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I'm curious about the demographics of DU. (Original Post) NY_20th Jul 2018 OP
Start a poll. nt Wednesdays Jul 2018 #1
I'm not approved to do so. NY_20th Jul 2018 #5
Anyone can do apoll as far as I know. Tipperary Jul 2018 #35
I tried. I'm not permitted to do so. NY_20th Jul 2018 #37
You need a star to do a poll. Any amount of money will do. It also gets rid of the ads. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2018 #47
Thanks. I will look into that. NY_20th Jul 2018 #49
Oh yeah, I know I did a poll once, but that is right. Gotta have a Star. I had forgotten that. Tipperary Jul 2018 #56
If you can do an OP, you should be able to do a poll. Blue_true Jul 2018 #71
some days I would like to include jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #2
OK JonLP24 Jul 2018 #3
What's "mesa?" nt LAS14 Jul 2018 #54
town in az Shrike47 Jul 2018 #61
A little bit bigger than a "town". former9thward Jul 2018 #94
it's a table! lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #102
Table JonLP24 Jul 2018 #116
Last four of Social Security is..... underpants Jul 2018 #4
hahahaha NY_20th Jul 2018 #6
4 marathons True Dough Jul 2018 #67
A,S,L? Hugin Jul 2018 #95
I posted inquiries in the past left-of-center2012 Jul 2018 #7
It would be interesting to know. NY_20th Jul 2018 #13
OKComrade ! stonecutter357 Jul 2018 #8
lol NY_20th Jul 2018 #9
is usually been older and white JI7 Jul 2018 #10
dot dot dot left-of-center2012 Jul 2018 #11
76 f-white-sanda park nm chillfactor Jul 2018 #82
M/60/FL/W Lochloosa Jul 2018 #12
M/59/W LuckyCharms Jul 2018 #14
I should go too. NY_20th Jul 2018 #15
Paranoid. sarah FAILIN Jul 2018 #16
That's completely understandable. NY_20th Jul 2018 #24
You do know we were hacked election day sarah FAILIN Jul 2018 #34
SWM, old, PNW, Formula 1... Wounded Bear Jul 2018 #17
hahahaha NY_20th Jul 2018 #25
I am not a robot. Good enough? Freethinker65 Jul 2018 #18
60/male/Afkansastan. Nt The Figment Jul 2018 #19
Afkansastan. Squinch Jul 2018 #38
How about you? DesertRat Jul 2018 #20
F/78 in Hobbit years/Back of Beyond/Hobbit Solly Mack Jul 2018 #21
white, female, residing in new Haven, CT, married heterosexual. Democrat CTyankee Jul 2018 #22
So are you a Rangers fan or a Red Sox fan? (eom) StevieM Jul 2018 #31
I am not a sports fan but have a daughter who is an ardent Red Sox fan and a son who is an CTyankee Jul 2018 #32
Western Connecticut ain't New England JenniferJuniper Jul 2018 #44
Actually, my mom grew up in New Haven. And my grandfather was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. StevieM Jul 2018 #57
F/55/NC/W B2G Jul 2018 #23
Lol. Pretty much nailed me too. cwydro Jul 2018 #72
I knew I liked you. Lol. Nt B2G Jul 2018 #84
... cwydro Jul 2018 #143
A, Old Enuff, Planet Earth, Human Race. sprinkleeninow Jul 2018 #26
Male Hayduke Bomgarte Jul 2018 #27
Edward Abbey Lives! nt shanny Jul 2018 #75
M/65/Moscow/Russian... madinmaryland Jul 2018 #28
lol NY_20th Jul 2018 #29
Male, white, 81, southern Illinois just outside St. Louis justhanginon Jul 2018 #30
Female/Baby Boomer/Shingle Springs, CA (Northern)/White Polly Hennessey Jul 2018 #33
Ahhhh...grasshopper...you are clearly new here. A HERETIC I AM Jul 2018 #36
That's what I recall the numerous polls here at DU showed Kaleva Jul 2018 #41
Ah! Thank you! :_ NY_20th Jul 2018 #42
True enough, Heretic Hekate Jul 2018 #64
The ones really struggling don't often post about it JonLP24 Jul 2018 #117
Some have in the past, and made a major point of it. A HERETIC I AM Jul 2018 #119
F/FL/41/W dewsgirl Jul 2018 #39
Now I'm a little bit older johnp3907 Jul 2018 #40
Cool song. Love it. NY_20th Jul 2018 #43
Oops! Forgot to answer the actual questions! johnp3907 Jul 2018 #50
I'm betting... sfwriter Jul 2018 #45
Most of us are either Russian agents or dogs. milestogo Jul 2018 #46
I'm a cat. I could be a Russian Blue. The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #52
😹😹😹 Meowmee Jul 2018 #92
I have a Russian blue JonLP24 Jul 2018 #123
OK, so based on the responses, we have a lot of liberal leaning men here. NY_20th Jul 2018 #48
A lot of the women were chased away murielm99 Jul 2018 #106
Stats lindalou65 Jul 2018 #51
M/55/VA/W Va Lefty Jul 2018 #53
