Well, there is always something new and interesting in the data, isn't there? From the recent poll of readers, I note a couple of results that interested me.
-In the first poll on nonFederal oppression categories, I was amazed to find Friend of Charles Darwin selected so frequently. I mean, we kinda make fun of those people round these parts. If'n I was a betting man I might suspect a little bit of poll crash shenanigans...858 multivotes scored versus 194 on the single-option gender poll as of this writing? On average you were selecting 4 for this poll? hmm, could be I suppose...
-In the second poll on gender identification the numbers for male/female ran about equal- 49% male to 46% female as of this writing. Interesting mostly by way of comparison with the audience of Dr. Isis the Scientist which is polling 71% female / 28% male as of this writing.
-The third poll on ethnic and racial identification was my main interest.
We've all heard of the digital divide and reviewed the general online demographics. We all know about the dismal lack of representation in science, the scientific blogosphere in general and the pronounced whiteness of ScienceBlogs specifically.
The original source has been taken down. I would like to say this gives an out of date* impression of SB blogger demographics, but sadly it does not.
Even allowing for multiracial folks to select all that apply..whew. 6 (4%) Hispanic or Latino? 4 (2%) Black? Within a presumptively bioscience focused audience only 9 (4%) identify as Asian? Dr. Isis' poll found more or less the same thing.
I kinda knew this but to see the specific data for my readership makes it pretty salient.
*many of those picture here are no longer blogging at Sb.