Ultimate Furry Survey 2

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Ultimate Furry Survey 2
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Conductor(s) Supuhstar
Website
Launch date July 1st, 2009
End Date January 31, 2011 at 23:59 EST

The Ultimate Furry Survey 2 is an ongoing survey conducted by Supuhstar to see what the average fur is like. With the each complaint and suggestion from the last survey taken into account, Supuhstar has greatly increased the thoroughness of the survey, as well as its accuracy and ease of understanding. However, this has sacrificed one of the key elements of the original; it is no longer short and fast. The survey ended on January 31, 2011 at 23:59 EST, whereupon the Ultimate Furry Survey 2011 took its place.

Contents

[edit] Improvements

The improvements over the Ultimate Furry Survey are as follows (biggest changes in bold):

  • There are 55 questions upgraded from 38
  • Question 1 now has 110 possible answers rather than 7
  • There are 8 age ranges upgraded from 7
  • There are 4 age questions upgraded from 1
  • There are 62 possible places to live, upgraded from 45
  • There are 11 relationship statuses upgraded from 7
  • There are 210 possible answers for Yiff upgraded from 12
  • There is a 110-answer fetish question
  • There are 20 furry websites upgraded from 12
  • There is a 780-option question about webcomics
  • There are 150 options for furry activities upgraded from 108
  • There are 130 options for non-furry activities upgraded from 45
  • There are 60 options for FurCons upgraded from 48
  • There are 22 self-descriptors upgraded from 17
  • There are 206 fursonas upgraded from 117
  • There are 22 kinds of people to know you are a fur upgraded from 14
  • There is an entire new section devoted to Furries in Real Life

[edit] Negative feedback

While it is a very thorough survey that leaves few furs excluded, this makes it extraordinarily long (23 printer pages, to be exact). This leads to certain users with less-than-ideal browsers, Internet connections, and/or computers to either not be able to view it, or view it with computer lag.

This has not impacted the results of one of the final questions, 54. What do you think of the layout of this page?, where users are asked to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. While the average rating on the first survey was 6.83, the average rating on this one, as of 01:32, 24 February 2010 (UTC), is 6.80 (an insignificant difference of only .4%). This is not be because of inferior fill data, because the first had 142 respondents to this question, whereas this second has 285.

[edit] Results on sexual orientation

Contrary to stereotypes about the sexual orientation of the majority of the fandom, the survey produced interesting results:

Question 14, "What is your sexual preference?"
Sexuality Number of Answers
Completely heterosexual (straight)
113 (26%)
Bisexual
90 (20%)
Heterosexual exploring bisexualism (Bi Curious)
88 (20%)
Completely Homosexual (gay)
63 (14%)
Pansexual
24 (5%)
Homosexual exploring bisexualism (Bi Curious)
22 (5%)
Asexual
16 (4%)
Other
6 (1%)
No Answer
18 (4%)

According to above responses, the majority of furries polled were completely heterosexual, which seems to contradict the fact that the majority of furry pornography is homoerotic. To further investigate, the data can be recompiled as such:

One possible interpretation of Question 14
Preferences Number of Answers
Likes same sex (Homosexual, Bisexual, Bi Curious, and Pansexual, and Others that apply)
291 (66%)
Does not like same sex (Heterosexual, Asexual, and Others that apply)
131 (30%)
No Answer
18 (4%)

With the data in this easier-to-interpret form, one might draw these hypotheses:

  1. The furry pornography artist in question is interested in same-sex relations
  2. The artist is playing to the interests of the majority

[edit] Results on Religion

Another statistic shows the large presence of Christians in the fandom:

Question 11. What are your religious views?
Religion Number of Answers
Atheist
137 (31%)
Agnostic
104 (24%)
Other
52 (12%)
Christian, Catholic
47 (11%)
Christian, Non-denominational
32 (7%)
Wiccan
28 (6%)
Christian, Baptist
22 (5%)
Buddhist
18 (4%)
Christian, Other
17 (4%)
Neopagan
14 (3%)
Celtic
14 (3%)
Christian, Lutheran
13 (3%)
Christian, Roman Catholic
13 (3%)
Christian, Methodist
11 (2%)
Hindu
6 (1%)
New Age
6 (1%)
Taoist
5 (1%)
Christian, Presbyterian
5 (1%)
Greek
5 (1%)
Egyptian
5 (1%)
Islam
2 (0%)
Jewish, Other
2 (0%)
Unitarian Universalist
2 (0%)
Rastafarian
2 (0%)
Confucian
2 (0%)
Jewish, Orthodox
2 (0%)
No Answer
27 (6%)

While this may seem to indicate that Atheism and Agnosticism dominate the fandom, one must note that Christianity was broken into subgroups. Below, all Christian answer are presented as one, while all answers that were NOT Christian, Atheist, or Agnostic are grouped as "Other":

One possible interpretation of question 11
Religion Number of Answers
Other
165 (38%)
Christian, any
160 (36%)
Atheist
137 (31%)
Agnostic
104 (24%)
No Answer
27 (6%)

Here, we see that "Christian" is much more prominent than seen above, and comes ends up being about 2% more popular than the next highest result, Atheism. Note that since "Other" is the grouping of all unlabeled religions, here. If one views the spectrum of Christianity to be one religion, Christian ends up being the most popular single religion in the furry fandom, as shown by this survey.

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