Thanks for posting some snippets of data from the survey, Tom. I wish you hadn't snipped out the PC % on the game consoles answer, though. And included the Steam/WiiWare/XBL/PSN store results, too. Good stuff, though.
At 6/26/09 03:21 PM, Zerok wrote:
At 6/26/09 02:57 PM, TomFulp wrote:
AgeThis stat is the most shocking of them all, I'd reckon.
So said you on page 1.... and then about 5 more people for the next few pages. Why, because you (like some of the others outright stated) suspect people lied about being 18-24, and are really underage?
Possible, but... personally, I'm not surprised. Most of my friends on NG are 18-24, with a few in my own bracket of 25-34 or whatever it was in the survey.
The total under-24 crowd added up to 94% or so, and I thought that was a little high. As recently as 3-4 years ago, there were quite a lot of late 20s, 30s, and even a few 40somethings around. That said, maybe the older you are on NG, the less likely you are to take a survey. :::shrugs:::
At 6/26/09 05:04 PM, MoriChax wrote:
At 6/26/09 02:57 PM, TomFulp wrote
Female: 4.1%I thought it would at least be a little higher.
Oh well.. Hi from one of your 4.1% females.
Moar females should take the survey, clearly. As much as people love to repeat the sausage-fest meme about either NG or the internet in general, I suspect the actual % of female VIEWERS of NG is higher than 4.1%. Now, whether the ACCOUNT HOLDERS who are female number more than 4.1% is another matter. I tried to get my fiancee to take this survey, but she didn't want to, and since she doesn't have an NG account, though she occasionally watches videos in the portal, she wasn't really the target audience for the survey.
Actually, though, that's another thing Tom should have posted: how people answered the "do you have an account?" question. I bet it was 95% yes, 5% no. Or something similar. But even more skewed than the "are you under or over 24" or the "are you male or female" ones, I bet.