I'm curious about the demographics of the paleo community. Is this information available? I'm interested in these types of demographics:
- Age: Average age of a paleo person? Would it be good to see this number lowered significantly?
- Gender: Are men more likely to be paleo? I was initially surprised at the number of ladies posting on this site and others, but I was probably biased.
- Income: Eating paleo can be expensive, are paleo wealthier than average?
- Location: Is paleo more popular in the urban/rural areas? Even though rural areas may have better access to fresh/raw foods? Western vs non-Western countries?
- Political Views: I don't want to get into a political debate, just curious if we lean to the left or right.
- Race: Are most people white? Is this more of a socioeconomic factor?
- Religion: Atheist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim? I imagine the dietary restrictions of the last three may make paleo more difficult to follow.
Edit, I forgot to add my own details.
- Age: 23
- Gender: Male
- Income: 60s, Computer Science grad
- Location: Houston, TX
- Political Views: Libertarian
- Race: Caucasian (mixed German, Irish, etc)
- Religion: Non-religious
Another edit, Caveman Bob posted this link http://www.tfaforms.com/228736 if you are interested in taking a paleoish survey on government involvement in food.
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Here's a survey of more than 5,000 paleo dieters: http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/2011-paleo-community-survey-results-released/
Age............: 30. Gender.........: Male. Profession.....: Linux System Administrator (mostly Debian). Location.......: London, UK. Political Views: Exactly in the middle on the political compass test. Race...........: Probably English, but who really knows? Religion.......: Christian (Historical/Biblical/Augustinian/Reformed/Calvinist). Hobbies........: Dancer.......: Flamenco, Argentine Tango. Skater.......: Roller-skate/jam-skate. Reader.......: non-fiction/education as leisure. Cook.........: clean/simple/fresh/citrus. Perfectionist: This list as example. Workaholic...: Currently writing this from the office.
It would be cool if Patrik or someone could set up a survey style question in this regard. It doesn't help me much to scroll down the list of answers. Is that possible? Or any way to collate info from profiles?
Age: 38 Gender: Female Income: None, housewife Location: Bay Area, CA, USA Political Views: Socialist with Technocratic elements Race: Caucasian (Greek) Religion: Atheist
Age: Time is a trick invented by Swiss watchmakers (Ok, 44 yo)
Gender: Male (Love the ladies)
Marital Status: Happily Married
Religion: Christian Scientist (love my faith)
Location: Boston, MA Suburbs
Political: Conservative (though always try to see things from the other perspective, too...I like some things about the Liberal/Democrat side, just do not outweigh the things I dislike).
Race: White (Spanish/Irish Ancestry)...though frankly: I've never seen a white person or a black person, some are more peachy colored, some are more chocolate colored, some are more tanned, but we are all the same beautiful type through and through.
Age: 21. I was done with alcohol when I was 20 but I still like to go out for a drink with friends once in a Blue Moon (see what I did there?).
Gender: Female last time I checked.
Income: Nonexistent. I'm a college student but I can still afford food through this magical little piece of plastic called a credit card.
Location: I've been having a love affair with Los Angeles for the last 18 years. Vitamin D supplementation? Wut iz dat?
Political views: Somewhat in the middle. Liberal on some things, conservative on others. But I hate politics so I tend to stay away from it.
Race: Filipino (Asian), with some Chinese and Portuguese. But I'm very detached from my roots, unfortunately. Never met another Filipino Paleo-er, although Filipinos do love coconuts and cooking food in pork fat. My grandfather was extremely fit (lived to be 92) and looked like Jon Hamm when he was younger.
Religion: Catholic. There are some things I don't agree with but I still go to church every Sunday like a good little girl *cough.*
Age: 21 Gender: Male Income: -, Computer Science Student Location: London UK Political Views: Left Libertarian Race: Caucasian Religion: Non-religious
I also created some statistics based on age and gender from all the answers here. Wanted to do more based on race, Location, etc but would cost too much time. Here my findings though:
Pretty interesting. Quite some more women than men, wouldn't have thought that.
Gender + Age groups:
Most people are between 18 and 34, something I am not really surprised about.
Not the usual graph, but pretty useful. Shows the Minimum and Maximum Age (15 & 16 and 64 & 65 respectively), the Median (where green and red meets) and Quantile 1 and Quantile 3 (1/4th are younger then the lower end of the red box and 1/4th are older then the upper end of the blue box)
Findings here: More women then men and men seem to be slightly older then the women folk on paleohacks. Oh and as a last interesting numbers, the Average age is: 29.36 for Women, 31.49 for men and 30.19 overall. The Sample Size is exactly 100.