W/M/56/GA. n/t Different Drummer Jul 2018 #55
F/39/San Antonio, TX/W Dem_4_Life Jul 2018 #58
M 70 soon to be 71 bluestarone Jul 2018 #59
M/70/OR Sneederbunk Jul 2018 #60
I no longer do this. Not everyone here is our friend. Hekate Jul 2018 #62
Agree KatyMan Jul 2018 #86
Male, 30s, white, rural PA Amishman Jul 2018 #63
Male, 65, WI, W Poiuyt Jul 2018 #65
Central Illinois, white male 65 beachbum bob Jul 2018 #66
Hi, Bob. Central Illinois, white male, 65, I ain't rich, but I ain't worried. Midnight Writer Jul 2018 #129
If we all strived to be a beachbum the world would be a better place beachbum bob Jul 2018 #135
F/71/OR Shrike47 Jul 2018 #68
Polls have been done. Blue_true Jul 2018 #69
There are at least a couple Asian Americans also. cwydro Jul 2018 #70
I deduced Leighbythesea Jul 2018 #73
This message was self-deleted by its author Niagara Jul 2018 #74
Okay ghostsinthemachine Jul 2018 #76
Female, 61, PA, White CozyMystery Jul 2018 #77
Why you haven't even bought me dinner, sir. nolabear Jul 2018 #78
hehehe Nolabear Niagara Jul 2018 #80
M/67/Canada/NOYB The_jackalope Jul 2018 #79
Here are my demographics...... ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2018 #81
Male, 68, Florida, caucasian, NOFANOFtRUMPY NoMoreRepugs Jul 2018 #83
F, 64, W, 45 minutes east of Raleigh and a Democrat since before I could vote. wendyb-NC Jul 2018 #85
Younger than springtime. Ha ha! greatauntoftriplets Jul 2018 #87
I'm curious about the demographics of DU. LenaBaby61 Jul 2018 #88
Male, 49, Pacific Northwest, human. Aristus Jul 2018 #89
You young'un, you! 😉 no text sprinkleeninow Jul 2018 #91
Female white (in the narrowest scope of box-checking) a la izquierda Jul 2018 #90
MALE/ Gen X/ Oregon nt Tavarious Jackson Jul 2018 #93
Female, 51, Iowa, White Bettie Jul 2018 #96
lolol NY_20th Jul 2018 #98
Oh good...I figured Bettie Jul 2018 #99
You don't need my demographic information to participate at DU. Paladin Jul 2018 #97
I wasn't born yesterday dalton99a Jul 2018 #100
Earthling. Throck Jul 2018 #101
Female, 83, Georgia, white Thirties Child Jul 2018 #103
Female, 50 MountCleaners Jul 2018 #104
Love to, but snowybirdie Jul 2018 #105
All the demographic info I'm giving is in my profile. Crunchy Frog Jul 2018 #107
F/58/OK/Native Runningdawg Jul 2018 #108
If you were a long time DUer, I would consider giving you the info, but not this time. Mrs. Overall Jul 2018 #109
I'm with you. LanternWaste Jul 2018 #110
That's cool. NY_20th Jul 2018 #111
Why are you curious? MineralMan Jul 2018 #112
White, late 50's, female, rural living Missourian Alwaysna Jul 2018 #113
I think there was a poll a year or two ago. Shell_Seas Jul 2018 #114
Well...... DFW Jul 2018 #115
Genderless bot from Россия! Devil Child Jul 2018 #118
I certainly didn't want anyone to feel uncomforatable with their answers. NY_20th Jul 2018 #120
I'm going to go jump in my pool. NY_20th Jul 2018 #121
I'm a Golden Retriever puppy. smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #122
Awww Solly Mack Jul 2018 #125
Looks just like me when I was younger! smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #126
Male, 42, SE PA, white mvd Jul 2018 #124
Male, 49, San Francisco CA, White. ggccvvtt Jul 2018 #127
Married White Male, 57, Tampa FL area, dirt poor Tribalceltic Jul 2018 #128
M/CA/69/W LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 2018 #130
F/67/Yankee in Raleigh, NC/W mnhtnbb Jul 2018 #131
M/66/MI/W N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2018 #132
Awesome Alpha Male, 72, Washington D.C., Orange Buns_of_Fire Jul 2018 #133
LOL! Not sure anyone noticed radical noodle Jul 2018 #144
My dad is from Krypton, my mom is from Themyscira SummerSnow Jul 2018 #134
chip in a few bucks my friend WhiteTara Jul 2018 #136
OHMY! OhZone Jul 2018 #137
WM... rppper Jul 2018 #138
Nyet, I prefer a little foreplay before being screwed. VOX Jul 2018 #139
Female, 70 years old, Santa Fe NM, white lunatica Jul 2018 #140
CA, W/NA, F, 60's. Tikki Jul 2018 #141
m/54/Houston/white/9" wide Bucky Jul 2018 #142
 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
56. Oh yeah, I know I did a poll once, but that is right. Gotta have a Star. I had forgotten that.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:55 PM
Jul 2018

