Reader Survey Results

I'm so fascinated by who reads this, especially because of the great people I've met through this blog so far.  That's why I did a demographic survey last week.  I got 95+ respondents, and given my estimate of 2000 readers (roughly 4x the people that show up on Feedburner), that's statistically significant.  Thanks to Pollhost.com for their cool survey service.  It was really easy to setup.

So here are the results:

Gender?






Selection 
Votes
Male 76%74
Female 24%23
97 votes total

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Age?










Selection 
Votes
Under 25 17%16
26-30 33%32
31-35 21%20
36-40 8%8
41-45 10%10
46-50 7%7
Over 50 3%3
96 votes total

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Selection 
Votes
NYC Metro Area 20%19
Boston/New England 13%12
Southeast 8%7
Midwest 10%9
Silicon Valley area 2%2
Other West Coast 15%14
Europe 12%11
Asia 1%1
Somewhere else 19%18
93 votes total

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What do you do?








Selection 
Votes
Entreprenuer 32%32
Investor 7%7
Programmer 15%15
Other IT 16%16
Non-IT 29%29
99 votes total

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First, I was a bit surprised by the gender gap, not because it was so wide, but because I figured it was even higher.  Blogging, especially vc/tech blogging, is so male-dominated, that I was glad to see 24% female readership.  However, I have a feeling that most of that female readership is more of my friend base than anything else.  I don't know very many female entrepreneurs and technologists and I don't think I've had any of them comment on my blog or contact me through it. 

As for the age spread, this I wasn't surprised by.  I've had this theory that I get a good chunk of the younger end of Fred's more normally distributed age spectrum, mostly because people can more relate to me being a guy on the bottom end of the ladder.   

Location turned out to be really screwy.  I can't believe that only 2% of my readership is Silicon Valley based.   Perhaps it is, in fact, true that more of the Web 2.0/web services crowd is more diversified geographically because they're not as tied to hardcore tech centers.  Perhaps it is, in fact, true that more of the Web 2.0/web services crowd is more diversified geographically because they're not as tied to hardcore tech centers.   The other screwy thing is the 19% somewhere else crowd. Is that Canada?   South America? Where are those people?

No surprises in the job area...and in fact its what I want..  While I do like hearing from other investors, I'd much rather be chatting with the creators, operators, etc. than have this blog be a bunch of VCs chatting with themselves.