Like I said I would want to use more of the Data like Location, Race and Income, but unfortunately it would take me ages and don't have that much time. This was really interesting I have to say.
Income: I do very well slinging Java (that's the computer language, not coffee...which is probably better not...slung...)
Location: NW Indiana, a suburb of Chicago (wink, wink), in the US
Political Views: Libertarian
Race: Typical American mutt (or as my parents and grandparents say: Heinz 57)
Religion: Agnostic Atheist
Age: 36 Gender: Male Income: Linux sys admin / systems analyst Location: Orange County, CA Political Views: libertarian and/or independent? Race: European with significant Sicilian which is ... not sure, olive? Religion: Christian / Calvinist / Reformed / Presbyterian, in that order
Age: 27 Gender: Male Income: Lower-middle income Location: Adirondacks (Rural) Political Views: Libertarian socialist (if that seems like a contradiction, read some Chomsky) Race: Caucasian Religion: Athiest
Income: Barely any...living off of student loans :[
Location: Auburn, AL during the school year. Ashburn, VA when at home.
Political Views: The U.S. theory of "democracy" is nice...but lets face it, thats not how it works here. When our government is no longer corrupt, then I'll be able to answer for sure. But if I had to choose...liberal.
Race: Caucasian (Greek, German, Polish)
Religion: Christian (but not super religious)
Income: above median for location, Software QA
Location: San Francisco, CA
Political Views: Near center on political compass, always a tiny bit to the left, and vary a little up or down. Consider myself independent as all the named political factions annoy me in one way or another.
Race: Asian (Taiwanese)
Religion: Catholic, pro-evolution, don't go to church, but like to do Lent. Like agnosticism in general.
Profession: Mail Extraction Specialist
Income: Sad (see profession above)
Political views: Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative
Race: Viking (Swedish, Dutch, Scot and Irish)
Religion: Raised Catholic, still trying to detox
- Age: 20
- Gender: Female
- Income: Money isn't an issue
- Location: Dublin, Ireland
- Political Views: Left from an American point of view but probably more centre-left here.
- Race: Caucasian (Irish)
- Religion: Atheist
Age: 39 Gender: Female Income: 80's, Bank Location: Go Tebow! Political Views: Conservative Race: Dutch white chick Religion: Catholic
???Age: 23 ???Gender: Male ???Income: ... ???Location: toronto ???Political Views: Left-Libertarian ???Race: Caucasian (punjabi) ???Religion: secular humanist/sikh
- Age: 25
- Gender: Male
- Income: Above average for location
- Location: London, UK
- Political Views: N/A
- Race: Caucasian/Mauritian
- Religion: Christian
Age: 17 - You might think this unusual but I think it pretty much aligns with how teen girls are on an unceasing quest to lose weight... I just happened to find a sustainable, healthier way!
Income: Family is middle-class.
Location: Singapore (that's not in China, by the way!)
Political Views: Pretty irrelevant.
Race: Chinese - Over here that's the equivalent of the white, sub-urban, majority-percentage middle class in America. #whitegirlproblems? Psht, #chinesegirlproblems.
Income: 30s, Graphic designer
Location: London, UK
Political Views: Left
Race: Turkish/Swedish, not entirely sure what that makes me
Income: Quite low... full-time student.
Location: currently Boston (family moves a lot), school in western Massachusetts
Political Views: Socialist, votes progressive or the closest equivalent (sigh... ashamed of the Democratic Party)
Race: White & Puerto Rican
Religion: modestly atheist
Age: 23 Gender: Male Income: dental student; should be set in a few years (frugal as shit) Location: Indianpolis, but planning to practice dentistry in Florida somewhere Political Views: anarchist/minarchist; maybe small L libertarian? Race: Caucasian Religion: agnostic atheist, but confident in the atheism Hobbies: writing/producing electronic music, retro and indie video games, strength training, cooking, stuff
Income/Profession: I own a wellness practice. I make enough money to pay for the childcare. My husband has the tech job that puts us in the slightly higher median range for our area.
Location: Bay Area, CA
Political views: Feed, school, house, and heal people. Illegalize polution. Otherwise, leave people alone.
Race: Human- Irish, Italian, Swedish
Religion: "Be excellent to each other." Descendent of Mormons and Catholics.
Income: 4-months of the year at a chocolate company/farm. Ya'll jealous.
Occupation: Student (dietetics major with a statistics minor, after half a degree of microgiology and biochemistry).
Location: Between British Columbia (the Island) and Montreal (Quebec).
