Libertarian responses to blog reader survey May 17-19, 2004

Here are more reader results from Blogads' survey of 17,159 blog readers May 17-19, 2004, this time broken out by party affiliation. This page contains the results for the Libertarians, see this page for Democrats, this page for Republicans, this page for Independents and this page for Greens.

To recap: here's the aggregate survey. Here's the breakout of women and men.


1. Age?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  <14
0.1%1
  14-18
1.2%23
  19-24
11.5%218
  25-30
18.8%358
  31-40
33.4%636
  41-50
20.6%392
  51-60
10.9%207
  61-70
2.8%53
  71+
0.7%14
Total Respondents  1902
(filtered out)  15244
(skipped this question)  13
2. Sex
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Male
87.2%1659
  Female
12.8%243
Total Respondents  1902
(filtered out)  15244
(skipped this question)  13
3. Annual family income:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  0-$10,000
2.6%47
  $10-$20,000
4.1%74
  $20-30,000
5.7%103
  $30-$45,000
11.8%214
  $45-$60,000
13.2%239
  $60-$90,000
21%381
  $90-$120,000
17.1%309
  $120-$150,000
8.8%160
  $150-$200,000
7.7%139
  $200-$300,000
4%72
  $300-$500,000
2.2%39
  >$500,000
1.9%35
Total Respondents  1812
(filtered out)  14582
(skipped this question)  765
4. Job title:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Accountant/auditor
1.7%32
  Admin Assistant
1.5%28
  Analyst
4%76
  Artist/musician/entertainer
1.2%22
  Architect
0.7%14
  Associate
0.8%15
  Broker/trader/adviser
1.4%26
  CEO/Chairman/President
2.2%41
  CFO,COO,CTO,CIO
1.2%22
  Clergy
0.3%5
  Clerical worker
0.8%15
  Computer professional
14.2%271
  Consultant
3.2%60
  Director
2.3%43
  Doctor
1.1%20
  Educator
3.6%68
  Engineer
8.7%166
  Entrepreneur
1.8%35
  Government official
1.3%25
  Health care worker (other than Dr.)
0.4%8
  Homemaker
1.3%24
  Lawyer/Judge
4.7%90
  Manager
4%77
  Military officer
0.8%15
  Partner/principal/owner
1.1%21
  Researcher
2.3%44
  Sales
1.8%34
  Skilled labor
0.9%18
  Scientist
2.7%51
  Service provider
0.7%13
  Student
8.9%170
  Supervisor
0.6%12
  Technician
2.4%45
  Vice President
1.4%27
  Writer/editor
4.2%79
  Retired
2.5%48
  Other (please specify)
7.5%142
Total Respondents  1902
(filtered out)  15244
(skipped this question)  13
5. Industry:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Accounting
0.7%13
  Agriculture
0.7%13
  Architecture, Design
1.3%23
  Arts, Entertainment
2.3%41
  Computers, Software, Tech
19.3%345
  Construction
1.3%23
  Consulting
3.3%59
  Education
10.7%191
  Engineering
6.4%114
  Finance, Banking, Brokerage
8.2%146
  Government, Diplomacy
4.1%74
  Health care
3.9%70
  Homemaker
0.8%14
  Import, Export, Trade
0.3%6
  Information Management/Library
1.1%20
  Insurance
1.7%30
  Legal
6.7%120
  Manufacturing
4.4%79
  MarCom, Advertising, PR
1.7%30
  Media
4.4%79
  Military
1.5%26
  Non-profit/Associations
2.1%37
  Pharmaceuticals
1.2%21
  Real-estate
1%17
  Recruiting/HR
0.1%2
  Religious
0.3%6
  Retired
0.7%13
  R&D
2%36
  Retail
1.5%27
  Social Services
0.3%6
  Telecommunications
2.8%50
  Transport
1.6%29
  Travel, Hospitality
1.1%19
  Wholesale
0.6%10
Total Respondents  1789
(filtered out)  14090
(skipped this question)  1280
6. Friends would describe you as:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  One of the guys/gals
