Who We Are

The Anthropomorphic Research Project is a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying the furry fandom from a range of different perspectives. Through surveys and long-term studies, focus groups, interviews and conversations, we can open the furry community to greater understanding: within the scientific community, within the furry community, and in the wider world.

By asking psychological, anthropological and sociological questions, along with questions posed to us by furries, our team is examining furry culture to help both furries and non-furries to better understand the furry community.

Through a series of international furry surveys we hope to expand our findings beyond the surveys we have conducted at a number of furry conventions. We would also like to compare the furry fandom to other types of fandoms (e.g., science fiction/fantasy fans) to see the ways they are both similar and distinct.

Yes! Twice a year we release a new survey for the international furry community. Our current survey is posted on our survey page, along with information on our longitudinal study.

On the survey page you can also find all of our past results, to ensure that our contributors are kept in the loop and that the data collected is not being misrepresented or used in any malicious way.

To date, our research has been supported by thousands of furries and furry community leaders, including convention chairs and board members from large furry conventions (Dr. Samuel Conway/Uncle Kage, chairman of Anthrocon; Istanbul, founder of Furry Fiesta; Dragoneer, Northeast Anthropomorphic Association board member and creator of the FurAffinity website).

Our team’s study of the furry community is the only scientific study of the community published in a scientific journal and approved by the ethics board of an academic institution (University of Waterloo, Kent State University, and Texas A&M University Commerce.)

Our research is supported by the furry community, not only through the participation of thousands of furries in our surveys since 2010, but also through the input we’ve received from the furry community: feedback, critiques, suggestions, and new ideas for research that help shape future surveys.

Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in our research! If you have any questions about the site, comments about the research, or suggestions for future studies, contact us!