Political Views: Relatively liberal. Had a generally scary experience volunteering for the NDP, had an equally weird experience volunteering for the green party (didn't know Elizabeth May was such a Catholic), BC liberals are basically conservatives, Conservatives are the worst. So, not really satisfied with anything.
Race: Irish, Chinese, English, Scottish. Born into China town, raised in super-English farmland.
Religion: Raised atheist, actually (we are quite few and far between). Still an active atheist.
Income: Student (i.e. non-existent income at the moment)
Location: I'm from the suburbs of NYC (Westchester) and I normally go to school in Philadelphia... but I'm spending the semester in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Political Views: Libertarian.
Race: 75% Caucasian, 25% Latina
Religion: Raised Catholic, but I don't consider myself anything at the moment.
Profession: Dietetics student
Location: Montreal/Vancouver Island
Political Views: On the spectrum of libertarian
Race: Mix-breed mostly-Caucasian, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Scottish, 1/4 Chinese, 1/4 English
Religion: Atheist. Originally Atheist too, both my parents from a loose version of Christianity originally, they became Atheist in the 20's
Income/Profession: Student in holistic nutrition, so what money I do have goes to food first.
Location: Toronto. Don't love living in the city, but access to tons of fresh, local produce and ethically raised meat which is great.
Political Views: Not particularly political. It makes me pretty depressed to be honest.
Race: Caucasian of Irish/Welsh descent... lots of celiac in this family
Religion: No religious leanings, but following the golden rule has always served me pretty well.
???Age: 44 ???Gender: Female ???Income: Middle-Class ???Location: Orange Park Fl ???Political Views: Republican ???Race: Caucasian (mixed German, Irish, CHek) ???Religion: Christian
Age: 52 Gender: Male (Married, 2 kids) Income: 80s, Finance MBA Location: Detroit, MI Political Views: Republican Race: Caucasian Religion: Christian. Definite believer!
???Age:64 ???Gender: Female ???Income:enough (Retired) ???Location: Mexico and Northern BC- both country, not city ???Political Views: Non Political ???Race: Caucasian (mixed Scottish, Irish, etc) ???Religion:Agnostic
Profession: Retired from software industry and aerospace/defense
Location: Sunny southern California
Political Views: libertarian (with a small "L") - to borrow a quote from Matt Stone of South Park, "I hate conservatives but I really f*cking hate liberals."
Race: German/Irish Caucasian, but mostly disengaged from the Irish part except for the music.
Religion: Quantum Consciousness - the universe (all of them) is a hologram. Maybe. By way of past leanings toward the Tao with chunks of I Ching thrown in and Zen. (Before you asked me, I understood just what time was. Now I'm not so sure. ??? Socrates) Originally Catholic.
Facebook provides analytic for fan pages and while I can only speak for my own, the results have consistently shown some trends.
A full 25% are female aged 25-35. Slightly less (~20%) are female aged 35-45. Males in the same age ranges represent the bulk of the male population.
Teenagers and older adults (55 and up) represent the smallest fraction.
Gender: Male (Married, 2 kids)
Income: 90s, Computer Science grad
Location: Alexandria, VA
Political Views: Democrat/Libertarian (but they are all bums)
Race: Caucasian (mixed English, Scottish, German, who knows?, etc)
Religion: Non-religious, ex-Buddhist, ex-Presbyterian, living with SAD Lutherans (help me!)
Interesting idea. It looks like we're all pretty young so far. I really like the idea that our generation may bring a growing percentage of folks who will no longer accept the conventional wisdom that has been offered to us. Personally:
- Age: 24
- Gender: Male
- Income: 40s, IT tech
- Location: Denver, CO
- Political Views: I really try to keep my world contained to what I touch and experience day to day. Politics seem to cause a lot of frustration in a lot of people, when they have very little say in them day to day.
- Race: Caucasian (French/English)
- Religion: Agnostic though somewhat spiritual (regular yoga practice, meditation, ecstatic dance)
I'm especially curious about the income part; I don't think I could follow this diet if I made any less, I'm just not creative enough with things like canned tuna.
Information Security (Virus/Encryption/Patching)
Tampa Bay area of Florida
Libertarian / Social Anarchist
Welsh/Scot/Breton (in order of concentration), with some German (1/8th, going back to 2 German GGGrandparents), and 1/16th Cherokee (Dad's Grandmother was Cherokee).
Christian - I tend to not "hang out" with many Believers mostly because my social views are so far against the Evangelical views... and I've not been to church in a while due to this awkwardness.
Certainly don't mind sharing my information.
- 28 years old.
- Student / Part-time worker.
- Currently living at home while attending college, but purchase all my own food and pay bills for utilities / phone / etc... I make it work.
