Who are LAMB?

by Dylan · May 22, 2008 · Uncategorized · 2 Comments

A couple times over the last few months, I’ve asked the LAMBs to take part in a little quiz I set up to gauge the demographics of the site authors that have joined. Participation ran pretty high, with 60 sites answering (out of a possible 95 or so).

Not surprisingly, the profile of your average LAMB author matches that of the usual stereotypical computer geek: a straight, single white American male between the ages of 26-35. However, that’s certainly not the whole story; below are the results:

1. Age
Under 18 – 6% (4 people)
18-25 – 28% (17)
26-35 – 51% (31)
36-45 – 8% (5)
46-55 – 5% (3)
56-65 – 0% (0)
Over 65 – 0% (0)

2. Gender
Male – 78% (47)
Female – 21% (13)

3. Sexual Orientation
Straight – 86% (52)
Gay/Lesbian – 11% (7)
Other/not identified – 1% (1) (voter identified as “bi”)

4. Marital status
Single – 74% (44)
Married – 25% (15)
(it was pointed out to me that “in a relationship” should have been an option; an oversight on my part)

5. Ethnicity
Asian/Pacific Islander – 6% (4)
African-American – 1% (1)
Caucasian – 81% (49)
Hispanic – 6% (4)
Native American – 0% (0)
Other – 3% (2)

6. Location
North America – United States – 74% (44)
North America – Canada – 10% (6)
Europe – England – 5% (3)
Europe – Other – 3% (2)
Asia – 6% (4)
South America – 0% (0)
Africa – 1% (1)
Australia – 1% (1)
(I had forgotten a few options in the poll, but thanks to the comments, I was able to add in the answers.)

Additionally, I asked those in the US or Canada to name their state or province. Not surprisingly, the top states were three of the most populous: California, New York and Texas, all with 4 people. Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina all had 3 apiece. As for Canada, it was all about British Columbia (4) and Ontario (2).

That’s it for now. If you haven’t been sent the link to the poll, don’t feel bad. As we near 200 sites, I’m sure I’ll send it out again so that we can see what’s changed, if anything. Thanks to all for taking part, and especially to those of you that left me some funny and/or complimentary comments.

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2 Responses to Who are LAMB?

  1. Fox says:

    For those who are “in a relationship”, you should take that “single” label as an advantage. It affords you certain freedoms.

    p.s. I love my wife!

  2. Oooh, three Minnesotans? I know about Daniel from Getafilm, and myself of course, but who’s the other one?

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