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Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Who are the US Comic Fans?

It’s the first of the month and that means a new Facebook Fandom Spotlight looking at the general comic book fan population on Facebook. We wrap up the first third of the year looking at where things stand.

For this report, I looked at the terms we used in previous reports, 103 “likes” on Facebook, primarily focused on terms like “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan.

Facebook Population: Over 28,000,000 fans in the US

That’s an increase of 2 million individuals from the previous month. We looked, and the increase is generally across the board when it comes to terms. That 28 million is mostly men, with the female population staying pretty stagnant.

Spanish speakers account for 3,6000,000 fans, 12.86%. That percent is down from the previous month due to the overall population growth, though the number of people is the same.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 56.92% and women for 45.38%. This is the second month women have slipped in percents, though the population count of women hasn’t decreased. Now, men make up 57.14% of the population and women 42.14%.

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We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

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Below is the above’s raw data. You can see the older part of the population has increased a bit compared to the previous month.

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Relationship Status

We’re continuing to look at the expanded data of relationships which debuted two months ago. Overall, things have remained relatively steady compared to last month. I’d expect as more people notice the expanded options over time, we’ll see some movement.

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And for those that like pie charts.

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We have much greater detail as to where individuals are when it comes to their education. Below you’ll see our first details of the new results. Out of the new results, it stands out to me that male and female comic “fans” are pursuing a master’s degree in similar amounts. Like relationship status I

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Gender Interest

We’re continuing to track the expanded results for this statistic. Like education, and relationships, gender interest has expanded with much greater detail. Compared to last month, the results have not shifted much.

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And that wraps up this month’s Facebook Fandom Update of comic fans in the US. Join us next Monday for a brand new report!

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