- My home is in Berkeley, California, a few blocks from the Downtown area. Close enough to hometown markets, farmers' markets, and establishments like Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl.
- Politics is touchy... I would say I usually vote democrat, but am not hardcore left. I can see the weaknesses of either side's argument and usually (unfortunately, in this age), pick what I believe to be the lesser of two evils.
- I am caucasian - Irish/Hungarian (flavored with a small mix of other backgrounds) by descent.
- Religion is also something I usually don't like going into just in general, but I currently consider myself an Agnostic Christian Existentialist.
•Age: 36 •Gender: Male •Income: I do community work, so... yeah... •Location: Hochelaga, Iroqouis territory •Political Views: Left Libertarian •Race: Human •Religion: Jesus was against it therefore so am I •Important demographic item that was left out: married with 3 kids
Age: 24 Gender: female Income: under $20 000 Location: Montreal, QC Political Views: Liberal Race: Caucasian (mixed Irish, Norwegian etc) Religion: Buddhist
I suppose many people in countries which do not eat processed foods will be paleo without even knowing the word for it all over the globe - if you have to grow and eat your own veg and kill your own chickens because you have no money to buy processed foods you will be paleo by default. There will be many more people in that category than the few on websites like this who choose the diet. However leaving those aside it seems like there is a broad range of people.
I am (51) female, (I don't agree it is more expensive, you eat less, you eat no expensive processed foods), UK, free market libertarian which I suppose in the UK would be regarded as right wing although I am not sure it is really, white freckled which means 5% Neanderthal genes.
I don't agree Muslims, Jews and Hindus would find paleo hard to follow. You just have to slit the neck of the animal killing it the religious way etc and you are paleo. Veg indians eating beans and veg can be paleo and indeed need to be as they are more affected by sugar than many other races.
Age: 34 Gender: Male Income: Above average (worker, freelance web designer) Location: Jutland, Denmark Politics: Anarcho-Capitalist Race: Caucasian (German / Scandinavian) Religion: Atheist/Agnostic (not anti-theist, and practise taoism)
Age: 31 Gender: F Income: 55,000+ Location: Ottawa, Canada Political Views: Liberal Race: Métis Religion: Atheist
Age: 17 Gender: Female Income: Non Location: Atlanta, GA Political Views: Independent. I can be very opinionated. I'm kinda into politics but I can't take some of the bull crap that goes on... Race: Black Religion: Non-religious
Income: 100+, UX Graphics/Web Designer, I run my own design company
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Political Views: Can common sense be a political view?
Race: White-ish I guess, polish/german/dutch/native heritage
Religion: Boo-erns for labels -- I guess I'm atheist though. I still condsider myself spiritual and I'm open to new ideas/experiences
- Age: 31
- Gender: Male
- Income: 30k €, director at my own web design studio
- Location: Czech Republic
- Political Views: Right
- Race: Caucasian (mixed Czech, Hungarian and Ukraine)
- Religion: Agnostic
Profession: Student, Last year of Informatics Engineering
Location: Fafe, Portugal
Hobbies: Street Workout && Gymnastic Rings
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Political Views: don't care
Age: 24 Gender: Female Income: Household 70s, Project Manager Location: Nashville, TN Politics: Left/Libertarian Race: Eastern European Religion: Atheist
Occupation: Business Owner
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates and London, UK
Political Views: Libertarian
Race: mixed white British-Persian
Age: 30 Gender: Female Household Income: $100K Location: Florida Political views: Libertarian Race: White Religion: Athiest
Income: Not wealthy but not complaining, either.
Location: Florida, USA
Political Views: Democrat/Liberal, or something along those lines and definitely left.
Religion: New Age / Metaphysics
Income: None. Full time student and living with the parents
Political Views: Left-ish. I don't really do politics
Race: Caucasian (mixed German, Enlgish, Norwegian)
Location: Metro Detroit
Political Views: Libertarian
Age: 31 Gender: Male Income: 28,000 Location: Sudbury, Ontario Political Views: Never paid much attention Race: Caucasian Religion: Can't be bothered
Age: 28 Gender: Female Hubby is trying to follow to though Location: Va Political Views: Democrat Race: Caucasion Religion: Atheist and always was atheist
Age: 29 Gender: Male Income: 70k Location: Newport, RI Political Views: Liberal Race: White- Portuguese, English, Irish, Scottish Mix Religion: N/A
Income: None, student (parents pay for my stuffs)
Location: Houston, Texas
Political Views: Oh dear..nothing really..
Race: Born in America, but Lebanese from both parents.
