1.1 Age

One of the first questions we ask in any of our studies is the age of the participant. The purpose of this is two-fold: first, age can be an important variable, predicting a number of physical, psychological, and social outcomes. Second, due to ethical restrictions,...

1.2 Ethnicity

Across samples, the majority of furries have been consistently been found to self-identify as White, with approximately 15-20% of furries identifying as a member of an ethnic minority.🐾 One caveat should be noted, however: the majority of these studies were...

1.3 Sex and Gender

In the social sciences, sex and gender are recognized as distinct concepts. Sex refers to a person’s genetics (e.g., XX, XY, XO, XXY chromosomes), whereas gender, which is socially constructed, refers to aspects of a person’s psychology (e.g., behaviour,...

1.4 Education

The trends in the figure below have been observed consistently across a number of samples of furries,🐾 and show that more than 75% of furries have taken at least some post-secondary education. 26.8% of furries said that they had completed at least one...

1.5 Income

On average, furries earn an annual income that does not differ significantly from that of a sample of the general American population (furries: $31,772 USD, non-furries: $31,470 USD).🐾 When broken down by income bracket, the data in the figure below illustrate...

1.6 Employment

As illustrated in the table below, more than half of the furry fandom works either part time or full time, while nearly half reports attending post-secondary school at least part-time. Approximately one third of furries are not currently employed (due, in part, to a...