tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine) wrote,
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[Poll] The fannish baby boom.

Okay, first, I want to thank everyone for the snowflake cookies. It was awesomely fun, particularly as that's the only snowfall we'll be seeing this year. (I know, I know, everyone who is currently buried in snow is saying, "Oh, my heart bleeds for you." Let me keep my snow fantasies, people!) Also, um, it turns out there's a setting you can have turned on that notifies you when someone you have friended gets a virtual gift. I totally did not know that. And a lot of you got snowflakes. A lot. That comment notification lockup? That was probably partly my fault. I'm still getting backed-up notices about snowflakes.

...I'll fix that setting now.

But that is unrelated to the subject of this poll. Allow me to make a sharp left turn, here.

I'm curious about the fannish baby boom. As in, is it real? Unfortunately, I can't go back in time and run this poll on fans ten years ago, but I can at least be nosy today, and that's good enough for me. Tell me about your next generation!

Poll #1497731 Baby Boom

How many kids do you have?

Mean: 0.29 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.81
0
499(83.3%)
1
49(8.2%)
2
42(7.0%)
3
5(0.8%)
4
1(0.2%)
5
1(0.2%)
6
1(0.2%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(0.2%)

How old are your kids?

Younger than 1 year old.
15(14.0%)
One to five.
23(21.5%)
Six to twelve.
18(16.8%)
Thirteen to eighteen.
10(9.3%)
Older than eighteen.
14(13.1%)

Are you expecting a baby right now?

Yes
7(1.2%)
No
565(98.8%)
Rather not say
0(0.0%)

What's your thought about having kids?

I have all I want, thanks. (Even if that number is zero.)
259(43.3%)
I might want some (or some more) someday.
138(23.1%)
I definitely want some (or some more) someday.
114(19.1%)
I want some (or some more), but I probably won't have any.
24(4.0%)
I'm totally undecided.
29(4.8%)
It's complicated.
34(5.7%)

Are fans having more babies now than when you were first in fandom?

Sure seems that way!
246(41.3%)
I think it's about the same as always.
109(18.3%)
Overall, I think fans are having fewer babies now.
3(0.5%)
I have no idea.
237(39.8%)

And, finally, on a completely unrelated note: how happy are you overall? One is miserable, five is joyful.

Mean: 3.58 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.79
1
9(1.5%)
2
36(6.1%)
3
202(34.2%)
4
294(49.7%)
5
50(8.5%)
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