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Demo-Graphics: The Walking Dead

Its been about 6 months since we last looked at The Walking Dead‘s demographics via Facebook’s data. With the season wrapping up and a new season of Fear the Walking Dead beginning, it felt like an appropriate time to see how things have changed for the show and best selling comic book series.

For this report, we’re looking at fans within the United States that enjoy The Walking Dead in comics, television, books, games, or even the characters. We’ll also compare the latest results to those of last report.

Facebook Population: Over 17 million fans in the US

In the six months since the last report the fandom population has decreased by 5 million individuals. That’s after the previous growth of 2 million and two reports ago saw a decrease of 4 million individuals. Spanish speakers account for 2.1 million fans, 12.35%. That’s a decrease of 1.2 million Spanish speakers and decrease in the percentage of the population.

Gender and Age

A year and a half ago women accounted for 55% and men 46% (with the result being over 100% due to rounding). In the previous report, women accounted for 59.09% with men accounting for 42.47%. Again, that was over 100% due to rounding.

For this latest report, women account for 53.53% and men 45.88%. When looking at age data, women account for 52.65% and men 46.89%. When it comes to relationships, it’s 52.97% female and 45.81% male. Women continue to be the majority.

Men return to being a majority, if just for a small amount. They become the majority in the 22-25 demographic and it’s a 50/50 split at 30-33.

Relationship Status

Things have dropped across the board with “single” and “unspecified” both seeing big drops as far as percentage.

Education

And of course with a smaller population, education has dipped too. Women are no longer the majority at every education level.

Gender Interest

Due to changes with Facebook policy, we’re unable to still provide this data.

Ethnicity

With a smaller population, it shouldn’t be surprising that the raw numbers have dropped. But, African Americans increased almost 3 percentage points and Asian Americans almost a half a percent. Hispanics dropped about 3.5 percentage points.

Specific Terms

But what about specific terms? Interesting enough, the majority of fans are in the United States for the comic series and Talking Dead. The latter makes sense. The rest vary in how many are in the US though most are in the 20-45% range. When it comes to gender, only those interested in video games are majority male.

And that wraps up this report! We’ll again look at these numbers when Fear the Walking Dead wraps up!

 

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – European Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. Due to popular demand, I have split out and launched a “European edition” that runs on the 15th of every month!

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are likely underrepresented. Europe also has some other data restrictions that will be discussed below.

Facebook Population: Over 83,000,000 in Europe

That’s a decrease of 1 million compared to the previous report. That’s 21 million more individuals compared to what I reported for the United States in the beginning of the month.

Gender and Age

In the last report, women accounted for 51.19% while men accounted for 47.62%. This month things shifted. Men now account for 48.19% and women 50.60%. The 1 million individuals whose gender is unknown is still present this month. Also, the 1 million decrease of the overall population is just women.

When looking at the data for age, the breakdown is 51.20% women and 49.42% men and when looking at relationships, it’s 51.88% women and 50.33% men. Due to rounding some times some percents are greater than 100%.

Similar to the previous month, we see men become the majority at age grouping 22-25 and become the minority at the group 30-33. The graph is similar to the previous month.

Relationship Status

For the most part, relationship status populations are down compared to the previous month. The exception is those who are “separated” and those that are “widowed” which remained the same.

Education

Education has shifted slightly compared to last month and what’s interesting is that despite a decrease in population there’s some education levels that have actually increased.

 

And come back next month for a new look at the data on the 1st and 15th of the month!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – US Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. We start the new year with new stats and we’ll dive deeper into the year’s trends and the years in general in a follow up post.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are underrepresented.

Facebook Population: Over 62,000,000 in the United States

That’s a decrease of 5 million individuals returning the count back to about what it was the previous month.

The Spanish-speaking population last month was 12.09%, and this month the population has increased to 12.74%.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 44.78% and women were 55.22%. This month saw women saw impressive gains overall in population. Women account for 51.61% and men account for 45.16%. When looking at the data for ages men account for 28.5 million and women are 32.1 million. When it comes to relationship status men are 27.4 million and women are 31 million.

This is the sixth month in a row that women are the majority of fans. Things began to change in October when the universe was split 50/50 and they have continued to change since. These numbers tend to be ahead of noticeable changes in the industry so expect both a positive trajectory for the industry and also women leading the charge.

And we can see below, women are the majority through all age groups.

Relationship Status

Everything is down across the line when it comes to these stats.

Education

And with a smaller population we see here decreases in these groupings.

Gender Interest

Unfortunately this statistic seems to no longer be available. That’s two months in a row and with some announcements by Facebook we’ll unlikely be able to provide this until an alternative is figured out.

Ethnicity

With a smaller population, you’d expect things to drop across the board but it hasn’t. African Americans and Hispanics dropped. Asian Americans held steady from the previous month. And while Hispanics dropped overall, those identified as “Spanish dominant” increased by 100,000.