Religion: Born Muslim, became agnostic..now I'm somewhat Christian? Not religious though.
33,Male,birmingham,UK Mixed race(black/white) Centre right politically 20k
Age: 41 Gender: female Income: 90's, Owner of HIT (High Intensity Training) & Nutrition Center Location: New Hampshire Political Views: About 500 yards right of Atilla the Hun - a staunch Capitalist & Patriot (or rather a Constitutionalist) Race: Caucasian (first generation Italian) Religion: Raised Catholic (which is code for "not Catholic") - spiritual, logic
- Age: 28
- Gender: Female
- Income: Work in Medical Records but have a BS in Music Education. I also supplement my income with some piano and accordion accompanying gigs.
- Location: Columbus, OH
- Political Views: I'd say I hang left
- Race: Caucasian- mostly German but I'm your typical European mutt- got some Irish, English, Austrian, and a couple others I can never remember.
- Religion: I go to/grew up in a Methodist church but I also have issues due to my scientific views and questioning nature.
Age: I am 20 years old.
Income: This is where I "faileo." I am in college and aim for the cheaper cuts. Not grass fed, difficult to find organic, etc.
Location: Austin, Texas! Hook 'em!
Political Views: Pretty damn liberal.
Race: Pretty damn white. A european mutt.
Religion: Atheist, sometimes agnostic. Some things... just gotta' happen for a reason. You know, man?
I'm not that much of a PaleoHacker in the sense of answering many questions on this site, though, in the sense of shaping my diet by paleo principles, I am.
* Age: 26 * Gender: male * Income: Student, receive state education grant of 4700 kr ($830). * Location: Suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. * Political Views: Used to be mostly libertarian, moved towards not caring. * Race: White/Scandinavian/Danish. * Religion: Atheist.
Student (pursuing BA in Political Science & Economics, going to grad school in a year)
Democrat, Progressive, Keynesian
Age: 31 Gender: Male Income: $65,000 (Internet marketing job) Location: Portland Political Views: libertarian/market anarchist Race: Caucasian Religion: Theist Agnostic (raised catholic)
Age: 35 Gender: female Income: Around 100k family income / self employed Location: Silver City, NM, USA, rural Political Views: right wing conservative Race: White Religion: Christian, but believe in reincarnation
Age: 21. Gender: Female. Income: Poor college kid, scraping by on student loans and a part-time campus job. Once in awhile my parents will come visit and take me to WholeFoods to stock up, other than that I have to improvise to stay fairly paleo - it's hard! Location: Missouri, USA. Political views: Libertarian, but I hate getting involved with politics. Race: White. Religion: Agnostic (raised Baptist).
- Age: 44
- Gender: Female
- Profession: Environmental Health Specialist (AKA "the Health Inspector")
- Location: rural SE Arizona
- Political Views: Independent (left-ish)
- Race: Caucasian (mostly Scandinavian)
- Religion: None (though sort of a "book Buddhist")
Income: Student with part-time job, approx. $30-35.000
Location: Oslo, Norway
Political Views: Libertarian
Age: 25 Gender: Female Income: entry level office pos for a raw org food company Location: Berkeley,ca Political Views: Post Politics Race: Ethiopian Religion: Post Religion
•Political Views: Left
Occupation: Military Intelligence Instructor I teach young soldiers how to be excellent soldiers for their country, basically the opposite of Bradley Manning.
Location: Sierra Vista, Az
Political Views: Neoconservative Nationalist (Also known as American exceptionalism, having spent the vast majority of my life living in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, I can honestly say I prefer our system to the bankrupt politics of most of the world)
Race: White (Russian and Polish, with a little Native American thrown in.
Religion: Evangelical Dominionist Christian (yeah you read that right)
Age: 21, 22 in June. I started at age 19 :3
Income: Student/Unemployed/None. I have to ask my family to buy most of the stuff (My family is very against this diet, so sometimes they don't do that.) This also results in it being necessary for me to eat a bowl of Ramen out of sheer hunger, but often enough I'll just fast. When I eat Ramen, it's because there's literally nothing in the house to eat including veggies.
Political Views: I'm a writer; I don't really have straight political views. I research everything in order to supplement my writing, and base my views on that. They're really too erratic to lean "left" or "right."
Race: Asian/Pacific Islander
Religion: Dispaterian (Fictional religion, but I believe it's still a great way to go. :3.) I was raised Roman Catholic and clash with my family on it frequently.