I did have one at the time. I have yet to renew. Things have disturbed me here lately.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
71. If you can do an OP, you should be able to do a poll.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:27 PM
Jul 2018

When you chose post a discussion, a poll is one of the choices that you have. You may do two polls, the first on age, the second on race. A suggestion, limit the poll categories, for the question you asked on age try. Younger than 20, 20-30, 31-50, 51-65, Over 65.

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
13. It would be interesting to know.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 07:42 PM
Jul 2018

Obviously New York State Democrats would have a different viewpoint than West Virginia Democrats.

But where we agree would be very interesting.

chillfactor

(7,598 posts)
82. 76 f-white-sanda park nm
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:38 PM
Jul 2018

Born raised educated in Minnesota...retired to nm because of better weather for my arthritis. Dyed-in -the-Democrat.

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
24. That's completely understandable.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 07:52 PM
Jul 2018

But to make my point, you can't fully trust the internet. For all I know, some members here are Republicans or 4chan teenagers.

CTyankee

(63,942 posts)
22. white, female, residing in new Haven, CT, married heterosexual. Democrat
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 07:50 PM
Jul 2018

I'm a lifelong Dem, born and raised in Dallas, TX. Retired, have a Master's degree.

CTyankee

(63,942 posts)
32. I am not a sports fan but have a daughter who is an ardent Red Sox fan and a son who is an
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:08 PM
Jul 2018

ardent Mets fan. My daughter in LA is laid back. She's cool.

StevieM

(10,500 posts)
57. Actually, my mom grew up in New Haven. And my grandfather was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:57 PM
Jul 2018

My dad's family were also Dodgers fans, but they were all from Brooklyn, so that is to be expected.

New Haven is the final stop on the Metro North railroad. It is reasonably deep into the state and I think it is safe to assume that there are some Red Sox/Celtics/Patriots/Bruins fans there. It's not like being in Greenwich or Stanford.

I'm not sure what prompted me to ask about the Red Sox, as opposed to the Yankees and Mets. I wasn't really focused on that part, I was just curious about whether she was raised a Rangers fan and remained one after relocation.

Of course, she says that she is retired. So maybe she is 66 and was born in 1952. That would mean that she was 19 by the time the Washington Senators relocated to Arlington, TX.

I guess that question didn't really make much sense to begin with, LOL. I was just in the mood to post it.

Polly Hennessey

(6,827 posts)
33. Female/Baby Boomer/Shingle Springs, CA (Northern)/White
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:08 PM
Jul 2018

Democrat/Golden Retriever owner/Corgi owner/slave to three cats.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,386 posts)
36. Ahhhh...grasshopper...you are clearly new here.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:10 PM
Jul 2018

The regular DU user skews older - fifty plus, mostly white and middle class. There are some that struggle, but most are comfortable in their day-to-day living.

The regular user ranges from numerous post-graduate degrees (lots of doctors, attorneys, other professionals) to working class like me (truck driver) and a smaller group of under and unemployed. Everything from Farmers to Pharmacists, Hedge Fund traders to Hedge Clippers. There are ex-pat Americans living abroad, to English speakers in numerous countries around the globe. Members from all 50 states and Canada as well as protectorates and provinces.

The regular participants of this website are by and large white, middle class, middle aged and older, doing OK but could be doing better, born before there were 50 states and remember when our government was run by grownups.

In short, a decent cross section of American liberalism.

