Furry Study

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Location: Lewiston, New York, United States

PhD Social Psychology U Rochester, 1976 Teach Intro to Psych, Developmental Psych, Psych of Human-Animal Relations, and Social Psych

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Early Results from the Furry Study

Here are some early results from the furry study conducted in 2006. There are many variables which have not yet been analyzed &/or have not yet been put into a format that can readily be explained on this blogspot. Please contact me for details or if you have suggestions for future furry studies.

More furries were male (n= 189) than female (n=31).
45.6% of the 217 furries responding considered themselves less than 100% human.
41.3% of the 208 furries responding said they would be 0% human if possible.
24.9% of the 205 furries responding indicated they were not 100% human and would be 0% human if possible.


Statitically Significant results include: (if you are interested in the stats please contact me for the details.)
Furries were more likely to report a great deal of liking for cartoons in childhood and recalled watching cartoons more hours per week than college students.


Furries were more likely to enjoy science fiction than college students.


Sexual orientation of male and female furries differed from male and female non-furries and student controls and from each other.


Female furries were most likely to report being heterosexual (a little more than half of the sample) or bisexual --about 40%.

Of the 172 male furries who answered the sexual orientation question, the most commonly reported sexual orientation was bisexual ( 39%). Homosexual was given second most often(33%) followed by heterosexual (27%).

Sunday, June 25, 2006

About the Furry Study

First, thanks to the many people who took our survey.
Research Team Members Professor Scaletta, Nick, Adam, and Justin spent several days hard at work at collecting surveys. There were nearly 300 surveys collected. In addition to that, 3 classes of my students at Niagara County Community College (in Sanborn, NY near Niagara Falls) also completed a similar survey for comparison purposes.

If you were one of the folks who completed the survey, you know that even though it was only 2 pages there were lots of questions asked and topics covered. That means lots of data entry time. I do not have grad students to do this time consuming task, it is done by just me. So it will be a while before results are completed.

What happens next is all of the data from the surveys will be entered into a statistical analysis. This will take some time just to get the data transcribed into a data base. It will be a while before we have actual results but I will post findings from the study here as we go along.

Some results will be posted within a few weeks while others will take longer to determine.

Our research team is very interested in having comments and helpful suggestions for future furry studies and we will read visitors' comments with keen interest. Also if you have specific comments or questions you may contact me directly at kgerbasi@niagaracc.suny.edu or kcgerbasiphd@earthlink.net .
If you send me your email and ask me to put you on the "Furry Results List" I will make a list and notify you everytime I post new results to this blogspot.

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