Income: None, Student
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Political Views: More or less libertarian
Religion: Raised as Christian, agnostic
Age: 32 Gender: Female Income: Hard to say. Roughly $36k in USD, but I live in Seoul where the cost of living is a lot lower. Working in curriculum development. Location: Ex-New Yorker living in Seoul. Political Views: Left I guess, but as a professional ex-pat, sometimes take a few steps back Race: Mostly white Religion: non-theist spiritual/Buddhist/always up for wondering what's out there
Occupation: Project Manager
Income: Should be enough, but it never is
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Political Views: Informally, liberal
This is fun! :D
Occupation: Graphic designer
Location: Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in Illinois and lived in Phoenix for 6 years after high school.
Political Views: Conservative with a few libertarian tendencies. I just want the government to stop taking my money and butt out of my life. I'm saving money so I can Go Galt as soon as possible.
•Income: $0 Student
•Location: Melbourne Australia (urban)
•Political Views: Leftish.
Age: 27 Gender: Male Income: 25k Location: AL Political Views: meh.... Race: Caucasian Religion: Methodist
I spend about 40% of my income on food.
Would happily pass on my Information, It would be interesting to see. I imagine I am one of the few that are unemployed recent graduates with heaps of debt that are paleo...
Income: On JSA in England, So £106 Every Fortnight
Location: Liverpool, UK
Political Views: None
Race: Caucasian (English)
Religion: Lapse Catholic
Income: Currently a student, so I have none. Post-graduation job ~70
Political views: Liberal. I really hate politics because I can't tolerate BS. Ironically, I majored in Political Science.
Religion: Agnostic atheist
Age: 25 Gender: female Income: Low (I work in a deli) Location: PA Political Views: I'm not very political but I lean to the left Race: caucasian Religion: I'm not really religious but my family is christian
- Age: 22
- Gender: Female
- Income: average for area located, BS in Computer Science
- Location: Charlotte - DC - NY
- Political Views: More left than not.
- Race: Eurasian (half asian, half "white")
- Religion: Non-religious
Age: 38 Gender: Male
Income: above median for location, Pharmaceutical Consultant Location: Oakland Berkeley border, CA
Political Views: Libretarian Conservative - perhaps better to call myself a Nationalist - An America first guy
Race: Indian (born and raised here in North America)
Religion: Raised Hindu - practice spiritually while ignoring food dogma (vegetarianism, no beef) quite religiously :) Although I love my organic ghee and raw milk
Hobbies: doing chinups and NOT doing cardio, singing, cooking, watching Dexter, partying
For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/89345/demographics-of-a-paleohacker#ixzz1mUB8D386
Full-time student/part-time Subway worker (... yeah I started working here before I discovered paleo; kind of an ethical dilemma for me, but...)
Income: LOW (depend on my parents, student loans, part-time job)
Location: rural Louisiana
Political views: Moderate
Religion: agnostic atheist
Profession: Systems Analyst
Location :Rockland Ontario Canada
Political: Center Left (liberal in canada)
Religion: Catholic... i think
•Income: Professional salary but supporting five adults, times are hard.
•Location: Rural Northern England.
•Political Views: Leftish.
•Race: Human, Northern European.
•Religion: Agnostic atheist.
Age: 29 Gender: Male Income: 70s, Merchant Marine Location: Newport, RI Political Views: Liberal Race: Caucasian (mixed Portuguese, English, Irish, Scottish, French) Religion: raised catholic, on the side of spiritual non religious
* Age: 41 * Gender: Female * Location: NorCal, Silicon Valley * Political Views: Yellow Dog Democrat * Profession: Psychologist, mom of 2 * Race: Caucasian * Religion: Jew
Age: 21 Gender: Male Income: Broke College Kid/ Jewelry Sales Rep/Future Educator Location: Simpsonville, SC Politics: Republican Race: ½ Korean ½ Scottish Religion: Christian
Income: Grad student... living off student loans (and my boyfriend's T.A./research salary) and I make $5,000 a year (gah, that's depressing)
Political Views: Pretty Liberal
Here are the age and gender demographics for The Domestic Man FB page (facebook.com/thedomesticman), which has about 1,500 "likes" right now. Apparently, males under the age of 18 aren't into it.
Profession: Military (Russian/Indonesian Translator, Navy)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Political views: Liberal
Profession: Student of Political Sciences. Plan to (if possible) continue studying economics, philosophy, history, programming.
Location: Spain (for the American people, that's Europe :P)
Political Views: Socialist
Religion: Bright, Atheist
Age: 32 Gender: Female Income: very little: I'm s Social Worker Location: East Texas Political Views: Conservative with Libertarian tendencies (Liberal on some social issues but very conservative on fiscal issues) Race: Native American /Irish and German Religion: Catholic
Income: ~50K, recent finance grad.
