Survey suggests furries ‘think differently’, but aren’t crazy

Oct 21, 2013 5 Comments by

Author: GreenReaper Recently published survey results suggest there is “little relationship between furries and clinical diagnoses of psychological dysfunction”. However, those identifying more strongly as furries tended to report “particularly active, vivid and magical mental worlds”, and furries (at ~4%) were “at least 2.25 times more likely to have Asperger’s Syndrome” than the general population, even after […]

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Survey: Furry fandom in digital spaces

Oct 20, 2013 1 Comment by

Author: GreenReaper Ben Walker, a British undergraduate student at Keele University in Staffordshire, is conducting research on the design of online social spaces. He has created a brief survey for members of the fandom and is seeking candidates for interviews and focus groups. [The] point of this research is to aid the design of online social […]

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ARP launches fursona survey, runs reaction tets at AC 2013

Jul 04, 2013 2 Comments

Author: GreenReaper Members of the Anthropomorphic Research Project have launched a new online survey about fursonas, to answer “questions furries (and psychologists alike) have been asking”, covering the relationship between: […] furries and their fursonas, including the perceived functions of fursonas, the ways they manifest themselves for different furries, and the extent to which furries see […]

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Survey: Foreign Furry novels

Oct 20, 2012 No Comments

Author: Fred I recently had an article, “The Furry Novel That Nobody Has Read”, published in Anthro #32, November-December 2011. It is about the Dutch About Reynard the Fox (Van de vos Reynarde), by Robert van Genechten, published in 1941. The reason that I had not read it is that it was only published in […]

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ARP survey finds nearly 1 in 4 furs identify as bronies

Sep 22, 2012 No Comments

Author: GreenReaper The latest roundup of results from the Anthropomorphic Research Project uses 1065 surveys taken at Anthrocon 2012, 802 online non-furry participants, and data from four prior studies. Many findings revolved around the involvement of bronies in furry fandom: The 23.5% of furries also identifying as bronies did not significantly differ from other furries […]

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Irish survey seeks to discover ‘who are the furries?’

Aug 23, 2012 1 Comment

Author: GreenReaper A new ten-minute survey has been released, aimed at furry fans 18 and older. The survey, which contains “items on personality, personal life, and basic demographics”, was created to support research at University College Cork in Ireland, and is intended to “gather data on the kinds of people that make up the furry […]

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ARP survey: Furries vs. fursonas, therians, non-furs & artists

May 29, 2012 No Comments

Author: GreenReaper Fursonas get furs “closer to norms”; unlike therians, most furs don’t want to be “0% human”. The results are out for the ARP‘s Winter 2012 survey, held online and at Furry Fiesta 2012. Researchers confirmed past survey results, while investigating: personality differences between non-furs, furs and fursonas furries’ impressions of non-furry perceptions of […]

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Anthropomorphic researchers launch Winter 2012 survey

Mar 03, 2012 No Comments

Author: GreenReaper The Anthropomorphic Research Project has launched its Winter 2012 survey, open to participants 18 or above. The survey was also given at Furry Fiesta last weekend, where the team handed out 815 survey packets – though only 334 were returned. Respondents have a chance to win a $ 50 Amazon.ca gift card. The […]

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Mixed-venue survey delineates furries, therians, otherkin

Jan 23, 2012 3 Comments

This survey swept in members of several related groups, most of whom saw themselves as distinct from furries. 74.4% of participants identified solely as furry, while 8.8% claimed to be therians and 4.7% otherkin. 3.6% felt they belonged to both furry and one of these groups.

Significant differences were found between furries and therians, and male and female furs.

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International Furry Survey Closes

Feb 20, 2011 No Comments

We were contacted by Courtney “Nuka” Plante this morning about the status of the survey. “We’re pleased to report that the response has far exceeded our expectations!  We had been hoping for a response of between 250-1,000 furries, and ended up getting nearly 7,000 responses!  As such, we are taking the survey down so that […]

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Furry Study 2011; Study Now Closed

Feb 09, 2011 11 Comments

Furries are a greatly misunderstood subculture.  To better help understand the “Furry Fandom” – the mindsets of the participants, and how we compare to and differ from other fandoms (i.e. sci-fi and fantasy based fandoms),  the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, New York, are conducting an international online […]

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