Dave Galanter
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Smithville Thunderbolt

Subj: Re: Results of Demographic Survey
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 04:14:42 pm EST
Reply Subj: Results of Demographic Survey
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 02:35:48 pm EST

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Thanks for everyone who participated in the survey. We got 50 respondants, and though we don't have a scientific sample size, I don't think that is an insignificant number (and it makes it real easy to calculate percentages, too). At first glance, it's surprising how even the age distribution is, at least from ages 20-40. Here's the percentage:

15-20: 2 (4%)
20-25: 11 (22%)
26-30: 12 (24%)
31-35: 12 (24%)
36-40: 8 (16%)
41-45: 5 (10%)

When did people first start buying comics? I was surprised to see that the majority started buying before the marriage. However, the explanation for this is easy to see: there is a stunningly low number of new readers since 1998:

pre-1970: 1 (2%)
1971-75: 3 (6%)
1976-80: 12 (24%)
1981-86: 12 (24%)
1987-92: 11 (22%)
1993-98: 10 (20%)
post-1998: 1 (2%)

Where did people buy their first comic? Seemingly anywhere but a comic store:

convenience store/gas station: 12 (24%)
candy/corner/drug store: 10 (20%)
newsagent/newsstand: 10 (20%)
grocery store: 7 (14%)
flea market/pantry/army surplus store: 4 (8%)
comic store: 4 (8%)
do not remember: 2 (4%)
train station: 1 (2%)

I look forward to reading your interpretation of this data.

> I look forward to reading your interpretation of this data.

It reflects the audience on this board, not the audience as a whole. That only one respondant started reading after 1998 is of no surprise at all to me; this board's software is woefully outdated and the vast majority of its users are from previous internet generations who are used to it.


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