Location: Dallas, Texas area
Political Views: More or less libertarian, not very political.
Race: Caucasian (general American mutt)
Profession: Compliance & Regulation / fitness&diet Blogger- I do pretty well for myself - upper middle class
Location: Chicago - easy access to Whole Foods and Trader Joes, but it'd be nice to have access to "Supermarkets" that sell vegetables at a reasonable price
Political Views: More liberal I guess.
Race: Westernized Indian
•Political Views: I don't have any, which may seem strange seeing as I am an International Relations student, but there you go. Possibly that might even be the reason why I don't have any political views. The more you learn about this the less clear it all becomes.
•Race: White. Russian
•Religion: Russian Orthodox Christian
Is it good for the average age to be lower? I'd say yes on the whole, since its best to prevent problems young than treat them later , but I think the best indicator isn't average age per se but a greater range of paleo adherents, i.e. people who start young and follow through indefinitely on this lifestyle. This involves considerable time lag though, and the movement is still relatively young (ironically, it also happens to be the oldest...)
Are men more likely to be paleo? Well, there MIGHT be a slight skew because there paleo is more known in body building circles, which have marginally more men. BUT, this is similar to asking if most women are vegetarian...thing is, women are, statistically, more likely to make more conscious food choices because they place more importance on appearance; conventional wisdom tells us to cut meat, and a lot of women do that. Perhaps that might also account for any gender differences; but I don't have data to back up so this is just speculation.
Income: For me personally, paleo has slashed my bills. I buy bulk organic online & freeze; I don't spend any money on processed foods and rarely eat out. However, as far as trends are concerned, I think middle class people tend to be most health-centered, and thus more likely to read health & fitness blogs, which is where most stumble accross paleo. Again, this is but speculation on my part, no concrete evidence.
Location: I think it leans a lot towards the urban, since these are the people that most often suffer the 'diseases of civilization'...but I'm sure, on the contrary, there are a lot of people who are 'paleo' and don't even realise it, who live in the country.
Politics: This is reeaaally stretching it, and not to mention, risking it, but could it be that more politically open-minded people would also be more open-minded to consider something like Paleo, that goes against CW? I'm not defining which crowd is politically open-minded here - like I said, I have no political views. Ha. Just an idea.
Race: I think race is a little too wide a category. Culture really matters - how you were brought up, what your national cuisine is, and how close to traditional the food you ate was. I was raised on a carb-heavy, but very minimally processed, traditional Russian diet; I think the fact that I didn't grow up eating industrialised food and that I grew up in the country made a huge impact on my mentality about health.
Religion: On a personal note, in my family, we have never really practiced fasting (not IF - I mean the 'no meat or animal products' Lent fasting), and there's always been an emphasis on the fact that its the thoughts you put in that matter. Lent is a period when you calm down, stay away from excess and think a lot about morality. Its not necessary to stop eating meat. I've seen questions on Mark's blog about religious restrictions, and have seen that it's quite easy to adapt (I'm talking things like Kosher, or Ramadan)
Again, this is just my spin on things.
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Age............: 32. Gender.........: Female. Income.........: Our total household income is higher than the mean in NYC. Location.......: NYC, NY. Political Views: Moderate Conservative. Race...........: Caucasian Canadian of British ancestry (Devon/Somerset). Religion.......: Christian.
Income: 20K - husband is a full-time student with a part-time job, I'm a birth doula.
Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
Political Views: anarcho-communist
Race: Caucasian - Irish, Czechoslovakian
Occupation: Lead Burger Flipper
Income: < 15k
Location: ADK, Northern NY
Political Views: Confused, Social Liberal, fiscal conservative
Religion: No thanks.
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Political views: More 'liberal' than not, but prefer to approach politics issue by issue
Religion: Half-arsedly raised Muslim, came out of it an agnostic/atheist.
Profession: Digital Music Industry
Location: Oakland, CA
Race: Black and White
Hobbies: Dance (Tribal Belly Dance, Afro-Haitian, Brazilian, Jazz), Cycling
Paleo since 12.22.11
Profession: Conservation/Non-Profit Part-time and watch kids other times
Income: mine plus my husband's start-up business means we get by but things are tight
Political views: On one quiz I was a Liberal Libertarian, but I hate politics
Race: one of those Caucasoid mongrels
Religion: Raised Catholic, now maybe Atheist? Humanist? Agnostic? I really don't know.