 

 

And that wraps up this month’s data. We’ll be back on the 15th for our first look at the European data of the year!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – European Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. Due to popular demand, I have split out and launched a “European edition” that runs on the 15th of every month!

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are likely underrepresented. Europe also has some other data restrictions that will be discussed below.

After missing a month, we’re back!

Facebook Population: Over 84,000,000 in Europe

That’s an decrease of 1 million compared to the previous report. That’s 17 million more individuals compared to what I reported for the United States in the beginning of the month.

Gender and Age

In the last report, women accounted for 50.59% while men accounted for 48.24%. This month things shifted. Men now account for 47.62% and women 51.19%. The 1 million individuals whose gender is unknown is still present this month..

Similar to the previous month, we see men become the majority at age grouping 22-25 and become the minority at the group 30-33. The graph is similar to the previous month.

Relationship Status

There’s a dip from last month so some of these stats have decreased and some have increased as well. There’s no real pattern but also no major changes from the previous month.

Education

Much like “relationship statue,” education hasn’t shifted all that much either, even with the change in overall population. Some increased, some decreased.

Gender Interest

And here’s where data privacy differs. In some European nations this information can’t be reported which means either removing those countries or just not reporting on this. I chose the latter for now.

And come back next month for a new look at the data on the 1st and 15th of the month!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – US Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. We start the new year with new stats and we’ll dive deeper into the year’s trends and the years in general in a follow up post.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are underrepresented.

Facebook Population: Over 67,000,000 in the United States

That’s an increase of 6 million individuals which is on top of the 4 million individuals gained last month.

The Spanish-speaking population last month was 12.62%, and this month the population has decreased to 12.09%.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 45.90% and women were 52.46%. This month saw women saw impressive gains overall in population. Women account for 55.22% and men account for 44.78%. When looking at the data for ages men account for 28.6 million and women are 31.8 million. When it comes to relationship status men are 28.8 million and women are 35.3 million.

This is the fifth month in a row that women are the majority of fans. Things began to change in October when the universe was split 50/50 and they have continued to change since. These numbers tend to be ahead of noticeable changes in the industry so expect both a boost overall and also women leading the charge.

And we can see below, women are the majority other than ages 22-25 which is close to a 50/50 split.

Relationship Status

With a bigger population, every overall segment grew from the previous month. The largest grown was those “Single” and “Unspecified” which each saw 2 million individuals.

Education

And with a larger population we see here increases in these groupings.

Gender Interest

Unfortunately this statistic seems to no longer be available. We’ll see if this is just this month or will be an issue going forward at which point we’ll figure out a new way to pull the data.

Ethnicity

African Americans increased by 2,500,000 since the previous month. African American women increase 2,500,000 while men increased 1,100,000. Asian Americans decreased by 100,000. Hispanics increased across the board with the population increasing 400,000.

 

 

And that wraps up the first Demo-Graphics of the year! We’ll be back with trends over the year (and years) and some new data I’ve been sitting on. Also, we’ll be back on the 15th for our first look at the European data of the year!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – European Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. Due to popular demand, I have split out and launched a “European edition” that runs on the 15th of every month! (We’re a few days late this month).

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are likely underrepresented. Europe also has some other data restrictions that will be discussed below.

After missing a month, we’re back!

Facebook Population: Over 85,000,000 in Europe

That’s an increase of 3 million compared to the previous report. That’s 24 million more individuals compared to what I reported for the United States in the beginning of the month.

Gender and Age

In November women accounted for 51.22% while men accounted for 48.78%. This month things shifted. Men now account for 48.24% and women 50.59%. There’s now 1 million individuals whose gender is unknown.

Similar to the previous month, we see men become the majority at age grouping 22-25 and become the minority at the group 30-33. Unlike last month, the dip of 62-64 is not present.

Relationship Status

With an increase in population, these numbers remain pretty steady from the previous month. Those “married” increased by 1 million but otherwise groups remained the same or increased in the thousands (“In relationship” increased by 100,000).

Education

Much like “relationship statue,” education hasn’t shifted all that much either, even with the increased population.

Gender Interest

And here’s where data privacy differs. In some European nations this information can’t be reported which means either removing those countries or just not reporting on this. I chose the latter for now.

And come back next month for a new look at the data on the 1st and 15th of the month!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – US Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. We start the new year with new stats and we’ll dive deeper into the year’s trends and the years in general in a follow up post.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are underrepresented.

Facebook Population: Over 61,000,000 in the United States

That’s an increase of 4 million individuals returning the amount to the same level as two months ago.

The Spanish-speaking population last month was 13.16%, and this month the population has decreased to 12.62%, similar to what it was two months ago.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 45.61% and women were 52.63%. This month saw women dip more than men in the overall population. Women account for 52.46% and men account for 45.90%. When looking at the data for ages men account for 28.6 million and women are 31.8 million. When it comes to relationship status men are 27.6 million and women are 30.8 million.

This is the fourth month in a row that women are the majority of fans. Things began to change in October when the universe was split 50/50.

