First Demographics Report Demographics Reports (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Demographics Reports will appear from time to time to cite random statistical facts or anomalies from the total sum of information collected voluntarily through votes given in the demographics thread project. You can find the hub here for further information on the polls and project. All information is self-reported, and thus, is dependent on voter honesty for accuracy. Some polls may not reflect perfect accuracy, but arguably more interestingly, what people perceive to be accurate. You have, thus, been reminded that these are not hard facts—they're soft facts. There is always room for error with statistics when it's self-reporting. How useful this information is, is of course, up to you to decide. Data Total: 522 Votes. Distribution: 10 Polls. Average: 52.2 Votes per thread. Highest: 69 Votes (Demo 01.) Lowest: 32 Votes. (Demo 08.) Data Set Last Updated: 05/06/2016. (DD/MM/YYYY) Report Publishing Date: 05/06/2016. Verification of Accuracy: Done. Facts & Information Collection Poll Swings Single choice polls: The Denizens of Iwaku hold a Strong Majority Agreement (60%+) on 1/8 Polls, a Weak Majority Agreement (50.1%-59.9%) on 3/8 Polls, and cannot find any majority agreement on 4/8 Polls. Multiple choice polls: The Denizens of Iwaku hold at least one Strong Majority Agreement on both multiple choice polls. RP Stats & Mechanics Only 11.6% of Iwaku reports that they roleplay without breaks, implying that the vast majority take time away from role playing at least once in a while. 60.3% Denizens of Iwaku prefer to have 2-4 active Role Plays. 7.4% Denizens of Iwaku participate in over 10 active role plays at a time! 15.4% of Iwaku Denizens believe that players should have total control over their characters and what happens to them, and that the GM and/or other players should have no ability to affect them without permission. 56.4% of Iwaku Denizens believe that GM's should get an exception to act against player characters. 0% of Iwaku believes in shared character ownership. No communism for character ownership, comrade. Painfully, 56.7% of all role plays on Iwaku die in 3 months or less. Only 16.2% made it past one year. Genders, Sexuality, & Romance Males overwhelming play their own gender over any other. Like, a lot. Like, no other option even crested 10% of the votes. (42.6% Male, 8.2% Female, 0% Non-Binary.) Females, meanwhile, seemed a little more divided over whether they played male or female characters more often. (18% Male, 23% Female, 1.6% Non-Binary.) In the only poll that asked, approximately 50.8% of voters identified as Male, 41% of voters identified as Female, and 5.2% identified as Non-Binary. The majority of Iwaku (58.1%) agree that sexuality only matters to them if it concerns romantic or sexual encounters. Otherwise, it has no meaning. (I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU RIGHT NOW.) 3.2% of Iwaku thinks that sexuality matters completely in a character, contrasted by 6.5% who say it doesn't matter at all. 0% of Iwaku has no interest in Romance. Iwaku is apparently the Paris of Roleplay Sites. 61.1% of all role players on Iwaku make every single character they create capable of romance. Only 10.7% of role players on Iwaku never make romance central to any of their characters. Plots & Stories An absolutely incredible majority (89.3%) of the Denizens of Iwaku prefer stories to have a dark tilt to them in some varying degree. Over half of voters (64.3%) voiced that as a moderate or strong preference for dark content in their stories. 0% of Iwaku has a strong preference for light content in stories. It seems Iwaku has a very strong preference for dark and gritty content. Iwaku has distinct, wide, varying preferences on the genres which they look to join and enjoy themselves in for role playing. The percentage in each category represents how interested Iwaku is overall in each genre. The lower the percentage, the harder it will be to convince people to join your role play. High Interest (80%+): High Fantasy. Moderate Interest (60-79%): Low Fantasy, Real World (Loose Realism). Tepid Interest (40-59%): Soft Sci-Fi, Science Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Fan Fiction, Vampires/Werewolves. Hard Sell/Niche Community (20-39%): Hard Sci-Fi, Military, Real World (Strict Realism), Alternative History, [Insert]Punk, Anime, Crime/Detective, Erotic, Eastern Fantasy/Wuxia, LGBT. Nightmare Difficulty/Give Up Now (0-19%): Utopia, Historical, Nations, Western, Education, Religious. Characters & Relationships The most popular Character Archetype which the Denizens of Iwaku create is “The Warrior” (68.1%) which is described as having rather simple thought patterns, being tough, courageous, and disciplined, and which are addicted to achievement and success in all endeavours. Their greatest pitfalls are fear of impotence, and arrogance. The least popular Character Archetype which the Denizens of Iwaku create is “The Creator” (25.5%) which is described as fostering all imaginative endeavours, as someone who constantly creates new projects and helps others express themselves in beautiful ways. They seek to find and accept themselves, discovering their true identity in relation to the external world. Their weaknesses are self-indulgence, poverty, creating messes, and prima-donna behaviours. They are addicted to work/creativity, and fear inauthenticity. Only “The Warrior” and “The Seeker” are played by more than 50% of role players. The Innocent, Orphan, Caregiver, Lover, Destroyer, Creator, Ruler, Magician, Sage, and Fool/Jester are all played by less than 50% of role players. Thus ends the First Demographics Report. More detailed and intricate reports and comparisons can be made when more data is collected over a longer period of time, allowing for time dissonance to play a factor, and allowing for more comparable topics to be presented against each other. So what do y'all think? Surprised by anything, or did this merely reinforce what you thought before? Think this information might be useful for you in the future when planning out role plays? I think the genre and longevity statistics are the most illuminating personally. It tells me what genres are easier to get off the ground, and that if I can get past that “three month termination period” then my role plays will most likely keep going long after that. Oh, right, and apparently, Iwaku is super rainbow friendly if that sexuality statistic is anything to go by. Congratulations Iwaku!