2.1 Time in the Fandom

Across numerous studies, we have asked furries three questions pertaining to the length of time they’ve been associated with the furry fandom: (1) how many years they’ve self-identified as a furry, (2) at what age did they first self-identify as a furry, and (3) at...

2.2 Fandom Trajectory

In recent years, we’ve begun asking furries about their projected trajectory in the fandom. Furries are asked to draw, on the figure below, a line indicating how involved in the fandom they were at each of the points in time. The first uses of this measure were...

2.3 Fandom Activities

Given the diversity of the furry community, it is unsurprising that there are disagreements about what furries actually do. Based on the suggestions from furries gathered at conventions and fur meets, a list of 14 different furry-related activities was created. We...

2.4 Popular Artists/Websites

Most Popular Furry Websites and Content Creators Rank Website Artist/Writer 1 Furaffinity Blotch 2 SoFurry Dark Natasha 3 e621 Wolfy-Nail 4 DeviantArt Jay Naylor 5 Inkbunny Zen 6 Fchan Red Rusker 7 Wikifur Tanidareal 8 Funday Pawpet Show Rukis 9 Bad Dragon Kyell Gold...

2.5 Furry Media Owned

In a series of studies we asked participants from different fandoms (furries, online anime fans, convention-going anime fans, and fantasy sport fans) about the fan-related media they owned. In addition to asking about the amount of each type of media owned, we also...

2.6 Related Fandom Interests

Given the diversity of the furry fandom, as illustrated by the number of different panels at furry conventions, as well as the potential for overlap between the furry fandom and related fandoms, we tested the extent to which furries were members of other fan groups or...