22%407
  An opinion maker
35.7%661
  A lone wolf
42.3%782
Total Respondents  1850
(filtered out)  14547
(skipped this question)  762
7. Politically, you are:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Apolitical
0%0
  Democrat
0%0
  Republican
0%0
  Libertarian
100%1902
  Independent
0%0
  Green
0%0
Total Respondents  1902
(filtered out)  14885
(skipped this question)  372
8. Country of residence:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  US
87%1647
  Canada
5%95
  Mexico
0.1%2
  United Kingdom
2.3%43
  Brazil
0.4%7
  Germany
0.5%9
  France
0.4%8
  Spain
0.3%5
  Italy
0.1%1
  Other (please specify)
4.1%77
Total Respondents  1894
(filtered out)  15002
(skipped this question)  263
9. State of residence:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  AL
0.2%4
  AK
0.1%2
  AZ
2.1%38
  AR
0.3%5
  CA
13.5%240
  CO
2.6%46
  CT
1.1%20
  DE
0.2%4
  DC
1.8%32
  FL
3.1%55
  GA
3.5%63
  GU
0.1%1
  HI
0.2%4
  ID
0.6%10
  IL
5.2%92
  IN
1.2%22
  IA
1%17
  KS
0.7%13
  KY
0.7%13
  LA
1.1%19
  ME
0.6%10
  MD
2.3%41
  MA
2.9%52
  MI
2%36
  MN
1.6%29
  MS
0.4%7
  MO
1.4%24
  MT
0.3%6
  NE
0.2%4
  NV
0.5%9
  NH
1.1%20
  NJ
3.3%58
  NM
0.7%13
  NY
7.1%126
  NC
1.9%33
  ND
0.1%1
  OH
2.5%44
  OK
0.3%5
  OR
1.5%27
  PA
3%54
  PR
0%0
  RI
0.4%7
  SC
0.7%13
  SD
0.2%3
  TN
2.1%38
  TX
6.6%117
  UT
0.5%9
  VT
0.2%4
  VA
4.3%77
  WA
3.7%65
  WV
0.2%3
  WI
1.1%20
  WY
0.2%3
  Non-US
6.7%119
Total Respondents  1777
(filtered out)  14522
(skipped this question)  860
10. In the last 6 months, how much money have you spent online in each of the following categories?
 Spending range
0$1-$19$20-$49$50-$99$100-$199$200-$499$500-$999$1000-$1499$1500-$2499$2500-$4999$5000+Response Total
Contributed to a cause/campaign
53% (884)4% (69)9% (148)9% (151)11% (188)7% (114)3% (58)1% (22)1% (12)0% (5)1% (11)1662
Software
39% (657)2% (40)10% (171)15% (254)15% (255)10% (175)5% (80)2% (28)1% (13)0% (2)0% (7)1682
Music
39% (659)6% (99)18% (304)16% (266)12% (200)6% (100)2% (34)1% (12)0% (4)0% (1)0% (2)1681
Books
16% (277)2% (42)13% (223)17% (296)23% (419)20% (365)6% (107)2% (30)1% (12)0% (8)0% (4)1783
Plane tickets
39% (673)0% (3)0% (1)0% (8)2% (38)16% (270)16% (276)12% (207)7% (118)4% (69)2% (41)1704
Computer
50% (829)1% (13)3% (42)4% (66)8% (135)8% (129)9% (143)6% (95)7% (113)4% (63)2% (27)1655
Consumer electronics
47% (777)1% (14)4% (63)8% (126)11% (180)14% (236)8% (138)4% (62)1% (20)1% (20)0% (7)1643
Subscription to a publication
51% (841)7% (115)18% (297)13% (217)7% (113)3% (48)1% (13)0% (3)0% (2)0% (0)0% (1)1650
Total Respondents  1835
(filtered out)  14600
(skipped this question)  724
11. Magazines you subscribe to:
 Response PercentResponse Total
 New Yorker
9.7%121
 The Nation
1.9%23
 Mother Jones
2.1%26
 Rolling Stone
2.9%36
 Atlantic Monthly
13.1%163
 National Review
14.7%182
 The New Republic
7.5%93
 The American Prospect
0.8%10
 The Washington Monthly
1%13
 Reason Magazine
24.3%302
 The Week
1%13
 National Geographic
14.2%176
 Forbes
8%99
 Fortune
4.7%58
 Harpers
4%50
 The Weekly Standard
6.2%77
 The New York Review of Books
1.6%20
 Time
8.4%104
 Newsweek
9.2%114
 US News & World Reports
7.5%93
 Business Week
4.1%51
 Sports Illustrated
6.8%85
 People
1.1%14
 The Economist
23.3%289
 Other (please specify)
51.3%637
Total Respondents  1242
(filtered out)  10304
(skipped this question)  5613
