The results are in! As of right now, 9748 readers participated in the survey I posted on Thursday, so here’s a look at some of the data.
The most common age of Concerned reader is 16 (923 of them, or 9.5%). 18 years of age comes next, at 9.1%, followed by age 17, at 8.7%. There were also a number of 1 year-olds, not to mention several readers aged 666, and a couple of fans pushing the creaky age of 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999, give or take a few 9’s.
Some other entries in the age category:
18 … Hey, I can write text here! ^_^ Cool. Greetings from Germany, a fan *g*
22 man years, but, if I were a dog!, 154 yrs old
I AM FILLING THIS FORM OUT TWICE
OLDER THAN BOB
Older than Mark
Older than the universe
older than you, jerk
older then you think
omfg you pedefile
…and, of course:
Man, I remember when I was the ripe, tender age of ballsack.
In terms of geography, about 40% of my readers are in the United States, and 40% are in Europe. Roughly 8% are in Canada, and 7% are in Australia. .6% are in Mexico, 1% hail from South America, 2% are in Asia, and .7% are in Africa. Speaking of which, my apologies to New Zealand, the residents of which were not thrilled to be lumped in with Australia. Also, some Brits apparently don’t think England is part of Europe. And, someone complained that I’d left “hundreds of countries” off the list. Well, yes. I wasn’t trying to obtain everyone’s street address, I was just curious about the general, continental dispersal of readers, and determine how many fans lived in the US and how many lived abroad.
Moving on, 28.5% of visitors found the comic through a link in a gaming forum. About 20% were directed here by a friend, and 16% stumbled upon it during a web search. 5% found it in a magazine.
Surprisingly, only 9.7% of the folks taking the survey are members of the forum.
91.8% of the survey takers have played Half-Life 2.
And, 97.2% of the survey takers are male. There were only 274 females out of the 9748 people who answered that particular question. So, my plans of slowing converting Concerned into a dating site are completely out of the question.
As far as the questions I asked about merchandise, the majority of readers answered that they would “possibly” purchase some. Well, that’s fine, as there “possibly” may be some someday.
Thanks to everyone who participated!