTAL
4289 (100%)
Political views of respondents:
1 - authoritarian34 (1.04%)
223 (0.7%)
394 (2.86%)
4138 (4.2%)
5276 (8.41%)
6586 (17.85%)
7526 (16.02%)
8823 (25.07%)
9383 (11.67%)
10 - anarchistic400 (12.18%)
TOTAL
3283 (100%)
Economic views of respondents:
1 - most regulated118 (3.62%)
2119 (3.65%)
3363 (11.13%)
4401 (12.29%)
5464 (14.22%)
6614 (18.82%)
7355 (10.88%)
8414 (12.69%)
9153 (4.69%)
10 - most unregulated261 (8%)
TOTAL
3262 (99.99%)
Sexual orientation of respondents:
Completely heterosexual890 (20.75%)
Mostly heterosexual690 (16.09%)
Bisexual leaning heterosexual429 (10%)
Bisexual, no skews442 (10.31%)
Bisexual leaning homosexual392 (9.14%)
Mostly homosexual466 (10.87%)
Completely homosexual454 (10.59%)
Pansexual319 (7.44%)
Asexual207 (4.83%)
TOTAL
4289 (100.02%)
How strongly respondents considered selves furry:
1 (least strongly)96 (2.25%)
2157 (3.67%)
3325 (7.61%)
4348 (8.14%)
5423 (9.9%)
6446 (10.44%)
7724 (16.94%)
8807 (18.89%)
9400 (9.36%)
10 (most strongly)547 (12.8%)
TOTAL
4273 (100%)
How important sex was to respondents personally:
1 (least important)841 (19.75%)
2500 (11.74%)
3500 (11.74%)
4388 (9.11%)
5580 (13.62%)
6435 (10.22%)
7365 (8.57%)
8350 (8.22%)
9137 (3.22%)
10 (most important)162 (3.8%)
TOTAL
4258 (99.99%)
How important respondents felt sex was to other furries:
1 (least important)88 (2.08%)
2116 (2.74%)
3256 (6.05%)
4352 (8.32%)
5752 (17.77%)
6656 (15.5%)
7808 (19.09%)
8654 (15.45%)
9303 (7.16%)
10 (most important)247 (5.84%)
TOTAL
4232 (100%)
How important respondents believed public considered sex:
1 (least important)68 (1.6%)
235 (0.83%)
367 (1.58%)
476 (1.79%)
5224 (5.29%)
6162 (3.82%)
7379 (8.95%)
8739 (17.44%)
9913 (21.55%)
10 (most important)1574 (37.15%)
TOTAL
4237 (100%)
Of 4365 respondents, the number describing themselves as:
A visual artist:2095 (48%)
An author:1691 (38.74%)
A musical artist:1135 (26%)
A regular convention-goer:611 (14%)
A fursuiter:803 (18.4%)
Active online:1835 (42.04%)
A fan of RPG games:2398 (54.94%)
A fan of science-fiction:2675 (61.28%)
A fan of anime:2146 (49.16%)
A plushophile:306 (7.01%)
A zoophile:581 (13.31%)
Fluent in one or more non-native languages:993 (22.75%)
An advocate of animal rights:1206 (27.63%)
A vegetarian:206 (4.72%)
Politically active:592 (13.56%)
Of 4365 respondents, the frequency of furry activities:
 DailyWeeklySeveral times a monthMonthlySeveral times a yearYearlyLess than once a yearNever
Chat with other furries online2140
50.31%
742
17.44%
303
7.12%
186
4.37%
194
4.56%
59
1.39%
156
3.67%
474
11.14%
Roleplay with other furries615
14.5%
574
13.54%
341
8.04%
269
6.34%
345
8.14%
133
3.14%
368
8.68%
1595
37.62%
Attend furry conventions0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
30
0.71%
422
10.02%
610
14.49%
485
11.52%
2664
63.26%
Attend local meetups16
0.38%
115
2.72%
148
3.5%
279
6.59%
440
10.4%
186
4.4%
370
8.74%
2678
63.28%
Visit furry websites2937
69.14%
757
17.82%
258
6.07%
121
2.85%
91
2.14%
18
0.42%
21
0.49%
45
1.06%
Participate in furry online communities1693
40.02%
803
18.98%
382
9.03%
245
5.79%
214
5.06%
75
1.77%
180
4.26%
638
15.08%
Write furry literature219
5.17%
189
4.46%
235
5.55%
212
5.01%
375
8.86%
217
5.13%
529
12.49%
2258
53.33%
Draw furry artwork487
11.47%
518
12.2%
415
9.77%
294
6.92%
464
10.93%
122
2.87%
368
8.67%
1578
37.16%