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Furry Poll Results

This page is designed to present in simple, itemised format some key bits of data from the 2010 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, 2011. 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 4895 entries in the database, with a margin of error +/- 1.43%. Note that not all people responded to all questions, so some entries are based on a smaller data set.

 

Summary points:

  • 4399 respondents (89.87%) of respondents answering the question identified themselves as 'White'
  • 2869 (60.41%) respondents said they considered themselves completely human, with the majority (2187, 45.61% of the total) saying they admired aspects of other animals. 205 (4.28%) said they did not consider themselves human.
  • By order of average score, respondents consider artwork (9.41) most important to the fandom, followed by online communities (9.11), conventions (8.43), fursuiting (7.38), writing (7.93), and MUDs (7.11).
  • Respondents felt most favourably towards furry artwork (8.95), followed by online communities (8.1), conventions (7.58), fursuiting (7.19), and writing (7.64). They responded more ambivalently towards plushophilia (4.18) and leant negatively towards zoophilia (3.64).
Further data below:

 
Age of Respondents
10-14170 (3.57%)
15-191807 (37.94%)
20-241468 (30.82%)
25-29694 (14.57%)
30-34293 (6.15%)
35-39148 (3.11%)
40-44100 (2.1%)
45-4948 (1.01%)
50-5425 (0.52%)
55-5910 (0.21%)
Total
4763 (96.43%)
Biological Sex of Respondents
Male3903 (80.47%)
Female922 (19.01%)
Other25 (0.52%)
Total
4850 (100%)
Gender of respondents:
Completely male2991 (61.62%)
Predominantly male700 (14.42%)
Equal parts male and female259 (5.34%)
Predominantly female296 (6.1%)
Completely female565 (11.64%)
Other43 (0.89%)
TOTAL
4854 (100.01%)
Political views of respondents:
1 - authoritarian113 (2.97%)
2143 (3.76%)
3445 (11.69%)
4487 (12.79%)
5521 (13.68%)
6762 (20.01%)
7422 (11.08%)
8457 (12%)
9178 (4.67%)
10 - anarchistic280 (7.35%)
TOTAL
3808 (100%)
Economic views of respondents:
1 - most regulated45 (1.18%)
229 (0.76%)
3128 (3.37%)
4196 (5.16%)
5330 (8.69%)
6699 (18.4%)
7619 (16.3%)
8884 (23.28%)
9471 (12.4%)
10 - most unregulated397 (10.45%)
TOTAL
3798 (99.99%)
Sexual orientation of respondents:
Completely heterosexual1014 (22.9%)
Mostly heterosexual883 (19.95%)
Bisexual leaning heterosexual522 (11.79%)
Bisexual, no skews509 (11.5%)
Bisexual leaning homosexual409 (9.24%)
Mostly homosexual568 (12.83%)
Completely homosexual522 (11.79%)
TOTAL
4427 (100%)
How strongly respondents considered selves furry:
1 (least strongly)113 (2.34%)
2199 (4.12%)
3347 (7.18%)
4402 (8.32%)
5506 (10.47%)
6483 (10%)
7823 (17.03%)
8892 (18.46%)
9443 (9.17%)
10 (most strongly)624 (12.91%)
TOTAL
4832 (100%)
How important sex was to respondents personally:
1 (least important)820 (17.02%)
2483 (10.02%)
3595 (12.35%)
4473 (9.82%)
5699 (14.51%)
6489 (10.15%)
7494 (10.25%)
8400 (8.3%)
9189 (3.92%)
10 (most important)177 (3.67%)
TOTAL
4819 (100.01%)
How important respondents felt sex was to other furries:
1 (least important)70 (1.46%)
2105 (2.19%)
3256 (5.34%)
4334 (6.96%)
5778 (16.22%)
6737 (15.36%)
7945 (19.7%)
8863 (17.99%)
9374 (7.79%)
10 (most important)336 (7%)
TOTAL
4798 (100.01%)
How important respondents believed public considered sex:
1 (least important)58 (1.21%)
251 (1.06%)
357 (1.19%)
467 (1.4%)
5200 (4.17%)
6194 (4.05%)
7378 (7.89%)
8812 (16.94%)
91021 (21.3%)
10 (most important)1955 (40.79%)
TOTAL
4793 (100%)
Of 4895 respondents, the number describing themselves as:
A visual artist:2258 (46.13%)
An author:1882 (38.45%)
A musical artist:1283 (26.21%)
A regular convention-goer:777 (15.87%)
A fursuiter:872 (17.81%)
Active online:2226 (45.47%)
A fan of RPG games:2700 (55.16%)
A fan of science-fiction:3110 (63.53%)
A fan of anime:2405 (49.13%)
A plushophile:350 (7.15%)
A zoophile:664 (13.56%)
Fluent in one or more non-native languages:1122 (22.92%)
An advocate of animal rights:1410 (28.8%)
A vegetarian:240 (4.9%)
Politically active:860 (17.57%)
Of 4895 respondents, the frequency of furry activities:
 DailyWeeklySeveral times a monthMonthlySeveral times a yearYearlyLess than once a yearNever
Chat with other furries online2661
55.25%
771
16.01%
333
6.91%
177
3.68%
219
4.55%
58
1.2%
148
3.07%
449
9.32%
Roleplay with other furries711
14.82%
717
14.95%
432
9.01%
316
6.59%
395
8.23%
134
2.79%
370
7.71%
1722
35.9%
Attend furry conventions0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
30
0.63%
587
12.34%
746
15.68%
562
11.81%
2832
59.53%
Attend local meetups18
0.38%
131
2.73%
153
3.19%
384
8.01%
593
12.36%
154
3.21%
438
9.13%
2925
60.99%
Visit furry websites3455
71.93%
784
16.32%
253
5.27%
112
2.33%
95
1.98%
23
0.48%
24
0.5%
57
1.19%
Participate in furry online communities2060
42.95%
904
18.85%
408
8.51%
240
5%
268
5.59%
71
1.48%
197
4.11%
648
13.51%
Write furry literature239
4.99%
214
4.47%
215
4.49%
212
4.43%
446
9.32%
244
5.1%
620
12.95%
2597
54.25%
Draw furry artwork526
10.97%
520
10.84%
459
9.57%
291
6.07%
475
9.91%
159
3.32%
440
9.18%
1925
40.15%