How do I know this?

I've been a member here for almost 15 fucking years and have seen dozens of polls on this subject through that time.

Kaleva

(36,445 posts)
41. That's what I recall the numerous polls here at DU showed
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:20 PM
Jul 2018

"The regular participants of this website are by and large white, middle class, middle aged and older, doing OK but could be doing better, born before there were 50 states and remember when our government was run by grownups. "

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
117. The ones really struggling don't often post about it
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:13 PM
Jul 2018

I'm doing fine now and living comfortable but it was a nightmare for awhile.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,386 posts)
119. Some have in the past, and made a major point of it.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:27 PM
Jul 2018

But I would tend to agree. Most people go through hard times. It's part of being human. Most people keep their own bad news to themselves.

I had a seriously hard stretch from late '09 though 2011 (unemployed for months and months, nearly homeless, etc.), but it was MY personal affair and I didn't feel compelled to share it on DU.

johnp3907

(3,737 posts)
40. Now I'm a little bit older
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:19 PM
Jul 2018

I'm expected to accept all the things that I can't change
I'm supposed to stand aside
While the unfairness you can't hide is paraded before my face
I won't acquiesce take second best I'm never satisfied
'cause there's a fire inside won't be denied
And I'm still burning
See you'll never put the spark out in my soul
Still burning
And injustice builds a bonfire in my core
Still burning



johnp3907

(3,737 posts)
50. Oops! Forgot to answer the actual questions!
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:47 PM
Jul 2018

But the song is definitely descriptive of me.
Male/52/Pittsburgh/white
 

sfwriter

(3,032 posts)
45. I'm betting...
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:31 PM
Jul 2018

My guess i the majority are male, old, not rural, white, but there is some of everyone else here. I'm most sure of age and least sure of gender.

-Sandy

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
48. OK, so based on the responses, we have a lot of liberal leaning men here.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:40 PM
Jul 2018

That's terrific.

But where are the women? More importantly, where are the black women?

murielm99

(30,803 posts)
106. A lot of the women were chased away
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 12:33 PM
Jul 2018

when they tried to make feminist posts. The black people were shown the door, or left of their own accord during the last election.

There are still a good number of misogynists and racists. They just won't admit it and go to JPR.

I am white, female, 69 years old. I am rural, and we farm, so I don't fit the usual profile. I have been here since 2003, lurking before that.

lindalou65

(254 posts)
51. Stats
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:48 PM
Jul 2018

I may as well add mine too--

Female, 70, Colorado and white.

Would also be interesting to add income, religious affiliation and education level




Hekate

(91,160 posts)
62. I no longer do this. Not everyone here is our friend.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:08 PM
Jul 2018

However, it wouldn't be that hard for someone with the skills to compile that info from all the stuff we've said here.

Amishman

(5,559 posts)
63. Male, 30s, white, rural PA
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:09 PM
Jul 2018

My neighbors are cows, deer, and Mennonites; and I wouldn't have it any other way

Midnight Writer

(21,919 posts)
129. Hi, Bob. Central Illinois, white male, 65, I ain't rich, but I ain't worried.
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:59 AM
Jul 2018

Funny, when I was 18, I left my one horse home town to go to coastal Carolina and spent two years as a beach bum.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
69. Polls have been done.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:21 PM
Jul 2018

Mostly White 40+, a few younger Whites. A smattering of African Americans and Hispanics, and I think maybe one Native American.

Leighbythesea

(92 posts)
73. I deduced
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:11 PM
Jul 2018

The demographic described above ---regular contributors maybe being male, white, older, middle-class.

The 1st three listed due to----the 'guess the movie based on this dialog/line" threads! Its a celebration of guy movies from across a couple of decades.
I knew almost none. I like film, but my repertoire starts in the 80s. I wish i had time to watch more.
I'm F/W/lived in 7 states, so kinda gypsy. Pretty new here.

Response to NY_20th (Original post)

LenaBaby61

(6,981 posts)
88. I'm curious about the demographics of DU.
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:25 PM
Jul 2018

Female, 57 years young. I was born and live in the greater Los Angeles area, and I'm African-American/Creek & Cherokee Indian.

The End

a la izquierda

(11,803 posts)
90. Female white (in the narrowest scope of box-checking)
Thu Jul 19, 2018, 11:47 PM
Jul 2018

40 (almost 41), PhD, separated, living in Morgantown, WV (but born and raised in NJ).

Bettie

(16,157 posts)
96. Female, 51, Iowa, White
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:52 AM
Jul 2018

I thought I was turning 53 this summer, but my husband kindly corrected me on that. LOL.