And we can see below, women are the majority other than ages 22-25 which is close to a 50/50 split.

Relationship Status

The the overall population has grown, not all “relationship status” have. “Single” remains stagnant while everything else saw a boost, though both men and women saw increases. The overall population count remains unchanged.

Education

Almost ever education level increased compared to last month except for those in High School or Some High School. Some High School was down across the board while women dipped that are in High School. Men in High School and overall remained the same as the previous month.

Gender Interest

With an increased population things have gotten interesting with this state. “Men interesting in men,” “women interested in women” increased in population and percent. Men and women interested in “men and women” both increased in overall population though “women interested in men and women” decreased in percent.

Ethnicity

African Americans increased by 900,000 since the previous month. African American women increase 500,000 while men increased 300,000. Asian Americans increased by 200,000. Hispanics increased across the board with the population increasing 500,000.

 

 

And that wraps up the first Demo-Graphics of the year! We’ll be back with trends over the year (and years) and some new data I’ve been sitting on. Also, we’ll be back on the 15th for our first look at the European data of the year!

Facebook Censors the Critically Acclaimed “Your Black Friend” Animated Film (Updated)

On Friday January 26th, Facebook took action against an animated short film made by a black artist, about anti-black racism, posted by independent comic book publisher Silver Sprocket.

The animated adaptation of Ben Passmore‘s award winning Your Black Friend comic book received positive attention when it was posted last Monday, garnering more than 130,000 views between YouTube and Facebook.

Based on Passmore’s comic book of the same name that in 2017 was nominated for an Eisner Award and won the Ignatz, Dinky, and Broken Frontier awards, and coveted spot on NPR’s 100 Favorite Graphic Novels list.

The animation was produced by Silver Sprocket and Doggo Studios to promote Passmore’s upcoming hardcover collection, Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, collecting 120 pages of comics from VICE, The Nib, and various other publications to be released in March of 2018 and available for pre-order now from Silver Sprocket’s online store.

Though unavailable on Facebook, the video remains on YouTube.

Update: Facebook says it was taken down in error.

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – European Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. Due to popular demand, I have split out and launched a “European edition” that runs on the 15th of every month! (We’re a few days late this month).

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are likely underrepresented. Europe also has some other data restrictions that will be discussed below.

After missing a month, we’re back!

Facebook Population: Over 82,000,000 in Europe

That’s an increase of 2 million compared to the previous report. That’s 25 million more individuals compared to what I reported for the United States in the beginning of the month.

Gender and Age

In November women accounted for 51.25% while men accounted for 47.5%. This month things shifted a lot. Men now account for 48.78% and women 51.22%.

Like the previous reporting the age and gender is all over the place with the majority traded off multiple times.

Relationship Status

Things haven’t shifted too much but “single” and “unspecified” did increase by 1 million each.

Education

Education hasn’t shifted too much since last month.

Gender Interest

And here’s where data privacy differs. In some European nations this information can’t be reported which means either removing those countries or just not reporting on this. I chose the latter for now.

And come back next month for a new look at the data on the 1st and 15th of the month!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook – US Edition

Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook. We start the new year with new stats and we’ll dive deeper into the year’s trends and the years in general in a follow up post.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “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. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Also, with this being online/technology, due to laws and restrictions, those under the age of 13 are underrepresented.

Facebook Population: Over 57,000,000 in the United States

That’s an decrease of 4 million individuals returning the amount to similar levels as two years ago. We’ll see if the European numbers dip in two weeks time.

The Spanish-speaking population last month was 12.95%, and this month the population has increased to 13.16% due to the smaller total population.

Gender and Age

Last month men accounted for 44.26% and women were 54.10%. This month saw women dip more than men in the overall population. Women account for 52.63% and men account for 45.61%. When looking at the data for ages men account for 26.7 million and women are 29.5 million. When it comes to relationship status men are 25.9 million and women are 28.8 million.

Unlike previous months, men do become a majority at a point.

Relationship Status

With a smaller population, we see a dip in some, but not all, populations. “Single,” “in relationship,” “married,” “unspecified” have all dipped the most. Only “engaged” remained unchanged.

Education

Things have dipped pretty much across the board but we see that especially in the high school range.

Gender Interest

With a smaller population, almost everything has dipped since last month. “Men interesting in women” remains the same. “Men interested in men” remains the same in percent as well as “men interested in men and women.” “Women interested in men and women” increased in percent from 1.19% to 1.22% and “women interested in women” decreased as a percent.

Ethnicity

African Americans saw a dip over the month decreasing by 2.4 million and decreasing to 15.09% of the population from last month’s 18.03%. Most of that loss was seen in African American women who decreased 1.4 million.

Asian Americans saw a small decrease of 100,000 individuals and Hispanics decreased by 300,000.

 

 

And that wraps up the first Demo-Graphics of the year! We’ll be back with trends over the year (and years) and some new data I’ve been sitting on. Also, we’ll be back on the 15th for our first look at the European data of the year!

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