After almost two weeks, we’ve got enough input in from all you all in our first Commentist Survey! Below are some super-magical interactive charts put together based on everyone’s responses. Note: these are interactive pie charts! If you’re reading this on a desktop browser, then you can hover your mouse over each slice for more information. It’s some pretty fancy shit, if I do say so myself.
(Not really that surprised about the gender disparity here, personally.)
Also, re – professions – we seem to be a pretty well-educated bunch! That’s cool, I guess.
Again, I’m not surprised in the least about this site being so US-centric. Because of this, I also took the time to break down location by state from the data as well.
I do have data for Canadian provinces and the rest of the world as well, but, as much as it pains me to say this, let’s be real: America is the centre of the universe on this site. If you want to see it, let me know and I can put it up.
Overall, our team fandoms are actually split reasonably evenly, but I’m surprised to see Packers fans with the biggest slice of the pie at 10%. I didn’t know so many of you liked deep-fried cheese nuggets and bad clock management that much.
From a viewing perspective, though, we seem to be a non-discriminating bunch – three-quarters of you answered that you’d watch games not involving your own team.
Seems like most of us enjoy the comfort of our couch when watching games – again, not surprising in the least. I’d also wager that beds, loveseats, armchairs, beanbags, and hammocks are probably actively in that mix as well.
92% of you all come and participate in our game-day open threads, which is very exciting news! I mean, this has always been our primary purpose above all else, both here and at a former site that shall remain nameless. So this is actually a really nice number to see.
Something that surprised me, which upon reflection maybe shouldn’t surprise me as much, is that almost half of you only follow DFO when watching games. I think this may surprise me just because I personally am such a Twitter/information junkie myself, but then again, holding multiple devices means less hands for lifting your drink up to your face. So I suppose it’s not entirely shocking.
Finally, in terms of other sports followed, we’re a diverse bunch! College football, MLB and the NHL are the three largest followings outside of the NFL, but basketball and soccer also represent large chunks of our followings in their various geographic and amateur/professional varieties. This was without question the most fractured chart to conjure up but I think it shows that we’re maybe slightly better than a hivemind. I dunno.
Thanks for all your responses – I think this data is both interesting for us to look at, and will also be valuable for our writing team in the coming weeks and months!