Location: Philly, PA
Political Views: middle/left
Race: Cauasian (German, Austrian, Swedish)
Age: (Just turned) 16 :P
Political Views: No bull**
Race: Caucasian ( Australian,Romanian,German,Macedonian)
Income: 10-20,000/year usually. po' but self-sufficient
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Political Views: none (don't vote or follow)
Race: white, WASP background
Income: The one I live off of? Depleted enough for me to qualify for great financial aid when I apply to universities; I don't know the specifics because it's not my money. I had a part-time job until I lost my hearing a year ago, and that was about $2k/year.
Location: Fairfax County, VA
Political views: Very liberal, with some dichotomous socialist and libertarian leanings.
Race: Caucasian with strong German roots
Religion: Agnostic atheist
Age: 50 Gender: male Income: large Location: SE Iowa Political Views: fiscally conservative, socially liberal Race: Caucasian (Haplogroups H and G2c) Religion: spiritual in a context of nondual awakening
surprised by all the libertarians...
Career: fed govt employee at a regulatory agency
Political Views: pissed at all the stupidity!
Race: Caucasian (Norweigan and Native American)
Religion: None, thank you
- Age: 32
- Gender: Female
- Income: Above average
- Location: Raleigh NC
- Political Views: Fittingly, the political compass test shows me as Paleo-Liberal :P
- Race: European
- Religion: Agnostic/ Unitarian Universalist
Income: Net, after student loans? Not much.
Location: Pacific NW
Political views: Socialist, keen on the Bill of Rights
Race: I don't endorse the notion of race. I'm one of the privileged ones, ok?
Religion: None. Atheist.
Income: Around $75 combined dual income, 2 person family.
Location: Austin, Texas - Urban
Political Views: Left I go.
Income: Stay-at-home mother, Middle class
Location: Providence, RI
Political Views: Liberal/ Social Democrat
Race: Caucasian (Mixed Western European: Dutch, Ashkenazi Jew, German, Scottish, etc)
Age: 41 Gender: Male Income: (comfortably middle class) Occupation: Graphic Design Location: San Jose, CA Political Views: Classical Liberalism (a bit of Apathetic Technocrat) Race: Anglo-Saxon Religion: Atheist (non-practicing Discordian, affinity for Theraveda Buddhism)
Income: Med-High AU$57 (Household $120), Senior Accountant, Studying Masters in ICT Management
Location: Adelaide Australia
Political Views: Libertarian
Race: Caucasian (English)
AGE: 42 GENDER" Male INCOME: nunya business LOCATION: the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska POLITICAL VIEWS: Libertarian RACE: doesn't matter RELIGION: again not important
Age: 23 Gender: female Income: nonexistent, still in school! Location: Houston, TX Political Views: Tough call. I vote for the candidate. Race: Caucasian Religion: agnostic
Age: 33 1/2
Income: ~$90K total household income (of which, I contribute roughly half)
Location: San Antonio, TX
Political Views: Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness (Libertarian)
Race: Caucasian/Scandinavian (mostly Swedish and Norwegian)
Age: 28 Gender: F Income: 50s, Energy analyst Location: Oklahoma Political Views: Libertarian Race: Caucasian (Northern European), Some Native American Religion: Agnostic
Oh fun! I'm a statistician so I love these kinds of surveys.
Profession: Data Analyst @ 85K
Political views: Socially Liberal, Financially Conservative. Voting is hard.
Race: On the surface, caucasian. Inside, Russian, Lebanese and German
Religion: Raised Jewish, practicing Atheism with gust and verve.
Profession: Graphic Designer ~ 60K USD (120K household)
Location: South-West Norway
Political Views: Liberal I guess (US lean more Democratic)
Race: Norwegian + Native American - Caucasian
Religion: non-religious but have my beliefs in a bigger power
Political Views: Liberal
Race: Caucasian (mixed Irish, Norwegian, Chilean)
Religion: Non-religious, but interested in the philosophical side of Buddhism (not the moral side)
Fairly similar in some respects!
Location: North Carolina
Political Views: Pro-gun Progressive Liberal
Age: 35 Gender: Female Income: 50k, graduate degree Location: Toronto, Canada Political Views: left Race: Caucasian Religion: lapsed Catholic. spiritual but not religious
Income: 40s, IT Analyst
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Political Views: I am another one who tries not to get too involved in politics. If I had to pick, I'd say democrat.
Race: Caucasian (English/French)
Age: 36 Gender: Female Income: I'm a stay at home parent, my partner earns ~ 60's & we get child benefit for two children (£130 every four weeks) Location: Cleveland, UK (I'm from Newcastle upon Tyne originally though). We're urban, but both locations are pretty close to farms & countryside. Political Views: Left wing Race: Irish mother, English father (with Scottish roots). Caucasian, fair skinned & freckled! Religion: Agnostic