12. What % of your news comes from:
 Response TotalResponse Average
  Television
1887811.86
  Radio
1809312.57
  Print newspapers
1995514.06
  Print magazines
1209310.06
  Internet sources
10245958.35
  Word-of-mouth
48224.89
Total Respondents  1763
(filtered out)  14065
(skipped this question)  1331
13. Please rate how well the following media provide you with news and opinion:
 Menu 1
NAWorthlessSomewhat usefulUsefulExtremely usefulResponse Total
Television
4% (67)39% (703)44% (794)12% (213)1% (13)1790
Radio
12% (218)15% (266)44% (785)25% (446)4% (75)1790
Newspapers (print)
9% (159)21% (371)43% (775)22% (401)5% (84)1790
Newspapers (online)
5% (97)5% (81)37% (667)38% (677)15% (268)1790
Magazines (print)
13% (239)15% (274)42% (754)25% (444)4% (79)1790
Magazines (online)
12% (217)7% (126)37% (662)33% (597)11% (188)1790
Blogs
0% (8)1% (23)12% (208)34% (603)53% (948)1790
Forums
33% (585)21% (373)29% (515)13% (234)5% (83)1790
Total Respondents  1790
(filtered out)  14369
(skipped this question)  1000
14. How many blogs do you read daily?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  1
3%53
  2
6.4%113
  3
7.3%130
  4
7.8%139
  5
14.8%263
  6
8.2%145
  7
4.8%85
  8
4.6%82
  9
0.4%8
  10
12.1%215
  11-15
15.3%272
  16-25
9.1%162
  26-50
4%72
  51-100
1.5%26
  101-200
0.4%7
  200+
0.4%7
Total Respondents  1779
(filtered out)  14171
(skipped this question)  1209
15. In an average week, roughly how many hours do you spend reading blogs?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  0
0.1%2
  1
2.1%38
  2
5.3%95
  3
4.5%81
  4
4.8%86
  5
8.6%154
  6
4.5%80
  7
7.2%128
  8
5.8%104
  9
1.5%26
  10
19.9%356
  11
0.6%10
  12
5.2%93
  13
0.4%8
  14
5.9%106
  15
7.2%129
  16
1.3%24
  17
0.2%4
  18
1.3%23
  19-24
8.9%159
  24-30
2.3%42
  30-36
0.7%13
  36+
1.6%29
Total Respondents  1790
(filtered out)  14370
(skipped this question)  999
16. Do you have your own blog?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Yes
24.6%430
  No
75.4%1321
Total Respondents  1751
(filtered out)  13969
(skipped this question)  1439
17. I read blogs for:
 Response PercentResponse Total
 Faster news
67.8%1209
 Latest trends
34.2%610
 Transparent biases
62.4%1114
 Better perspective
81.1%1446
 More personality
51%910
 More honesty
65.3%1165
 News I can't find elsewhere
81.6%1456
 Other (please specify)
13.9%248
Total Respondents  1784
(filtered out)  14167
(skipped this question)  1208
19. Your favorite blog:
 Total Respondents  
1632
(filtered out)  13076
(skipped this question)  2451
20. Have you clicked on a blog ad?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Yes
62.6%1058
  No
26.3%444
  Can't recall
11.2%189
Total Respondents  1691
(filtered out)  13543
(skipped this question)  1925
21. Which of the following have you done because you clicked a blogad?
 Response PercentResponse Total
 changed opinion
6.8%83
 discussed ad with others
13.9%170
 forwarded link to others
19.3%237
 contacted advertiser
9.6%118
 recommended product/service
9.8%120
 purchased product/service
21.1%259
 donated money
22.7%278
 volunteered
3.5%43
 joined mailing list
12.7%155
 none of these
46.4%569
Total Respondents  1225
(filtered out)  10538
(skipped this question)  5396
22. Referring blog:
 Total Respondents  
1488
(filtered out)  11726
(skipped this question)  3945

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