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#1 samepage1

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:44 AM

I once heard of an interesting method to ascertain the correct numerical value of something. If you poll a bunch of people with a question like, What is the average distance between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter?, and average the responses, you'll get a value that is remarkably close to the true answer. So, I thought we could use this method to determine a few things...

Please give your best guesses to the following questions.

1) What percentage of people do you think are homosexual?
2) What percentage of people do you think are bi-/pansexual?
3) What percentage of people do you think are heterosexual?
4) What percentage of people do you think are asexual?
5) What percentage of asexuals do you think are aromantic?
6) What percentage of people do you think are transgendered?
7) What percentage of people over age 70 do you think have never had sex?

Here's my reply.

1) 4.0%
2) 1.5%
3) 93.3%
4) 1.2%
5) 40%
6) 1.0%
7) 1.0%

A format like this would also suffice:

4, 1.5, 93.3, 1.2, 40, 1, 1.

I'm curious what the results will be!

#2 korin

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:17 PM

1. 15%
2. 25%
3. 55%
4. 3%
5. 60%
6. 2%
7. 0.5%

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

1) 10%
2) 5%
3) 82%
4) 3%
5) 60%
6) 8%
7) 1.25%

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

1)15%
2)10%
3)70%
4)5%
5)30%
6)8%
7)0.5% 


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:43 PM

Please give your best guesses to the following questions.

1) What percentage of people do you think are homosexual?
2) What percentage of people do you think are bi-/pansexual?
3) What percentage of people do you think are heterosexual?
4) What percentage of people do you think are asexual?
5) What percentage of asexuals do you think are aromantic?
6) What percentage of people do you think are transgendered?
7) What percentage of people over age 70 do you think have never had sex?


I don't know how much faith I have in the accuracy of this method, but, if nothing else, it's interesting to see what other people think.

1. 5%
2. 3%
3. 89%
4. 3%
5. 45%
6. 1%
7. 1%

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:25 AM

You forgot about sexuals who are aromantic. *cough like me cough*

Homosexual- 20%, a lot of people have not come out and others are denying it.
Bisexual- 10%
Heterosexual- 55%, after learning about so many sexualities and things it seems unlikely that everyone who claims to be straight is straight.
Asexual- 5%
Aromantic Asexuals- 40%
Transgendered- no clue.
People over 70 who are celibate- 3%, in fact most of the little old ladies at the nursing home I used to work at had never married.. based on their generation's expecatations they are probably still virgins.
Yes.. I'm a celibate aromantic sexual. And yes, it is possible to be sexual and aromantic.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

1) What percentage of people do you think are homosexual?3.25%
2) What percentage of people do you think are bi-/pansexual?1.24%
3) What percentage of people do you think are heterosexual?96.75%
4) What percentage of people do you think are asexual?0.5%
5) What percentage of asexuals do you think are aromantic?15%
6) What percentage of people do you think are transgendered? Not sure as I'm relying on the physical part.
7) What percentage of people over age 70 do you think have never had sex?0.08 percent

Relied on memory of studies and observation. I also used excel to make sure it is on 100 percent total for homo to a. I might edit a little bit more later.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:46 AM

I don't know how much faith I have in the accuracy of this method, but, if nothing else, it's interesting to see what other people think.

I have little faith in this method given the small sample size. Also, I doubt respondents should see previous respondents' answers. And forget about significant digits! Nonetheless, here are the averages:

1) What percentage of people do you think are homosexual?
2) What percentage of people do you think are bi-/pansexual?
3) What percentage of people do you think are heterosexual?
4) What percentage of people do you think are asexual?
5) What percentage of asexuals do you think are aromantic?
6) What percentage of people do you think are transgendered?
7) What percentage of people over age 70 do you think have never had sex?

1) 10.32
2) 7.96
3) 77.29
4) 2.96
5) 41.43
6) 4.00, out of 5 responses
7) 1.04

Total for items 1-4: 98.53. Meaning 1.47% of people have a sexual orientation that wasn't listed.

You forgot about sexuals who are aromantic. *cough like me cough*

I didn't forget. I was afraid people wouldn't answer that. I was afraid of the same thing about question 6, too, but elected to ask it anyway. I regret not asking about sexual aromantics. It would have been interesting to see how common people thought they were relative to asexual aromantics.

Thanks to all who replied!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:23 AM

4, 7, 88, 1, 40, 1, 2

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