I became a year younger in a few seconds!

Paladin

(28,297 posts)
97. You don't need my demographic information to participate at DU.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 09:01 AM
Jul 2018

I used to give such information out, whenever it was requested. The 2016 election---and the partisan shithole that DU became, during the run-up to that election---made me a lot more cautious.

snowybirdie

(5,258 posts)
105. Love to, but
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 12:29 PM
Jul 2018

You can't be too careful about what personal info you put online. More fun to remain somewhat anonymous

Mrs. Overall

(6,839 posts)
109. If you were a long time DUer, I would consider giving you the info, but not this time.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 12:54 PM
Jul 2018

You've been a member for less than two months.

You are most likely a wonderful Democrat, but I'm very wary with giving personal information.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
110. I'm with you.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:10 PM
Jul 2018

One day, we're being chastised and lectured by the Wise Old Men that we freely give far too much information to the internet and social networking sites, and the next day, I'm watching three of these very people freely giving information to the internet on a social networking site.

(For the record, I'm either male or female, between the ages of 14 and 79, living in the somewhat United States somewhere between the Atlantic and Pacific on two sides, and Mexico and Canada on the two other sides... but I am left-handed and posses a rather below-average IQ).

MineralMan

(146,364 posts)
112. Why are you curious?
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:41 PM
Jul 2018

I'm not disclosing anything directly to you. I have put that information on here dozens of times, but I'm not going to do it on your request.

Fund-giving supporters of DU can post polls.

Alwaysna

(576 posts)
113. White, late 50's, female, rural living Missourian
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:42 PM
Jul 2018

Disabled widow, still raising kids, union raised & I've always vote pro democrat and drive american made truck.

Shell_Seas

(3,343 posts)
114. I think there was a poll a year or two ago.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 01:51 PM
Jul 2018

And a large majority of DUers are baby boomers (not me), but somewhere around 70% I think.

Also...ASL, lol.

DFW

(54,583 posts)
115. Well......
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 02:58 PM
Jul 2018

Sure, why not:

Male, age, German Rheinland (Düsseldorf area), EA (have returned to the E part of my roots).

 

Devil Child

(2,728 posts)
118. Genderless bot from Россия!
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:22 PM
Jul 2018

I'll be whatever gender, age, geographical location, or race my programmers see fit to make me.

Lots of Arizonans in here. Awesome!

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
120. I certainly didn't want anyone to feel uncomforatable with their answers.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:33 PM
Jul 2018

I was genuinely just curious.

If you don't want to answer, that's fine.

I'm on twitter under my real name, and I'm ok with it. If you aren't, that's perfectly fine too.

I get it. I'm not asking you to offer anything you are uncomfortable with.

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
121. I'm going to go jump in my pool.
Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:54 PM
Jul 2018

Then I'm going to spend the weekend with my family.

I hope you all have a great weekend, too.

Peace.

Tribalceltic

(1,000 posts)
128. Married White Male, 57, Tampa FL area, dirt poor
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:36 AM
Jul 2018

for the record, I moved here from Broome county , NY and am stuck here due to money and health issues.

N_E_1 for Tennis

(9,835 posts)
132. M/66/MI/W
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:57 AM
Jul 2018

Retired business owner, carpet & upholstery cleaning. Finally moving away from the bustle of Southeastern Oakland county to peace and quiet in Northern Michigan.

Buns_of_Fire

(17,221 posts)
133. Awesome Alpha Male, 72, Washington D.C., Orange
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:13 AM
Jul 2018

6'3" and 239 pounds of sizzling man meat, with Pulsating Pectorals and not only ONE six-pack, but a whole CASE! I.Q. too high to be measurable. Married, but negotiable (reply with bra size). "Equipment" that has been referred to as "The Envy of all Mankind." Lies a lot.

WhiteTara

(29,739 posts)
136. chip in a few bucks my friend
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:32 AM
Jul 2018

DU is worth at least $5--or $2. Then you can start polls, not have to look at stupid ads and have a cute little star by your name.
Welcome to DU! BTW

OhZone

(3,212 posts)
137. OHMY!
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 11:54 AM
Jul 2018

Female, late 30's, Jersey Shore, whitish -

I'm also a femme lesbian with odd fetishes!

Ha!

Happy now?

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
140. Female, 70 years old, Santa Fe NM, white
Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:59 PM
Jul 2018

Just retired. American citizen. Grew up in Mexico, lived there for 25 years.

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